Nanjing, China, September 18, 2002: “Police have arrested a snack bar owner who confessed to spreading lethal rat poison into the food of his business rival on Saturday morning, killing 38 people and leaving hundreds seriously ill.”—China Daily.
The anti-obesity non profit Alliance for a Healthier Generation and a coalition of some America’s biggest beverage companies began work at four Los Angeles area neighborhoods as part of an initiative to help reduce beverage calories consumed by 20 percent per person by 2025.
With about 100 million Americans watching their diets, weight loss and healthy eating continue to remain a factor in consumers’ minds, but the traditional views of dieting and weight management are shifting according to new market research by Packaged Facts.
USDA has kicked off its Organic Survey in an attempt to gather detailed data on the current state of US organic agriculture production. According to USDA, the survey is a complete inventory of all known organic producers that are certified, exempt from certification, and transitioning to certified organic production.