The U.S. government says irradiating food is safe, and many experts think it could prevent outbreaks such as the salmonella linked to tainted peanut butter. Spices and some imported products, such as mangoes from India, are among items in supermarkets that are commonly treated with radiation.
Naper Nuts and Sweets in Naperville, Ill., has found a new sweet spot: high-school athletics events. The gummy-bear manufacturer sells customized bags of the brightly colored candies in school colors to local high schools during games.
Consumption of low-fat dairy products might lower blood pressure in older people at risk of heart disease. A new study is considered the first to make the connection, but it builds on similar work with animals, which credits inhibitory peptides in milk proteins.