Public Health

From Fish to Wrappers, PFAS Contaminate the Food System

Most people in the United States have PFAS in their blood, and food and food packaging makes up the bulk of their exposure to these persistent, widespread substances.

Raley’s CEO Wants to Change the Way We Eat

President and CEO of Raley’s Family of Fine Foods talks about the role supermarkets can play in directing consumers toward healthier options.

Report Details Harmful Consequences of Prison Food Policies

Impact Justice’s new report detailing prison food policies and practices shows what message we are sending to people who are incarcerated through food.

Dietary Guidelines for Americans: There Are No Healthy People on an Unhealthy Planet

The Dietary Guidelines for Americans have the potential to better public health and the environment. But in recently released 2020-2025 guidelines do not go far enough.

The Netherlands Launches Public Awareness Campaign to Reduce Food Waste

To reduce food waste, the Netherlands is running a public awareness campaign to inform consumers what the dates on their food labels really mean.

New Research Finds Method to Create Safe Camel Milk Products

The Technical University of Denmark has identified a strain of lactic acid bacteria that can be used to ferment camel milk safely.

Food Banks Face Surging Demand This Holiday Season

Food banks face are facing a major surge in hunger this holiday season. Food Tank shares ways to help and food banks to support.

Most Americans Have Roundup in Their Bodies. Researchers Say One Week of Eating Organic Can Help.

A new study finds that just one week of organic eating can reduce pesticide levels in the body by an average of 60 percent.

COVID-19 Endangers Indigenous Right to Food, Says U.N. Report

As COVID-19 aggravates food insecurity, U.N. releases new study documenting Indigenous peoples’ experiences.

School-Based Food Bank Programs Most Effective, Report Says

A new report shows that food bank programs are important in fighting hunger in school children during the COVID-19 pandemic.