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Food insecurity is America’s next big pandemic problem

By Mark A. Bonta / May 1, 2020 / Comments Off on Food insecurity is America’s next big pandemic problem

The complex supply chains of our food system have been deeply impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Farmers and consumers alike have been caught off-guard by price collapses and shifting demand; by government food policies that are less than helpful; and by hunger and malnutrition already extant across the country. It all adds up to a […]

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It’s a good day for the potato chips of the Western Hemisphere

By Mark A. Bonta / October 22, 2019 / Comments Off on It’s a good day for the potato chips of the Western Hemisphere

The tastiest heart-attacking food additive may soon be history. Trans-fatty acids have been taken down in a quiet coup for public health across the Americas. PAHO, the Pan-American Health Organization, has convinced 35 countries in the Western Hemisphere to eliminate trans fats from the food industry within six years. Trans-fatty acids, which extend the shelf-life […]

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