Chip Kelly, the new head coach of the Philadelphia Eagles thinks what his players eat has a profound effect on how they play football. The once popular “Taco Tuesdays” and “Fast Food Fridays” were cut from the team’s diet and replaced with fresh, whole food meals.Read More:Philadelphia Eagles Coach Bans Junk Food
Many approaches have been employed in curbing the cases of obesity, which continue to skyrocket. But how about eating bugs? According to a UN report, it may be the next best weapon against obesity.Read More:Would You Eat Bugs to Lose Weight? UN Says Dining on Insects May Reduce Obesity
Marijuana continues to make its case as being more than just something to do while listening to Pink Floyd records. The latest: it may prevent the development of bladder cancer.Read More:New Research Shows Marijuana May Lower Cancer Risk
Big news out of New Jersey, particularly if you’re a pregnant pig: The state legislature voted to ban gestation crates by a vote of 60 to 5 in the Assembly and in the Senate by a vote of 29 to 4. It now goes to Governor Christie’s desk, where he’s expected to sign it into law.Read More:Pigs Fly in New Jersey: State Passes Ban on Cruel Gestation Crates
The Supreme Court announced its ruling yesterday in favor of biotech giant Monsanto in the highly publicized Bowman v. Monsanto case brought about by an Indiana farmer over the company’s right to patent seeds.Read More:Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Monsanto’s Right to Patent Seeds (And Sue You)
Good news for all you sun worshippers: Researchers out of Scotland’s University of Endinburgh have found that sun exposure may also help reduce the risks of high blood pressure and certain heart health issues including strokes and heart attack. It may even extend your life.Read More:Sun Exposure Connected to Decreased Blood Pressure
Coca-Cola—the world’s top-selling manufacturer of soft drinks—has announced efforts to target the growing obesity epidemic by encouraging physical activity and plans to cease marketing efforts directed towards children under the age of 12.Read More:Can Coca-Cola Cure Obesity?
The norovirus—the biggest cause of foodborne illnesses in the world—appears to be transmitted through the spraying of agricultural pesticides on common crops, reports a recent stuffy.Read More:Pesticides Transmit Norovirus Through Contaminated Crops