New data released Wednesday by the Greater Chicago Food Depository shows that just over 20 percent of Chicagoans face "food insecurity." The data [PDF] reported a strong link between unemployment and food insecurity -- or hunger, particularly on...
Eating lots of fruit and vegetables could help protect teenagers from mental health problems, according to an Australian study published on Thursday in the scientific journal PLoS One.
The study of 3,000 adolescents aged 11 to 18 found that those who had poor diets filled with junk and processed foods were more likely to suffer mental health problems such as depression and anxiety.
The new research, carried out by Felic Jack from Deakin University's Barwon Psychiatric Research Unit in Victoria, is the first to demonstrate the link between diet quality and mental health disorder in adolescents.
The toll of listeria food poisoning infections tied to contaminated cantaloupe rose sharply Wednesday, with health officials reporting 55 people sickened and eight dead in 14 states after eating tainted fruit.
For decades biotech companies like Monsanto and Syngenta have been making billions of dollars in profits by selling us their genetically-modified (GM) agricultural crops as the answer to the world's growing farming and food production problems.
The current dry spell sweeping across Afghanistan’s northern, northeastern and western provinces could lead to a large-scale food crisis and the humanitarian community should act quickly to ensure this does not degenerate into a disaster.
Every person and every sector has an obligation to help our fellow citizens and ensure America's prosperity. Hunger is an urgent issue in America, and we must do something about it now. Not tomorrow or next year, but now.
"In putting together this infographic (I have a larger version of the image if anyone wants it) it struck me that nearly all of the Monsanto endeavors I chose to highlight here, rode the same wave of public opinion. In regards to nuclear weapons, DDT, PCBs, Agent Orange and aspartame the talking point was that each was beneficial to America/Americans. It wasn’t until time (life’s best teacher) taught us that these were all highly toxic and deadly endeavors with the same two outcomes. People got sick/died and Monsanto got rich. I am confident that GMOs will (eventually) follow suit."
At the first United Nations General Assembly session on chronic diseases this week, public health advocates questioned whether food companies should be treated as partners when making policy on chronic disease.