“Squashing Superbugs” Calls for a Reduction in the Misuse of Antibiotics

Antibiotic resistance is emerging as one of the biggest threats to public health. During a recent event, co-hosted by Food Tank, experts argue there is still time to act.

Squashing Superbugs in the Livestock Industry

The fight against superbugs requires us to reconsider our use of antibiotics in livestock.

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.

Meat Alternatives Warrant More Research, Says Johns Hopkins Study

A new review from the Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future compares plant-based substitutes and cell-based meats to farmed meat.

Mexican State of Oaxaca Becomes First to Ban Selling Junk Food To Children

With a major obesity epidemic on the rise, the Mexican state of Oaxaca is banning the sale of junk food to children in order to change purchasing habits.

New “Rural Resilience” Course Addresses Mental Health Among Farmers

Created by both the Michigan and Illinois State University Extension Programs, the Rural Resilience curriculum helps participants learn to recognize signs of stress, identify effective coping strategies, respond to suicidal behavior, and connect with appropriate resources.

New on the Podcast: Marion Nestle Discusses Her New Book and the Current State of Food Politics

Marion Nestle’s new book Let’s Ask Marion: What You Need to Know about the Politics of Food, Nutrition, and Health examines a wide range of issues from school lunches, cultured meat, superfoods, and self-medicating with dietary supplements.

Student Activists Lead Grassroots Movement to Ban Synthetic Herbicides

In response to thousands of claims that its weedkiller Roundup causes cancer, the multinational corporation Bayer announced a new legal settlement. But according to student-led organization Herbicide-Free Campus, Bayer’s proposal falls short of protecting public health.

Scientists Continue the Search for the Source of COVID-19

Scientists are looking for the origin of COVID-19, but have yet to find a definitive source.

Corporate Accountability Report Details Big Business Influence On Nutrition Policy

A recent report from the global campaign Corporate Accountability uncovers conflicts of interest and misrepresented science that influence nutrition standards around the world. The report, “Partnership for an Unhealthy Planet: How Big Business Interferes with Global Health Policy and Science,”…