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SHOCKING: The average piece of chicken has 266% more fat than it did in 1971, while its protein content dropped one-third.
YAHOO: Food Flavor Safety System A “Black Box”
"Ingredients created by food companies flavor what Americans eat each day — everything from juice drinks and potato chips to ice cream and canned soups. They give Cheetos their addictive cheesy taste and help distinguish Jolly Ranchers from other fruit-flavored candies. But the organization responsible for the safety of most “natural” and “artificial” flavors that end up in foods and beverages isn’t part of the U.S. government. Rather, the Flavor and Extract Manufacturers Association — a secretive food industry trade group that has no in-house employees, no office of its own and a minuscule budget — serves as the de-facto regulator of the nation’s flavor additives. The trade association, which operates with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s blessing, says that it makes research on the safety of various flavors available for public inspection." Read the full story.
CNN: Corset Training, A Celebrity Weight Loss Trend, Largely Busted
"Corsets are more than just eye-catching garments for women embracing their seductive side or a fashion statement for 'Game of Thrones' fans. They are being touted as a strategy to shed pounds and teach your torso to develop a more hourglass shape." Read the full story.
AP: San Francisco Considers Health Warning On Soda Advertising
"San Francisco officials are deciding whether to impose a warning on ads for a favorite drink of children and a bane of public health advocates: Sugary soda pop. The "Sugar-Sweetened Beverage Warning Ordinance" would require health warnings on advertising within city limits — on billboards, walls, the sides of cabs and buses. Supporters and opponents say San Francisco would be the first place in the country to require warnings on ads for soda, which is linked to rotting teeth and obesity." Read the full story.