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Anti-smoking ads’ effectiveness questioned in University study

Anti-smoking ads’ effectiveness questioned in University study

By Vivienne Henning

March 8, 2016

Rotting teeth, blackened lungs and a corpse. Graphic May Not Be Ready Yet - Please CheckWhen Nicole LaVoie, a doctoral student in communication, saw the newly proposed anti-smoking ads that the Food and Drug Administration plans to put on cigarette packages, she said she found the images, “absolutely d...

Eating bugs? Truth is, you may already be

Eating bugs? Truth is, you may already be

January 26, 2015

Bugs. Insects. Arthropods. Regardless of the terminology, these creepy, crawly critters wriggle their way into homes, end up splattered on windshields and can be found in the everyday foods people eat (within FDA standards). While many cringe at the idea of eating bugs, which is called “entomophag...

The man behind the trans fat ban

Fred Kummerow, emeritus professor of comparative biosciences, sits in his Urbana home, discussing his life's work of heart disease research and campaign to ban trans fats. On Nov. 7, the FDA announced its plan to ban the substance from all foods.

By Annabeth Carlson

December 4, 2013

In Fred Kummerow’s home in Urbana, a small slate plaque reads “I am still learning.” Michelangelo recorded this quote when he was 87 years old. For Kummerow, who is 99, these are the words he has lived by his whole life. Kummerow is an emeritus professor of comparative biosciences at the University. He ...

FDA implements ban on trans fats

FDA implements ban on trans fats

November 20, 2013

The battle to ban artificial trans fats is finally coming to a close as the FDA issued the preliminary determination that partially hydrogenated oils are not “generally recognized as safe” early this November. This decision allows for a 60-day period during which more data can be collected, and f...