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How Sugar—and the Food Industry That Pushes It—May Be Driving the Obesity Epidemic

And one contributor may ... cane-sugar high-fructose corn syrup in the 1970s. At The Guardian, documentary maker Jacques Peretti has written a detailed history of the food industry’s role in populariz... read more

‘Environmental entrapment’: Is the food industry conspiring to make you fat?

And evidence is mounting that some foods, particularly those high in fat, salt and sugar ... and instead pushes energy-dense, nutrient-poor foods. These are cheap to buy, heavily promoted and, let’s f... read more

There's a new Big Tobacco — and one industry is determined to silence its critics

Not surprisingly, soda and processed-food companies are less than pleased. The American Beverage Association, the soda industry's main ... One of the reasons soda may play such an important role in ob... read more

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Is it possible to use food as medicine for a specific disease?

"It may be that by changing a lot of things modestly you can have an effect which, in terms of a single nutrient, would require quite a big change," says Calder. Taken together, cutting out foods that ... read more


Scientist pushes boundaries of food sensory research

Susan Duncan will be able to utilize state-of-the-art video technology to study behavior response to food. Anyone who has ever been lured by the call of a dozen fat- and sugar-laden donuts ... and the ... read more

In Defense of Food: Transcript

Michael Pollan: So Anthony may be at risk. David Ludwig, M.D., Director, Optimal Weight for Life: Obesity ... For the food industry, the mandate to reduce fat was an opportunity to sell new products—l... read more

3 reasons why the Government’s children’s obesity plan will fail children

Junk food ... obesity could ‘bankrupt the NHS’, this reasoning is short-sighted. 2. The soft drinks industry levy is not enough The strategy re-affirms a commitment to the soft drinks industry levy – ... read more

Can the Democrats Really Win 2020 with a New Green Deal?

Pointing to problems that may need to be addressed is all well and good, but when it comes to how to pay for the proposed vast transformation of the U.S. economy, the Data for Progress folks basically ... read more

With new dietary guidelines in the works, what exactly are we supposed to eat?

The Dietary Guidelines provide recommendations on food ... driving force behind federal nutrition policy, education, outreach and food assistance programs, including school breakfast and lunch program... read more

1 in 20 Canadians have “food addictions”– study

Respondents were considered to have a food addiction if they had three or more symptoms and if food caused significant distress or interfered with their normal routines. Food addiction may be a drivin... read more

Experts push for concrete action on obesity in Australia

We're surrounded by unhealthy food," said Sacks, explaining rising obesity levels in the Australian context. "Unhealthy food is available everywhere, it's heavily marketed, it's often really cheap and ... read more

FDA Pushing Forward with Terrible Menu-Labeling Rules

Compliance costs for the entire food industry are estimated to run somewhere north of $300 million per year. Even with all those costs, attempting to comply with the rules may prove futile. As I wrote ... read more



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