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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 ... read more

How Junk Food Can End Obesity

In this narrative, the food-industrial complex—particularly the fast-food industry—has turned all the powers of food-processing science loose on engineering its offerings to addict us to fat, sugar .. ... read more

How a Low-Carb Diet Might Help You Maintain a Healthy Weight

“This study confirms that, remarkably, diets higher in starch and sugar ... the driving force behind public health policies like mandatory calorie counts on restaurant menus and food labels. Many ... read more

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Yes, No, Maybe: Why Is Nutrition Advice So Confusing?

The main problem with nutrition science seems to be that food ... industry were five times as likely to find that there wasn’t enough evidence to conclude sugar-sweetened beverages like soda are ... read more


Dark chocolate is now a health food. Here’s how that happened.

So how in the world could a chocolate bar be convincingly sold as a health food? You can thank a decades-long effort by the chocolate industry. Here at Vox, we examined ... suggesting the obesity ... read more

Welcome to Brazil, Where a Food Revolution Is Changing the Way People Eat

“The food industry is fighting fiercely to prevail,” Jacoby says. On a hot afternoon in the industrial city of Guarulhos, Maria de Lourdes Coelho huffs a little as she pushes her ... products are ... read more

It Doesn't Take Much Sugar to Wreak Havoc on Your Body

Decades ago, nutrition professor John Yudkin wrote a book called Pure, White, and Deadly in which he posited that sugar was the culprit behind heart disease and type 2 diabetes. The food industry ... ... read more

Teagasc: A taste of the future for food analysis

The Irish food industry had an opportunity to take a first-hand look at ... “These are derivatives of sugar and some of them can drive healthy bacteria in the gut,” McAuliffe explains. “There are ... read more

Research into obesity receives hundreds of thousands of pounds of funding from the junk food industry, report reveals

Experts advising ministers on obesity ... the food industry averaging £250,000 a year. They include Dr Ravin Jugdaohsingh who was given £58,248 from Coca-Cola. Dr Aseem Malhotra, a consultant ... read more

The food industry under siege: Viewpoints

There are rumblings of other big names planning price-based marketing pushes and putting ... Honesty around ingredients, sugar and fat content is also imperative for brands to adhere to if we are to ... read more

On top of food deserts, Dallas' Hispanic and black populations also flooded with food swamps

Researchers at the Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity at the University of Connecticut released a study in November 2017 that proposed the idea that the prevalence of food swamps may have a ... read more

Not grrreat! Labour pushes to ban Tony the Tiger and other cartoon characters from cereal packets to stop sugary food firms targeting children

Party deputy leader Tom Watson will today urge the advertising industry to stop using such images on sugar-laden products aimed ... report accused major corporations of driving the obesity crisis by ... read more



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