Bacteria on raw poultry meat in the Netherlands may be a source of superbugs in people, according to a study that suggests the use of antibiotics in food animals is causing life-saving drugs to lose their potency.
Snacking is the biggest culprit behind the population's steady weight gain, according to a new study partially funded by the National Institutes of Health in the U.S. Researchers calculated that about 30 years ago Americans ate 3.8 daily meals and snacks. By 2006, they were eating 4.9.
Image credit: donabateportraine I may have once mused on the environmental impact of my backyard chickens, but I have no doubt that, overall, keeping them has been both a wonderful experience and a significant contribution to improving our family's...
On May 9th, participants came together in a conversation organized by Food Forward to talk about the connections they see between racism, food systems, and the "food movement" in Toronto and elsewhere. Prior to the meeting, over 20 members of Toronto’s food community groups submitted questions and articulated issues related to food and race in our city. All expressed an enthusiasm to see the links between these issues be made more visible, be better understood, and be actively addressed in their work and the work of other Toronto food organizations.
Geneva (AFP) June 28, 2011 - Ten million people in the Horn of Africa have been hit by the worst drought in 60 years, with some areas on the verge of famine and thousands on the march in seach of food and water, the UN said Tuesday.
Too many tourists and too much climate change are the main concerns of environmental organisations and the governments of signatory countries of the Antarctic Treaty, which came into effect 50 years ago.At the 34th Antarctic Treaty Consultative Meeting, being held in Buenos Aires for two weeks from Jun. 20, some 300 member country representatives, experts and activists are analysing the new challenges facing the frozen continent.
WORLD Vision chief executive Tim Costello says Australia must consider its moral responsibility to help address global hunger before allowing its prime agricultural land to be consumed by mining operations.
Hunger and poverty have long rivalled climate change as subjects requiring solemn statements of concern from corporate and governmental powers that be. But food now ranks with oil, currency and debt as a topic requiring tracking and control by the elite bodies that manage geopolitics. Food policy has arrived.