Category Archives: diets

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly…and then some.

The Good Remember that scene in American Beauty when the intense, borderline-creepy, documentarian-obsessed teen is showing his girlfriend a video of a plastic bag blowing in the wind, and marvels about how beautiful it is? He says: “… And I … Continue reading

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My little anthro experiment

For the last two months, we have been traveling in Asia: first Indonesia, Malaysia, then India and Nepal. Funny, I always thought I was more of a nutrition specialist focusing on east Africa, but these days, my effort sits in … Continue reading

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Study highlights the potential contribution of agriculture and public health on children’s nutritional status

This is a reposted from original post here. The Importance of Context in Programme Decision Making: An analysis of Public Health and Agriculture Contributions to Nutrition Outcomes Jessica Fanzo, Roseline Remans, Patrizia Fracassi (07th July 2014) Malnutrition is the single largest … Continue reading

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Can’t we all just get along?

There is scientific debate on what the ideal diet is for a healthy lifestyle and what nutrients are important in mitigating disease. An interesting article just came out in Nature about how confusing vitamin supplementation recommendations are. The writer basically … Continue reading

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Fries Rule.

Fries in Paris. But, as we know from this other post, fries are not the best for you.

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New Book Release! Diversifying Food and Diets: Using Agricultural Biodiversity to Improve Nutrition and Food Security

With some of my Bioversity colleagues, Danny Hunter and Teresa Borelli, and colleague/chef Federico Mattei, we edited a new book entitled “Diversifying Food and Diets: Using Agricultural Biodiversity to Improve Nutrition and Health.” The book is part of the Issues in Agricultural Biodiversity series … Continue reading

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