Tag Archives: Food

Children targeted by junk food ads online, WHO warns

Junk food companies are fueling the obesity epidemic by targeting children with their advertising online, the World Health Organization (WHO) warned Thursday, urging that more comprehensive regulations be put in place. The WHO called on authorities to take more effective measures to restrict increasingly sophisticated advertising strategies by these companies – which range from online… Read More »

How My Slow Cooker Gave Me Food Poisoning

One simple mistake while cooking a vegan stew almost put this woman in the hospital. Here’s what she did wrong. New Africa/Shutterstock When you’re vegan, food poisoning slips down your list of concerns. Take care to wash your produce and you should be OK—right? That was the mindset of Anne Sullivan (not her real name).… Read More »

10 Signs and Symptoms of Food Poisoning

Food poisoning is an illness caused by consuming foods or drinks that contain harmful bacteria, viruses or parasites. It’s extremely common, affecting an estimated 9.4 million Americans each year (, ). While many foods contain potentially harmful organisms, they are usually destroyed during cooking. However, if you don’t practice good hygiene and proper food storage… Read More »