With milk prices rising, it is a shame that activists protest the use of rbST, a protein that stimulates milk production in dairy cows, writes Henry I. Miller, who led the FDA's Office of Biotechnology from 1989 to 1993 and co-authored "The Frankenfood Myth." Milk from rbST-supplemented cows could provide significant environmental and economic benefits, and FDA scientists have summarized more than 120 studies that reveal no human health risk, he writes.
Giant Eagle has launched a new convenience-oriented prototype, Giant Eagle Express, in a community near Pittsburgh. The "small-box" store size -- 14,000 square feet -- is designed for urban settings and features a number of eco-friendly concepts.
Washington University School of Medicine researchers suggest dietary calcium might be better for bone health than calcium supplements. Preliminary findings suggest that women who get most of their daily calcium from food have healthier bones and higher bone density than women who get most of their calcium through supplements.
General Mills is seeking inventors with patented technology that could improve its food lineup, which includes Hamburger Helper, Yoplait and Trix, among other brands. The company's decision to look outside itself for new innovation is part of its strategy to spark growth in more stagnant sectors, such as breakfast cereals and baking mixes.