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Nat Geo Food

sandylc May 19, 2014 04:39 PM

National Geographic is devoting the next few months to many things food:


I haven't done the reading yet, but it looks intriguing.

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  1. drongo RE: sandylc May 19, 2014 05:32 PM

    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.

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      sandylc RE: drongo May 19, 2014 05:40 PM

      Interesting. I haven't read NG for many many, years - just thought it looked potentially interesting.

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        MplsM ary RE: drongo May 19, 2014 10:56 PM

        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.

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