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

How to live longer: A sweet potato may be 'the healthiest of all vegetables' says study
EATING a healthy diet by reducing certain foods may help you live a long and healthy life. There are often small swaps that can make a big difference, and foods such as sweet potato can come with a number of health benefits. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - March 30, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Say yes to spuds this month -- why you should be eating potatoes and sweet potatoes
Baked, fried, roasted, mashed, creamy, crunchy, salty and starchy -- potatoes seem designed to appeal to everyone, and I'd be hard-pressed to find a person who's not a fan. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - March 25, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

DR Congo, Ituri. Fleeing War, Weaving Life in IDP Camps of Bunia
The man reading is a displaced man in the IDP camp ISP in Bunia. Credit: Elena L. Pasquini By Elena L. PasquiniROME, Jul 29 2021 (IPS) He moves aside the curtain, thin as gauze, and then bends over. The darkness dazzles for a few seconds when one enters the house—actually, a den made of earth where air and light filter through the narrow entrance. Jean de Dieu Amani Paye holds her tiny baby, wrapped in an elegant fabric, in his arms. He was a teacher of French and Latin and had a small business. He also cultivated the land: cassava, corn, sorghum, and beans. Now he is a leader of the ISP camp on the outskirts of Bunia, ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - July 29, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Elena Pasquini Tags: Africa Aid Armed Conflicts Crime & Justice Featured Gender Violence Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Migration & Refugees TerraViva United Nations Women's Health Source Type: news

Preventing Hunger While Building Peace
Agroecology can fight malnutrition, curb conflict AND build community self reliance and resilience–in hunger hotspots and beyondBy Daniel Moss and Amrita GuptaBOSTON / NEW YORK, Jun 11 2021 (IPS) Acute hunger is expected to soar in over 20 countries in the next few months, warns a recent report on global “hunger hotspots” from the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the World Food Programme (WFP). An estimated 34 million people are “one step away from starvation”, pushed to the brink by climate shocks, conflict, and the Covid-19 pandemic. Daniel MossThe food aid industry is likely to be very busy ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - June 11, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Daniel Moss and Amrita Gupta Tags: Armed Conflicts Biodiversity Climate Change Environment Food & Agriculture Food Security and Nutrition Food Sustainability Global Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Natural Resources Peace Poverty & SDGs T Source Type: news

High blood pressure: A sweet potato for lunch might lower your blood pressure reading
HIGH blood pressure is a death threat - it puts your life on the line. Eating too much salt, hidden in everyday foods, can contribute to this problem. However, consuming potassium can help to lessen the detrimental effects. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - March 25, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Laryngeal burn from a sweet potato: a case report - Pinther S, Codino J, Rubin A.
CONTEXT: Thermal injury to the larynx and other pharyngeal structures as a result of food ingestion is a rare occurrence, particularly in an adult population. Since the 1970's, only a few cases have been reported in the literature. CASE PRESENTATION: We pr... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 9, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

How sweet work by NC State could save millions in revenue for sweet potato farmers
Everyone loves sweet potatoes, right? N.C. State has new innovation that could save crop yields and increase the bottom line for farmers in the state. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - September 27, 2020 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Seth Thomas Gulledge Source Type: news

How sweet work by NC State could save millions in revenue for sweet potato farmers
Everyone loves sweet potatoes, right? N.C. State has new innovation that could save crop yields and increase the bottom line for farmers in the state. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - September 27, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Seth Thomas Gulledge Source Type: news

What is the Allergen Cross-Reactivity Rate of Legumes?
Discussion There are 8 common foods which compromise 90% of food allergens with those being peanuts, soybeans, cow’s milk, eggs, fish, crustacean/shellfish, wheat and tree nuts. Some people believe that lupin (a legume) is 9th. Legumes belong to the Fabaceae family. They provide protein, fat, vitamins other essential nutrients and therefore are used in the human diet throughout the world. “[A]llergenicity due to consumption of legumes in decreasing order may be peanut, soybean, lentil, chickpea, pea, mung bean and red gram.” Other common legumes include alfalfa, clovers, beans, lupins, mesquite, carob...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - September 14, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

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 food system...
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