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Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2015-2020

Categories: Agriculture/Rural Issues,Food/Nutrition,Headlines,Health/Medical,Science/Technology,Statistics

http://health.gov/dietaryguidelines/2015/guidelines/

The 8th edition of the guidelines, revised every five years, which serves as the basis for healthy approaches to school lunches and other federal sponsored food programs. Includes a section on how the guidelines were developed, 15 appendices, and 19 statistical tables.  From the Departments of Agriculture and Health and Human Services

 

Prevalence of Obesity Among Adults and Youth: United States, 2011-2014

Categories: Food/Nutrition,Headlines,Health/Medical,Statistics,Youth

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/databriefs/db219.pdf

This report provides the most recent national data on obesity prevalence by sex, age, race, and Hispanic origin for the 2011 to 2014 period. The prevalence of obesity in adults was just over 36% and in youth 17%. From the National Center for Health Statistics

 

FDA Takes Several Actions Involving Genetically Engineered Plants and Animals for Food

Categories: Agriculture/Rural Issues,Food/Nutrition,Headlines,Laws/Regulations,Science/Technology

http://www.fda.gov/NewsEvents/Newsroom/PressAnnouncements/ucm473249.htm

Agency press release on the approval of genetically modified salmon and other steps relating to food from genetically engineered plants and animals. Also provides links to guidance documents relating to voluntary labeling of GE products by food companies. From the Food and Drug Administration

 

FSMA Final Rule on Produce Safety

Categories: Agriculture/Rural Issues,Consumer Info/Protection,Food/Nutrition,Headlines,Health/Medical,Laws/Regulations

http://www.fda.gov/Food/GuidanceRegulation/FSMA/ucm334114.htm

Provides wording and explanation of final regulations relating to safety standards for growing, harvesting, shipping and selling of fruits and vegetables grown for human consumption. From the Food and Drug Administration

 

Q&A on the Carcinogenicity of the Consumption of Red Meat and Processed Meat

Categories: Consumer Info/Protection,Food/Nutrition,Headlines,Health/Medical,United Nations

http://www.iarc.fr/en/media-centre/iarcnews/pdf/Monographs-Q&A_Vol114.pdf

Covers the definitions of red and processed meats, methods of cooking, types of cancers, the degree of risk and more. From the International Agency for Research on Cancer of the World Health Organization

 

IARC Monographs Evaluate Consumption of Red Meat and Processed Meat

Categories: Consumer Info/Protection,Food/Nutrition,Headlines,Health/Medical,United Nations

http://www.iarc.fr/en/media-centre/pr/2015/pdfs/pr240_E.pdf

Press release on the carcinogenicity of red meat and processed meat. Calls the consumption of red meat as “probably carcinogenic to humans” and of processed meat as “carcinogenic to humans.” From the International Agency for Research on Cancer of the World Health Organization

 

State of Food Insecurity in the World 2015

Categories: Agriculture/Rural Issues,Food/Nutrition,Statistics,United Nations

http://reliefweb.int/sites/reliefweb.int/files/resources/a-i4646e.pdf

Reports on progress in reducing food shortages in the world as the Millennium Development Goals reach their target date. From the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

 

Foodborne Outbreak Online Database (FOOD Tool)

Categories: Consumer Info/Protection,Food/Nutrition,Health/Medical,Statistics

http://wwwn.cdc.gov/foodborneoutbreaks/

Redesigned online tool that lets users search nearly 20 years of outbreak data by state, food, or germ.   From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

 

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