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• The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a new study saying that just one out of seven Americans consumes enough fruits and vegetables (five servings a day) and gets sufficient exercise. That’s about 14.6 percent of all Americans, and breaks out to 12.4 percent of men and 16.6 percent of women. The study says that 12.6 percent of white men and 17.4 percent of white women reached both benchmarks, compared to 11.2 percent of black men and 12.6 percent of black women and 11.7 percent of Latino men and 14.8 percent of Latino women.

• In the UK, the Sunday Telegraph estimates that since the Competition Commission there began an investigation into the grocery industry last year, the country’s top four supermarket chains – Tesco, Sainsbury, Wal-Mart’s Asda Group and William Morrison Supermarkets – have launched 52 different supplier, environmental and consumer-friendly initiatives designed to emphasize the benefits of self-regulation and preempt whatever recommendations the commission might make.
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