News & Comment

May 24, 2018

Mandatory GMO labeling moves step closer in the U.S.

NEWS The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has proposed new guidelines for labeling foods that contain genetically modified ingredients. COMMENT In recent years, multinational food and […]
May 23, 2018

World Health Organization aims to wipe out trans fats worldwide

NEWS The World Health Organization (WHO) has released a plan to help countries wipe out trans fats from the global food supply in the next five […]
May 22, 2018

Probiotics reduce cold symptoms

NEWS A study carried out in China has linked probiotic supplements to a reduction in flu-like symptoms. COMMENT Numerous scientific studies have shown benefits for probiotic […]
May 17, 2018

Why GM foods are not the solution to world hunger

NEWS World hunger is not caused by an inadequate supply of food, but its uneven distribution. COMMENT As this South China Morning Post article points out, […]
May 16, 2018

Aspirin linked to higher risk of skin cancer

NEWS A new study has found that men who take daily aspirin tablets have nearly double the risk of melanoma, a type of skin cancer. COMMENT […]
May 15, 2018

More than 13 percent of food sold in Denmark now organic

NEWS Sales of organic food in Denmark grew by 31 percent in 2017 and now account for more than 13 percent of all food sold in […]
May 14, 2018

How much does your doctor actually know about nutrition?

NEWS Eat more fresh fruits and vegetables. Cut down on sweets and processed foods. Increase consumption of fish, nuts and legumes. This rudimentary advice has been […]
May 8, 2018

Pesticide linked to cancer found in nearly EVERY common food in U.S.

NEWS Emails obtained through a freedom of information request show that glyphosate, a widely used weed killer that’s been linked to cancer, has been found in […]
May 8, 2018

Blood pressure drugs may increase risk of pancreatic cancer

NEWS A new study has found that some drugs prescribed for high blood pressure may increase the risk of pancreatic cancer in postmenopausal women. COMMENT The […]
May 7, 2018

Antidepressant drugs linked to dementia

NEWS A new study suggests that patients taking antidepressant drugs may be at high risk of developing dementia. COMMENT Stakeholders for the pharma industry invariably claim […]
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