Hungry for bribes, the Venezuelan military controls food

After food shortages turned to street violence, Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro gave control of the country’s food supply to the military. Now soldiers are making money off of the hungry, the AP says.

Mars steps away from study questioning limits on sugar consumption

One of the world’s largest candy companies, Mars Inc., “is breaking ranks with other food companies and denouncing an industry-funded paper that says global recommendations on limiting sugar are based on weak science,” says Associated Press. A company spokesman told the AP the paper makes all …