Over the last fourteen years, many U.S. fast food chains have pledged to make their menu items healthier. But new research says there has been little improvement, even though marketing efforts would suggest otherwise.
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
They were here for a short while, but GMO potatoes have been out of the U.S. food market for more than a decade. But they may be making a return.Read More:They’re Back: GMO Potato Producer Seeks USDA Approval for New Variety
After what many concerned consumers, health and environmental advocates labeled a major victory, California must now remove BPA (bisphenol-A) from its list of chemicals known to cause reproductive issues.Read More:California Must Delist BPA as Reproductive Toxin from Prop 65 List
The rise in caffeinated snack products has the FDA looking into the effects of these products on children out of safety concerns related to the excessive caffeine content.Read More:Caffeinated Snack Foods Under FDA Investigation
It sounds harmless enough, like something you’d serve on special occasions. But Del Monte’s red-fleshed Rosé pineapple is special for another reason: it’s genetically modified.Read More:Meet ‘Rosé’, Del Monte’s New Red-Fleshed GMO Pineapple