Tag Archives: Consumers

Toxic delicacy of shark fin causes ecosystem chaos, and consumers are pushing back

Chan and her mother were once regulars at Hong Kong’s Dried Seafood Market, in Sheung Wan, where endless stalls display plastic bins stuffed with various forms of dried shark fin. “We don’t need shark fins for ourselves, but sharks need their fins,” said Chan, now a vegan. “I stopped consuming shark fin soup four years… Read More »

Why Healthcare Price 'Transparency' Is A Myth, And What Consumers Can Do About It – Forbes

In April 2018, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS – Medicare) issued a draft rule intended, generally, to nudge health systems toward several initiatives. These included improving the use of electronic health records and IT interoperability, providing greater price transparency of services, and empowering physicians to spend more time with their patients. This… Read More »

How Food and Data Can Support Consumers and Healthy Living: Listening at Groceryshop

Eat food, not too much, mostly plants, Michael Pollan advised us on the cover of his breakthrough book on nutrition in America, In Defense of Food.  In Las Vegas, it’s not too easy to live and eat  according to Pollan’s Food Rules. We’re at a fork in the road when it comes to food, retail grocery… Read More »