healthy food

Do Soda Taxes Benefit the Environment?

Once the medical industry saw how raising taxes on cigarettes improved health statistics, they began to look at another leading health issue in…

Consumers Spoke, Big Food Listened: How the Food Market is Changing

To win back consumers' trust, food companies need to offer healthier food and more transparency. Here are four examples of such initiatives, which…

Unhealthy Big Food: The New Big Tobacco?

Our national weight crisis is a health epidemic that is literally killing us: 300,000 Americans will die this year from obesity. This is…

McDonald’s Chicken McNuggets Now Preservative-Free

McDonald’s menu makeover continues, and its Chicken McNuggets are now free of preservatives, the fast food giant announced this week.

Skipping Breakfast May Not Be the End of the World After All

The daily breakfast is not a panacea for everyone, and studies that insist on that morning meal often use dubious methodology -- or…

Fast Food’s Future Uncertain as More Chinese Are Saying No

Western fast food is on the decline in China, according to research from McKinsey, suggesting that consumers in the world's most populous nation…

Trix Cereals Ditch Artificial Colors, But Consumers Don’t Care

Earlier this week, General Mills’ social media team reminded the public about the new Trix cereal in a cute video posted on the…

People, Profits and Pounds in the American Candy Market

From a health and sustainability perspective, the problem isn't with having a sweet treat now and then. It's with the artificial ingredients found…

Don’t Believe Big Food’s Lies About Smaller Portions

It turns out those 'thin' Oreos probably won't help you lose weight after all -- despite the advertising Big Food throws your way.

Mars To Distinguish ‘Everyday’ and ‘Occasional’ Foods

Privately-owned food giant Mars is raising the bar with a bold, yet potentially slippery, new approach toward food labeling. What stands out most…

Feeding The Animals We Eat: Fish Farming vs. Land Farming

We need more sustainably-raised and nutritious food, and aquaculture is certainly poised to contribute meaningfully to our future food needs. Here, Scott Nichols…

Cut Out Most of the Meat, Say New Netherlands Dietary Guidelines

The Netherlands Nutrition Center, or Voedingscentrum, is not only recommending that Dutch citizens adopt more of a plant-based diet, but also that they…

Healthy Foods Achieve Mass-Market Sales Levels

A record 43 percent of Americans now say they make their food and beverage purchases using the criteria of human and environmental health.

The Boomer Generation Diet, Or Any Other For That Matter

Another year, another resolution to shed those stubborn pounds. You'll probably see some good results at first, and then … well, you know…

Preservatives: The Good, the Bad and the Essential

Preservatives: We love to complain about them, but can we really do without their life-saving properties? Our ancestors didn't think so. New technology,…