Junk food is fattening rural Chinese children: study

Researchers raised the alarm Wednesday about an obesity explosion among children in rural China as a Western-style diet high in sugar and carbohydrates starts taking its toll. A 29-year survey of kids in China’s eastern Shandong province revealed that 17 percent of boys younger than…
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USA: Grocery shopping with a doctor

While France is struggling with its experiments in nutritional labeling, in the United States, it is health professionals who are taking direct action. Now you can go grocery shopping with your doctor or nurse. (Article in French)Read more →



Radio Salmon…

Fresh salmon coming from conventional channels, whether from Norway or Ireland, is less contaminated than before, while organic varieties are more contaminated, according to a study published today by 60 Millions de Consommateurs. (Article in French)Read more →



Nine pollutants in infant food products

Nine pollutants, including heavy metals and polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB), are present in food products for infants in doses that pose a risk, ANSES warned Wednesday in a study of unprecedented scale. (Article in French)Read more →



Mediterranean diet not sexy anymore

It may be on the UNESCO heritage list, but global experts warn the Mediterranean diet, prized for its health benefits, is losing so much ground to the fast food culture that the decline may be irreversible.Read more →

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Niger: Success story

Fight against malnutrition

“Plumpy Nut”. Behind the name of this confectionary good is an enriched peanut butter that works to combat malnutrition on the African continent. Based in the town of Niamey in Niger, this business is booming. (Article in French)Read more →



Endocrine disruptors, harmful substances found everywhere

Endocrine disruptors (EDCs), which the EU is expected to better regulate, emerged after the rise of the chemical industry. Found in numerous everyday products, these substances that disturb hormone functions lead to illnesses and anomalies in humans and animals. (Article in French)Read more →