Food

Food Waste Spurs Green House Gas Emissions

September 17, 2013 / No Comments

Food wastes are contributing for added amounts of green house gas emissions in countries other than China and the US. This fact was revealed by a recent study conducted by the United Nations Food and Agricultural Organization. Every year, around 1.3 billion tonnes of food get wasted, along with raw materials like water, energy and the chemicals needed to produce ...

Food Security Bill passed in Indian parliament after 10-hour debate

September 3, 2013 / No Comments

The BBC News reported on Sept. 3, 2013, that India's upper house of parliament has given a green signal to the Food Security Bill targeted at subsidizing food for two-thirds of the Indian population. [caption id="attachment_15389" align="aligncenter" width="360"] What is Food Security Bill?[/caption] The bill proposes to place food under the category of legal rights. Under this bill the proposition of providing ...

Mediterranean diet lowers risk of heart diseases

March 4, 2013 / No Comments

A healthy diet is important for controlling heart diseases. On the forefront is the Mediterranean diet which was first introduced in the 1940s with studies revealing that it lowers the risk of heart attacks. The diet is based on the eating patterns of the people belonging to the Mediterranean basin -Spain, Southern Italy, and Greece. The diet includes nuts, Mediterranean fruits ...

High Glycemic Food Links Acne to Diet

February 28, 2013 / No Comments

Medical Nutrition therapy (MNT) has an important role in acne treatment. Evidences have clearly established the connection between diet and acne. Diet, which includes more glycemic and dairy products, makes your skin more prone to acne. The intake of more carbohydrates through these high glycemic foods affects acne development. Glucose and insulin levels increase due to these diet and results in changes on ...

India to Start Labelling of GMO Food Stuff Next Year

June 19, 2012 / No Comments

India is all set to start labelling of genetically modified food from the beginning of next year. The whole process of labelling has a history of many protests and concessions in that country. However, the recent development raises the big question – if India can go for labelling, why can't the US? In as many as 50 countries in the world, ...

Finding Real Food Is Harder Than It Should Be

December 29, 2011 / No Comments

In the supermarket, there's more choices for snacks than some stores in other countries have for all food combined. I'm not just talking about so-called "Third World" countries, where people live daily in hunger and poverty; I'm talking about countries such as Italy, Canada, Australia - Westernized nations, all, where a trip to the grocery store is a decidedly less insane ...

British Shoppers Throw Away 10% of Groceries Shopped Every Week

November 15, 2011 / No Comments

In the present world, starvation and food scarcity are constant features one tends to ignore. As if adding to the woes, a shocking fact about the people of the UK has been revealed! It has been found that 10% of the shopped groceries are being thrown away by an average British buyer every week. It is really hard to believe ...

Antioxidant Juices: Which Packs the Most Punch?

October 10, 2011 / 3 Comments

Intensive study on the effects of antioxidants has shown that these compounds can help rid the body of free radicals, which may come from unhealthy processed foods or environmental contaminants. These free radicals contribute to aging and cellular degeneration, which is why antioxidants can be important ingredients in maintaining a person's health and vitality. Image courtesy of noshit-mag Antioxidants can also help ...

Pepsi Adds Green to Business with Recyclable Cups

May 18, 2011 / No Comments

Did you notice PepsiCo is going greener? The company has announced options of recyclable cups in the US. Five options of the cups are now offered through Pepsi’s own independent bottler distribution network. The new set of offerings is a major step from the popular beverage company as there is an increasing awareness and concern about ecological ill effects of ...

Banana Peel Can Remove Toxic Metals From Water!

March 14, 2011 / 2 Comments

A group of scientists from Brazil have discovered that minced Banana peels rather quickly and efficiently removed toxic metals from wastewater. In fact the method was found to be more effective than conventional water treatment plans. Moreover the same bunch of peels can be used up to 11 times.