Less salt and fat. More whole grains, fruit, veggies and low-fat dairy. This is what kids can expect in the school lunchroom soon, according to new standards for school meals announced by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and first lady Michelle Obama.
People around the globe know they should be exercising more and eating better. But food manufacturers aren't helping, with dubious health claims and confusing nutrition labels. That's the word from a global survey on nutrition information.
France, the land of haute cuisine, is McDonald's second most profitable market. That's partly because the company has figured out that to win over the French, it must encourage people to take their time while eating.
Gone are the days when hospital food all looked the same. Now, some hospitals are hiring full-service chefs to accommodate the refined tastes of moneyed clientele. Others have allowed fast food chains like McDonald's to set up shop in their cafeterias.
Climate simulations show that massive technological interventions, known as "geoengineering," could protect food crops from some of the damaging effects of global warming. But researchers say local effects are hard to predict, so geoengineering may not be worth the risk.
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