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A baby plays with blocks spelling out one of the most famous formulas in history. vchal/From www.shutterstock.com

Is lead in the US food supply decreasing our IQ?

A new report from the Environmental Defense Fund raises concerns about lead in our food supply. Here are some things you should consider.
Many people in aged care facilities have swallowing disorders and particular dietary needs. from shutterstock.com

How 3D food printers could improve mealtimes for people with swallowing disorders

There's a lot to consider in the problem of creating enjoyable foods for people with swallowing difficulties. Could 3D-printed food be part of the solution?
Some companies have used nano-titanium dioxide to make powdered sugar on donuts whiter. Shutterstock

No big deal: there is little to fear from nanoparticles in food

Two new studies from Food Standards Australia and New Zealand show there's no evidence that nanoparticles in food present a health risk, but there's more research to be done.
The governments’s proposed new labelling system doesn’t allow for clear statements about where food comes from if it’s not Australian. Cascadian Farm/Flickr

Government’s proposed country-of-origin labels leave you to guess where your food comes from

The new country-of-origin labels are supposed to change a confusing system that led to public outrage about hepatitis infections from frozen berries earlier this year. They fall considerably short.

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