Nat Geo Food
National Geographic is devoting the next few months to many things food:
I haven't done the reading yet, but it looks intriguing.
National Geographic? I have fears of a repeat of their "Pepsigate", where National Geographic bought into scienceblogs.com (a blogging site for scientists) and subsequently published a paid blog by Pepsi Co-- which caused many of the independent scientists to desert the site. Google Pepsigate for more background.
Even without Pepsigate, as a result of their frequent TV shows on paranormal phenomena/ghosts, I have ZERO respect (actually less than ZERO -- contempt) for National Geographic. I will not watch.
When they stick to the former sphere of the National Geographic Society they do great things (quoting from Wikipedia in a fit of laziness here): "... geography, archaeology and natural science, the promotion of environmental and historical conservation, and the study of world culture and history."
When they overreach, boy do they ever, but I don't see a parallel between their coverage of food and PepsiGate.