Tag Archives: Food

Why is food wrapped in plastic inside plastic?

In the U.S., plastic is still largely considered to be an integral and necessary part of daily life. A stroll through any grocery store will reveal this unhealthy plastic dependence not only in the form of plastic grocery bags but also in the food packaging itself. Fresh produce, which comes in its own biodegradable “packaging,”… Read More »

Gut microbes may determine whether infants develop food allergies

Allergies are more common in young childrenlisegagne/Getty By Ruby Prosser Scully Young immune systems are sensitive to food allergens if they don’t have the right gut bacteria, a study in mice suggests. Sung-Wook Hong of the Institute for Basic Science in South Korea and his colleagues have been investigating the effects of the microbiome on… Read More »