A new research article states that the obesity epidemic is affecting more than just waistlines.
- While the cost of food waste is high, the environmental impact of obesity is even higher.
- According to researchers in Italy, obesity results in an extra 140 billion tons of food consumption every year.
- Obesity costs Americans $1.72 trillion in healthcare costs and is now the leading cause of death.
Some pesticides are about as toxic as table salt.
After China stopped accepting recylables, California was put in a tough place.
- California attempted to ban single use plastics by 2030.
- The bill couldn't pass through the necessary channels and was stopped by industry lobbyists.
- Microplastics and plastic pollution in general are becoming increasingly more detrimental to the environment.
One Juul representative told high-school students that Juul products were "99% safer than cigarettes," according to congressional testimony.
- The F.D.A. submitted a warning letter to Juul Labs on Monday, requiring the company to correct its claims about its products.
- The move comes amid a surge in vaping-related hospitalizations, though Juul products haven't been specifically implicated in the more than 450 hospitalizations and five deaths.
- It's still unclear whether e-cigarettes are indeed a safer alternative to traditional cigarettes.
Bill Maher called for fat shaming last week. His argument makes sense.
- As the NY Times reports, obesity is the leading cause of death in America, costing the health care system $1.72 trillion.
- Bill Maher called for fat shaming as a means of transforming the lethargic mindset about obesity.
- When implemented properly, shame can be an important and powerful tool, writes NYU professor Jennifer Jacquet.