Whether these chemicals are harmful to our health depends a lot on what molecules they interact with in our body.
But the national goal of cutting meat intake by 30% over the next ten years is likely to be missed.
A new study puts numbers to the health and environmental benefits – or impacts – of individual foods and shows how small changes can make a significant difference.
New research shows both adults and kids are eating more nutritious food. But minorities and low-income populations still lag behind the rest.
If so, it’s just one lifestyle risk among many others.
Red meat and processed meat seemed to get the all clear in a recent study but not everyone agrees.
Bowel cancer is one of the most common forms of cancer in Australia, and some cases could potentially be avoided. Here’s how.
How a price-hiking “meat tax” could prevent 220,000 deaths and save more than US$40 billion in health care costs around the world every year.
South Africa’s food making giant, Tiger Brands, could have handled the listeriosis crisis better.
The bacterial pathogen that is responsible for listeriosis can survive under even the toughest conditions.
Taxing a food product like meat, which has been entrenched in our culture for so long, is silly. We should let the market evolve and allow consumers to make their own choices.
Over 80 years ago, Hormel Foods introduced a simple, canned meat product called Spam. It would go on to become one of the greatest marketing success stories of all time.
A bit of prosciutto as part of a well-balanced diet is not going to do you much harm.
Hold the cape and leggings. The dear old blood pudding has its merits, but it’s far from perfect.
There are several ways scientists can explain risks of cancer and other diseases; some are easier to understand than others.
Meat has health benefits. And good quality meat could also be the solution to the food insecurity problems that plague two-thirds of households in the developing world.
The World Health Organisation has determined that eating processed meat definitely causes cancer, while eating red meat probably does.
Nearly 40,000 cancers diagnosed in Australia can be prevented if people avoid known risk factors for the disease, according to research published today.
National dietary guidelines have become an easy target for those looking for a scapegoat for bad diets in rich countries. And a BMJ article about draft US guidelines adds further fuel for the fire.