BOSTON (Reuters) - Companies that have pledged not to market unhealthy food and drinks directly to children may be turning to product placement on television shows instead of traditional ads to target...
Seventy per cent of eight-month-old babies have a salt intake higher than the recommended UK maximum level, due to being fed salty and processed foods like yeast extract, gravy, baked beans and tinned spaghetti.
You may have heard about "functional foods." Nutritionists and marketers use this term to describe foods that go beyond the basics of supplying nutrients to the body and appear to help ward off and combat certain chronic illnesses.
Last week—on the dirt, beneath thorn bushes just outside of a refugee camp near the Somalia/Ethiopia border—a young mother gave birth to a daughter she quickly named "Lucky." Considering the woman had just walked, pregnant, for twenty days...
Canada’s approval of SmartStax corn exposed just how little Health Canada cares to investigate the potential risks of GM crops and foods – in the case of SmartStax, not at all. Now the process to approve SmartStax in Europe has identified many of the risk issues being ignored on both sides of the ocean. Confidential industry summaries of data as well as critiques by European experts show more studies must be done to determine any potential health and environmental risks.
The next time you swat at a bee irritably, spare a thought for your next meal. South Africa’s honeybees help pollinate 50 crops, worth over R10 billion each year and their taste for sweet nectar helps sustain 100 000 jobs. But there are signs of trouble. “We’re working our bees too hard,” explains Carol Poole, of the SA National Biodiversity Institute (Sanbi). “We’re transporting our managed honeybees long distances to pollinate crops and it’s causing them stress.”
Ethiopia News: Ethiopia President Meles Zenawi's government has come up with a controversial land resettlement plan to try to make its rural farmers less susceptible to droughts and famine. But critics say the plan may be coercive.
The first screening of the American ancestors of soybeans for tolerance to ozone and other stresses had an eye-opening result: The world superstars of stress resistance hailed from a little village in far northern Sweden, called Fiskeby.
Stroll by any Whole Foods seafood counter and you will see color-coded fish: Green for fully sustainable, yellow for partially sustainable, and red for fish threatened by overfishing or grown on polluting fish farms.
Today, what was once considered to be the biggest deal in East Africa in commercial farming has been termed a massive land grabbing and the are all clear indications that the project involving a total of 300,117 ha has already attracted thousands of critics at both local and international level.