We know that the typical American diet — filled with processed food and added sugar – is making us fat. But it’s also making us depressed, according “The Happiness Diet,” a new book that links food to feelings.
Years after a ban on unhealthful food in Seattle high schools, students are now ignoring campus vending machines — crippling student governments that once depended on profits from the sales. The Seattle School Board is likely to relax its policy next year.
A group in San Antonio called the Dinner Garden gets some of its funding from Exxon Mobil. Is this generosity?If Exxon Mobil is doing this to support urban gardens in San Antonio (and elsewhere) for the sake of people's health, I'll eat my somb.....
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This book shows how "virtuous circle" principles can be used to create systems and settlements that provide food, energy and water without consuming large quantities of fossil fuels and other finite resources. In the process, greenhouse gas emissions and environmental pollution are minimised whilst human well being, food and livelihood security, and democratic control are enhanced.
In Kenya, vertical farming and small, urban plots are becoming an important part of keeping poor Kenyans from starving as they move out of the countryside and into the cities, because of climate change.
Big meat producers in the U.S. and Canada are blasting a newly-proposed U.S. Department of Agriculture rule that will expand the ban on selling of tainted ground beef to include six new E.coli strains.
No verified cases of a potentially deadly virus have been found in B.C. salmon tested by federal and provincial scientists.
"The government of Canada, in collaboration with the province of British Columbia, has completed testing all samples related to the suspected infectious salmon anemia investigation in B.C," said Con Kiley, Canadian Food Inspection Agency national aquatic animal health program director, at a news conference. "Based on the final results, there are no confirmed cases of the disease in wild or farmed salmon in B.C."
If losing weight and getting more exercise were easy, then chronic diseases, like diabetes, wouldn't be as much of a problem. Those lifestyle changes are notoriously difficult. But there's a glimmer of hope.
Wednesday, December 7, 2011 KEENE, N.H. - The ongoing success of Windham Countys farm to school initiatives has led to farmers across the Connecticut River asking how they can better connect within New Hampshire.