By Roberto A. Ferdman, The Washington Post
May 24, 2015 2:28 p.m.
Australian nonprofit Nutrition Australia is advising citizens about the harms of unhealthy eating, which has left the island country with one of the highest obesity rates in the world. The campaign centers on a modern day food pyramid, which is based on the country's most recent nutritional guidelines. And guess what? It's a whole lot more innovative than the American equivalent currently being used by the U.S. government.
By DAVID PITT, Associated Press
May 12, 2015 1:41 p.m.
DES MOINES, Iowa — Prices for eggs and turkey meat are rising as an outbreak of bird flu in the Midwest claims an increasing number of chickens and turkeys. Market experts say grocery stores and wholesalers are trying to stock up on eggs, but there's no need to worry about having enough turkeys for Thanksgiving.
By Melissa Healy, Los Angeles Times
May 11, 2015 6 a.m.
It's official, no matter where you live: Healthful eating is among the best ways to protect your aging brain against slippage. Conversely, a diet that skimps on fruits, vegetables, whole grains, nuts and fish and includes lots of fried foods, red meat and alcohol is highly likely to pave a road to cognitive ruin.
By Angel Gonzalez, The Seattle Times
May 10, 2015 6 a.m.
SEATTLE — Costco Wholesale has switched from Italy to Greece as the source of the extra virgin olive oil for its Kirkland Signature two-liter bottle, in what could be a big break for the economically battered cradle of Western Civilization and its relatively unheralded olive oil industry.
By Gabriella Boston, Special To The Washington Post
May 4, 2015 6 a.m.
No gluten, no meat, no dairy: You know the story. The don't-eat-any-foods-from-your-childhood diet has been in vogue for a while now, but one "bad guy" seems to be making a comeback, at least among athletes: milk.
By Andrew Martin, Bloomberg News
April 29, 2015 3:48 p.m.
Tyson Foods will no longer use human antibiotics in chickens. The Arkansas-based company, the nation's largest seller of chicken, announced Tuesday that it plans to eliminate the use of medically important antibiotics in its flocks by September 2017.
MONTPELIER, Vt. — Food industry lawyers say there's not enough time to implement Vermont's new labeling rules for genetically modified products before the July 2016 effective date and are asking a federal judge to block them.