Address Malnutrition with Food Insecurity
By Jomo Kwame SundaramKUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, Aug 4 2020 (IPS) The 2020 State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World, issued by the Food and Agriculture Organization and its United Nations partners in mid-July, reports that chronic hunger continued to increase to 690 million worldwide in 2019, 60 million more than in 2014. Jomo Kwame SundaramSome two billion people worldwide were already experiencing some food insecurity during 2019, a number likely to spike upward due to Covid-19. Although headline hunger numbers have been significantly revised down retrospectively with better official data, the uptrend remains alar...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - August 4, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Jomo Kwame Sundaram Tags: Africa Development & Aid Economy & Trade Food & Agriculture Food Security and Nutrition Food Sustainability Global Green Economy Headlines Health TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

The Critical Role of Women in Avoiding a Covid-19 “Food Pandemic” in sub-Saharan Africa
Credit: Kristin Palitza/IPSBy Gaudiose MujawamariyaANTANANARIVO, Madagascar, Jun 24 2020 (IPS) As infections with Covid-19 appear to be intensifying in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA), fears of severe food shortages have prompted experts to warn that the region may be “on the brink of a hunger pandemic.” Efforts are intensifying to rally a major global response. But averting what some experts believe could be a food crisis of immense proportions requires paying close attention to an often overlooked feature of food security in the region: African women play a large and growing role in all aspects of the region’s...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - June 24, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Gaudiose Mujawamariya Tags: Africa Food & Agriculture Gender Headlines Health TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Back pain - the best dinner vegetable you should add to your diet for avoiding backache
BACK pain could be prevented by watching your diet, or by changing your sleep position. You could also lower your risk of lower back pain symptoms by making a few changes to your shopping list, including adding sweet potato to your dinner plans. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - June 22, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Agriculture: Rooted in Racism
Credit: Heifer InternationalBy Pierre Ferrari and Cory GilmanJun 22 2020 (IPS) There has been far less social progress in the United States in the last 155 years than many people would like to believe. In 2020, racism still seeps its way into every aspect of life; from unconscious bias and micro-aggressions in everyday interactions to domestic and international policy and enforcement. As an organization with 76 years of history supporting smallholder producers, we have a responsibility to use our experience to name and break the barriers that have plagued Black, Indigenous and People of Color farmers. Fighting injustice i...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - June 22, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Pierre Ferrari and Cory Gilman Tags: Climate Change Crime & Justice Economy & Trade Featured Food & Agriculture Gender Global Headlines Health Human Rights Inequity Poverty & SDGs Source Type: news

Sweet potato microbiome research important first step towards improving yield
(American Phytopathological Society) Despite the importance of sweet potato, little is known about the sweet potato microbiome. ;A plant's microbiome profoundly impacts its health and development,' explains Brooke Bissinger, an entomologist who recently published a study on sweet potatoes in Phytobiomes Journal. 'We sought to better understand the sweet potato microbiomes by characterizing it within and between actual working farms.' (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 22, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

How to Stay Physically and Mentally Healthy While COVID-19 Has You Stuck at Home
Most health advice can be boiled down to simple behaviors, like eating a balanced diet, exercising and getting good sleep. During a pandemic like COVID-19, these actions are especially crucial for maintaining you physical and mental well-being. But social distancing complicates things. How are you supposed to eat right when you’re living on non-perishables? How can you work out when you’re cooped up at home? How can you sleep when you’re anxious about, well, everything? This expert-backed guide is a good place to start. Here’s how to stay healthy (and calm) while social distancing during the COVID-1...
Source: TIME: Health - March 18, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 UnitedWeRise20Disaster Source Type: news

Spacefarers by Christopher Wanjek review – getting practical about our future beyond Earth
Skyhooks, railguns and growing sweet potatoes on Mars … a nerdily engaging discussion of how humans might settle other planetsIn 2007, China demonstrated a new anti-satellite missile by blowing one of its own defunct weather satellites to smithereens: a cloud of shards that still orbits the Earth. The message was not lost on the US, and just before Christmas last year Donald Trump launched his “Space Force”. The heavens are being remilitarised in a new superpower space race; China is planning manned Moon missions, and Elon Musk wants to build a city on Mars. But what exactly is space good for, apart from...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 4, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Steven Poole Tags: Science and nature books Culture Astronomy Space Mars The moon Source Type: news

Honey-glazed sweet potatoes
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Biofortified Crops Improve Farmers ’ Livelihoods in Zimbabwe
By Martha KatsiHARARE, Zimbabwe, Jan 27 2020 (IPS) Steven Seremwe, who is 57 years old, was retrenched from his job as an administrator at Lake Shore Missions in 2012. He decided to focus on farming, and he started growing various crops—white maize, sugar beans, and sweet potatoes, among others—for consumption and sale. “I have always loved agriculture but because of work pressures, I was not practicing. But when I got retrenched from work, I decided to follow my heart and started farming,” he said. The problem was that every farming season, even with a bumper harvest, Seremwe`s income was falling ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - January 27, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Martha Katsi Tags: Africa Biodiversity Development & Aid Economy & Trade Environment Featured Food & Agriculture Food Sustainability Headlines Health Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Sweet potato uses a single odor to warn its neighbors of insect attack
(Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology) A single volatile substance can be sufficient to induce a defense response in sweet potatoes to herbivores. Researchers have identified this substance and shown that the mechanism is not only limited to the attacked plant itself but also alerts unaffected neighboring plants to defend themselves against attackers. This response is specific and not observed in every sweet potato cultivar. The results of the study are of interest for breeding resistant sweet potato cultivars. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 2, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Healthy leftover ideas for Thanksgiving and Christmas foods
CNN Health's Jacqueline Howard offers tips on how to store and repurpose holiday leftovers, including cranberries and sweet potatoes. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - November 25, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

AHA News: Sweet Potatoes Are a Holiday Dish to Be Thankful For
MONDAY, Nov. 25, 2019 (American Heart Association News) -- Sweet potatoes and yams are a Thanksgiving staple for many families, which makes it important to understand one key fact: Sweet potatoes are not the same thing as yams. The terms are often... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - November 25, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

New tool facilitates genetic mapping of polyploid plants
(Funda ç ã o de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de S ã o Paulo) Available online for free, polyploid mapping system developed in Brazil helps breeders of sugarcane, kiwi, blueberry, sweet potato and forages, among other crops. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - November 8, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

When the Menu Turns Raw, Your Gut Microbes Know What to Do
Before scientists tested the effects of some dietary changes on the microbiome, they ordered a special menu from a chef-turned-chemist. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - October 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Veronique Greenwood Tags: Digestive Tract Microbiology Evolution (Biology) Cooking and Cookbooks Diet and Nutrition Mice Sweet Potatoes Nature Microbiology (Journal) Carmody, Rachel Turnbaugh, Peter Rekdal, Vayu Maini your-feed-science Source Type: news

95% Of Baby Foods Tested Contain Lead, Arsenic, Or Other Toxic Metal
By Sandee LaMotte, CNN (CNN) — Toxic heavy metals damaging to your baby’s brain development are likely in the baby food you are feeding your infant, according to a new investigation published Thursday. Tests of 168 baby foods from major manufacturers in the US found 95% contained lead, 73% contained arsenic, 75% contained cadmium and 32% contained mercury. One fourth of the foods contained all four heavy metals. One in five baby foods tested had over 10 times the 1-ppb limit of lead endorsed by public health advocates, although experts agree that no level of lead is safe. The results mimicked a previous&nb...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - October 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Consumer Featured Health News Syndicated CBSN Boston CNN Source Type: news

Insomnia smoothie: Here's how to bust sleeplessness for good
(Natural News) Most people drink smoothies for breakfast or after a workout. But did you know that a dinner smoothie made with sweet potatoes can boost your gut health and relieve insomnia? Why sweet potatoes are good for you Sweet potatoes are one of the best foods that promote a good night’s sleep. They are full of potassium that helps... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 25, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Naked And Unafraid: 6 Wild Facts About Naked Mole Rats
Picture a hairless, wrinkly rodent about the size of a small sweet potato — kinda cool, kinda weird. They also are extraordinarily long-lived. Researchers are lining up to study their secrets.(Image credit: Gregory G Dimijian/Getty Images/Science Source) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - August 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Pien Huang Source Type: news

Naked And Unafraid: The Secret Lives Of Naked Mole Rats
Picture a hairless, wrinkly rodent about the size of a small sweet potato — kinda cool, kinda weird. They also are extraordinarily long-lived. Researchers are lining up to study their secrets.(Image credit: Gregory G Dimijian/Getty Images/Science Source) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - August 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Pien Huang Source Type: news

In Defense Of Naked Mole Rats And What We Can Learn From Them
Picture a pinkish, hairless, wrinkly rodent about the size of a small sweet potato. Researchers are studying naked mole rats to figure out what they can learn about longevity and health. (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - August 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Pien Huang Source Type: news

Sweet! Here are 7 reasons to eat sweet potatoes
(Natural News) Sweet potatoes may not be as popular as regular potatoes, which is too bad — since they’re packed with vitamins and minerals. One cup of sweet potatoes can provide more than 100 percent of the daily value of vitamin A. It’s also rich in vitamin C, dietary fiber, and manganese. Both purple and... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Are Veggie Chips or Straws Healthier Than Potato Chips?
If you’re trying to sneak more vegetables into your—or your kid’s—diet, swapping regular potato chips for veggie chips or sticks may seem like a healthy substitution. But nutrition experts say some of these ostensibly good-for-you snacks are just junk food in disguise. “Those veggie sticks are super popular at my six-year-old’s kindergarten, but they’re really no better than potato chips,” says Liz Weinandy, a staff dietitian at the Ohio State University Medical Center. “They have very small amounts of spinach or tomato paste, but they’re still a deep-fried food, ...
Source: TIME: Health - May 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Markham Heid Tags: Uncategorized diet Diet/Nutrition health Healthy Eating Wellness Source Type: news

Sweet superfood: The 6 health benefits of nutrient-rich sweet potatoes
(Natural News) Sweet potatoes — scientifically known as Ipomoea batatas — are sweet, starchy root vegetables grown all over the world. They come in various sizes and colors, including orange, white, and purple. These root tubers are one of the healthiest foods you can add to your diet. Here are just six health benefits of... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Improving the Lives of Millions of Mothers and Children
A group of farmers attend a field day on diversification for improved productivity and nutrition. Experts have recognised the agricultural sector’s special role in mitigating child and maternal under-nutrition in vulnerable groups through the increased availability of diversified diets. Credit: Friday Phiri/IPS By Friday PhiriPEMBA, Zambia, Apr 26 2019 (IPS) It is slightly after 3pm on a hot Wednesday afternoon in Chipata district, eastern Zambia, and a group of women are gathering for a meeting. It is Elizabeth Tembo’s turn to stand amongst the other mothers like herself and share key lessons on nutrition. It...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - April 26, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Friday Phiri Tags: Africa Development & Aid Editors' Choice Featured Food & Agriculture Food Sustainability Headlines Health Population Projects Regional Categories TerraViva United Nations International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) Nut Source Type: news

Making Mayo's Recipes: Sweet potato souffl?
You can bake and mash sweet potatoes for this dish a few days in advance and freeze until ready to use. Each Thursday, one of the more than 100 video recipes from the?Mayo Clinic Healthy Living Program?is?featured on the Mayo Clinic News Network -- just in time for you to try over the weekend. You [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - April 11, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Sweet potato waffles with blueberry syrup
A hint of spices and a blanket of juicy berries make these waffles a breakfast treat. (Source: MayoClinic.com Full Feed)
Source: MayoClinic.com Full Feed - March 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Nutrient-dense foods list
Nutrient-dense foods include salmon, nuts, sweet potato, and quinoa. Adding these foods to the diet can provide health benefits. Learn more about the most nutrient-dense foods here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - March 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nutrition / Diet Source Type: news

How you can improve your eyesight by eating Cajun sweet potato hash
The Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) predicts that the numbers of Britons living with sight loss will increase by 30 per cent by 2030. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 5, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Roasted Root Veggies Make a Hearty Winter Soup
WEDNESDAY, Feb. 20, 2019 -- -- Dense root vegetables such as sweet potatoes and parsnips benefit from roasting. They sweeten as they cook, making for healthy comfort food during cold winter months. Follow these general steps for any hard... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 20, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

The health benefits you receive when you eat more sweet potatoes
(Natural News) Sweet potatoes are actually a slight misnomer, as they are not really related to regular white potatoes. They don’t even belong to the same plant family. Sweet potatoes are root vegetables that belong to the morning glory family of flowering plants, while regular white potatoes are tubers that belong to the nightshade family. While... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Celebrities Are Fighting Over the ‘Keto’ Diet. Here’s What Science Says About How Healthy It Is
A celebrity feud has ignited debate over the popular — but somewhat controversial — ketogenic diet. It all started last week, when trainer Jillian Michaels told Women’s Health that the high-fat, low-carb keto diet is “a bad plan, for a million reasons.” “I don’t understand. Like, why would anybody think this is a good idea?” Michaels asked. It quickly became clear that many people, famous and otherwise, think the trendy plan is a good idea. Celebrities including Al Roker and Andy Cohen criticized Michaels’ take, causing her to double down on her position and offer to de...
Source: TIME: Health - January 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition healthytime onetime Source Type: news

Are Sweet Potatoes Healthy? Here ’s What Experts Say
Sweet potatoes pack the unique health benefits of regular potatoes with a little something extra. “In general, the more color you can add into your diet coming from fruits and vegetables, the better,” says Yasi Ansari, a sports dietitian in Los Angeles and San Francisco. Still, the many nutritional benefits are no excuse to spring for sweet potato fries at every chance. Here’s what you need to know about how healthy sweet potatoes are, plus the best ways to incorporate them into any diet. What are the nutritional benefits of sweet potatoes? “All potatoes are nutrient-dense and healthy for you,&rdquo...
Source: TIME: Health - January 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Cassie Shortsleeve  Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition Source Type: news

These 5 recipes will give you Whole30 #mealgoals
Chef Niko Paranomos shares recipes from poke bowls to sweet potato cakes. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GMA Source Type: news

Recipe: Curried Sweet Potato and Carrot Soup
Turn leftover sweet potatoes into a hearty soup. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - January 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What makes eggnog so addictive?
It's the time of year for seasonal food trends: apple begets pumpkin spice begets butternut squash and sweet potato-rich foods. And now peppermint and eggnog. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - December 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Holiday Meals and Food Allergies/Special Diets
Are you planning your holiday menus for when your friends and families are gathering during the holiday season?  It can be fun to plan what foods and beverages to serve until Cousin Bill states he is no longer eating gluten, your best friend is lactose intolerant, your boss is vegan, Grandma is diabetic, and your nephew announces he is bringing his roommate who has specific religious dietary restrictions. Suddenly menu planning becomes a challenge that seem insurmountable. Providing a fun festive gathering includes being a hospitable one as well. Letting your guests know they are welcome and that you are considerate ...
Source: Dragonfly - December 6, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Carolyn Martin Tags: Health Literacy/Consumer Health dietary restrictions diets food allergies Source Type: news

Harvard Professor Suggests Eating Only 6 French Fries Per Meal; Twitter Can ’ t Believe It
CAMBRIDGE (CBS) — A Harvard University professor’s comments about French fries have the internet outraged. A recent New York Times article headlined “You Don’t Want Fries With That” details the health risks of eating too many potatoes. A 2017 study cited by the article concluded that “the frequent consumption of fried potatoes appears to be associated with an increased mortality risk.” Harvard’s Eric Rimm calls them “starch bombs” and suggested everyone cut down. “I think it would be nice if your meal came with a side salad and six French fries,” Rimm ...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - December 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Offbeat french fries Harvard University Local TV Source Type: news

Researchers fighting malnutrition in Rwanda with orange sweet potatoes
Nearly half of children in Rwanda's rural communities suffer from impaired growth and vision loss, due to vitamin A deficiencies. But orange sweet potatoes, which are chock-full of vitamin A, can help. CBS News senior national correspondent Jim Axelrod reports. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - November 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fighting malnutrition in Rwanda with orange sweet potatoes
The Vitamin A in orange sweet potatoes helps combat impaired growth and vision loss (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - November 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Rich in Agriculture, Madagascar Suffers from Extreme Malnutrition
Agronomist and Girls Guide Hanitranirina Rarison is combining all her skills and experiences to help rid Madagascar of malnutrition.By Hanitranirina RarisonANTANANARIVO, Madagascar, Oct 24 2018 (IPS)As much as 80 percent of Madagascar’s population of 24 million people is involved in agriculture and the country’s economy largely depends on the sector, yet 48 percent of households are faced with food insecurity according to the National Nutrition Office (NNO). Over 70 percent of households live below the national poverty line of 535,603 Malagasy ariary per year (1 U.S. dollar equals 3,447.50 ariary). In rural Mad...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - October 24, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Hanitranirina Rarison Tags: Africa Aid Development & Aid Editors' Choice Featured Food Sustainability Headlines Health Population Regional Categories TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Tanzania:230,000 Families Get Sweet Potato Vines
[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -A total of 230,000 households have been supplied with approximately 50.1 million sweetpotato planting materials in Uganda and Tanzania, thanks to a fast track project meant to improve a variety of root crops. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 23, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Making Mayo's Recipes: Roasted butternut squash fries
Roasted butternut squash fries are sweeter and healthier than traditional fries. Cut "fries" in uniform size for even cooking. This recipe also works well with sweet potatoes or acorn squash. Each week, one of the more than 100 video recipes from the?Mayo Clinic Healthy Living Program?is?featured on the Mayo Clinic News Network ? just in [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - October 18, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries 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...
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

Sweet potatoes are nutrient-dense food that are great sources of beta-carotene
(Natural News) The sweet potato may not be a true potato, but this tuber packs just as many nutrients as its namesake. Ipomoea batatas is a starchy root vegetable with thin, brown skin; oblong, tuberous roots; and usually orange-colored, sweet-tasting flesh. It is native to Central and South America and grows well in subtropical climates. Excellent source... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Which foods lower blood sugar?
Eating a varied, nutritious diet is beneficial for everyone, but is especially important for people with diabetes. In this article, learn which foods can help keep blood sugar levels in check, including oatmeal, cold-water fish, whole wheat bread, legumes, and sweet potatoes. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nutrition / Diet Source Type: news

Baby who has 50 allergies is forced to live as prisoner in his own home
Nine-month-old Riley Kinsey, from Kirkby-in-Ashfield, Nottinghamshire, can only eat turkey, carrots, plums and sweet potatoes or his body becomes covered in hives that can cause infections. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How the Lack of Affordable Vegetables is Creating a Billion-Dollar Obesity Epidemic in South Africa
Fruit and vegetable prices in South Africa have increased to the point that poorer people have had to remove them from their grocery lists. Credit: Nalisha Adams/IPSBy Nalisha AdamsJOHANNESBURG, Aug 10 2018 (IPS)Every Sunday afternoon, Thembi Majola* cooks a meal of chicken and rice for her mother and herself in their home in Alexandra, an informal settlement adjacent to South Africa’s wealthy economic hub, Sandton.“Vegetables is only on Sunday,” Majola tells IPS, adding that these constitute potatoes, sweet potato and pumpkin. Majola, who says she weighs 141 kgs, has trouble walking short distances as it...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - August 10, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Nalisha Adams Tags: Africa Development & Aid Editors' Choice Featured Food & Agriculture Food Sustainability Headlines Health Population Poverty & SDGs Regional Categories TerraViva United Nations Barilla Foundation obesity Source Type: news

Matchmaking for sweet potato? It's complicated
(American Society of Agronomy) Field history matters when trying to apply the optimal amount of nitrogen for sweet potato crops. Cover crops grown in the same plots prior to sweet potato crops affected how much nitrogen was needed. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - August 8, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

This Tanzanian Couple Plans Together, Dreams Together, and Fights HIV Transmission Together
July 23, 2018A simple procedure is lowering the risk for thousands of couples in  Tanzania.Twenty-one-year-old Khadija Butemi was doing her morning chores when she heard an announcement through a loudspeaker passing by on the nearby country road.There was a campaign going on, it said, for men who wanted to undergo voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC). She immediately thought of her husband, a 22-year-old fisherman, who was down by the lake fishing.The couple lives with their two-year-old daughter in Nansio, a remote village on the island of Ukerewe, Tanzania. VMMC isn ’t routinely offered in the area, and ...
Source: IntraHealth International - July 23, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: mnathe Source Type: news

Scientists attempt to fight vitamin A deficiency in Africa by developing sweet potato-fortified bread
(Natural News) The fertile farmlands of South Dakota do not produce sweet potatoes. But the even more fertile minds at the state’s biggest university are producing a sweet potato-fortified bread that can fight vitamin A deficiency in Africa, a NewsWise article states. Daniel Mbogo has come all the way from the International Potato Center (CIP)... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Weekend Recipe: A Quick, Tasty and Healthy Spaghetti Bolognese
This is a quick and easy dish I designed for the contestants on Biggest Loser Australia. It only takes 15 minutes to make, so it’s the perfect meal to prepare during a busy week. My secret to the perfect Bolognese is to start by choosing quality ingredients. I use pasture-fed beef because I love the greater depth of flavor it gives to the overall dish. This Bolognese is also great using turkey mince for those who prefer a lighter meat. I use fresh, ripe Roma tomatoes when they are in season or alternatively, you can also use good quality organic tinned Roma tomatoes. Roma tomatoes are naturally sweeter than regular o...
Source: TIME: Health - May 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Teresa Cutter — The Healthy Chef Tags: Uncategorized Food Source Type: news