Latest News on Vitamins and Health

Trees are dying in the Sierra but the forests aren’t.
Monday September 26th 2016, 10:00 AM

The calculation that dead trees equals catastrophe could not be more wrong. [News Source]

Sugar industry sought to sugarcoat causes of heart disease.
Monday September 26th 2016, 10:00 AM

Payments revealed to authors of influential 1967 report touting fat and cholesterol as problems. [News Source]

Bees important in the production of food.
Monday September 26th 2016, 10:00 AM

Bees benefit both the size and quality of crop produce and are vital for increasing food security through pollination, says Dr. Wanja Kinuthia, Senior Research Scientist in entomology at the National Museums of Kenya. [News Source]

The government wants more offshore fish farms, but no one is biting.
Monday September 26th 2016, 10:00 AM

The U.S. imports about 91 percent of its seafood, half of which is farmed in aquaculture facilities. Why is the U.S. having a hard time kickstarting its own industry? [News Source]

Investors urge food companies to shift from meat to plants.
Monday September 26th 2016, 10:00 AM

A group of 40 investors managing $1.25 trillion in assets have launched a campaign to encourage 16 global food companies to change the way they source protein for their products to help to reduce environmental and health risks. [News Source]

Why do obese patients get worse care? Many doctors don’t see past the fat.
Monday September 26th 2016, 10:00 AM

The American health care system is ill prepared — in its attitudes, equipment and common practices — to treat the rising population of fat patients. [News Source]

Climate change could cross key threshold in a decade: Scientists., Climate change could cross key threshold in a decade.
Friday September 23rd 2016, 10:00 AM

The planet could pass a key target on world temperature rise in about a decade, prompting accelerating loss of glaciers, steep declines in water availability, worsening land conflicts and deepening poverty, scientists said this week., The planet could pass a key target on world temperature rise in about a decade, scientists said this week. [News Source]

Factory farms stealing African fish stocks to feed animals in the West.
Wednesday September 21st 2016, 10:00 AM

With soaring meat consumption around the world, vital omega 3-rich fish stocks destined for human mouths in western Africa are being snatched by foreign food companies to feed factory-farmed animals – and ultimately the populations of wealthier countries. [News Source]

U.N. signals that climate deal has backing needed to enter force., UN signals that climate deal has backing needed to enter force.
Wednesday September 21st 2016, 10:00 AM

The United Nations secretary general, Ban Ki-moon, is expected to announce on Wednesday that he has secured enough commitments from world leaders to ensure that the 2015 Paris climate accord will enter into legal force this year, binding the next American president, whoever it is., Ban Ki-moon is expected to announce today that he has secured enough commitments from world leaders to ensure that the 2015 Paris climate accord will enter into legal force this year. [News Source]

Air pollution is linked to a diabetes marker.
Wednesday September 21st 2016, 10:00 AM

Exposure to air pollution, a new study finds, may increase glucose intolerance, a precursor of diabetes. [News Source]

Genetically modified plants – technology′s ugly duckling., Genetically modified plants: Technology′s ugly duckling.
Tuesday September 20th 2016, 10:00 AM

Genetically modified food has never enjoyed the best reputation. Such is the depth of opposition to GM, even ideas that seem to promise a better future have been viewed with the utmost suspicion. [News Source]

Genetically modified plants – technology′s ugly duckling.
Tuesday September 20th 2016, 10:00 AM

Genetically modified food has never enjoyed the best reputation. Such is the depth of opposition to GM, even ideas that seem to promise a better future have been viewed with the utmost suspicion. [News Source]