8 February 2021
The world food system plays a major role in biodiversity loss, species extinction and climate change, and a shift to plant-based diets is necessary to resolve the crisis, according to a new report. The report by think tank Chatham House published Wednesday with the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) says biodiversity, which is central to the well-being of humankind and the Earth, is… Read more
By Puja Das15 January 2021
The agriculture and farming sector is one of the oldest sectors in the world. Humanity has come a long way over the millennia in how we farm and grow crops with the introduction of various technologies. As the world population continues to grow and land becomes scarcer, people need to get more creative and become more efficient about how we farm, using less land to produce more crops… Read more
By Jamie Males18 January 2021
As global food demand grows and environmental pressures on agriculture intensify, there is an increasingly urgent need for food systems that are sustainable and resilient. PLOS ONE publishes a range of scientific research touching on all aspects of food systems, from analyses of agronomic efficiency to participatory policy development. Following on from our recent blog on tropical… Read more
By Patricia Bianca S. Taculao3 June 2020
When people mention the west coast, they think of sunny days lounging around on the beach. But for Victor Mendegorin, who originally hails from Pangasinan, the warm weather of California is another opportunity for him to use his knowledge of growing vegetables which he learned from his high school teacher. Dubbed by Mendegorin as 'Bahay Kubo ni Tsong,' the patio garden he now maintains is… Read more
15 December 2019
Read the article here: https://www.freemalaysiatoday.com/category/leisure/2019/12/15/healthy-eating-for-seniors/ Read more
6 August 2019
Read the article here: https://www.hawaiitribune-herald.com/2019/08/06/features/lets-talk-food-its-all-about-chili-peppers/ Read more
6 August 2019
I simply love bananas for its taste and nutrition. It’s no wonder that it’s a staple in my kitchen and an on-the-go snack when I’m running around for work. I did some fact-finding and learned that food historians say that the word “banana” originates from the Arabic word “banana”, which literally means finger. Originating from Southeast Asia, it eventually spread to the… Read more
24 July 2019
Sticking to a plant-based diet could help lower your risk of type 2 diabetes, a new paper suggests. That link between plant-based eating habits and type 2 diabetes is even more beneficial when only healthy plant-based foods -- such as fruits, vegetables, whole grains, legumes and nuts -- are included in your daily diet, as opposed to refined grains, starches and sugars, according to the study… Read more
23 July 2019
Age-related macular degeneration is one of the main causes of vision loss in older people. THE World Health Organisation estimates that nine percent of the world’s population is over 65 years old. By 2050, that figure is likely to jump to 17 percent. Fact is, the average life expectancy is rising faster than it has in the last 50 years. What this potentially means is we are living longer… Read more
21 June 2019
Food as medicine is a concept that is gaining traction in the health and wellness community. As a doctor, parents often ask me about what they can feed their kids to improve their immunity. In young and old alike, our immune system is the first line of defense against bacteria, viruses and even fungi. And research shows our body’s hardwired health defense systems can be activated by food. … Read more
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