When a Chinese consumer buys a package labelled "Australian beef", there's only a 50-50 chance the meat inside is, in fact, Australian beef. It could just as easily contain rat, dog, horse or camel meat...
Nir Kshetri 30 Jan 2019
European retail giant Carrefour has joined other participants involved in building the IBM Food Trust blockchain network...
11 Oct 2018
The food industry is turning to the same technology used by virtual currencies to strengthen food safety and inventory management by tracking meats and crops...
6 Jun 2017
In an effort to cut down on confusion about labels on food items, grocery manufacturers and retailers are being urged to get rid of terms like 'sell by' and 'best before'...
21 Feb 2017
WASHINGTON DC, US: US fast-food chain Burger King is cutting soft drinks from its children's meals amid mounting pressure to reduce the amount of sweet sodas children drink...
12 Mar 2015
GREEN BANK, US: In this rural speck of hyper-connected America, it's easier to hear a cow moo than a cell phone ring...
17 Nov 2014
WASHINGTON, USA: Nine days before Ebola was declared an epidemic, a group of researchers and computer scientists in Boston spotted the haemorrhagic fever starting to spread in Guinea.
27 Oct 2014
LOS ANGELES, USA: Gay men who use smartphone apps to hunt for a sex partner nearby run a higher risk of contracting sexually transmitted disease than those meeting online or in bars, researchers claim.
17 Jun 2014
WASHINGTON, US US retail drug store giant CVS Caremark announced Wednesday that it will stop selling cigarettes, a move immediately applauded by President Barack Obama as having a "profoundly positive impact on the health of our country."
6 Feb 2014
SAN FRANCISCO, USA: Google announced on Wednesday (17 September) it was launching a new company focused on health and well-being and hinted at co-operation with longtime rival Apple in the venture.
19 Sep 2013
WASHINGTON, US: Building on their longstanding commitment to public health, the world's leading producers of beer, wine and spirits have agreed to a new series of actions in five key areas that are designed to strengthen and expand existing efforts to reduce the harmful use of alcohol.
10 Oct 2012
NEW YORK, US: The Global Awards for the World's Best Healthcare Advertising, now in its 18th year, has announced the call for entries for the 2012 competition. The competition receives entries from healthcare corporations, hospitals, advertising agencies, production companies, and design studios producing communications for medical, pharmaceutical, and healthcare related products.
26 Jun 2012
WASHINGTON, US: Rising health care costs, coupled with the current state of the economy, have prompted many consumers across the globe to delay care, alter household spending and worry about their ability to pay for future health care costs according to the 4th annual Deloitte Centre for Health Solutions 2011 Survey of Health Care Consumers.
24 Jun 2011