Industry analysts have played down concerns about a possible backlash against Irish food companies in the wake of a high-level study linking processed(...)

Kiosks in Santiago’s city center feature products with black nutritional warnings on the labels of items high in sugar, salt, calories or saturated fat. Photograph: Victor Ruiz Caballero for The New York Times

They killed Tony the Tiger. They did away with Cheetos’ Chester Cheetah. They banned Kinder Surprise, the chocolate eggs with a hidden toy. The Chi(...)

Beef displayed at a supermarket in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on Friday. Brazilian police raided the premises of global meatpacking companies JBS SA and BRF SA on Friday, as well as dozens of smaller rivals, in a crackdown on alleged bribery of health officials that could threaten $12 billion in annual exports. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

Brazilian police raided the premises of global meatpacking companies JBS SA and BRF SA on Friday, as well as dozens of smaller rivals, in a crackdown(...)

The researchers say full-sugar soft drinks account for a third of UK teens’ sugar intake, and are a major cause of increasing rates of obesity and Type 2 diabetes

Sipping a diet drink as a way to escape the Christmas sugar binge is a waste of time and money, according to a team of researchers. Going “sugar-fre(...)

Mosquitos, in the world’s largest mosquito factory   in Guangzhou, China, used for Zika research. Photograph: Kevin Frayer/Getty Images

Scientists in the US believe they are a step closer to developing a vaccine to protect people from Zika. Research on mice has shown that two vaccines (...)