“Californians should brace themselves for a fourth year of drought,” said Mark Cowin, director of the state Department of Water Resources. [...] Mother Nature doesn’t seem to want to cooperate as forecasters raised the possibility this week that parts of the state, including San Francisco, could see a January without rain for the first time in recorded history. On Thursday, state and federal water officials gathered in the capital to sound the alarm, noting that they’ve taken steps to combat t
Researchers from Iowa have shown that organic farming methods can yield almost as highly as pesticide-intensive methods. Other researchers, from Berkeley, California, have reached a similar conclusion. Indeed, both findings met with a very enthusiastic reception. The enthusiasm is appropriate, but only if one misses a deep and fundamental point: that even to participate in such a conversation is to fall into a carefully laid trap.
Do you have 75 minutes free this weekend? Perhaps 12 minutes? These are the top five ranked TED Talks about food and health: 1. Fight the food occupation 2. Start ‘em young 3. Food policy — fails & the future 4. What’s that in my kid’s food? 5. A glimpse into the gut Spread the
Glossy magazines and popular websites promote the latest food fad or offer stern warnings against your favorite treats; your mother calls up with third-hand advice that originated on daytime television or with your great-great-grandmother in the century before last.
It can be confusing and frustrating.
To help clear things up, six local nutrition and health professionals have offered to debunk some of the most common — and, to them, annoying — misconceptions they hear bandied about.
Food deserts are defined as areas without proper access to fresh, healthy and affordable food. Toronto's recently launched Mobile Good Food Market wants to overcome this problem by selling fresh produce on the streets in areas where people have few nutritious food options.
An Arizona man, Bernardo LaPallo, is 113 years old and feels great! Many think he’s much younger. His skin is wrinkle-free and he’s still quite active. What’s the key to his longevity? He says it’s all about obedience and moderation. He says, “Obedience is the key. Moderation is the back up.” (1) About three years …
Around the world, food production occupies more land than any other human activity (about 40 times the area of all cities and suburbs combined), uses more freshwater than anything else people do and is a major source of carbon pollution in the air and nitrogen pollution in the water. So it should be obvious that the food choices we make in supermarkets, restaurants and in our homes have a big influence on the world around us. Making small changes in what we eat can have big environmental benefi
More protein than beef. More omegas than salmon. Tons of calcium, antioxidants, and vitamin B. In their secret R&D lab, the scientists at Beyond Meat concocted a plant-protein-based performance burger that delivers the juicy flavor and texture of the real thing with none of the dietary and environmental downsides.