Posts Tagged Food

Local news interview: Cacao of excellence…

Read the following article about Trinidad and Tobago’s cocoa, it’s an interview with the executive director of the International Cocoa Organisation, Michael Arron: https://newsday.co.tt/2019/07/11/cacao-of-excellence/ Advertisements

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Interesting facts #40…

What’s the Difference Between a Fruit and a Vegetable? Live Science presents an interesting overview: https://www.livescience.com/33991-difference-fruits-vegetables.html

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New biochemical pathway that may develop more resilient crop varieties…

Summary: Researchers have discovered a new biochemical pathway in plants which they have named CHLORAD… Read about this here: https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/02/190221141452.htm

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A very small number of crops are dominating globally: That’s bad news for sustainable agriculture…

Summary: A new study finds that globally we’re growing more of the same kinds of crops, and this presents major challenges for agricultural sustainability on a global scale… Read the full article here at Science Daily: https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/02/190206161446.htm

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Food Shocks Becoming More Frequent Due to Extreme Weather, Conflict…

An update on food production research from Yale Environment 360 considering increases in the frequency of such due to extreme weather events and geopolitical issues: https://e360.yale.edu/digest/food-shocks-becoming-more-frequent-due-to-extreme-weather-conflict

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From abuse to abortion laws: the world’s 12 hot topics in 2018…

I came across the following article from theguardian.com whilst randomly perusing some world news websites, and since the year is still rather new why not take a look back at some of the top newsmakers for 2018: https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2018/dec/31/from-abuse-to-abortion-laws-the-worlds-12-hot-topics-in-2018

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Diet and food production must radically change to save planet…

Summary: Transformation of the global food system is urgently needed as more than 3 billion people are malnourished (including people who are undernourished and overnourished), and food production is exceeding planetary boundaries — driving climate change, biodiversity loss, pollution due to over-application of nitrogen and phosphorus fertilizers, and unsustainable changes in water and land use… […]

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Protein Alternatives: 15 options for non-meat eaters…

Intro from Natural News Blogs: Not everyone is a meat eater, but everyone needs protein. Every single cell in the body contains protein and the body needs the macronutrient to repair and replenish all cells. Hair, skin, muscles, and nails are all made of this necessary component. It is a source the body needs for […]

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All About Apples: Health Benefits, Nutrition Facts and History…

Often called a “miracle food” and a “nutritional powerhouse,” an apple a day really may keep the doctor away as they’re one of the healthiest foods a person can eat. These round and juicy fruits are high in fiber and vitamin C, and they are also low in calories, have only a trace of sodium, […]

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How much salt should you really be eating?…

(Natural News) The sodium contained in salt is necessary for our body to function. It helps to ensure that proper nerve transmission, muscle contraction, and other body functions can take place. At the same time, because of how easily salt can add flavor to food, it is easy to eat too much salt… Read the rest […]

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15 Weight Loss Tricks That Make You Less Hungry…

A little health advice from powerofpositivity.com: https://www.powerofpositivity.com/15-weight-loss-tricks/

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Sparing vs Sharing: The Great Debate Over How to Protect Nature…

Intro from Yale Environment 360: What is the best way to save nature – to cordon off areas for parks and open space or to integrate conservation measures on working lands? Recent research makes a case for each of these approaches and has reignited a long-standing debate among scientists and conservationists… Read the full article by […]

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Try these natural cures to ease migraines and headache pain…

(Natural News) Migraines can often be debilitating. More severe than common headaches, migraines are characterized by frequent, throbbing head pain, as well as nausea, chills, and a sensitivity to light and sound. People prone to or suffering from migraines should be careful with the food they eat. Certain foods might trigger onset, while others may be useful in […]

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Dark chocolate is good for your heart…

(from an article at NaturalNews.com) Chocolates are a guilty pleasure for many people around the world, but there’s nothing to feel bad about if you’re eating the right kind. Milk chocolate is the type that most people eat, but it is dark chocolate that is better for your health… Read the full article here: https://www.naturalnews.com/2018-11-09-dark-chocolate-is-good-for-your-heart.html

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Severe Caribbean droughts may magnify food insecurity…

Intro: Climate change is impacting the Caribbean, with millions facing increasing food insecurity and decreasing freshwater availability as droughts become more likely across the region, according to new Cornell research in Geophysical Research Letters… Read the enn.com article here: https://www.enn.com/articles/55975-severe-caribbean-droughts-may-magnify-food-insecurity  

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What Is Blood Sugar?…

Intro from LiveScience.com: Blood sugar, or glucose, is the main sugar found in blood. The body gets glucose from the food we eat. This sugar is an important source of energy and provides nutrients to the body’s organs, muscles and nervous system… Read all about blood sugar here: https://www.livescience.com/62673-what-is-blood-sugar.html

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What happened in the past when the climate changed?…

Summary:  New research shows for the first time how the changing climate in Asia, from 5,000 to 1,000 years ago, transformed people’s ability to produce food in particular places. The model enables the co-authors to get at the causes of some dramatic historic and cultural changes… Read the full article at sciencedaily.com: https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/10/181031141448.htm

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Can Chocolate, Tea, Coffee and Zinc Help Make You More Healthy?…

Intro from enn.com: Ageing and a low life expectancy are caused, at least partly, by oxidative stress. A team of researchers led by Prof. Dr. Ivana Ivanović-Burmazović from the Chair of Bioinorganic Chemistry at FAU, together with researchers from the USA, have discovered that zinc can activate an organic molecule, helping to protect against oxidative stress. […]

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