All news articles for August 2017

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Dr William Dietz, director, the Sumner M. Redstone Global Center for Prevention and Wellness, George Washington University

60-second interview: Are kids' diets getting better?

By Elaine WATSON

First, some sobering statistics* from the CDC: Almost one in five (17%) of Americans aged 2-19 are dealing with obesity, which affects 8.9% of 2-5-year-olds, 17.5% of 6-11-year-olds and 20.5% of 12-19-year-olds, and continues to disproportionately impact...

General Mills hit with new natural lawsuit over xanthan gum

Is it safe to make 'natural' claims on products containing xanthan gum?

By Elaine WATSON

General Mills has been hit with a second putative class action lawsuit alleging that shoppers are being misled by ‘natural’ claims on Annie’s salad dressings containing xanthan gum – a widely used thickener and stabilizer produced via microbial fermentation.

Sen. Roberts outlines 3 must-haves for agriculture in 2018 Farm Bill

Sen. Roberts outlines three must-haves for agriculture in 2018 Farm Bill

By Elizabeth Crawford

As negotiations for the 2018 Farm Bill continue, legislators across the aisle need to work together to ensure “small differences do not get in the way of the larger goal” of passing a bill that will spur agricultural growth and ensure the competitive...

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