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Cheap food is a big reason for U.S. obesity

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Americans now have the most inexpensive food available in history – and that is at least one factor fueling the obesity epidemic. A new review summarizes what is known about economic factors tied to the obesity epidemic in the United States and concludes many common beliefs are wrong.


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Canadian meat bypasses inspections – but is it safe?

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Food & Water Watch, along with other members of the Safe Food Coalition, are urging U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack to immediately stop a pilot program that eliminates border inspection of meat products from Canada.


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Report IDs key strategies to reduce 'Weight of the Nation'

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America's progress in arresting its obesity epidemic has been too slow, and the condition continues to erode productivity and cause millions to suffer from potentially debilitating and deadly chronic illnesses, says a new report from the Institute of Medicine.


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Are you ready for these 10 sustainability megaforces?

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According to KMPG here are 10 global sustainability trends that may impact business over the next two decades:


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Doctors need to talk to patients about nutrition, says AMA head

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Americans are eating too little of the right things and too much of the wrong things -- and it's time for their doctors to do something about it, according to the president of the American Medical Association (AMA).


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Poultry companies would police themselves under new plan

Ag Department would no longer inspect plants
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The USDA says it's getting out in front of potential worker safety implications of a plan aimed at speeding up processing but that shouldn't be it's only concern, according to a watchdog group.


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Stress eating:” Another bowl of ice cream, please!

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There is much truth behind the phrase "stress eating." Stress, the hormones it unleashes, and the effects of high-fat, sugary "comfort foods" push people toward overeating.


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The forgotten 1 billion: a global perspective on health

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A globally-focused research organization is using recent news reports about the planet's population topping 7 billion to remind people that a significant portion of that total is in desperate need.


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Report says food safety threats overwhelm regulators

By Stuart Silverstein
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Every year millions of Americans are sickened, and thousands die, from foodborne diseases.


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