US facing obesity problem as poor parents feed their children cheap, unhealthy foods

Obesity is an ongoing problem in Western countries, especially in the United States. In most cases, parents of children in poor families try to save money by buying cheap but unhealthy foods to make sure they don’t go hungry. However, eating processed foods often results to obesity because these food have little or no nutritional value and … Continue reading US facing obesity problem as poor parents feed their children cheap, unhealthy foods

Chemical giants hid dangers of “forever chemicals” in food packaging for more than a decade

Chemical giants DuPont and Daikin had known about the dangers of certain chemicals used in food packaging since 2010 but hid them from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), The Guardian first reported. The chemicals, known as 6:2 fluorotelomer alcohol (FTOH), have been linked to several health problems, such as developmental problems, cancer and liver and neurological damage. Despite that, the … Continue reading Chemical giants hid dangers of “forever chemicals” in food packaging for more than a decade

Common food additive in ultra-processed foods no longer considered safe by the European Food Safety Authority

Titanium dioxide, an additive found in over 3,000 ultra-processed foods, can cause DNA damage and mutations, reported a recent study by a panel formed by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA). Published in May in the EFSA Journal, the review assessed hundreds of studies on the infamous food additive. The panel couldn’t determine a safe level of exposure to titanium dioxide, which led them to … Continue reading Common food additive in ultra-processed foods no longer considered safe by the European Food Safety Authority

Federal court says EPA must ban pesticide linked to brain damage in children

Children may soon be spared from a toxic pesticide that has been linked to brain damage. On April 29, the 9th United States Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) must ban all uses of chlorpyrifos on food or establish new residue levels for the insecticide that are safe for children. The decision comes after more than a decade … Continue reading Federal court says EPA must ban pesticide linked to brain damage in children

Assessing health risks posed by hazardous compounds generated through meat processing

In this study, Spanish researchers reviewed the generation of substances that could harm the health in different types of meat products during processing. Their report was published in the journal Food Science and Human Wellness. Various types of meat processing results in the generation of substances of safety concern in meats.These harmful compounds include:N-nitrosamines, which can … Continue reading Assessing health risks posed by hazardous compounds generated through meat processing

Fish off the coast of Fukushima show high concentrations of radioactive cesium

For the first time since 2019, fish contaminated with high levels of radioactive cesium have been caught off the coast of the Fukushima Prefecture in Japan on Feb. 22, according to local public broadcaster NHK. Laboratory tests revealed that black rockfish caught at a depth of 24 meters (m) nearly 8.8 kilometers (km) off the coastal town of Shinchi … Continue reading Fish off the coast of Fukushima show high concentrations of radioactive cesium

Report: Toxic heavy metals found in some baby food

A congressional report found that some of the products made by large commercial baby food manufacturers in the United States contain heavy metals, such as arsenic and lead, that can endanger infant health. The report issued by the House Subcommittee on Economic and Consumer Policy revealed that high levels of heavy metals were present in rice cereals, purees and juices made by … Continue reading Report: Toxic heavy metals found in some baby food