Warning labels can keep people from buying sugary drinks

Warning labels on sugar-sweetened beverages keep people from buying them. Is it time for the US to pass laws requiring them?

Neil Schoenherr-WUSTL • futurity
Oct. 20, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: sugar food united-states consumers health-and-medicine laws

6 tips for a safe Halloween this year

Is trick-or-treating okay this year? Can you safely leave candy out for any costumed kids? Experts break down what's safe for your Halloween.

Lisa Intrabartola-Rutgers • futurity
Oct. 19, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: covid-19 food halloween childrens-health featured society-and-culture

85% more peanut allergy anaphylaxis in kids on Halloween

Kids are much more likely to experience anaphylaxis from a nut allergy on Halloween and Easter than on other holidays, research finds.

Liz Goodfellow-Futurity • futurity
Oct. 9, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: food halloween holidays peanuts childrens-health allergies featured health-and-medicine tree-nuts

To fight climate change, put algae on the menu

To find sustainable foods, researchers argue we should be looking to the bottom of the ocean at things like algae, squid, seaweed, and more.

Ida Eriksen-U. Copenhagen • futurity
Oct. 6, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: sustainability climate-change food fish oceans algae earth-and-environment

Restaurants indicate assimilation goes two ways

"...the fabric of US culture can transform as a result of immigration." It's assimilation, but not in the usual way, new research on restaurants shows.

Lori Harwood-Arizona • futurity
Oct. 6, 2020 ~10 min

Tags: food immigration restaurants united-states society-and-culture race-and-ethnicity

Does a lot of fructose make IBD worse?

Consuming a fructose-heavy diet increases the likelihood of irritable bowel syndrome, or IBD, according to new findings in mice.

Gregory Filiano-Stony Brook • futurity
Sept. 30, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: inflammatory-bowel-disease sugar food health-and-medicine digestive-system intestines

Will food prices keep rising during the pandemic?

An expert breaks down how the pandemic has affected the food system, from restaurants struggling to get by to spiking food prices.

Kim Ward-Michigan State • futurity
Sept. 24, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: business covid-19 food money consumers featured society-and-culture health-and-medicine

Will food prices keep rising during the pandemic?

An expert breaks down how the pandemic has affected the food system, from restaurants struggling to get by to spiking food prices.

Kim Ward-Michigan State • futurity
Sept. 24, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: business covid-19 food money consumers featured society-and-culture health-and-medicine

Did early humans cook with hot springs before fire?

Evidence of hot springs near sites where ancient hominids settled long before the control of fire suggests early humans may have used them for cooking.

U. Copenhagen • futurity
Sept. 22, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: food science-and-technology early-humans hot-springs

‘Front of package’ food labels boost nutrition

The adoption of nutrition data on “front of package” product labels is associated with improved nutritional content in those foods, a new study shows.

Matt Shipman-NC State • futurity
Sept. 22, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: food marketing nutrition health-and-medicine

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