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Category: Food Consumption :: Nutrition
Last updated: Jan 21 2019 06:16 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Black and Hispanic Youth Are Targeted With Junk Food Ads, Research Shows 21.1.2019 Organic Consumers Association News Headlines

Click over to TV programming that caters to black and Hispanic youth and the commercials almost exclusively push fast food, sugary drinks, bad-for-you snacks and candy, a new report shows. Junk food comprised 86% of ad spending on black-targeted programming and 82% of spending on Spanish-language television in 2017, according to the study released Tuesday.

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This Common Preservative in Processed Food May Be Making You Tired 20.1.2019 Organic Consumers Association News Headlines

Is it hard to motivate yourself to get off the couch and go exercise? Well, a common food additive you’re unknowingly consuming in large quantities might be to blame. New research sheds light on inorganic phosphate — an additive and preservative found in up to 70 percent of the foods in the common diet in the United States — and the impact it could be having on your health.

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Healthy Food Just Got a Big Boost in the New Farm Bill 19.1.2019 Organic Consumers Association News Headlines

Fresh fruits and vegetables just got a whole lot more affordable for people who use SNAP, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program formerly known as food stamps. The 2018 Farm Bill passed both houses of Congress with bipartisan support and was signed into law Dec. 20 by President Trump—although SNAP's funding beyond February depends on Congress and the president enacting a new budget and ending the government shutdown.

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Less beef, more beans: Experts say world needs a new diet 17.1.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Science
A hamburger a week, but no more -- that's about as much red meat people should eat to do what's best for their health and the planet, according to a report seeking to overhaul the world's diet.
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Your sustainable diet for the year 2050: More nuts, less sugar and red meat 17.1.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

Good news, Earthlings! An international team of scientists reports that it is indeed possible to feed everyone on the planet a healthy and environmentally sustainable diet by the year 2050.

All it will take is a wholesale, radical change to what foods we eat and the way we produce them.

“We call...

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How airline food helps Randy Jackson fight his Type-2 diabetes diagnosis 12.1.2019 LA Times: Commentary

Randy Jackson says he shouldn’t have been surprised when he was diagnosed with Type-2 diabetes years ago. All the signs were there: His body often felt hot; he was lethargic; he couldn’t quite quench his thirst.

“I didn’t listen to any of the pre-diabetes signs,” he said. “You’d think that with...

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How DSM is embracing the Sustainable Development Goals 9.1.2019 Resource Efficiency | GreenBiz.com
The food supply giant is pursuing five of the SDGs to drive its sustainability efforts, including the mission to eradicate hunger.
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Here’s What the USDA’s New Nutrition Rules Mean for the 30 Million Children Eating School Lunches 2.1.2019 Mother Jones
Earlier this month, the US Department of Agriculture issued new nutrition standards for school lunches that make it easier for schools to offer less healthy meals to students. The new rules significantly dilute the high standards set by the Obama administration’s 2010 Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act, which required that federally subsidized school lunch programs provide meals that meet […]
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How California grapes and the U.S.-China trade war are giving Chile a headache 27.12.2018 LA Times: Business

President Trump’s trade war with China and a late-blooming bumper crop in the United States are combining to curb the amount of fresh table grapes imported from Chile when the weather turns cold.

That’s forcing the South American country to look to Asia to sell off its fruit. It’s the latest example...

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El-Sissi’s call on Egyptians to lose weight creates a stir 25.12.2018 L.A. Times - World News

President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi is demanding Egyptians lose weight.

In televised comments earlier this month, the general-turned-president railed about the number of overweight people he sees and told Egyptians they must take better care of themselves. He said physical education should become core...

Minneapolis considers changes to 'staple foods' ordinance 23.11.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Science
Some owners of small ethnic grocery stores want to better meet the cultural dietary preferences of their customers.
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Zucchini everywhere: School-grown produce teaches students to eat their veggies 13.11.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
A growing number of schools are building greenhouses or in some way getting into local food production. While the locally grown food isn't a big money saver, it has increased healthy food choices for students and increased student interest in where the food they eat comes from.
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This enzyme helps chickens absorb more nutrition from less feed 7.11.2018 Resource Efficiency | GreenBiz.com
And that could free up agricultural land for other uses.
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Food stamps for soda: Time to end billion-dollar subsidy for sugary drinks? 29.10.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Science
SNAP provides nutrition assistance for about 42 million Americans, but critics say now is the time to restructure the $70 billion annual program in a way that promotes healthier food choices.
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Helm steps up to Rittenhouse 26.10.2018 Philly.com News
What Helm lacks in designer flash it more than makes up for with the welcome sense of value it brings to a neighborhood already saturated with upscale options.
Private Equity Pillage: Grocery Stores and Workers At Risk 26.10.2018 American Prospect
This article appears in the Fall 2018 issue of The American Prospect magazine. Subscribe here .  Since 2015 seven major grocery chains, employing more than 125,000 workers, have filed for bankruptcy. The media has blamed “disruptors”—low-cost competitors like Walmart and high-end markets like Whole Foods, now owned by Amazon. But the real disruptors in this industry are the private equity owners who were behind all seven bankruptcies. They have extracted millions from grocery stores in the last five years—funds that could have been used to upgrade stores, enhance products and services, and invest in employee training and higher wages. As with the bankruptcies of common household names like Toys “R” Us, private equity owners throw companies they own into unsustainable debt in order to capture high returns for themselves and their investors. If the company they have starved of resources goes broke, they’ve already made their bundle. This is all perfectly legal. It should not be. The bankrupted private ...
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The rise of the fat cat and how to put yours on a weight loss plan 24.10.2018 Philly.com News
An estimated 60% of cats in America are clinically overweight, which can lead to an abundance of physical and mental health issues. If you're among the many fat cat owners, here's how to put your feline friend on a weight loss plan.
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When babies cry, a first response is to feed them. But 'self soothing' strategies may prevent childhood obesity. 18.10.2018 Philly.com News
At Hershey Medical Center, 279 first-time moms volunteered to participate in a Penn State study that examined strategies to soothe fussy infants as a way to prevent obesity.
Appetites: Dried bean bonanza 18.10.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Chef and author Beth Dooley shares her insights into the delights of dried beans and cranberries. She has a few recipes and a guide to bean types to share, too.
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Actress Alicia Silverstone expands collaboration to launch herbal supplements 6.10.2018 LA Times: Health

For years, Alicia Silverstone didn’t believe in vitamins. As a vegan for two decades, the actress and activist has typically adhered to a clean and organic diet replete with nutrient-rich greens, whole grains, lentils, nuts and fruit.

“My midwife suggested I take a prenatal supplement, but I thought...

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