Most Americans pay little attention to genetically modified foods, survey says
A national survey shows that most Americans pay little attention to the debate over genetically modified foods, despite extensive media coverage of the issue.
Organic food can sabotage diet and weight-loss
(PhysOrg.com) -- While organic food may contain fewer, if any, pesticides and additives, consumers mistakenly believe it also has fewer calories, say researchers at the University of Michigan.
Look out for hidden trans fat in trans fat-free food
Think twice before you bust open that bag of chips-you could be eating more trans fat than you think, thanks to a loophole in FDA food labeling laws.
Do synthetic food colors cause hyperactivity?
Food coloring is the reason glace cherries are red rather than beige and that children's tongues sometimes appear freakishly blue. But man-made dyes may do more than make processed food look vibrant and whimsical. Some blame ...
Report: A bit more vitamin D is good, not too much
(AP) -- Got milk? You may need a couple cups more than today's food labels say to get enough vitamin D for strong bones. But don't go overboard: Long-awaited new dietary guidelines say there's no proof that megadoses prevent ...
Hold the Red Bull: Energy drinks don't blunt effects of alcohol, study finds
Marketing efforts that encourage mixing caffeinated "energy" drinks with alcohol often try to sway young people to believe that caffeine will offset the sedating effects of alcohol and increase alertness and stamina.
Impact of Menu-Labeling: Study Shows People Eat Less When They Know More
(PhysOrg.com) -- The restaurant industry has lobbied hard against mandatory menu labeling in restaurants, highlighting the importance of a new study from Yale University measuring the impact of such regulations. ...
Cigarettes will carry grisly new warning labels
(AP) -- Rotting teeth and gums. Diseased lungs. A sewn-up corpse of a smoker. Cigarette smoke coming out of the tracheotomy hole in a man's neck.
Public wants labels for food nanotech—and they're willing to pay for it
New research from North Carolina State University and the University of Minnesota finds that people in the United States want labels on food products that use nanotechnology – whether the nanotechnology ...
Feds propose graphic cigarette warning labels (Update)
(AP) -- Corpses, cancer patients and diseased lungs: These are some of the images the federal government plans for larger, graphic warning labels that will take up half of each cigarette package.
Guiltless gluttony: Misleading size labels lead to overeating
People are easily fooled when it comes to food labels, and will eat more of something if they believe it's a "small" portion, according to a new study in the Journal of Consumer Research.
When the food labels says "free" it may not necessarily mean "free"
Foods labeled as fat free or sugar free might not be totally "free" depending on the portion you normally eat. In other words, if you want to keep off unwanted pounds, it's smart to be a label reader.
No state lawsuits on generic drugs: US Supreme Court
The US Supreme Court narrowly ruled on Thursday that people may not sue generic drug makers under state laws if they believe a generic drug label failed to adequately warn of side effects.
Consumers willing to pay extra for organic meat, survey finds
Consumers, particularly those who occasionally or habitually buy organic chicken, are willing to pay a premium price for organic meat, according to a study conducted by personnel at the University of Arkansas System Division ...