KFC Faces Pressure After McDonald's Says No Antibiotics in Chicken
Per Reuters: "KFC, the world's largest chain of fried chicken restaurants, may face pressure from consumer and environmental groups to change how its poultry are raised after McDonald's Corp said it would switch to chicken raised without human antibiotics." For the full story, click here.
Is a Paleo Diet Healthier Than Standard Nutritional Guidelines?
Per WSJ: "Most everyone agrees that Americans eat too much processed food. The evidence is in our expanding waistlines and the growing ranks of type-2 diabetes sufferers. But does the secret to less obesity and better health really lie in eating like our caveman ancestors, who evolved to be hunter-gatherers? Proponents of a paleo diet say it does and that if you eschew grains, dairy, legumes and added sugar in favor of protein, nonstarchy vegetables and healthy fats, you will look and feel better. Many nutritionists aren’t buying it. They say we’re biologically different from our Paleolithic predecessors and that diets that ban whole categories of relatively unprocessed foods are too restrictive and flawed from a nutritional standpoint." For the full story, click here.
Powdered Alcohol Wins U.S. Approval
Per WSJ: "Powdered alcohol could be sold in the U.S. this summer. The Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau on Tuesday approved labels for a powdered alcohol called Palcohol. Arizona-based Lipsmark LLC, the maker of a booze powder that can be mixed with water like instant tea or lemonade, hopes to begin selling the product soon." For the full story, click here.
Why Some Schools Serve Local Food And Others Can't (Or Won't)
Per NPR: "A survey found that 36 percent of U.S. public schools bought food from local farmers during two recent school years. But a slightly greater number of schools served no local food at all." For the full story, click here.
Documents Detail Sugar Industry Efforts To Direct Medical Research
Per NPR: "A dentist unearths documents detailing the sugar industry's influence over the National Institutes of Health's research agenda in the 1960s and 1970s. At issue: setting limits for sugar intake." For the full story, click here.
Protein in Brain Can “Put the Brakes” on Binge Drinking
Per Science Daily: "A new study identifies both where in the brain and how a protein in the brain, called Neuropeptide Y or NPY, can act to suppress binge alcohol drinking. These findings suggest that restoring NPY may be useful for treating alcohol use disorders and may also protect some individuals from becoming alcohol dependent." For the full story, click here.