The Australian government is thinking about banning advertisements of junk food on TV because the fast-food industry has not voluntarily cut the number of ads to help reduce childhood obesity.
According to a U.S. study, food manufacturers wisely use cartoon characters such as Scooby Doo, Dora the Explorer, and Shrek on their packaging because they know kids like their junk food better than junk food without such characters on the packaging—even when the foods are identical.
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According to researchers from the Harvard Medical School, five of the largest U.S. health and life insurance companies invest as a group nearly two billion of dollars in the stock of fast food companies, whose food has contributed to the growing obesity problem in the United States and the world.
McDonald's Advises Its Employees To Stay Away From Fast Food
A McDonalds website providing resources to its employees advises against eating hamburgers, fries and sodas. CNBC first noticed the latest in a series of strange pieces of advice provided by the fast food company to its employees.
Researchers from Yale University have concluded from a one-year study that the large fast-food companies in the United States target much of their advertising to two-to-18-year-old children and teenagers.
Y Combinator-backed SpoonRocket was built to fundamentally change the way we think about food. More than just another food-delivery service, the company seeks to provide ultra-cheap gourmet meals that can be delivered within minutes of ordering them.
Two studies relating to TV watching and negative behaviors in kids are to be reported at the 2012 Pediatric Academic Societies annual meeting. One stated that kids who recognize TV alcohol advertisements are more likely to try alcoholic beverages. The other one states that kids who see a lot of fast food ads on TV are at higher risk for becoming obese.