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Monday, August 18, 2014

8/18/14 Health News: Living close to Walmart makes you fat ♦ Denver marijuana edibles food-safety violations ♦ Food additives escaping FDA oversight

Just living close to Walmart makes you fat
New research published in the Journal of Transport & Health offers more evidence to bolster theories we already had: People living in dense, urban environments are far healthier than people living in the ’burbs. Continue Reading
2014 Denver marijuana edibles food-safety violations
US Food Safety reports on food safety violations with marijuana? Who would have thought this was possible. Yet, according to the Cannibist, Denver businesses that manufacture and sell edible marijuana are subject to the same rules and regulations as full-service restaurants and all other food-related facilities. Continue Reading
More food additives escaping FDA oversight
The explosion of new food additives coupled with an easing of oversight requirements is allowing manufacturers to avoid the scrutiny of the Food and Drug Administration, which is responsible for ensuring the safety of chemicals streaming into the food supply. And in hundreds of cases, the FDA doesn’t even know of the existence of new additives, which can include chemical … continue reading

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