public health


Is Toilet Food Considered a Health Code Violation?

Welcome to the first installment of 'Seriously, Though, Who Is This?' I anonymously texted a bunch of revered chefs weird photos of gourds on toilet rims to deduce their true stances on food safety. The results were divided, to say the least.
Xavier Aaronson

San Francisco Is Putting Warning Labels on Soda Ads, Opposition Be Damned

The labels—opposed by industry groups—will appear on ads on billboards, bus stops, stadiums, and posters and will warn consumers about how eating sugar contributes to obesity, diabetes, and tooth decay.
Hilary Pollack

Canadians Don't Want to Admit How Bad Their Drinking Problem Is

Canada's Public Health Agency found a drop in the amount of alcohol that Canadians report drinking but an increase in overall booze sales.
Nick Rose

Red Wine Could Be a Lot Worse for You Than We Previously Thought

New guidelines put forth by the UK Chief Medical Officer’s call for a significant reduction to existing alcohol consumption guidelines and aim for a total revamp of the nation’s relationship with alcohol.
Nick Rose
hangover cures

Australia Has Gotten Its First Intravenous Hangover Clinic

Needless to say, public health officials are not exactly thrilled about a business which thrives on giving binge drinkers the easiest morning after possible.
Nick Rose

Ireland Is Boosting the Price of Alcohol to Fight Binge Drinking

A recently tabled bill would peg that minimum at 1 euro per unit, meaning that a bottle of 40 percent ABV liquor would cost at least 28 euros.
Nick Rose

California Will Be the First State to Seriously Regulate Antibiotic Use in Livestock

Governor Jerry Brown has signed a bill that will require veterinary approval for the use of most antibiotics before they're fed to the cows, chickens, and pigs that we eat.
Hilary Pollack

UK Scientists Say that Fluoridated Water Makes You Fat and Depressed

A new study from the University of Kent has found that Britons who live in areas with higher water fluoride levels are significantly more likely to develop thyroid problems.
Munchies Staff

The Texas Ag Commissioner Has a Bone to Pick with Meatless Monday

The animal agriculture industry is pulling out all the stops to try to convince schools and parents that kids should be wolfing down cheeseburgers every day of the week.
Hilary Pollack
hospital food

RIP UK Hospital Food As We Know It (Hopefully)

Will Britain's health secretary Jeremy Hunt's new, legally-binding measures really change the piss-poor state of food in NHS hospitals?
Eleanor Morgan