Fat Kids, Fast Foods and Advertising: Who’s to Blame?

Posted on:July 1, 2011

Children are increasingly overweight in many countries around the world. Overweight kids can lead to health problems in childhood, and even more as they age. Fast food is one of the most heavily advertised product categories that targets children. Studies … Continue reading


Are You Working for a Sustainable World?

Posted on:June 28, 2011

I just put in a fence around one section of my garden to keep out turtles; the rest of the garden is protected by a high fence to keep out deer. Those are the primary pests I have to deal … Continue reading


Emerging Food Technologies

Posted on:June 18, 2011

It is currently popular for consumer pressure groups to condemn modern agricultural, food production and food processing methods (and admittedly the food industry has brought some of this on itself). How easily it has been forgotten that food technology advances, from canning … Continue reading


Global Health Statistics-Diabetes

Posted on:June 15, 2011

  The importance of health insurance was recently pointed out in a recent World Health Organization paper entitled “Management of diabetes and associated cardiovascular risk factors in seven countries: a comparison of data from national health examination surveys“[1] It found … Continue reading


Giving Consumers What They Want: Natural or Organic

Posted on:May 27, 2011

In general, the food industry understands that the sensory quality of a food or beverage is its most important attribute. The healthfulness of foods tends to increase in importance as people age and also as they must deal with health … Continue reading


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