Tag: food

Blog Posts (19)

September 18, 2008

Fat-burning Waffles

Who would have thought that one of the major ingredients in your breakfast cereal would be, of all things, fish oil?…

September 17, 2008

Beware! Food Allergens WIthin!

The Washington Post reported on Tuesday that the FDA is considering changing food labeling for products that may contain allergens such as nuts, wheat, and others.…

September 9, 2008

Palin and Her Salmon

Jon Rowley of Gourmet Magazine is telling us that salmon in our restaurants may have tapeworms lurking inside. Frozen salmon is okay, but raw salmon (sorry tartare lovers!) is right out.…

August 16, 2008

Top 5 Stories of the Week on Bioethics.net

Just in case you missed them, below are the most-read news stories of the week from bioethics.net.

Summer Johnson, PhD

New possibilities for stem cell research
10 Aug 2008 – As America struggles with such weighty issues as the war in Iraq, the foundering economy and the run-up to a historic presidential election, it may be difficult to recall that seven years ago this month the most wrenching issue facing the nation was human embryonic stem cell research.…

July 29, 2008

The Real Price of the Obesity Epidemic

According to a new article published by researchers at Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health and the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine found today on bioethics.net, most of all adults will be overweight or obese by the year 2030, to the tune of over $900B in healthcare costs.…

April 22, 2008

Corn, oil and hunger

A trio of recent dots from the news stream that practically yell out to be connected:

+ The UN reported this week that rising food prices are pushing 100 million people even deeper into hunger.…

January 15, 2008

Art Caplan on food from cloned animals

In his latest column for MSNBC.com, Art calls for transparency in the marketing of food from cloned animals:

The Food and Drug Administration has spoken: meat, milk, cheese and other products from cloned animals are safe to eat.

December 19, 2007

Foreign Policy's 10 "missed" stories of 2007

Sure, the magazine’s list includes items about topics such as borders, juntas and terrorism. But it also touches on transgenics, disease and robots:

(descriptions from FP’s site)

#6 The American Heartland Grows Crops — with Human Proteins

Farmers have long experimented with crops bred to produce better yields, with few ill effects.

September 11, 2007

Fast food off the menu?

The LA Times reported this week that the Los Angeles city council will soon be considering an ordinance that bans new fast food restaurants in South LA.…