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

Sea-farmed supercrop: how seaweed could transform the way we live
From high-protein food to plastics and fuel, Swedish scientists are attempting to tap the marine plant ’s huge potential“You can just see the buoys of the seafarm,” Dr Sophie Steinhagen yells over the high whine of the boat as it approaches the small islands of Sweden’s Koster archipelago. The engine drops to a sputter, and Steinhagen heaves up a rope to reveal the harvest hanging beneath: strand after strand o f sea lettuce, translucent and emerald green.“This is one individual that we would collect now and keep as a parent, because it’s growing very fast,” she exclaims. In summer, these waters teem with sea...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 19, 2022 Category: Science Authors: Richard Orange in Malm ö Tags: Environment Food Sweden Europe World news Climate crisis Agriculture Science Seafood Source Type: news

Trying Everything, Even Lettuce, to Save Florida ’s Beloved Manatees
Pollution has killed the sea grass that manatees feed on, and they are starving to death in large numbers. Extraordinary intervention may not be enough to protect them. #manatees #saveflorida (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 9, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

TikTok Trends: Lettuce Water, Cyst Smacking, and Period Pains TikTok Trends: Lettuce Water, Cyst Smacking, and Period Pains
A new season brings a plethora of new TikTok trends for doctors to debunk, support, or attempt to erase off the internet entirely.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Dermatology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Dermatology Headlines - March 29, 2022 Category: Dermatology Tags: Dermatology News Source Type: news

Anorexia survivor is finally given the all-clear after gaining 2 stone 
Charlotte Foster, 21, from Workington, saw her weight plummet to 6st 3lbs after she suffered with anorexia during lockdown, which saw her eating only lettuce, carrots and Coke Zero. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 5, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Covid-19 Vaccines In Salad Dressing? Here ’s What Michael Flynn Claimed
Lettuce be clear about what Michael Flynn said on a video that ’s been making the rounds on social media. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - September 24, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Y. Lee, Senior Contributor Tags: Healthcare /healthcare Innovation /innovation Science /science business pharma Source Type: news

Notes from the Field: An Outbreak of Escherichia coli O157:H7 Infections Linked to Romaine Lettuce Exposure - United States, 2019
This report describes an outbreak of Escherichia coli in multiple states linked to romaine lettuce. (Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - May 6, 2021 Category: American Health Tags: E. coli Infection MMWR Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report Outbreaks Source Type: news

B.C. boy permanently brain damaged after eating lettuce contaminated with E. coli
Marketplace finds out why outbreaks of E. coli keep happening with romaine lettuce — and meets a B.C. family whose young son was sickened, and will never be the same. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - March 21, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Marketplace Source Type: news

Drugs used to treat HIV and flu can have detrimental impact on crops
(University of Plymouth) Scientists from the UK and Kenya found that lettuce plants exposed to a higher concentration of four commonly-used antiviral and antiretroviral medicines could be more than a third smaller in biomass than those grown in a drug-free environment. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 28, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Seeding the Ocean: Inside a Michelin-Starred Chef ’s Revolutionary Quest to Harvest Rice From the Sea
There are very few things that Ángel León hasn’t done with the fruits of the sea. In 2008, as a young, unknown chef, he took a loin from one fish and attached it to the loin of another, using collagen to bind the two proteins together. He called them hybrids and served them to unsuspecting diners at Aponiente, his restaurant in the southern Spanish port town of El Puerto de Santa María, just across the bay from Cádiz. He discovered that fish eyes, cooked at 55°C in a thermal circulator until the gelatin collapsed, made excellent thickening agents for umami-rich sauces. Next he found th...
Source: TIME: Science - January 9, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Matt Goulding Tags: Uncategorized climate change feature longform Magazine Source Type: news

E. Coli Outbreak May Be Linked to Recalled Romaine Lettuce
A link between an Escherichia coli outbreak that has sickened 12 people in six states and recalled romaine lettuce sold by Tanimura& Antle is being investigated by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Five of the patients have... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - November 12, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

CDC: 3 Ongoing E. Coli Outbreaks, One May Be Linked To Romaine Lettuce
The FDA also announced that Tanimura& Antle is recalling certain lots of their Romaine lettuce. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - November 12, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Y. Lee, Senior Contributor Tags: Healthcare /healthcare Innovation /innovation Business /business Food & Drink /food-drink pharma Source Type: news

Romaine lettuce recall 2020: Possible E. coli contamination
The voluntary recall affects over 3,000 heads of lettuce distributed in 20 states. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 10, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Romaine lettuce sold at Walmart recalled for E.coli
The voluntary recall affects packaged romaine lettuce distributed to 19 states and Puerto Rico. No illnesses have been reported. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 10, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Romaine Lettuce Recalled In Massachusetts And Other States For Possible E. Coli Contamination
BOSTON (CBS) — There’s a recall for romaine lettuce in Massachusetts and several other states. Packaged single heads of romaine sold under the Tanimura & Antle brand could be contaminated with E. coli. The recalled lettuce has a packed on date of 10/15/2020 or 10/16/2020 with UPC number 0-27918-20314-9. So far there have not been any illnesses linked to the recall. There were nearly 3,400 cartons of the recalled romaine shipped to Massachusetts, Alaska, Oregon, California, Texas, Arkansas, Oklaoma, Indiana, Nebraska, Missouri, Tennessee, Wisconsin, New Mexico, South Carolina, Washington, North Carolina, Ohi...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - November 10, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Consumer Syndicated CBSN Boston Syndicated Local Recall Source Type: news