Category Archives: Food processing industry

Eat your veggies . . . and mitigate global warming

According to the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee (DGAC), a panel of scientists that recommends updates to the Dietary Guidelines to the U.S. Department of Agriculture every five years, Americans should think about their own health and that of the environment … Continue reading

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General Mills learns about the shelf life of failed GMO ballot initiatives

“No more GMOs in your Cheerios,” shouts this L.A. Times article today. General Mills has announced that it will stop using bioengineered corn  starch and sugar cane in its core cereal brand after a year-long campaign by Green America, a nonprofit  organization that “mobilizes people in … Continue reading

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Scrutinizing food labels – less is more?

As enviro health activists seek improved or additional labels on everything from food to baby toys, we’ve witnessed pushback by manufacturers and retailers in state legislatures, as well as at the polls.  The recent successful attempts at GMO labeling via … Continue reading

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New FDA guidance on antibiotic (antimicrobial) use in cows, pigs, and chickens

Human antibiotic resistance has been on the radar for several years, but did you know that antibiotic-resistant infections kill 23,000 people in the U.S. and make another 2 million sick each year?  Some of this resistance has come from medical … Continue reading

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High Fructose Corn Syrup and Diabetes

A shocking health article on corn syrup and the adverse health consequences from consuming too much of it was reported by The Guardian on June 11, 2012.The article, ‘Why food is making us fat,’ pointed out that we are way … Continue reading

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Creating the Crave

The Trinity of Addiction and its Environmental Health impacts A recent article in the New York Times Magazine spoke mainly to the public health problem of processed food and obesity, but also contained an undercurrent about environmental health and how … Continue reading

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