Bill would standardize warnings on food, drink
A bill poised to pass the House Mar. 2 would impose uniform safety warnings and labeling rules on food and beverages nationwide -- a significant change from current practices that the food industry argues will help consumers but many state agriculture and health officials fear will significantly reduce their ability to protect the public.
Beverages can add to weight gain
Each year, weight gain sneaks up on millions of Americans who indulge in high-calorie drinks. Beverages now make up 21 percent of our daily calorie consumption. That's nothing to hiccup at as obesity and diabetes sweep the nation. The first beverage guidance system was recently devised to help consumers like you and me maintain a healthy weight.
Another mad cow case found in Canada
Canada's Food Inspection Agency confirmed a new case of mad cow disease in the far west province of British Columbia.
It was the fifth case of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) detected in Canada since 2003 and the second this year.