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Where are Africa’s Farming Superheroes? A Look at African Child Malnutrition

15. February 2010

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Where are Africa’s Farming Superheroes?  A Look at African Child Malnutrition

As a part of her African agriculture series, Rachel Zedeck of the Medea Group wants to shift your perceptions of a food crisis away from the image of the starving child (above) to that of new opportunities crucial in changing the way we respond to childhood malnutrition.

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Nutrition Wonderland Launches Mobile Site for iPhone, Pre and Droid

12. February 2010

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Nutrition Wonderland Launches Mobile Site for iPhone, Pre and Droid

Nutrition Wonderland fans - great news for those of you on the go and want to read our information. We have recently launched a completely new mobile site, optimized for touch-enabled devices like the iPhone, Palm Pre, Motorola Droid and Google Nexus One.

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GMOs: Frankenfood or Evolutionary Advance?

10. February 2010

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GMOs: Frankenfood or Evolutionary Advance?

Why are crops and animals being modified? What GMOs are currently on the market? What new GMOs are being created? Good questions... (thanks to klar!! on flickr for that cool art.)

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Who Owns Organic? Nutrition Wonderland’s List Updated for 2010

8. February 2010

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Who Owns Organic?  Nutrition Wonderland’s List Updated for 2010

If you ever wondered about who owns your favorite organic brands, look no further. Our comprehensive list covers most of the brands you will find in the grocery store as you shop - and our list is up to date. (Thanks goes to Nicholas_T over at Flickr for that killer preview photo)

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Genetically Modified Organisms: The Back Story

2. February 2010

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Genetically Modified Organisms: The Back Story

Recently, a reinterpretation of an original Monsanto GMO study was published in the International Journal of Biological Studies which appeared to demonstrate that some aspect of Monsanto's GMO corn – potentially just additional pesticides – was causing kidney problems in their reexamination of the data. But what do most people really know about GMOs? This subject is complex – so complex I have prepared a three part series that helps explain what is going on underneath the heated debates.

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Is Childhood Obesity the Parent’s Fault?

14. January 2010

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Is Childhood Obesity the Parent’s Fault?

Childhood obesity is becoming a hot topic in health circles, even to the point of being called an epidemic. Experts estimate that 20% of children between the ages of 6 and 17 are overweight, predisposing them to terrible diseases like diabetes and heart disease. Why have the world's children ballooned over the past hundred years? (photo by photomequickbooth from flickr).

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Alzheimer’s Disease as Type 3 Diabetes – The Glucose Connection

11. January 2010

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Alzheimer’s Disease as Type 3 Diabetes – The Glucose Connection

In animals, cell get energy by directly eating foods with sugar, or by digesting more complex starches, such as the carbohydrates found in pasta and rice, into the simpler sugar, glucose, which is then easily absorbed into the bloodstream. But how the body handles those sugars - and how many sugars you bombard yourself with - can have wide ranging implications. Let's take a closer look at exactly how glucose gets into cells - and how that could eventually lead to alzheimers. (Thanks to flickr user alain_boucheret for the shot)

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California First State To Ban Trans Fats

6. January 2010

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California First State To Ban Trans Fats

Effective January 1st, 2010, California became the first state to ban restaurants from using trans fats in restaurants.

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The Truth About Organic Farming

22. December 2009

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The Truth About Organic Farming

Certified organic sales are now $52 billion/year, worldwide. The large market is fueling a lot of myths out there about organic foods and there is even more propaganda supporting these organic methods that is rarely understood. It's like your mother used to say: just because everyone is jumping off a bridge doesn't mean you should do it, too. I only want to point out that not everything is as it seems. So here are some of the myths of organic produce, and the realities behind them.

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Deja Vu? FTC Sizes Up Food Marketing and Childhood Obesity

18. December 2009

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Deja Vu?  FTC Sizes Up Food Marketing and Childhood Obesity

The breath of the obesity epidemic being witnessed in the United States is troubling. Theories have been entertained to determine what is causing the obesity problem in children. Sedentary activities like video games and television regularly are brought out to the whipping post as the cardinal reason for the rapid rise but another view, that of food marketing to youth, has received increasing attention. That attention culminated in a summit put together by the FTC called Sizing Up. We attended - check out what happened.

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