Tag: food ethics

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November 8, 2013

The Fat-That-Must-Not-Be-Named

by Craig Klugman, Ph.D.

As you may have heard, the FDA is considering changing its recommendations concerning partially hydrogenated oils, or what are commonly known as trans fats.…

October 20, 2011

Food Fight: Industry versus the IOM

If we are what we eat, shouldn’t we know what we are, in fact, eating? This simple idea may be much harder to support than one would guess thanks to lobbying on the part of the food industry, says Arthur Caplan in his MSNBC column today.…

October 4, 2011

Danish Food Police Add Saturated Fat to Their List of Taxable "Sins"

Denmark is taxing fatty foods to the tune of $1.29/lb, reports the LA Times Booster Shots blog. Add this on to the sin taxes Danes already pay on sugary foods and their national ban on trans fats and I would argue that Denmark is the country with the most progressive food policy in the world.…

September 23, 2010

Caplan asks, "Does 'super' salmon pass the sniff test?"

In his MSNBC column this week, Arthur Caplan wonders whether the ado over the “AquaAdvantage” salmon is overblown, but ultimately comes down on the side of consumer disclosure.…

April 29, 2010

Will Taking the Happy Out of the Happy Meal Keep Kids from Getting Fat?

Well, at least one California county is trying. You have to give them that. In an effort to curb childhood obesity, Santa Clara county, California has banned toys from meals with over 485 calories, effectively fast food.…

September 1, 2009

On Nanofoods, Someone is Finally Listening

Move over “Frankenfoods”, here come “nanofoods, says thebigmoney.com. Quoting blog.bioethics.net, they note that nanofoods’ potential and their pitfalls–and what may be coming down the pipeline.…

March 16, 2009

President Obama Takes Food Ethics Seriously

In his Saturday morning radio address, President Obama took on the issue of food safety as a moral responsibility for our nation.…

March 9, 2009

Nanofood: Without Transparency and Accountability, A Guaranteed Public Health Crisis

Also published on NanotechNow.com, this month’s Nanoethics column focuses on the ethical issues of nanofood. You can read the article by clicking the link above, or you can read it in full-text below.…

January 28, 2009

NYC Is At It Again. This Time Salt Is The Enemy.

Last month, we blogged about New York Governor David Paterson’s announcement that he was supporting an 18% tax against sugary drinks that contribute to the obesity epidemic in his state (and across the country).…

January 27, 2009

High Fructose Corn Syrup Isn't JUST Sugar After All....

Well, it turns out that the anti-high fructose corn syrup crusaders had something to fear all along. Not just rotting teeth or hyperactivity, but evidently mercury in their children’s Frosted Flakes and Fruit Gushers, too.…

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April 22, 2012 11:57 am

FDA Proposes Guidelines For Nanomaterials In Food And Cosmetics (Medical News Today)

On Friday, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) proposed two new draft guidelines for the evaluation and use of nanomaterials in food and cosmetics.┬áThe agency said in a Consumer Update that this is the continuation of a “dialogue” that started in June 2011, when they issued a draft of the first guideline on the subject, one that helps industry decide whether an FDA-regulated product involves the use of nanotechnology, by considering for instance the size and properties of the materials.