A new WHO report on the marketing of food and drink to children tells governments they need to buckle down and set an example
Our food policy expert weighs in on how the government is trying to keep us healthy and at the same time push us to gorge on cheese
A legal brief serves as a reminder that owning the rights to a genetically modified crop is anything but easy
Alcoholic energy drinks aren't new, but that hasn't stopped the media from jumping all over them. And a good thing too.
Why are we obese? A public health expert singles out booming sales of shelf-stable, durable, transportable foods.
The head of the European Food Safety Authority resigns from an industry-funded—and biased—nonprofit
As the FDA designs new front-of-package nutrition labels, food marketers are readying their own—so they can be in control
Soft drink companies love to say that high-fructose corn syrup is chemically identical to regular sugar. They're wrong.
Is it right for the organization known for its trick-or-treat donation boxes to woo corporations by promising them profits?
The Institute of Medicine pushes for reduced sodium intake—but a new study suggests that obesity, not salt, might be to blame for America's rising blood pressure
A survey of infant feeding practices by Nestlé implies that toddlers would be better off eating the company's baby food. Real lessons are buried in the PR.
"Checkoff" programs tax food producers and divert the funds into marketing. Where the money goes can be surprising.
The relation between genetics and body weight, evidence for "food addiction," and more findings from recent studies
Lackluster corn yields, falling herbicide sales, and resistant weeds are humbling an agribusiness giant
The Institute of Medicine has released a report on how to help consumers identify healthy processed foods at a glance
The USDA has always rejected proposals to stop the poor from spending food stamps on soda. So is an outright ban the right thing?
Several drink companies have gone "pink," joining the campaign against breast cancer—even though they help cause it
A report describes the programs that are making big changes to school food in the Big Apple—and the challenges they face
A federal court has overturned an Ohio ban on advertising milk as hormone-free, but the fight for transparent dairy might not be over yet
In the saga of a controversial food-package chemical, science keeps raising red flags—while politics keeps lowering them