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At Least 1 in 4 Pre-packed Foods Contains Trans Fats

This is how much of your food contains trans fats and more of today's health news.

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At Least 1 in 4 Pre-packed Foods Contains Trans Fats

This is how much of your food contains trans fats and more of today's health news.

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NY TIMES: In Busy Silicon Valley, Protein Powder Is in Demand

"Boom times in Silicon Valley call for hard work, and hard work — at least in technology land — means that coders, engineers and venture capitalists are turning to liquid meals with names like Schmoylent, Soylent, Schmilk and People Chow. The protein-packed products that come in powder form are inexpensive and quick and easy to make — just shake with water, or in the case of Schmilk, milk. While athletes and dieters have been drinking their dinner for years, Silicon Valley’s workers are now increasingly chugging their meals, too, so they can more quickly get back to their computer work." Click here to read the full story.

YAHOO: In the U.S. at Least One in Four Pre-packed Foods Contains Trans Fats

"Trans fats can be found predominantly in processed foods such as pizzas, pies, French fries and prepared meals, but also in chocolate bars and margarines. This is according to the EWG, which, in a study published on May 22, revealed that more than one fourth of pre-packaged foods available in supermarkets and shopping centers contain trans fats. The organization used its interactive food database to identify more than 84,000 products that people would buy and consume regularly. According to the conclusions, 27% of pre-packaged products contained some and 10% were made using ingredients that might contain trans fats." Click here to read the full story.

NY TIMES: Similac Advance Infant Formula to Be Offered G.M.O.-Free

"The maker of Similac Advance, the top commercial baby formula brand in the United States, says it will begin selling the first mainstream baby formula made without genetically altered ingredients by the end of the month at Target. Abbott will join a growing number of companies offering popular products without genetically modified organisms. Consumer demand for such products has been growing, despite a concerted and expensive effort by trade groups representing major food manufacturers and the biotech industry to convince them that genetically altered ingredients are not harmful to human health." Click here to read the full story.