14 August 2018
Moringa oleifera, known commonly as the drumstick tree is a powerhouse of nutrients Growing up in an Indian household, I remember the moans and groans at the dining table if the stir-fried leaves of the drumstick tree were served as the vegetable dish of the day. Murungai keerai (the Tamil name for the leaves of the drumstick tree) is a traditional Indian vegetable but the thick… Read more
13 August 2018
DSM said it was striving to work with manufacturers to tap into the rising trend of snacking and increasing number of convenience stores, in order to make nutritional products more affordable and accessible. Read more. Read more
By Prof. Sayed Azam-Ali15 June 2018
Read the article here: https://www.thestar.com.my/opinion/letters/2018/06/15/feeding-the-future/ Read more
24 May 2018
Higher levels of CO2 are lowering amounts of protein, iron, zinc, and B vitamins in rice. The carbon dioxide humans are pumping into the atmosphere at a rate of 2.4 million pounds per second is sapping the nutrients in a major food source for 2 billion people, a big study published Wednesday found. It’s the latest sign that we’re not just changing the climate by burning… Read more
10 May 2018
The way to a stronger city is through its stomach. Cities rely on a familiar toolkit to become stronger, healthier, and more livable: expand transportation, create public space, add jobs, construct housing. While these strategies have been proven to work, they also fuel inequality and displacement; not everyone benefits from a big build. A different approach is poised to… Read more
By Doaa Abdel-Motaal15 May 2018
Many believe that the food and agricultural sector is different from all other economic sectors, that it is unique, and that it requires special economic models to thrive. After all, we expect the global food and agricultural system to respond to many different goals. It needs to deliver abundant, safe, and nutritious food. It needs to create employment in rural areas while protecting forests… Read more
10 April 2018
How this incomplete protein is changing the nutrition game One of the rules of a healthy diet is to eat a balanced meal. Health experts emphasize a balanced meal because it provides the complete nutrients the body needs. Because there is no single food that can do the job, a balanced meal must consist of food from different groups — fruit, vegetables; fish, poultry, lean meat and legumes… Read more
18 March 2018
[NEW DELHI] Shifting away from white, polished rice to a diet that includes more wheat and coarse grains can improve how Indians deal with micronutrient deficiencies, and reduce greenhouse gas (GhG) emissions associated with paddy cultivation, says a new study.Published in the March edition of the journal Global Environmental Change, the study’s findings are… Read more
26 January 2018
Save the Children vice president of health and nutrition Robert Clay and nutrition director Habtamu Fekadu say donors’ preference to fund emergencies over long-term development work thwarts sustainable development. IT’S EASIER TO raise money for emergencies than for long-term development work in the nutrition sector in fragile countries, according to Save the Children executives… Read more
By Indra Balaratnam13 February 2018
Our bodily functions, from metabolism and immune system to reproduction and more, runs on a unique operating system called hormones. Our hormonal balance can go awry because of illness, disease, poor nutrition, and lifestyle habits. Similarly, adopting a healthier lifestyle and diet practices can help to maintain good health, according to researchers. LEPTIN & GHRELIN These are the… Read more
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