Category Archives: Nutrition

Future foods: What will we be eating in 20 years’ time?

Denise Winterman BBC News Volatile food prices and a growing population mean we have to rethink what we eat, say food futurologists. So what might we be serving up in 20 years’ time? It’s not immediately obvious what links Nasa, … Continue reading

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Obesity Industrial Complex

RT America As the debate over cutting government spending rages on, billions of dollars of taxpayer money are wasted each year on junk food. Between 1995 and 2010, over 250 billion dollars was spent on subsidizing foods that are making … Continue reading

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Seeding Justice, Cultivating Democracy

Source: Ground Truth Last week, hundreds of people poured into the Women’s Building here in San Francisco to take part in the Justice Begins with Seeds conference, organized by the California Biosafety Alliance and co-sponsored by PANNA and several other … Continue reading

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Honey Improves Immunity and Relieves Anxiety

April McCarthy preventdisease.com For ages, the anti-bacterial properties of honey have been revered and so it is little wonder that it has been used for medicinal purposes all over the world. If you have a sweet tooth but shrink at … Continue reading

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Vitamin D deficiency and poorer lung function in asthmatic children treated with steroids

Nathaniel Dunford EurekAlert Vitamin D deficiency is associated with poorer lung function in asthmatic children treated with inhaled corticosteroids, according to a new study from researchers in Boston. “In our study of 1,024 children with mild to moderate persistent asthma, … Continue reading

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Health Impact, Interplay of Diet Soft Drinks and Overall Diet Unravelled

ScienceDaily Are diet sodas good or bad for you? The jury is still out, but a new study sheds light on the impact that zero-calorie beverages may have on health, especially in the context of a person’s overall dietary habits. … Continue reading

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How Tomatoes Lost Their Taste

Kai Kupferschmidt Science Now The next time you bite into a supermarket tomato and are less than impressed with the taste, blame aesthetics. A new study reveals that decades of breeding the fruits for uniform color have robbed them of … Continue reading

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Study Challenges Popular Misconception That Every Calorie Is The Same

Prevent Disease A new study published in the Journal of American Medical Association challenges the notion that “a calorie is a calorie.” The study, led by Cara Ebbeling, PhD, associate director and David Ludwig, MD, director of the New Balance … Continue reading

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Vitamin B: The Happy Vitamin that Packs a Punch

Melissa Crossman Prevent Disease Vitamin B is sometimes called the “happy vitamin,” and for very good reason. Vitamin B is a dietary powerhouse, boosting energy levels and enhancing performance of nearly every system in the body. Hundreds of delicious and … Continue reading

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Seeds of Freedom

Jess Phillimore The ABN and The Gaia Foundation A landmark film narrated by Jeremy Irons. Find out more at seedsoffreedom.info. The story of seed has become one of loss, control, dependence and debt. It’s been written by those who want … Continue reading

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