Pharmaceutical companies are rushing to produce new weight loss drugs. But some of them come along with alarming side effects.
According to the Government Accountability Office, the United States' food supply isn't prepared for a major disaster.
The globalization of food and public health means the FDA must be everywhere at once.
A dog food contamination scare isn't just problematic for your pets -- they also endanger you.
As sushi's gone mainstream, the supply of raw fish has expanded beyond the traditional cuts to a new product called "scrape."
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Marion Nestle takes a close look at the FDA's goals around giving consumers more information about the food that they are eating.
"Volunteers," by which we mean prisoners, were deprived of nutrients and then given the bare minimum they needed to be restored to health.
Two new studies question the link between food deserts in low-income areas and obesity, but the story is a whole lot more complicated than putting grocery stores in poor neighborhoods.
Despite Michelle Obama's high-profile child obesity campaign, the White House hasn't managed to change the nation's kids' diets.
Now that the disease has been detected in an American cow, Marion Nestle takes stock of what we know about bovine spongiform encephalopathy.
While young bodies seem to have a miraculous ability to keep pounds off, the lifestyle choices you make as a young adult can set you up for a healthier life later.
The FDA continues to hedge its bets on the controversy over the chemical, which is used to make certain types of clear plastics.
While we get a lot of advice about what to eat, what people need to hear is actually quite simple.
The United States spends an obscene amount on crop insurance. Will the 2012 farm bill do anything about it?
The new guidelines for industry aren't what food industry advocates hoped for, but they're better than nothing.
The drive for ever-cheaper poultry means that chicken farms are cutting corners with predictably bad results for food safety.
To learn more about this comprehensive bill, check out Daniel Imhoff's "Food Fight" as well as reports, articles, and infographics released by Oxfam America and other organizations.
If you're like most Americans, you're probably only getting about half of the fiber you need. It's time to start eating more whole grain breads and cereals, beans, peas, fruits, and nuts.
As the furor over using lean finely textured beef in our pre-made hamburgers continues to heat up, Marion Nestle provides a summary of the debate and poses some new questions.