With the cost of RFID tags falling, tagging could be commonplace by 2008, according to one study. Though several technical issues still need to be resolved, some European companies are expected to start using tags next year.
A five-year study found elderly people with age-related macular degeneration -- an irreversible and progressive form of blindness -- can worsen the condition by eating high amounts of vegetable and animal fats. Consuming fish and nuts decreased the risks.
A panel of European experts failed to lift a five-year ban on genetically modified foods when it voted on the issue yesterday. The proposal will now go before the E.U. ministers early next year; the ministers have 90 days to approve the proposal before it moves to the main E.U. office, which made the proposal in the first place.
Speaking on ABC News, representatives from the food industry responded to allegations they are to blame for the nation's increasing overweight problem. "Ultimately it is a matter of personal choice," asserted an executive from the International Dairy Foods Association.