BP Oil Spill Affecting the Food Web; Nestlé to Stop Making Health Claims on Kids’ Drink


Honest Tea won its bid against Coca-Cola to keep the words “no high fructose corn syrup” on its juice pouches despite it being something of a rebuke to Coke products that do contain the syrup. [NY Times]

Apparently, the BP oil spill has already damaged the food web (what scientists used to call the food chain). Tiny organisms, called pyrosomes, are dying off. [NY Daily News]

A new study suggests that young children with food allergies tend to be somewhat smaller than kids without food allergies. [Reuters]

Nestlé will remove health claims from advertising for Boost Kid Essentials that say the product boosts children’s immunity. [NY Times]

Whole Foods will no longer buy organic, grass-fed beef from the Northern Arapaho Tribe in Wyoming following a pricing dispute. [AP]

Meanwhile, as of next June, Whole Foods will require all health and beauty products making organic claims to be certified. [NY Times]