Tag Archives: Food

Trump Administration’s Controversial Cuts In Food Stamps Program

Blank food stamp application on a desktop Getty In July of this year, the Trump Administration proposed a change to the rules that govern who is eligible for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, SNAP, commonly known as food stamps. The new rules would prohibit states from expanding who is eligible for the program beyond the… Read More »

Why is poop allowed in your food?

Nobody wants to think about consuming feces in their chicken or steak dinner, but trace amounts of fecal contamination are a reality that exists in store-bought meat. While the U.S. Department of Agriculture states they have a “zero tolerance” policy when it comes to fecal matter in meat,1 this only applies to feces that can… Read More »

ICER should include quality of life in the value of food allergy treatments – STAT

Walk into any classroom in America today and you’ll likely find at least two children with a food allergy. More than 40% of such children have experienced a serious allergic reaction such as anaphylaxis, a severe, potentially life-threatening allergic reaction that can occur suddenly after exposure to something you’re allergic to, such as peanuts. This… Read More »

Nanoparticles in food can alter the behavior of gut bacteria

New research on nanoparticles in food has yielded fresh insights about their impact on gut bacteria. Nanoparticles may influence gut bacteria (which are shown here under the electron microscope). Researchers from the University Medical Center of Mainz in Germany and colleagues from other centers in Germany, Austria, and the United States have discovered that the… Read More »