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  The legalization of marijuana by many states across the country is garnering big business for growers and distributors. It is estimated that the legal marijuana trade grosses profits close to $3 billion to $10 billion with a workforce of nearly 60,000 in 23 states. A growing string of businesses are profiting from growing and distributing marijuana.…

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The Food and Drug Administration has finally admitted that the trans fat found in many foods is unsafe and is taking their first steps toward banning the substance from numerous food products in hopes of reducing the number of heart attacks and deaths that are caused as a result of eating these foods. Restaurants and…

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With the increased focus among many African Americans on the importance of maintaining a healthy diet and reducing consumption of foods high in fat content, a large corpus have turned to replacing ground beef and red meat with ground turkey. However, there are also concerns about the alternative as evidenced by a report released this…

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First lady Michelle Obama is a woman of action, especially when it comes to her beloved health and fitness initiatives. Recently, her “Let’s Move” campaign netted a major coup when it inspired the U.S. Department of Agriculture to discontinue using the nearly 20-year-old “MyPyramid,” aka “food pyramid,” in favor of a simple, colorful, contemporary “MyPlate” nutrition graphic organizer. As…

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