News tagged with food industry

Vermont law requires labeling of GMO foods

Vermont's governor signed a law Thursday that puts the state on the path to be the first in the U.S. to require labeling of genetically modified foods, and he promptly announced an online fundraiser to fight expected legal ...

May 08, 2014
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Why do we love snack food?

Although the Steelers and Eagles didn't make it to the Super Bowl this year, Pennsylvania and Penn State will still be represented on game day—on your plate. And more likely than not, Penn State experts ...

Jan 27, 2014
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"Sugar is the new tobacco," says expert

Professor Simon Capewell, from the University of Liverpool's Institute of Psychology, Health and Society is part of a campaign, `Action on Sugar', aimed at reducing the amount of added sugar in food and soft ...

Jan 09, 2014
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Video: Brain mechanisms linked to obesity

Scientists are attempting to tackle obesity by exploring ways of helping people stay healthy. One research project aims at producing junk-free, albeit tasty, food, whereas another looks at better understanding food consumption ...

Dec 04, 2013
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US to ban artery-clogging trans fats (Update 2)

The U.S., Food and Drug Administration announced Thursday it will require the food industry to gradually phase out artificial trans fats, saying they are a threat to Americans' health. Commissioner Margaret ...

Nov 07, 2013
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The whys of rising obesity

Harvard nutrition expert Walter Willett compared the marketing of junk food to kids with an earlier era's child labor practices, saying that young people have been "exploited" by both systems. He said such ...

Sep 16, 2013
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