Post Tagged with: "health"

Atlantic Salmon. Image: Zapyon

Genetically Modified Salmon: Food or ‘Frankenfish’?

A company called AquaBounty Technologies has created a new type of salmon that grows twice as fast as regular salmon.
Now it wants permission to sell the salmon as food.
But many people, including some scientists, say the company should not be allowed to farm or sell the salmon until we know more about the possible effects it could have on the environment and on human health.

by · September 24, 2014 · Health, News, Science
Nutella. Image: Joyce Grant

Don’t Bother Stockpiling Nutella Just Yet

A combination of bad weather and disease has damaged much of this year’s hazelnut crop.
Now people are worried that they will have to pay more for Nutella, the popular chocolate-hazelnut spread, and other products that contain hazelnuts.

by · September 11, 2014 · Environment, News
School lunches. Image: U.S. Department of Agriculture

Lunches From Home Don’t Meet Nutritional Standards: Study

When researchers in the United States compared school lunches to home-packed lunches, parents got a failing grade.

Researchers from Tufts University, in Massachusetts, inspected lunches belonging to about 600 grade three and four students at 12 different schools in the state. They found that lunches packed at home were generally less nutritious than meals provided by schools.

by · September 8, 2014 · Health, Kids, News
The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Lots of people have been dumping buckets of ice cold water over their heads. It may sound a little strange, but it’s for a good cause.

It’s all part of the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge and it has taken the Internet by storm.

by · September 3, 2014 · Health, News
12-year-old grade-five student Ji-Yoon Moon says the food culture in California is very different than in Korea.

Big Differences Between Korean and American Food Culture: Student

A student from South Korea says she was “shocked” at how differently food is treated in the United States compared with her homeland.

by · August 18, 2014 · Lighter, News
Travellers in Israel enjoying their vacation. Image: alon klinger

Canadians Don’t Take Enough Vacation Time

Workers in Canada aren’t taking their vacations. A recent survey said that one-quarter of workers don’t take their full vacation time because they are afraid of having too much work to do when they get back.

by · June 26, 2014 · Health, News
Applying sunscreen. Image: National Cancer Institute

Sun Screen Not Allowed In San Antonio Schools

Some students in San Antonio, Texas have been told they can’t bring sunscreen to school.

by · June 12, 2014 · Kids, News
Big Bend Power Station. Image: Wknight94

Obama Wants Tough New Anti-Pollution Law

Coal plants in the United States will have to cut their production of carbon dioxide (known as “carbon emissions”) by 30 per cent by the year 2030.

by · June 4, 2014 · Environment, News, Science
Sesame Street Characters Help Kids To Eat Right

Sesame Street Characters Help Kids To Eat Right

Sesame Street may be where the air is sweet, but these days it’s also where the food… isn’t.

The children’s television show has started a program to help get kids eating food that’s better for them.

The program is called, “Food for Thought: Eating Healthy on a Budget.”

About one in four children in the United States does not get enough nutritious food to eat, often because parents can’t afford it.

That’s about six million children, according to the Sesame Street website.

by · February 2, 2014 · Health, News
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New Rules Will Protect Clothing Makers

From now on, many companies that want to sell clothing to the Ontario government will have to provide the names of the people who made the clothing.

The names and addresses will be put onto a website so if anyone wants to check them, they can.

The new rules apply to companies selling more than $5,000 of clothing to the government.

If they do not give the information, they may not be allowed to sell the clothing.

Last year, unsafe workplaces in Asia made the news. In one incident, there was a fire in a clothing factory in Bangladesh.

It turned out that some Canadian companies were buying products from the Bangladesh factory even though it wasn’t a safe place. In other workplaces, reports came out about children in factories doing the work, which is against the law.

by · January 29, 2014 · News