Heavy meat consumption not only may cause health complications; it also takes an unhealthy toll on the planet.At the Eat Food Forum, the Eat Foundation’s annual gathering in Sweden, Johan Rockström, executive director of the Stockholm Resilience Center, warned that the…

They might seem like the ultimate in kid-friendly food. But the size, shape, and consistency of a piece of hot dog makes it the perfect plug for a toddler’s throat—earning the famed American 4th of July staple a spot on the list of 100 Objects That Shaped Public Health.

However true it may be that “you are what you eat,” the University of Sydney’s Chin Jou contends in a new book that poor and working class Americans may not have had much choice.  

Tilapia lake virus is affecting huge populations of both open water and farmed fish in Colombia, Ecuador, Egpyt and Israel. And in Thailand, 90% of farmed stock were decimated.While TiLV is not transferrable to humans, tilapia is a prevalent source of protein for rural…

With its texture, shape, and additives, many people eye American Cheese—an iconic symbol of processed foods—with suspicion. But its role in food processing earned it a slot as one of our more eyebrow-raising 100 Objects That Shaped Public Health.  

Fresh eggs can come at a price. Salmonella outbreaks linked to backyard chickens are on the rise in the US, in part because many flock owners treat the birds like pets and allow them in the house.  

Over 20 million civilians in conflict-ridden South Sudan, Nigeria, Somalia and Yemen are at risk of starving to death—all crises that could have been prevented, writes journalist Jane Ferguson. Unless the international community steps up, she says, the world could face 4…

Because of inefficiencies in food-safety testing in the US, food may already be in supermarkets, restaurants or other facilities that sell or serve food before bacteria testing is complete. Speeding up the process could help to reduce foodborne illnesses, which sicken 48…

Drought and a violent civil war have pushed more than 100,000 South Sudanese to the point of famine, and another 1 million face starvation. Aid workers accuse the government and opposition of weaponizing hunger.   In a special report for the Lancet, Sharmila Devi reports on…

The food Americans waste each year could feed 84% of the US population, according to a new article in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.