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January 23, 2012 Junk Food in Schools May Not Cause Weight Gain in Kids

Source: Golocalpov.com

While the percentage of obese children in the United States tripled between the early 1970s and the late 2000s, a new study suggests that—at least for middle school students—weight gain has nothing to do with the candy, soda,...

January 20, 2012 Does Junk Food in Schools Matter?

Source: WEB MD

Junk food sales in schools, long blamed for contributing to childhood obesity, do not make a difference overall in the weight of middle school students, according to a new study. The researchers followed more than 19,000 students...

January 18, 2012 Study: No alcohol intake safe during pregnancy

Source: USA Today

It's known that drinking during pregnancy leaves babies vulnerable to a spectrum of abnormalities called fetal alcohol syndrome. Now, a new study pinpoints the latter half of the first trimester as a critical time in the...

January 17, 2012 Three orange juice samples tested for fungicide are negative

Source: LA Times

Three orange juice samples tested by the U.S. government found no measurable amounts of a fungicide linked to liver tumors in animals, easing concern about a ban on imports that boosted prices to a four-year high.

January 3, 2012 Annual Foodborne Illnesses Cost $77 Billion, Study Finds

Source: Food Safety News

Foodborne illness poses a $77.7 billion economic burden in the United States annually, according to a new study published in the Journal of Food Protection. The new estimate is significantly lower than the oft-cited $152 billion...

November 21, 2011 Studies detail post-Fukushima radioactivity levels

Source: LA Times

Eight months after a magnitude 9 earthquake and resulting tsunami crippled Japan's Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant and spewed radioactive material for hundreds of miles, scientists have produced maps showing how much...

October 27, 2011 Report: Industry decides US food ingredient safety

Source: AP

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Thousands of ingredients that go into food have been classified as safe by private industry alone, without any U.S. government oversight, according to a new report published Wednesday. Since the early 1960's,...

September 23, 2011 Study: BPA Common in Kids' Canned Foods

Source: Web MD

Cans of soup marketed for kids may have a potentially dangerous chemical that's not found on any food ingredient label. A new report shows some canned soups and meals marketed to children contain the chemical bisphenol A (BPA)....

September 21, 2011 Supermarket Survey Confirms Low BPA Levels in Packaged Food

Source: MarketWatch

Today's supermarket survey of a handful of canned food products by the Breast Cancer Fund offers further confirmation that only a very small amount of bisphenol A (BPA) is found in food packaging, and those levels are well within...

June 28, 2011 BPA exposure makes male mice less masculine, attractive

Source: CNN

Male mice who are exposed in the womb to bisphenol A, or BPA, a chemical compound found in some hard plastics and can linings, appear to be less masculine and less attractive to females once they mature, raising the possibility...

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