According to a new report released this week by a commission of over 40 child and adolescent health experts from around the world, no single country is adequately protecting children's health...
20 Feb 2020
NEW YORK - Coca-Cola and Pepsi have given millions of dollars to health organisations while quietly fighting anti-obesity measures such as taxes on soft drinks...
14 Oct 2016
WASHINGTON: Artificial trans fats found in everything are not safe to eat and must be removed from food in the next three years...
18 Jun 2015
SAN FRANCISCO, USA: Google's new company aimed at addressing problems of health and ageing has taken a step forward with its own website and mission statement.
13 Aug 2014
WASHINGTON, USA: Faced with falling sales of its diet soda, Coca-Cola is running a series of advertisements in the United States that insist its sugar-free beverages, sweetened with the chemical aspartame, are safe.
15 Aug 2013
NEW YORK CITY, USA: New York's bid to ban large, sugary sodas on public health grounds suffered a new setback on Tuesday (30 July) when an appeals court upheld a ruling striking down the proposed legislation.
1 Aug 2013
WASHINGTON, USA: The US Senate approved a sweeping, nearly US$1trn farm bill that sets out agriculture policy for the next five years, including expansion of crop insurance and reduction of food stamps.
12 Jun 2013
NEW YORK, USA: A town in the US has banned single-serving bottled water in an attempt to curb the sale of plastic bottles and reduce pollution in the state of Massachusetts.
4 Jan 2013
NEW YORK, US: Organisations offering humanitarian aid to the victims of the devastating famine in Somalia can distribute their messages through PR Newswire at no charge. PR Newswire is waiving fees on the distribution of news releases through a global crisis package for organisations wishing to communicate their efforts of assistance towards relief from the devastating famine in Somalia.
11 Aug 2011
CHICAGO, US: Last month's recommendations from the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee (DGAC) confirmed what Mintel's research and consumers have already been suggesting: restaurants need healthier menus. Many restaurants have already listened. Between Q2 2009 and Q2 2010 menu items labelled as "healthy" grew 65%, according to Mintel Menu Insights.
22 Jul 2010
Children saw fewer television advertisements for certain foods, including those for sweets and beverages, in 2007 compared with 2003, according to a report posted online today that will appear in the September print issue of Archives of Paediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. However, children now see more fast-food ads, and racial gaps in exposure to all food advertising have increased.
7 Jul 2010