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Thursday, June 26, 2014

4/26/14 Health News: Chobani And Fage Face Lawsuits Over Sugar Content ♦ TASK FORCE TO HELP POLLINATORS RECOVER♦ SHIGELLOSIS OUTBREAK AT WALMART HQ


Chobani And Fage Face Lawsuits Over Sugar Content And ‘Greekness’
Greek yogurt has gone from health food fad to inescapable food phenomenon in just a few short years. In record time, it has practically replaced non-Greek yogurt — sort of. How “Greek” is the Greek yogurt we Americans have come to worship? Not so Greek after all, it turns out, at least according to a new lawsuit Continue Reading
WHITE HOUSE LAUNCHES TASK FORCE TO HELP POLLINATORS RECOVER
The Obama administration released a presidential memorandum last week establishing a federal strategy for reversing the declining populations of pollinators such as bees and butterflies. Over the past decade, populations of bees and other pollinators have drastically fallen, threatening the stability of a large proportion of crops worldwide which rely on such insects to pollinate them.... Continue Reading

ARKANSAS HEALTH OFFICIALS LINK SHIGELLOSIS OUTBREAK TO WALMART HQ CAFETERIA
The Arkansas Department of Health has traced an outbreak of Shigellosis affecting dozens of people to a cafeteria at Walmart’s headquarters in Bentonville, AR. Officials indicated the likely source was Salsarita’s, a Mexican food bar operated by Eurest. “So far that does seem to be where most people say that they had eaten before they... Continue Reading
HOW MUCH IS TOO MUCH? REPORT ON FORTIFIED FOODS TRIES TO ANSWER THAT QUESTION
Many Americans don’t get enough of the vitamins and minerals they should, but the Environmental Working Group (EWG) is now concerned that children and other vulnerable populations are exposed to excessive and unhealthy amounts in the foods they eat. The EWG report out Tuesday highlighted the levels of vitamin A, zinc and niacin in breakfast cereals... Continue Reading

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