Boosting Food Security and Education in Schools in Brazil
Students eat lunch in the cafeteria of the João Caffaro Municipal School in Itaboraí, in southeastern Brazil. Schoolchildren returned to eating vegetables and drinking natural fruit juices when the school canteens and the supply of family farming products to the National School Feeding Program resumed in April this year, after an interruption brought about by the COVID pandemic. CREDIT: Mario Osava/IPSBy Mario OsavaITABORAÍ, Brazil , Apr 27 2022 (IPS) “I like lettuce, but not tomatoes and cucumbers,” said nine-year-old Paulo Henrique da Silva de Jesus, a third grader at the João Baptista Caffaro Municipal S...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - April 27, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Mario Osava Tags: Development & Aid Editors' Choice Education Featured Food and Agriculture Headlines Health Integration and Development Brazilian-style Latin America & the Caribbean Poverty & SDGs Projects Regional Categories TerraViva United Natio Source Type: news

High cholesterol: Aubergine and okra shown to help lower levels by up to ‘30 percent’
HIGH cholesterol is an insidious condition which lies dormant for many years. When the obvious damage does strike it can often be too late. Fortunately, you can keep on top of these rising levels by consuming either aubergines or okra. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 16, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The First Private Crew Blasts Off for the Space Station
The dining will be fine aboard the International Space Station (ISS) throughout the next week. Flying 408 km (254 mi.) above the Earth and clipping along at a brisk 28,000 km/h (17,500 mph), the crew will be tucking into arroz Estelle Valencia, a Spanish rice dish; secreto de cerdo with pisto—Ibérico Pork with tomatoes, onions, eggplant, and peppers; and chicken and mushroom paella. That, at least, is what four of the 11 crew members aboard the ISS will be eating—the four who will arrive at the station tomorrow morning, along with their full larder, after blasting off aboard a SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecra...
Source: TIME: Science - April 8, 2022 Category: Science Authors: Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized healthscienceclimate Source Type: news

High cholesterol: Aubergines, artichokes and beans significantly lower levels by up to 30%
HIGH cholesterol can be significantly rectified by consuming the right types of food. These foods which are backed up by studies are highly recommended for a cholesterol-lowering and heart-healthy diet. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - March 30, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Artificial Intelligence Can Now Craft Original Jokes —And That’s No Laughing Matter
Don’t you hate it,” says Jon the Robot, gesturing with tiny articulated arms at an expectant crowd, “when you’re trying to solve inverse kinematics equations to pick up a cup and then you get ‘Error 453, no solution found’?” The crowd laughs. “Don’t you hate that?” An experiment billed as a comedy act, Jon is the brainchild of Naomi Fitter, an assistant professor in the School of Mechanical, Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering at Oregon State University. The tiny android performs when a handler (who must also hold the mic) presses a button, then tells the sam...
Source: TIME: Science - January 4, 2022 Category: Science Authors: Corinne Purtill Tags: Uncategorized Artificial Intelligence freelance healthscienceclimate TIME 2030 Source Type: news

Time Honoured Food Traditions, Pleasing for Palate and Planet
Alia Chughtai (standing at the back), a journalist with filmmaker Akhlaque Mahesar (right, behind the table), and others in their team at Aur Chaawal (And Rice). Chughtai believes in using local fresh ingredients that are healthy and planet-friendly. Her method of cooking fits in with the Barilla Center for Food and Nutrition’s Double Pyramid. Credit: Zofeen T. Ebrahim/IPSBy Zofeen EbrahimKARACHI, Nov 19 2021 (IPS) Balance is the absolute key, says Alia Chughtai, a journalist who started a catering service with filmmaker Akhlaque Mahesar, by the name of Aur Chaawal (And Rice), two years ago. She knows what she is talkin...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - November 19, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Zofeen Ebrahim Tags: Asia-Pacific Biodiversity Climate Action Featured Food and Agriculture Food Security and Nutrition Food Sustainability Green Economy Headlines Health TerraViva United Nations ​ #Nutrition #FoodCulture​ #Barilla #BCFNforum # Source Type: news

Golden Rice: Triumph for Science
By Paul TengSINGAPORE, Jul 28 2021 (IPS) After almost two decades, Golden Rice was approved last week by the Philippines authorities for use as food. This together with the approval of the bioengineered Bt eggplant represents a landmark victory of science over misinformation; it will provide consumers with improved nutrition (Golden Rice) and safer food (Bt eggplant). Paul TengBIOTECHNOLOGY CROPS have been controversial in spite of overwhelming support for their safety by the scientific community. This is specially so for the class of biotechnology crops commonly called ‘GMO’ or genetically modified organism. The cont...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - July 28, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Paul Teng Tags: Asia-Pacific Biodiversity Climate Change Economy & Trade Environment Food & Agriculture Food Security and Nutrition Headlines Health TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

A Healthy Twist on a Classic Eggplant Recipe
THURSDAY, July 11, 2019 -- Eggplant is a high-fiber food that will leave you feeling satisfied and well-nourished. Most people think of the classic purple-colored vegetable, but eggplant comes in many varieties, colors and even shapes. All are... (Source: - Daily MedNews)
Source: - Daily MedNews - July 11, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Kale Is One of the Most Contaminated Vegetables You Can Buy. Here ’s Why
Each year, the Environmental Working Group (EWG) publishes its Dirty Dozen list, which ranks the 12 pieces of produce that contain the highest amounts of pesticide residues. This year, one of the dirtiest fruits and vegetables turns out to be kale, occupying the third spot on the EWG’s list of most contaminated. Strawberries top the list, followed by spinach. (The full 2019 Dirty Dozen list, ranked from most contaminated to least, include strawberries, spinach, kale, nectarines, apples, grapes, peaches, cherries, pears, tomatoes, celery and potatoes.) The list is compiled from the results of regular testing done by t...
Source: TIME: Health - March 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition Source Type: news

French Fries Are The No. 1 Vegetable Toddlers Eat, Study Says
ARLINGTON, Va. (CBS Local) — A new study shows major gaps in food choices in youngster’s diets. More than 27 percent of young children do not consume a single discrete serving of vegetables on any given day, according to the Feeding Infants and Toddlers Study. Among the vegetables toddlers do eat — French fries are the no. 1 vegetable consumed. According to the study, after a child turns one their food choices tend to change as they eat more family foods. By age two, many children have preferences and eating habits that will last their lifetime — and that’s why health experts want parents to ...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - September 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News Offbeat Local TV talkers Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What are some low-carb bread alternatives?
Many people choose to avoid bread for health reasons. They may be trying to lose weight on a low-carb or ketogenic diet or might be intolerant to gluten. Bread alternatives include cloud bread, eggplant, and nori sheets. Here, learn about some bread alternatives for making sandwiches, wraps, and other popular meals. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nutrition / Diet Source Type: news

How eggplants became Asian -- genomes and elephants tell the story
(University of Helsinki) The evolutionary context of the eggplant was until recently very poorly known. Historical documents and genetic data have shown that the eggplant was first domesticated in Asia, but most of its wild relatives are from Africa. Researchers from the Natural History Museums of London and Finland managed to obtain the first well-supported hypothesis on the origin of the eggplant and its direct relatives. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - August 28, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

4 Ways to Make Grilling Healthier This Summer
Cookouts are a summer staple. And while they do provide some health perks—fresh air, home cooking and time with friends and family—they can also come with risks. Follow these guidelines to make your grilled meals better for you. 1. Grill like a pescatarian Cooking most meat at temperatures above 300°F can produce potentially cancer-causing chemicals called heterocyclic amines (HCAs), according to the National Cancer Institute. But fruits and vegetables like corn, peaches, peppers, eggplant, pineapple, squash and watermelon hold up well on the barbecue and don’t form HCAs when they’re cooked. And...
Source: TIME: Health - June 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition healthytime onetime Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What to know about nightshade allergies
This article looks at the symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of nightshade allergies and intolerances. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - May 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Food Allergy Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Do nightshade vegetables make arthritis worse?
Some believe that nightshade vegetables, including potatoes, tomatoes, and eggplants, may cause inflammation or make arthritis worse. There is no current evidence for this, though some people may be allergic to nightshades. Here, we explore the effects of nightshades and provide tips for an anti-inflammatory diet. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - May 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nutrition / Diet Source Type: news