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New Food Labels: It's All About the Sugar

Dana Ellis Hunnes | Posted 05.25.2016 | Science
Dana Ellis Hunnes

Aesthetically speaking, the new label is easier to read than its predecessor was. Scientifically speaking however, the new label provides an array of new and important information; information that is particularly appealing to nutrition and public health professionals such as myself.

FDA Deceptions Enabled the Marketing of GMOs

Judy Frankel | Posted 12.16.2015 | Healthy Living
Judy Frankel

A trove of official documents reveals that the FDA knew genetically-engineered foods (GE foods or GMOs) pose unique risks to humans as far back as 199...

The Neglect of Women's Hearts: Time for the FDA to Step Up

Dr. Suzanne Steinbaum | Posted 11.04.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Suzanne Steinbaum

Heart disease affects about 43 million women per year. It's time to demand that the research include women in the proportion to which women exist in our population.

The Hidden Dangers Of E-Cigarettes

Reuters | Posted 06.17.2014 | Business

(Repeats with no changes) By Toni Clarke WASHINGTON, April 17 (Reuters) - Complaints of injury linked to e-cigarettes, ...

Louisiana's Pointe-au-Chien Tribe Struggles to Preserve Its Way of Life

Susan Buchanan | Posted 08.16.2013 | Green
Susan Buchanan

(This article is published in "The Louisiana Weekly" in the June 17, 2013 edition.) Theresa Dardar, a member of the Pointe-au-Chien tribe in Terrebon...

Energy Drink Reported As Possible Factor In 13 Deaths, FDA Reports

Reuters | Posted 11.29.2012 | Home

Nov 14 (Reuters) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration confirmed on Wednesday the receipt of reports that another caffeine drink, 5-hour Energy, may...

Blistering Report Blames Lack Of Regulation For Thousands Of Food Poisoning Deaths

The Huffington Post | Joe Satran | Posted 10.11.2012 | Home

The U.S. federal government has been fighting foodborne illness for a century, ever since Upton Sinclair terrified the country with The Jungle, his ex...

Meningitis Outbreak Prompts Calls For More Regulation

Reuters | Tim McLaughlin and Toni Clarke | Posted 12.10.2012 | Healthy Living

BOSTON, Oct 10 (Reuters) - A Massachusetts specialist pharmacy linked to a company at the center of a major health scare closed temporarily on Wedne...

FDA Warns School Lunch Supplier For Unsafely Repackaging Moldy Applesauce

Posted 01.07.2012 | Education

Federal officials are investigating a school lunch supplier for repackaging applesauce containing potentially dangerous, multi-colored molds. Food ...

Honey Laundering: U.S. Catches Execs Smuggling $40 Million Of Drug-Infused Honey

aolnews.com | Andrew Schneider | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

U.S. consumers stand a better chance of buying honey free of drugs, chemicals and other illegal contaminants because investigators from several federa...

Does The Flu Vaccine Matter?

The Atlantic | Clayton M. Christensen and Jason Hwang | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Vaccination is central to the government's plan for preventing deaths from swine flu. But what if everything we think we know about fighting influenza...