Tag: food

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June 7, 2011

Cicada Sundae, Anyone?

Apparently, the Columbia, MO health department has some concerns about a very popular new ice cream. That’s right, cidada ice cream.…

March 23, 2010

Tucked Inside National Health Care Reform is National Menu Reform

And just when you were beginning to worry that national health care reform might not effect you have no fear. Nicely tucked away inside the health reform bill in Section 2572 is the mandate that chain restaurants with more than 20 locations display nutritional and caloric information for all of their consumers, says WSJ Health Blog.…

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.…

October 29, 2008

One-Eyed, One-Horned Flying Purple Tomato Eater

News reports say that researchers from the John Innes Center in the UK have grown a potentially cancer-preventing tomato. These tomatoes genetically altered to grow with the dark purple pigment anthocyanin are hoped to either prevent or reduce the effects of a number of chronic diseases including cancer.…

October 28, 2008

Forget Red, Blue and Pink States! Go Green!

Courtesy of Strange Maps, I have a chance just one week before we elect a new president of the United States to look at a very different kind of map so that my eyes don’t bug out over staring at electoral maps and electronic “whiteboards” with every shade of state from red to pink to mauve to navy blue.…

October 23, 2008

I Can't. My Baby Is Allergic.

It would appear that autism isn’t the only early onset disorder that is plaguing a greater percentage of children. Next posing a risk to child health: food allergies, says USA Today.…

October 14, 2008

Run Away from the Border?

I too want to praise Yum! Brand Foods, right along with the Association of State and Territorial Public Health Officials for its commitment to put nutritional information on its menu boards of Taco Bell, Pizza Hut, KFC, and Long John Silvers restaurants.…

October 8, 2008

What's Lurking in Your Freezer?

It seems as though almost weekly we have another food quality scare–and this time it comes from the friendliest of foods.…

October 1, 2008

Food Ethics--21st Century Style

Food ethics is becoming more complex than it used to be. With the recent crisis in China over baby formula, the slow food movement, the debates over locally grown food, organic food, cloned cattle, trans fats, the obesity crisis and more–food ethics is no longer limited to Leon Kass’ The Hungry Soul.…

September 30, 2008

When No Means No: Caplan on Force Feeding Starving Inmates

Art Caplan says in the Hartford Courant that it is unethical to force feed inmates on a hunger strike. His claim is that it is a prisoner’s right to refuse food as a form of protest against their incarceration or conviction.…

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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. The 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.

March 26, 2012 1:34 pm

FDA Told to Act on Farm Antibiotics (Wall Street Journal)

A federal judge ordered the Food and Drug Administration to restart a process that could limit the use of two types of antibiotics in cattle, pigs and poultry, amid concerns such use leads to antibiotic-resistant infections in humans.

February 21, 2012 9:17 pm

Mystery Meat: World’s First Test-Tube Hamburger to Be Served in 2012 (TIME)

With the help of bovine stem cells, Dutch scientists plan to serve the world’s first laboratory-grown hamburger by the end of the year. #bioethics