Tenaris SA is planning to build a $1.3 billion manufacturing plant in Bay City, Texas. The 1 million-square-foot facility is expected to be completed by 2016, and will eventually produce 600,000 tons of pipe each year.
Permits have been filed for a mixed-use development in Miami, with work to start early next year if approval is granted. The $150 million project will replace the the Mahi Shrine Auditorium and consist of two residential towers, a six-story retail building and a promenade.
The FDA has sent nine warning letters to companies that market dietary supplements and other products as treatments for the flu. The FDA's health-fraud coordinator, Gary Coody, says consumers do not know what they are getting in these products, which could be contaminated, counterfeit or contain no active ingredients.
School nutrition professionals in Oklahoma participated in a training session Monday in which they learned the importance of knife skills and creative ways to get students to eat their fruits and vegetables. Among the tips was to offer students samples as they wait in line. Nancy Sitler, child nutrition director at Sapulpa Public Schools, said mixing iceberg lettuce with fresh Romaine allows students to eat something more familiar to them.
Registered dietitian Leslie Beck's new book, "The Plant-Based Power Diet: 10 Simpler Steps to a Healthier, Leaner, Energetic You," looks at how diet affects animals and the environment. She says more of her clients are looking for ways to incorporate plant-based foods in their diet and that there are easy ways to begin, such as meatless Mondays.