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  • Science Says: What We Know About Cancer Risk And Coffee

    Science Says: What We Know About Cancer Risk And Coffee

    Trouble is brewing for coffee lovers in California, where a judge ruled that sellers must post scary warnings about cancer risks. But how frightened should we be of a daily cup of joe? Not very, some scientists and available evidence […]

  • FILE - In this Feb. 9, 2013, file photo, small coffee producer Hector Perez show coffee beans damaged by the roya fungus in San Gaspar Vivar, Guatemala. The U.S. government is stepping up efforts to help Central American farmers fight a devastating coffee disease _ and to keep the price of your morning cup down. A fungus called coffee rust has already caused more than $1 billion in damage across the Latin American region. It is especially deadly to Arabica coffee, the bean that makes up most high-end, specialty coffees, and it is already affecting the price of some of those coffees in the United States.  (AP Photo/Moises Castillo, File)

    Coffee Fungus Raising Prices For High-End Blends

    WASHINGTON  — The U.S. government is stepping up efforts to help Central American farmers fight a devastating coffee disease – and hold down the price of your morning cup.
    At issue is a fungus called coffee rust that has caused more […]

  • FDA Eases Into Regulating E-Cigarettes

    FDA Eases Into Regulating E-Cigarettes

    WASHINGTON — The federal government’s move to regulate e-cigarettes is a leap into the unknown.
    Most everyone agrees a ban on selling them to kids would be a step forward. But health and public policy experts can’t say for certain whether […]

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    New Food Labels Would Highlight Calories And Sugar

    WASHINGTON  — Those “Nutrition Facts” labels on nearly every food package in grocery stores are getting a new look.
    Calories would be in larger, bolder type, and consumers would know whether foods have added sugars under label changes proposed by the […]

  • VIDEO: FDA To Update U.S. Food Labels For First Time In 21 Years

    VIDEO: FDA To Update U.S. Food Labels For First Time In 21 Years

    The FDA says since the current labels were imposed in 1993, “new scientific evidence, consumption data, and consumer research has become available.”

  • FILE - In this Jan. 18, 2012, file photo, Alexes Garcia makes cinnamon rolls for student's lunch in the kitchen at Kepner Middle School in Denver. The rolls are made using apple sauce instead of trans fats. Heart-clogging trans fats have been slowly disappearing from grocery aisles and restaurant menus in the last decade as nutritionists have criticized them and local governments have banned them. The Food and Drug Administration is now finishing the job as they announce Nov. 7, 2013, that it will require the food industry to gradually phase out trans fats, saying they are a threat to the health of Americans.(AP Photo/Ed Andrieski, File)

    No More Trans Fat: FDA Banning The Artery-Clogger

    WASHINGTON  — Heart-clogging trans fats were once a staple of the American diet, plentiful in baked goods, microwave popcorn and fried foods. Now, mindful of the health risks, the Food and Drug Administration is getting rid of what’s left of […]

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