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Food Labeling: Nutrition Labeling of Standard Menu Items in Restaurants and Similar Retail Food Establishments

Categories: Consumer Info/Protection,Food/Nutrition,Headlines,Laws/Regulations

https://www.federalregister.gov/articles/2014/12/01/2014-27833/food-labeling-nutrition-labeling-of-standard-menu-items-in-restaurants-and-similar-retail-food

Final regulations which require that calorie information be listed on menus and menu boards in chain restaurants.  Similar information must be posted for food in vending machines.  From the Food and Drug Administration

 

GM Crops and Regulation

http://www.parliament.uk/briefing-papers/POST-PN-482.pdf

Summarizes the evidence to date on the impact of genetically modified crops on human health and the environment, describes recent technological developments, and examines their likely consequences for proposed reforms of GM regulation.  From the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology

 

Revision of the Nutrition Facts Label: Proposed Rules

Categories: Consumer Info/Protection,Food/Nutrition,Laws/Regulations

http://nationalaglawcenter.org/wp-content/uploads//assets/crs/R43733.pdf

Provides an overview of the importance of food labeling as a response to the U.S. obesity crisis, the proposed changes to current food nutrition labels proposed by the Food and Drug Administration, and the health significance of these proposed changes.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by National Agricultural Law Library

 

Global Drivers of Agricultural Demand and Supply

Categories: Agriculture/Rural Issues,Food/Nutrition,Population/Census,Statistics

http://www.ers.usda.gov/media/1674351/err174.pdf

Explores the potential for future agricultural production to 2050 using a model-based analysis that takes into consideration commodity prices and projected population growth.  From the Economic Research Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture

 

Global Drivers of Agricultural Demand and Supply

Categories: Agriculture/Rural Issues,Food/Nutrition,Income/Poverty,Prices/Inflation,Statistics

http://www.ers.usda.gov/media/1674351/err174.pdf

Explores the potential for future agricultural production to 2050 via a model that takes into consideration population growth, prices, and per capita income. From the Economic Research Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture

 

 

FDA Releases Updated Proposals to Improve Food Safety and Help Prevent Foodborne Illness

Categories: Food/Nutrition,Homeland Security,Laws/Regulations,Manufacturing

http://www.fda.gov/NewsEvents/Newsroom/PressAnnouncements/ucm414867.htm

Press release with information about changes to pending proposed regulations relating to imported food safety, produce safety, and current good manufacturing practices.  From the Food and Drug Administration

 

Vitamin D and Calcium: A Systematic Review of Health Outcomes (Update): Executive Summary

Categories: Food/Nutrition,Health/Medical,Statistics

http://www.effectivehealthcare.ahrq.gov/ehc/products/537/1952/vitamin-d-calcium-executive-140902.pdf

Adds new information to a systematic review of the scientific literature on vitamin D and calcium dietary intakes as related to status indicators and health outcomes.  From the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

 

The State of Food Insecurity in the World: 2014

Categories: Food/Nutrition,Statistics,United Nations

http://www.fao.org/3/a-i4030e.pdf

Reports on the progress made in reducing world hunger and reaching Millennium Development Goal 1C of reducing the number of undernourished people in developing countries by one-half by  2015.  From the Food and Agriculture Organization  and partner agencies.

 

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