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Gene sites linked to obesity, fat distribution
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • Global
  • October 15 2010

An international research consortium has released a study that identifies 18 new gene sites linked to overall obesity and a related report that pinpoints 13 new gene sites connected to fat distribution


Codex Alimentarius Commission approves GM food labeling guidance
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • Global
  • July 15 2011

According to news sources, the Codex Alimentarius Commission concluded its meeting in Geneva by reaching an agreement on labeling foods that contain genetically modified (GM) ingredients


IASO publishes report on food marketing to children
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • Global
  • July 1 2011

The International Association for the Study of Obesity (IASO) recently published an EU-funded briefing paper titled A Junk-Free Childhood: Responsible Standards for Marketing Foods and Beverages to Children, which claims that “food company competition” has undermined corporate pledges to cease youth marketing efforts


FDA announces WHO grants to support food safety strategies
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • Global
  • July 1 2011

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced the availability of up to $260,000 in grant funds slated for “the support of a sole source” cooperative agreement between the agency and the World Health Organization (WHO) Department of Food Safety and Zoonoses


Chem trust investigates chemical causes of obesity
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • Global, United Kingdom
  • March 23 2012

The U.K.-based Chemicals, Health and Environment Monitoring (CHEM) Trust has issued a March 2012 report claiming that recent studies have linked “hormone disrupting chemicals in food and consumer products” to obesity and Type 2 diabetes in humans


WHO backs publication of controversial H5N1 research
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • Global
  • February 24 2012

A meeting of World Health Organization (WHO) health experts has reportedly reached a consensus on whether to proceed with controversial avian influenza research despite potential security risks


WCRFAICR report links bowel cancer risk to meaty diet
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • Global
  • May 27 2011

The World Cancer Research FundAmerican Institute for Cancer Research (WCRFAICR) has issued a colorectal cancer report allegedly concluding "that red and processed meat increase risk of the disease."


WHO issues global alert on new strain of avian influenza (H7N9)
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • China, Global, USA
  • April 12 2013

The World Health Organization (WHO) has issued a global alert and response update on a new strain of novel avian influenza A (H7N9) virus identified


WHO seeks comments on childhood obesity report
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • Global
  • March 20 2015

The World Health Organization (WHO) has issued an Interim Report that seeks to identify policy options for mitigating the risk of childhood obesity


Certain diets allegedly linked to Alzheimer’s Disease
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • Global
  • September 27 2013

A recent study has reportedly claimed that diets high in calories and animal fat are associated with increased rates of Alzheimer's disease (AD) in