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Posts Tagged ‘health’

Watch 200 Years of Global Growth In Four Minutes

A professor of international health in Sweden, Hans Rosling has a long history of exploring the facts and figures that surround our changing world. In the a segment of the BBC series, Rosling gives one of his most famous lectures with a new twist. Using 120,000+ bits of data and augmented reality, the exuberant professor takes us through the last [...]

Big Corn wants to change “High Fructose Corn Syrup” to “Corn Sugar”

Big Corn wants to change “High Fructose Corn Syrup” to “Corn Sugar”

The US Corn Refiners Association has petitioned the FDA for permission to change the name "High Fructose Corn Syrup" to the much more innocuous-sounding "Corn Sugars." This comes as 58% of Americans say they are concerned about HFCS's impact on their health. HFCS is a heavily subsidized industrial byproduct of the corn industry, and is [...]