How Specialty Pharmacies Cater to the Blind and Those With Impaired Vision

The pandemic has exposed flaws in services for people who can’t easily access a drive-through window for Covid shots or testing or can’t read prescription labels.

#audio-neutral-informative, #blindness, #braille, #containers-and-packaging, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #disabilities, #drugs-pharmaceuticals, #drugstores, #labeling-and-labels-product, #your-feed-healthcare, #your-feed-science

California Aims to Ban Recycling Symbols on Things That Aren’t Recyclable

The well-known three-arrows symbol doesn’t necessarily mean that a product is actually recyclable. A new bill would limit the products allowed to feature the mark.

#california, #containers-and-packaging, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #labeling-and-labels-product, #plastics, #recycling-of-waste-materials, #waste-materials-and-disposal

Why Lawsuits Over ‘Misleading’ Food Labels Are Surging

A flurry of litigation by advocacy groups seeks to combat what they say is a rise in deceptive marketing by food giants.

#agriculture-and-farming, #agriculture-department, #animal-abuse-rights-and-welfare, #butterball-llc, #cargill-inc, #consumer-protection, #dairy-products, #food, #labeling-and-labels-product, #meatpacking-plants-and-slaughterhouses, #seafood, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #turkeys, #united-states-politics-and-government

In a Reversal, F.D.A. Calls for Limits on Who Gets Alzheimer’s Drug

The agency faced criticism for approving Aduhelm for all Alzheimer’s patients. The new label recommends that the drug be given only to patients with mild symptoms.

#aduhelm-drug, #alzheimers-disease, #biogen-inc, #clinical-trials, #drugs-pharmaceuticals, #food-and-drug-administration, #labeling-and-labels-product

Many Alzheimer’s Experts Say Use of Aduhelm Should Be Sharply Limited

Even those who supported the F.D.A.’s approval of the controversial new drug said authorizing it for anyone with Alzheimer’s disease was much too broad.

#aduhelm-drug, #alzheimers-assn, #alzheimers-disease, #biogen-inc, #clinical-trials, #drugs-pharmaceuticals, #food-and-drug-administration, #labeling-and-labels-product, #your-feed-healthcare, #your-feed-science

Are Natural Deodorants Better for You?

Much of the marketing suggests that they’re safer than more traditional underarm products, but that hype is not based on science.

#aluminum, #breast-cancer, #content-type-service, #cosmetics-and-toiletries, #deodorants, #hazardous-and-toxic-substances, #labeling-and-labels-product, #skin, #sweating

Are Plant Milks Good for You?

They can be, but in most cases, they should not be considered a nutritional substitute for dairy.

#dairy-products, #diet-and-nutrition, #food, #health-foods, #labeling-and-labels-product, #milk, #sugar, #vitamins

5 Takeaways From the New Food Allergy Law

Sesame becomes a “major allergen,” joining milk, eggs, fish, shellfish, tree nuts, peanuts, wheat and soybeans.

#allergies, #anaphylactic-shock, #content-type-service, #food, #food-and-drug-administration, #labeling-and-labels-product, #law-and-legislation, #nuts, #peanuts, #sesame-seeds

How to Travel More Sustainably

Don’t skimp on doing your own research, and be aware that ‘green’ certificates aren’t always all they’re cracked up to be.

#eco-tourism, #hotels-and-travel-lodgings, #labeling-and-labels-product, #responsible-travel, #travel-and-vacations

Book Review: ‘Hooked,’ by Michael Moss

Michael Moss’s “Hooked” explores the science of food addiction and the companies that make a profit from manipulating our biological instincts.

#addiction-psychology, #books-and-literature, #fast-food-industry, #food, #hooked-how-to-build-habit-forming-products-book, #labeling-and-labels-product, #moss-michael, #sugar

So Ancient, Yet So New: Gorgeous Red Wines From Greece

While the country is better known for its white wines, it also produces distinctive, superb reds from a number of little-known grapes.

#grapes, #greece, #labeling-and-labels-product, #wines

The + That’s Taking Over Streaming Platforms

An idea that seemed like a real plus when streaming was newer has fallen into cliché.

#advertising-and-marketing, #disney-plus, #labeling-and-labels-product, #nbcuniversal, #paramount-pictures, #viacomcbs-inc, #walt-disney-company

Plus + Plus + Plus = Streaming Name Surplus

An idea that seemed like a real plus when streaming was newer has fallen into cliché.

#advertising-and-marketing, #disney-plus, #labeling-and-labels-product, #nbcuniversal, #paramount-pictures, #viacomcbs-inc, #walt-disney-company

Meet the Proseccos You’ll Be Drinking This Summer

Italy has given Prosecco rosé the stamp of approval, and producers are starting to send these pink bubblies to America.

#italy, #labeling-and-labels-product, #prosecco-wine

What We Learned From Apple’s New Privacy Labels

Requiring that app makers list the data they collect reveals a lot about what some apps do with our information (ahem, WhatsApp) but creates confusion about others.

#advertising-and-marketing, #apple-inc, #apple-music, #audio-recordings-downloads-and-streaming, #computer-security, #computers-and-the-internet, #content-type-service, #data-mining-and-database-marketing, #e-commerce, #instant-messaging, #labeling-and-labels-product, #mobile-applications, #privacy, #signal-open-whisper-systems, #software, #spotify, #web-browsers, #whatsapp-inc

How Will We Eat in 2021? 11 Predictions to Chew On

Meal kits from your favorite restaurant, snacks that help you sleep and other ways the food world may respond in a year of big changes.

#cooking-and-cookbooks, #delivery-services, #food, #labeling-and-labels-product, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #united-states, #vegetables

How Effective Is the Mask You’re Wearing? You May Know Soon

A C.D.C. division is working with an industry standards group to develop filtration standards — and products that meet them will be able to carry labels saying so.

#astm-international, #centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #labeling-and-labels-product, #masks, #national-institute-for-occupational-safety-and-health, #protective-clothing-and-gear, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #your-feed-healthcare

Cardi B’s ‘WAP’ Proves Music’s Dirty Secret: Censorship Is Good Business

Scandalized parents and politicians ushered in warning labels in the 1980s. Now making clean versions of explicit songs means taking advantage of every possible revenue stream.

#cardi-b-1992, #eminem, #freedom-of-speech-and-expression, #indecency-obscenity-and-profanity, #labeling-and-labels-product, #megan-thee-stallion-rapper, #pop-and-rock-music, #rap-and-hip-hop, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming, #wap-song

E.U. Debates Whether a Veggie Burger Is Really a Burger

The European Parliament is voting on proposals that would ban products without meat from being labeled burgers or sausages, drawing ire from environmentalists and manufacturers.

#agriculture-and-farming, #europe, #european-parliament, #european-union, #hamburgers, #labeling-and-labels-product, #meat, #vegetarianism

How to Read a Wine Label, in 12 Easy Lessons

The wine shop can be intimidating, with so many different styles of labeling. Here’s help in decoding a dozen basic types.

#content-type-service, #grapes, #labeling-and-labels-product, #typography, #wines

Accused of Ruining Popcorn, Cass Sunstein Wants to Repent

In “Too Much Information,” President Obama’s onetime regulatory chief takes another look at whether disclosing information — including calorie counts — is always a good thing.

#books-and-literature, #labeling-and-labels-product, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #sunstein-cass-r, #too-much-information-book

Stay Away From These 115 Hand Sanitizers, F.D.A. Warns

The agency has moved to keep several of the products, which it found to have inadequate concentrations of alcohol, from entering the United States.

#cleansers-detergents-and-soaps, #consumer-protection, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #ethanol, #ethyl-alcohol, #food-and-drug-administration, #hand-sanitizer, #isopropyl-alcohol, #labeling-and-labels-product

Trader Joe’s Defends Product Labels Criticized as Racist

The company had previously said the names of international-themed products that were intended to promote inclusiveness, such as Trader José and Trader Ming’s, “may now have the opposite effect.”

#aunt-jemima-milling-co, #customer-relations, #labeling-and-labels-product, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #quaker-oats-co, #supermarkets-and-grocery-stores, #trader-joes

U.K.’s New Coronavirus Tactic: Urge Britons to Lose Weight

The prime minister, who cited his own problems with obesity, said his hospitalization with Covid-19 had prompted his push to tighten regulations on junk food.

#advertising-and-marketing, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #diet-and-nutrition, #great-britain, #johnson-boris, #labeling-and-labels-product, #national-health-service, #obesity

Petition Urges Trader Joe’s to Get Rid of ‘Racist Branding’

The supermarket chain said it was in the process of phasing out names, including Trader Ming’s and Trader José, that have appeared on its international food products.

#containers-and-packaging, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #food, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #labeling-and-labels-product, #race-and-ethnicity, #supermarkets-and-grocery-stores, #trader-joes

Is Meat Grown in a Lab Really Meat?

We can, if we can agree that it doesn’t need to come from the body of an animal.

#labeling-and-labels-product, #meat, #philosophy, #vegetarianism

Clean Up Your Act, Facebook, or We’re Leaving

The social media company has taken steps toward reining in Trump. It’s too little, too late.

#advertising-and-marketing, #boycotts, #facebook-inc, #instagram-inc, #labeling-and-labels-product, #social-media, #zuckerberg-mark-e

Another Tweet From Trump Gets a Label From Twitter

The president threatened “serious force” if protesters tried to set up an autonomous zone in Washington, D.C., as they have in Seattle.

#demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #labeling-and-labels-product, #social-media, #trump-donald-j, #twitter

Twitter Refutes Inaccuracies in Trump’s Tweets for First Time

Twitter added a link to two of President Trump’s tweets in which he had made false claims about mail-in ballots, urging people to “get the facts.”

#absentee-voting, #computers-and-the-internet, #labeling-and-labels-product, #social-media, #trump-donald-j, #twitter

Considering Trying Melatonin for Sleep? Here’s a Guide to Help

Here’s what you need to know about the pros and cons of using melatonin supplements for sleeping difficulties.

#biorhythms, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #drugs-pharmaceuticals, #insomnia, #labeling-and-labels-product, #melatonin-hormone, #sleep

France Defines Natural Wine, but Is That Enough?

The wine industry and many consumers have long sought a definition, but the adoption of a voluntary charter may not clarify anything.

#feiring-alice, #france, #grapes, #labeling-and-labels-product, #legeron-isabelle, #organic-foods-and-products, #wines

The Food Expiration Dates You Should Actually Follow

The first thing you should know? The dates, as we know them, have nothing to do with safety. J. Kenji López-Alt explains.

#cooking-and-cookbooks, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #food, #labeling-and-labels-product, #quarantines

Are Foods Labeled ‘Low Sugar’ Misleading Consumers?

Food and drink claims like “just a tad sweet” or “healthy” may mask high levels of added sugars.

#advertising-and-marketing, #consumer-protection, #diet-and-nutrition, #food, #health-foods, #labeling-and-labels-product, #sugar, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #weight

How Can Oats, Which Don’t Contain Gluten, Be Labeled ‘Gluten Free’?

Oats, water, even sneakers may be advertised as “gluten-free.”

#celiac-disease, #diet-and-nutrition, #gluten, #grain, #labeling-and-labels-product, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry