When it comes to food and nutrition, we’re all pretty clear on what’s good for us and what’s bad for us. That genetically-modified burger you picked up at the drive-through on the way home: bad. The green smoothie from the health food store: good… Or is it?
Unfortunately, things are not as clear-cut as we’d like to think. In fact, some everyday foods could be as disease-inducing for us as the fast food we’re trying to avoid.
“Eighty-six million pre-diabetic people, 29,000,000 diabetic people. The cost of that is incredible not just emotionally and physically but financially. It is because of these foods that are sneaking in,” says JJ Virgin, certified nutrition and [...]
The mighty fast-food giant McDonald’s is facing the toughest challenge in the brand’s history. It is still a giant, but a steady loss in sales and a changing marketplace might put company management in a mood to make the biggest changes yet in its menu… Or not.
There is no hint of what will happen now that Steve Easterbrook, the Brit who turned around McDonald’s European fortunes almost a decade ago, has taken over for outgoing CEO Don Thompson this month. And so far, Easterbrook, who built a reputation for being more media friendly in Europe, isn’t talking.
“Steve is not doing any interviews so he can begin to focus on the task at hand and manage through the leadership [...]
Did you know that much of the food we eat depends heavily on pollinating insects? Our lives and our ecosystems would be drastically different if bees and other pollinators ceased to exist. Put it this way, an estimated one-third of the world’s crops are dependent on honeybees for pollination. They are responsible for one in every three bites of food we consume. If bees stopped pollinating our agricultural goods, we would no longer have: broccoli, asparagus, cantaloupes, cucumbers, pumpkins, blueberries, watermelons, almonds, apples, cranberries, cherries and many more.
Agriculture Deputy Secretary Kathleen Merrigan says, “There is an important link between the [...]
If you walk into any grocery store in the United States, you have a pretty good idea of what you’ll find. Bins of fresh produce. A cold cereal display. Maybe an express checkout lane reserved for shoppers buying 15 items or less. What you probably won’t see is labels identifying genetically modified organisms.
More than half the nation has legislation on the table that will require companies to label foods that contain genetically modified ingredients. But until then, it can be difficult navigating those grocery store aisles if you’re trying to avoid GMOs. So how can you be sure you’re keeping them out of your diet?
Founder of the Institute for Responsible Technology [...]