Adults who closely followed the Mediterranean diet were 47 percent less likely to develop heart disease over a 10-year period compared to similar adults who did not closely follow the diet, according to a new study.
In mid-February, the government released a scientific report that will shape its 2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans. Think of it as America's basic nutrition policy. Most people who read the report would have viewed it as a snore; not much has changed.
Yes, the report lifted the longstanding advice to limit cholesterol in foods. That boils down to dropping advice to limit egg yolks. Liver is high in cholesterol, but rarely eaten. Shrimp is high in cholesterol, but so low in saturated fat -- the prime driver of high blood cholesterol -- that its cholesterol hardly matters.
The biggest problem with school food isn't that it's too healthy, or that students are being offered too little. The biggest problem is that industry is feeding our kids, and we're letting it happen....
SYDNEY (Reuters) - An Australian actor who set out to expose hidden sugar in health food said he gained 8.5 kg (19 lb) and a paunch after a 60-day low-fat diet, including yoghurt, cereal, muesli bars and
“The US, the world's top producer of GM crops, is seeking new markets for American GM crops in Africa. The US administration's strategy consists of assisting African nations to produce biosafety laws that promote agribusiness interests instead of protecting Africans from the potential threats of GM crops,” said Haidee Swanby from the African Centre for Biosafety, which authored the report commissioned by Friends of the Earth International.
The new report also exposes how agribusiness giant Monsanto influences biosafety legislation in African countries, gains regulatory approval for its product, and clears the path for products such as GM maize (corn).
Cathryn Wellner's insight:
Under the guise of feeding the hungry, U.S. corporations undermine local economies and agriculture.
The recently published Global Nutrition Report shows almost all countries face high levels of malnutrition and diet-based ill-health, writes Julia Wright. This reveals deep problems with the dominant industrial model of food production, and the need for new agroecological approaches to feeding the world.
It's past time that mainstream media cut through the flak of GMO pesticide industry propaganda, and connect the dots that GMOs = pesticide companies engineering food crops to sell more volume of more kinds of more toxic weed killer....
Over the past 50 years, many medical advances have made it easier for people to survive heart attacks, treat high blood pressure and manage elevated cholesterol. We have surgeries, medicines and treatments that once weren't available. Sounds good, doesn't it? So why do Americans have a shorter life expectancy than people in most high-income countries?
Sure, you can spend a lot to eat healthy, but you can also spend a ton of money on a very unhealthy diet. I've always noticed that the food we should be eating the most of (according to the good old USDA) - things like grains, legumes, fruits and veggies - happen to cost less on a per-pound basis than the food that's bad for us, at least in large quantities (red meat, fatty dairy products, processed foods, etc.).
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