February 17, 2016
In January 2016 the United States Department of Agriculture in a joint effort with the Department of Health and Human Services updated the new dietary guidelines, revised once every five years. The guidelines are based on the latest nutrition science and serve as the government’s official word on what to eat. This year’s edition included […]
October 28, 2015
Processed meat and seafood, worth US$238 billion in 2015, accounts for over 10% of total packaged food sales, making it one of the biggest staple foods categories. In part this is due to high unit prices. Chilled processed meat represents half of total processed meat and seafood sales but is coming under increasing pressure, not […]
October 27, 2015
On October 26, 2015, the World Health Organization concluded that eating processed red meats such as ham, bacon and sausages and highly processed meats such as hot dogs raises the risk of colon cancer. The research unit now classifies processed meats as “carcinogenic to humans”. Overall red meat consumption in America has been falling for […]
January 3, 2014
Obesity is a major global health concern.  According to the World Health Organization (WHO), there are more than 1.4 billion overweight and obese adults 20 years or older.  Even more worrisome is the number of children who are considered overweight.  The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported that 12% of children aged 2 […]
February 17, 2016
Approximately 285 million people worldwide live with limited vision and blindness, although 80% of these visual impairments are actually avoidable, according to the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB). IAPB, together with the World Health Organization (WHO) and other worldwide communities and organisations, observe World Sight Day every second Thursday of October. This […]

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