A new study says that there would be 92,000 fewer deaths a year if American cut out just three grams of salt each day.
Dr. David Kessler explains the effects of the brain's "hedonic hotspots" on hunger and the addictiveness of food.
So while the industry may be quieting opposition because beverage companies have diversified their product and will be able to stock vending machines regardless of the beverage restrictions imposed, other groups may sit out this fight for different reasons. I’d venture that most people would agree that if you present a 10 year-old with the option of eating a candy bar or an apple, they’ll eat the candy bar every single time.
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NEW YORK (AP) — Sugar and orange juice prices are rising after the Department of Agriculture's latest report predicted smaller supplies of the crops than previously estimated. Grains are little changed after the report Tuesday. Grain supply levels were in line with expectations, said Frank Cholly Sr.
LONDON (AP) — Kraft Foods Inc. said Tuesday that it will close Cadbury's Somerdale plant in the United Kingdom as the British candy company originally planned, saying the plans were too far advanced to reverse. Kraft, which got final approval this month to acquire Cadbury, previously said it hoped to keep the facility open.
MUMBAI, India (AP) — India halted the release of the world's first genetically modified eggplant Tuesday, saying further study needed to be done to guarantee consumer safety before it could be cultivated in the country. Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh said more independent research must be conducted to ensure the hybrid eggplant was safe for human consumption, after a government committee approved the commercial release of the genetically modified, pest-resistant crop in October.
DENVER (AP) — The full Colorado Senate has narrowly backed taxing things including candy and soda, software downloads and energy used in manufacturing to balance the state budget. The measures passed initial votes late Monday night after about 12 hours of debate. The final round of voting may not come until Wednesday.
WASHINGTON (PRNewswire-USNewswire) — Answering First Lady Michelle Obama's call for innovative industry initiatives that contribute to her healthy families program, America's non-alcoholic beverage companies are coming together to make the calories in their products even more clear and consumer-friendly by putting the information on the front of all their packages, vending machines and fountain machines.
JEFFERSON, Wis. (AP) — Insurance proceeds from flood damage at the Tyson Foods plant in Jefferson helped boost the company's bottom line in the fiscal first quarter. The meat producer, based in Springdale, Ark., said Friday it received $8 million in insurance money in the first quarter related to severe flooding that temporarily closed the Jefferson plant in the summer of 2008.
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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The explosion that killed five people in the state of Connecticut won't slow the development of natural gas power plants. But it will likely lead to more scrutiny of a technique used to clear air from gas lines. The accident is the latest in a series of deadly blasts over the last decade connected to natural gas, a fuel increasingly being counted on to power the nation's energy future.
ADELAIDE, Australia (AP) — Activists vowing to stop the killing of whales exchanged water-cannon fire with a Japanese whaling fleet they are tailing in the Antarctic Ocean, as sea confrontations that have led to collisions and a sunken vessel continue. The Sea Shepherd conservation group said its ships, the Steve Irwin and the Bob Barker, confronted the Japanese factory ship Nisshin Maru early Monday.
ST. LOUIS (AP) — A federal court jury has ordered the German conglomerate Bayer CropScience to pay $1.5 million to farmers in Arkansas and Mississippi whose rice seed was contaminated with a genetically altered strain. Friday's verdict was the second against Bayer CropScience for losses sustained by farmers when an experimental variety of rice that the company was testing infiltrated crops.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah Senate committee voted to soften a bill Friday that would have banned some junk food from public school vending machines. Originally Senate Bill 49 said vending machines couldn't be stocked with beverages and snacks loaded with calories and sweeteners. But the committee voted to change the bill so that schools would only have to provide a report on what's in their vending machines.
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — A federal judge in Cedar Rapids has sentenced a former Agriprocessors, Inc., employee to one year of probation for helping to hire illegal aliens at the kosher slaughterhouse in Postville. U.S. Magistrate Judge Jon Stuart Scoles imposed the sentence Friday on 31-year-old Karina Freund of Fayette.
SUGAR LAND, Texas (AP) — Imperial Sugar Co. said Friday that its fiscal first quarter profit more than doubled on an insurance settlement over the deadly 2008 explosion at a plant in Georgia. The company would have lost money without the benefit of one-time items, and the shares fell $1.
Some American consumers seem to believe that a “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy with regard to the production of our food is the only thing that keeps Americans eating pre-packaged and processed foods—that if we were exposed to the real processes by which our food made it to the shelf, we’d all fork over the extra dollars and spend the extra hours required to cook fresh produce and free range meat.