Health experts say climbing U.S. obesity rates are partly due to sedentary lifestyles and large food portions. An environment that encourages overeating cannot be solely pinned on food companies and their ads, analysts say.
What is currently known as Hershey, Pa., actually is only a zip code within the municipality of Derry, Pa. Residents will vote in a referendum on Nov. 5 to decide whether to officially change the name of the town to Hershey or to keep it as Derry; town residents are split over the coming vote.
Food safety activists say a recent listeria outbreak could have been prevented if the USDA required food companies to test for bacteria. The USDA has yet to follow up on a listeria standard that was drafted during the Clinton administration.
Wal-Mart is apparently quite receptive to stocking new products from both large and small suppliers. Business2.0 reports on how some companies have caught the eye of the retail giant, including a purveyor of canine breath fresheners.