Ultraprocessed foods linked to ovarian and other cancer deaths, study finds

Editor’s note: Sign up for CNN’s Eat, But Better: Mediterranean Style. Our eight-part guide shows you a delicious expert-backed eating lifestyle that will boost your health for life. CNN — Eating more ultraprocessed foods raises the risk of developing and dying from cancer, especially ovarian cancer, according to a new study of over 197,000 people … Read more

Russia’s war in Ukraine sparked a historic food crisis. It’s not over

London CNN — Grain is once again leaving Ukrainian ports. The price of fertilizer is falling sharply. Billions of dollars in aid has been mobilized. Yet the world is still in the grips of the worst food crisis in modern history, as Russia’s war in Ukraine shakes global agricultural systems already grappling with the effects … Read more

What got really expensive this year, and what got cheaper

new York CNN — It’s been a tough year for US consumers, who battled decades-high inflation for the majority of the year and even saw gas prices hit $5 in June. The latest inflation data, not adjusted for seasonal swings, shows price hikes have now slowed to 7.1% for the year through November, after hitting … Read more

Sesame joins the major food allergens list, FDA says

CNN — Sesame has joined the list of major food allergens defined by law, according to the US Food and Drug Administration. the changewhich went into effect on January 1, comes as a result of the Food Allergy Safety, Treatment, Education and Research Act, or FASTER Act, which was signed into law in April 2021. … Read more

FDA: Sesame joins major food allergens list on January 1

CNN — Starting January 1, sesame will join the list of major food allergens defined by law, according to the US Food and Drug Administration. The change comes as a result of the Food Allergy Safety, Treatment, Education and Research Act, or FASTER Act, which was signed into law in April 2021. The FDA has … Read more

Lab-grown meat could be served up for dinner soon. What does it taste like?

Oxford, England CNN — The meatball tastes like meat, an accomplishment in itself. It’s a bit dense and on the smaller side — not exactly the classic version you imagine melting in your mouth at an Italian restaurant with red-checkered tablecloths and a parmesan wheel. But it’s well browned on the outside, and the flavor … Read more

Chicken prices are finally starting to fall

new York CNN Business — Over the past year, as some meat prices have fallen, chicken prices have remained stubbornly high. Strong demand, supply issues and even breeding problems with under-performing roosters kept the pressure on. The supply shortage even had some restaurants, like Wingstop, experimenting with less popular items like thighs. But now conditions … Read more

Go ahead. Go crazy with avocados. There’s a massive glut and prices are cooling off

new York CNNBusiness — There’s at least one item in the grocery store that’s getting less expensive: avocados. A significant supply of embers of the buttery fruit has triggered a drop in wholesale prices, sending store prices lower as well. With the overall cost of grocery items up a stunning 13% compared to last year, … Read more

Juicy Marbles: Can a meat-free filet mignon convert carnivores?

CNN Business — When it comes to recreating the taste, texture and look of real meat, whole cuts have been called the “holy grail” of plant-based products. But producing them is not easy. “Whole-muscle products are challenging to mimic because of their fibrous textures and integrated pockets of fat,” explains Karen Formanski, of the Good … Read more

Food prices are soaring, and that’s changed how we eat

new York CNN Business — Lisa Altman used to take pride in being able to eat what she wanted without worrying much about the cost. When she was growing up, seconds weren’t served and side dishes were rare. “My mom had a budget every week, and she stuck to it,” she said. “As I got … Read more