Monday August 29th 2016, 10:00 AMThe increase in the number of fast-food restaurants and food stalls, lack of recreation areas, as well as unsafe environments have led to overweight problems among the younger generation, say nutritionists. [News Source]
Environment drives childhood obesity.
Breath-testing kids to fight obesity.
Monday August 29th 2016, 10:00 AMIn a world-first, Kiwi school students will help scientists find out how fructose affects the development of obesity, particularly for Māori and Pacific Islanders. [News Source]
A third of fish caught in the English Channel have microplastics in their guts.
Monday August 29th 2016, 10:00 AMEvery single beach and every stretch of coastline in the world, from Great Yarmouth to Hawaii, is now washed by a tide of a pervasive, harmful plastic soup. [News Source]
Synthetic prawns: A bid to make ‘seafood’ that’s sustainable and slavery-free.
Friday August 26th 2016, 10:00 AMA California biotech company receives funding to commercialise algae-based prawns, in an attempt to get people switching to more sustainable diets. [News Source]
Native Americans take up a sacred fight against water pollution.
Friday August 26th 2016, 10:00 AMThe Stillaguamish and other tribes want to preserve a healthy tradition of eating fish fresh from American rivers. [News Source]
More evidence that soda taxes cut soda drinking.
Thursday August 25th 2016, 10:00 AMA new study of the Berkeley soda tax found that people in low-income neighborhoods cut sugary drink consumption by a fifth. [News Source]
How toxic is lead-tainted tap water?
Thursday August 25th 2016, 10:00 AMFor decades, St. Louis has battled a lead poisoning threat from paint in older homes. Now the discovery of lead in sinks and drinking fountains at some local schools raises questions about the safety of the tap water. [News Source]
Soda companies have a new, evil language trick to keep you hooked on sugar.
Wednesday August 24th 2016, 10:00 AMA "grocery tax" sounds way worse than a "soda tax," right? Yeah, Big Soda thought so. [News Source]
An unconventional cardiologist promotes a high-fat diet.
Wednesday August 24th 2016, 10:00 AMBritish cardiologist Dr. Aseem Malhotra is among a small but increasingly vocal group of doctors in the United States and Britain who are challenging the medical and nutritional orthodoxy around fat, carbohydrates and calories. [News Source]
Fast bird, slow food.
Tuesday August 23rd 2016, 10:00 AMIn New Zealand, sooty shearwater populations are being restored with the collective knowledge of Māori harvesters and seabird researchers. [News Source]
East Chicago lead pollution ‘a potential catastrophe’
Tuesday August 23rd 2016, 10:00 AMThe EPA estimated in 2012 that 57 percent of 1,271 properties in the residential neighborhood north of the former USS Lead facility needed to be cleaned up for either lead or arsenic. [News Source]
There’s at least one creature on Earth that’s loving global warming.
Tuesday August 23rd 2016, 10:00 AMFor Arctic bowhead whales, it’s much easier to find food. [News Source]