Monday, May 13, 2019 by: Zoey Sky Tags: #nutrition, additives, canned foods, cholesterol, consumer consumption, diet, dietary fiber, eating habits, fats, food choices, food companies, food industry, food labels, food packaging, food science, goodfood, goodhealth, ingredients, manufactured food products, nutrient content, nutrients, nutrition facts, nutrition label, nutritional information, processed foods, product formulation, Proteins, restaurant menus, salt, sodium, sodium content, sugar, trans fat (Natural News) When it comes to nutritional information, major food companies have become more straightforward in informing consumers. Products and menus now have food labels and nutritional information, but health professionals want to determine if these labels promote healthier food choices or if they’re only used as a clever marketing tactic. The informative study, which was conducted by researchers from the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at … [Read more...] about Do food labels really impact consumer consumption?
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Requiring U.S. food labels to clearly cite the amount of sugar that manufacturers have added to each product would greatly reduce the number of cases of heart disease, stroke and type 2 diabetes diagnosed in the United States over the next couple of decades, according to a study published online Monday in the journal Circulation. As a result, hundreds of thousands of Americans would experience a higher quality of life — as well as longer lives — and the country would save billions of dollars in health care and social costs, the study adds. The authors of the study — researchers at Tufts University and the University of Liverpool — note they are the first to estimate the potential health and economic impacts of putting an “added sugar” line on the Nutrition Facts label of all processed foods. They say their findings underscore the need to make that change. Repeatedly delayed The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced in 2016 that it was … [Read more...] about Listing added sugar on food labels would improve health and extend lives, study suggests
It’s been a bad week for celebrity quacks; that is, after starting out looking as though it would be a good week. For example, as I discussed a couple of days ago, contender for the title of world’s most brain dead antivaccine conspiracy theorist, washed up comedian Rob Schneider, having somehow managed to land a gig resurrecting his 20 year old “Richmeister” character (a.k.a. the “Makin’ Copies Guy”) in the service of an ad campaign for State Farm Insurance, found his ad dropped like the proverbial Ebola-laced bedding when State Farm was made aware of Schneider’s virulently antivaccine views. It took a few days of social media pressure, but in the end, State Farm did the right thing. After all, from a strictly mercenary standpoint, does a company that sells, among other insurance products, health insurance want to be associated with a pitchman whose extreme antivaccine views are inimical to the business and message of any company selling … [Read more...] about The Food Babe and Rob Schneider: When companies choose poorly
Twenty years ago, there were two small dairy farms in my hamlet in Normandy. There were ten farms, big and small, in my commune in the hills 20 miles south of Caen. There are now no farms in my hamlet and only four farms in the commune. One of the remaining farmers will retire this year. His land, mostly rented, will be split up between larger holdings. Much the same pattern can be observed all over France. There are 460,000 French farms in 2019, compared to 750,000 two decades ago. Fine, you may say. Such developments are healthy and inevitable. French farming is adjusting to the economic realities of the modern world. French President Emmanuel Macron at this year's Salon de l'Agriculture. Photo: AFP Is it? Despite the holocaust in farm numbers and a doubling of farm sizes in the last two decades, two out of five French farmers earn less than €4,320 a year. Without their subsidies from Brussels, tens of thousands of … [Read more...] about ANALYSIS: ‘Farming doesn’t feed us’: The story of France’s ailing agriculture
By Matthew Bennett Last week, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) warned that up to 95 percent of the more than 5,000 weekly flights between the UK and Spain are at risk if Britain crashes out of the EU without a Brexit deal in March. “If nothing is done it will be a nightmare in the European and UK airports”, director general Alexandre de Juniac told The Guardian. On Friday, I spoke to Chris Dottie, the president of the British Chamber of Commerce in Spain, about Brexit (and the Catalan crisis). He said 200,000 jobs and €6 billion of tax revenue from British companies—which have invested €66 billion in Spain over the last ten years—are at stake with Brexit, not including the tourist sector. Brits are the largest group of foreign tourists by far in Spain: the latest data from the National Statistics Institute (INE) shows 12.9 million visited Spain through the end of August this year, more than the French (8.3 million), the … [Read more...] about ANALYSIS: Are 17 million Brits ready not to holiday in Spain with no-deal Brexit?