Latest News on Vitamins and Health

Nutritionists built close ties with the food industry. Now they’re seeking some distance.
Monday October 31st 2016, 10:00 AM

At the Food and Nutrition Conference and Expo, companies and trade groups help pay the way for one of America's biggest dietitian events of the year. [News Source]

Cloud lingers over Maryland paper mill’s impact on Potomac.
Friday October 28th 2016, 10:00 AM

Anglers, activists contend pollution, temperature in discharge hurt fish. [News Source]

Food shortages fueling bear-human conflicts in Bolivian Andes.
Friday October 28th 2016, 10:00 AM

Climate change is placing stress on regional ecosystems and forcing species to compete for territory and food. [News Source]

Menhaden catch cap eased, pleasing no one.
Thursday October 27th 2016, 10:00 AM

Fishing interests argued studies justify larger harvest increase; conservationists want more time for stock to rebuild. [News Source]

Ecologists raise alarm over releases of mosquito-killing guppies.
Wednesday October 26th 2016, 10:00 AM

For decades, the little guppy Poecilia reticulata has been championed as a mosquito fighter and dumped into ponds and ditches to eat up the insect’s larvae. But among scientists, it has a different reputation—as an invasive species with a remarkable ability to reproduce and spread. [News Source]

How fossil fuel use threatens kids’ health.
Wednesday October 26th 2016, 10:00 AM

Pollution and climate impacts of burning coal, oil and gas take a high toll, globally, on child health. [News Source]

Eat or be eaten: How Big Ag came to be.
Wednesday October 26th 2016, 10:00 AM

The massive industry that supplies farmers with the tools to raise crops is on the brink of a watershed moment. [News Source]

Can an edible spoon save the world?
Wednesday October 26th 2016, 10:00 AM

A decade ago, Indian scientist Narayana Peesapaty set out to reinvent the humble disposable spoon. Now orders are in the millions. [News Source]

This study made me change my mind on soda taxes.
Wednesday October 26th 2016, 10:00 AM

The case for a soda tax—on the ballot Nov. 8 in San Francisco, Oakland, and Boulder, and promoted globally by the World Health Organization—just got stronger. [News Source]

We sent a vegetarian to see if meatless burgers can convert carnivores.
Monday October 24th 2016, 10:00 AM

The Impossible Burger is making a big impression on foodies, chefs and vegetarians, but can it find its way onto the McDonald’s menu? [News Source]

How Flint is using good food to combat lead poisoning.
Monday October 24th 2016, 10:00 AM

Since the water crisis, Flint’s local food community has ramped up efforts to distribute fresh foods that are low in fat and high in vitamin C, iron, and calcium. [News Source]

Why yellow birds mysteriously turn red.
Friday October 21st 2016, 10:00 AM

For the yellow-shafted northern flicker, “you are what you eat” has proven freakishly true. [News Source]