More kids may be suffering from food allergies than was previously thought, according to new findings from a Chicago researcher. Research has already shown that food allergies seem to be on the rise, and now a study of more than 40,000 children shows that one in 13 have a food allergy.
Scientists say they have finally figured out how smoking helps people keep off extra pounds.It turns out that nicotine activates a pathway in the brain that suppresses appetite, according to a study in the journal Science.
Imagine picking up a nice juicy burger and taking a bite, only to find out that the meaty burger you're biting into didn't come from an animal — it was grown in a lab.Sound far-fetched? The reality of test-tube burgers in the supermarkets may be close to becoming a reality.
At a time when President Obama has asked federal agencies to scale back on imposing new regulations, the Food and Drug Administration seems to be moving full steam ahead, at least on food safety.The FDA issued two new rules asserting its authority over the safety of the food supply yesterday.
Next week marks five years since the start of Chicago’s short lived foie gras ban. The fatty duck and goose livers, produced by force feeding fowl through metal tubes inserted in their throats, are either a delicacy or the product of horrific animal cruelty, depending on who you ask.