The global scourges of obesity, climate change and malnutrition are intertwined. Tackling them all at once means taking on their shared menace: A global food industry that fights any public health effort that threatens profits, according to a Lancet report.

Ketchup has gone through a lot to get where it is today. Beyond tomatoes, it’s “a thick mixture of politics, personality, a 20th-century acceptance that food safety matters”—starting with Henry Heinz in the 20th century, writes Deborah Blum. Early ketchup products were ripe…

As the global population looks set to reach 10 billion by 2050, the EAT-Lancet Commission has drawn up a “planetary health diet” with an ambitious 2-fold mission: helping the world eat healthier and averting environmental catastrophe, the Guardian reported.

As soda sales plummet in the US amid growing obesity concerns, Coca-Cola has enjoyed a growing foothold in China—now Coke’s 3rd largest market by volume.

Anemia is a scourge on pregnant women and children, particularly in the developing world. Iron supplements may be a key intervention, but existing research on their efficacy and safety is patchy. The WHO recommends iron supplements and micronutrient powders for children in…

Anyone who’s eaten or shopped in a Western supermarket recently has witnessed “protein mania.” According to official guidelines, people in wealthy countries get more than enough protein. A lifetime of high protein intake can present its own health problems—so why the…

Americans face a lot of health problems—youth at risk, the opioid crisis, and a mental health care crisis to name a few—but the inaugural Bloomberg American Health Summit is all about solutions. GHN will be blogging the Summit today and tomorrow right here, and you can…

NUNAVUT—89-year-old Eenoapit Sageatook remembers starting her days with a breakfast of Canada goose or duck eggs and later filling up on cooked or raw meat.

As the obesity crisis expands worldwide, palm oil—which contains 50% saturated fat—is leading the charge of unhealthy, cheap calories in developing countries.   Palm oil production grew more than 12X globally from 1980-2015. The same way corn overproduction gave way to…

In 2006, wild pigs in a spinach field caused an E. coli outbreak linked to salad greens. The cause of this past spring’s outbreak, however—which sickened at least 200 people and killed 5—was harder to track down.