Nutrition News

FDA moves to revoke soy health claim – WSMV Nashville

Posted: Tuesday, October 31, 2017

By Debra Goldschmidt and Jacqueline Howard CNN  (CNN) — The US Food and Drug Administration called into question Monday the authorized health claim that soy protein reduces heart disease risk. “We are proposing a rule to revoke a health claim for soy protein and heart disease,” said a statement from Susan Mayne, director of the FDA Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition. “For the first time, we have considered…

Should Taxpayers Pay Low Income Parents $14 Hourly To Feed Their Children Nutritious Meals? – Forbes

Posted: Monday, October 30, 2017

My local paper on Sunday reported ”Food stamps don’t cover the cost of healthy eating” [1]. Well that doesn’t sound good. But is it true? Being intrigued (but admittedly skeptical), I decided to dive a little deeper.  The study, conducted by Kranti Mulik at the Union of Concerned Scientists and Lindsey Haynes-Maslow, an assistant professor at N.C. State, seems solid at first glance.  But after unpacking the details, I discovered that the study’s…

Home remedies: Are natural remedies effective for depression? – News-Press Now

Posted: Monday, October 30, 2017

So-called natural remedies for depression aren’t a replacement for medical diagnosis and treatment. However, for some people certain herbal and dietary supplements do seem to work well, but more studies are needed to determine which are most likely to help and what side effects they might cause. Here are some supplements that show promise: St. John’s wort. This herbal supplement isn’t approved by the Food and…

Food supplement maker finds hope in real estate | SunStar – Sun.Star

Posted: Sunday, October 29, 2017

FOURTEEN years ago, Romeo Ang and his wife Ching started ROCH herbal capsule, a dietary food supplement that gained popularity across the country, especially in Southern Philippines. Some years down the line, however, the business did not as go smoothly as planned, with competitors gaining ground and others producing fake ROCH capsules, that caused the company’s sales to drop by more than half. In 2010, the Ang family decided to…

Independent Study Demonstrates Safety of Including Multiple … – Business Wire (press release)

Posted: Friday, October 27, 2017

MENLO PARK, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Initial data from an independent study strongly suggesting that SpoonfulOne™ Daily Food Mix-In is safe and well tolerated by infants was presented as an abstract during the poster session today at the European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology’s Pediatric Allergy and Asthma Meeting (PAAM) in London. SpoonfulOne, made by science-based consumer products company Before Brands™, Inc., is a daily dietary supplement powder blend of gentle, measured…

Gov’t Charged To Make Food Safety A Public Health Priority – Modern Ghana (press release) (blog)

Posted: Friday, October 27, 2017

The Ghana Standards Authority (GSA) has urged the Government to make food safety a public health priority. Dr Kofi Amponsah-Bediako, the Public Relations Officer, GSA, explained that this was because food safety plays a pivotal role in developing policies and regulatory frameworks. He said there was the need to establish and implement effective food safety systems that ensure food producers and suppliers along the whole food chain operate responsibly and…

Independent Study Demonstrates Safety of Including Multiple Potential Food Allergens in Infant Diets Using New … – Business Wire (press release)

Posted: Friday, October 27, 2017

MENLO PARK, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Initial data from an independent study strongly suggesting that SpoonfulOne™ Daily Food Mix-In is safe and well tolerated by infants was presented as an abstract during the poster session today at the European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology’s Pediatric Allergy and Asthma Meeting (PAAM) in London. SpoonfulOne, made by science-based consumer products company Before Brands™, Inc., is a daily dietary supplement powder blend of gentle, measured…

One of them could be USDA under secretary for food safety – Food Safety News

Posted: Friday, October 27, 2017

President Trump and Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue may be close to revealing who will be named, subject to U.S. Senate confirmation, the next USDA Under Secretary for Food Safety. And among those who hear such things, two women are being mentioned for the U.S. government’s highest food safety job. They are: Mindy Brashears Professor Mindy M. Brashears, who is the Director of the International Center for Food Industry at Texas…

Arsenic found in baby food, scary new study shows – The Mercury News

Posted: Friday, October 27, 2017

  ABOVE: What are we actually feeding the most vulnerable people on Earth? A scary new study found that many popular baby foods test positive for arsenic, including a whopping 80% of infant formulas. Related Articles Is kale actually bad for you? Study shows popular health food can be dangerous Dust is making you fat, study says Lead found in baby food: How to protect your child That’s a pretty terrifying…

How much arsenic was found in baby food? – The Mercury News – The Mercury News

Posted: Thursday, October 26, 2017

  ABOVE: What are we actually feeding the most vulnerable people on Earth? A scary new study found that many popular baby foods test positive for arsenic, including a whopping 80% of infant formulas. Related Articles Is kale actually bad for you? Study shows popular health food can be dangerous Dust is making you fat, study says Lead found in baby food: How to protect your child That’s a pretty terrifying…

Look at who the Niti Aayog is consulting – Times of India (blog)

Posted: Thursday, October 26, 2017

International Life Sciences Institute (ILSI) is globally known for being a front organisation for food companies, soft drink companies and agrochemical manufacturers. There have been several reports on how ILSI has funded studies to oppose or dilute public health measures involving regulation of the food industry to tackle obesity. ILSI’s dubious role in influencing policy both at the level of national governments and at the global level is nothing new….

Do Nutritionists Take Vitamins? We Asked 5 Dietitians What Kinds of Supplements They Take. – Washingtonian.com

Posted: Wednesday, October 25, 2017

While we would love to live in a universe where we eat every color of the rainbow at every meal, that is sadly not the case. I mean, who among us hasn’t resorted to a bowl of cereal for dinner, am I right? That’s not to say we shouldn’t try to eat as many nutritionally-rich foods as possible. When our good intentions fail, though, there are supplements and vitamins to help pick…

GSA urges government to make food safety a public health priority – Ghana News Agency

Posted: Wednesday, October 25, 2017

By Iddi Yire, GNA Accra, Oct 25, GNA – The Ghana Standards Authority (GSA) has urged the Government to make food safety a public health priority. Dr Kofi Amponsah-Bediako, the Public Relations Officer, GSA, explained that this was because food safety plays a pivotal role in developing policies and regulatory frameworks. He said there was the need to establish and implement effective food safety systems that ensure food producers and…

Food flight: Traffic concerns push Irma nutrition aid to Pasco fairgrounds – Tampabay.com

Posted: Wednesday, October 25, 2017

DADE CITY — The Pasco County Fair Association is used to being a food source. But the typical corn dogs and sugar-coated funnel cakes will be replaced next month with debit cards allowing people to make their own culinary selections at retail stores. Related News/Archive Pasco delays Irma food distribution after problems elsewhere 1 Week Ago DCF announces $133 million in federal aid for low-income families who lost food during…

Quinoa, pumpkin and spinach: Veggies in dog food are back – The Mercury News

Posted: Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Tell your dog to get ready for quinoa kibble. Pet food trends are following their owners’ tastes. Even the meat-loving brands are marketing plants, the very ingredients they once sidelined — just not the plants the industry has historically relied on, like the high-protein soybean and corn-gluten meals. Instead, Blue Buffalo Co. Ltd. offers a Chicken & Quinoa Ancient Grains recipe, for example, and a grain-free line from Nestle Purina…

Educational sessions offered on local foods – Farm Forum

Posted: Tuesday, October 24, 2017

South Dakota Specialty Producers Association YANKTON, S.D. – Growers, processors, chefs, consumers and resource providers passionate about local foods are invited to register for the 2017 South Dakota Local Foods Conference (SDLFC). This regional event will provide networking opportunities, roundtables, speaker panels and educational sessions on marketing, production, health, business, access and agritourism. The SDLFC is scheduled for Nov. 3-4 at the Spearfish Holiday Inn Convention Center in Spearfish, S.D….

Nestlé decides to split with GMA – Politico

Posted: Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Nestlé has been at odds with the trade association on some of the most high-profile food issues in Washington in recent years. By HELENA BOTTEMILLER EVICH 10/24/2017 06:32 AM EDT Nestlé, the world’s largest food company, has decided to leave the Grocery Manufacturers Association at the end of the year, according to a source briefed on the decision. The move, which comes after the Swiss company publicly broke from the…

Experts explain how rising carbon dioxide depletes nutrients in our food – AccuWeather.com

Posted: Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Carbon dioxide (CO2) in the atmosphere continues to rise — likely impacting the food we eat — as numerous recent studies show that important crops and most plant species may become less nutritious. CO2 levels have increased steadily since the industrial revolution of the 19th century, rising from 280 parts per million (ppm) to current levels over 400 ppm, which is the highest CO2 concentration in human history — a…