2018/08/30: Reese, an assistant professor of anthropology at Spelman College in Atlanta, Georgia, has joined a number of scholars who are pushing back against the food desert model. She calls it a “lazy” shorthand to describe both a series of corporate decisions and a complex human ecosystem.
“Language matters,” says Reese, who explores these issues in a new book, Black Food Geographies, due out next year. Use the wrong words to describe the problem and you end up with one-dimensional solutions that don’t address the root causes of poor diets.
Both the U.S. and British governments have emphasized supermarket-building as a way out of their country’s nutrition woes.
Yet there’s “limited causal evidence” that this strategy improves diets, according to a 2017 report by economists from New York University, Stanford University, and the University of Chicago.
They analyzed food-purchase data to understand the complex reasons why affluent Americans eat healthier than their poorer counterparts and concluded that leveling the grocery field would “reduce nutritional inequality by only 9 percent.”
How much of the water required for producing our food can be saved by shifting to a healthy diet? Up to 35% for meat containing diet and up to 55% for pescetarian & vegetarian diets
eating plants isn't going to save us from global warming or other environmental disasters.
Much has been made of the methane emissions of livestock, but these are lower in biodiverse pasture systems that ... may reduce emissions of methane by 70%.
In the vegan equation, by contrast, the carbon cost of ploughing is rarely considered. But since the industrial revolution up to 70% of the carbon in our cultivated soils has been lost to the atmosphere.
So, unless you’re sourcing your vegan products specifically from organic, "no-dig" systems, you are actively participating in the destruction of soil biota
Hunger and obesity occur simultaneously within the same urban populations, a growing trend known as the 'Malnutrition Cocktail.'
According to new research, the vast majority of vegetarians and even vegans eventually return to meat-eating. Here are the implications for the animal rights movement.
Britain's obesity epidemic is fuelling devastating numbers of amputations - almost all of which could have been prevented, experts have warned.
Like most people, I had no idea Juicero existed until very recently. In fact, I found out about the whole conundrum just this morning. Quick refresher for those of you who (like me until this
Janez Potocnik was unable to convince his fellow commissioners to publish a strategy for a sustainable food system.
A new study finds that people today who eat and exercise the same amount as people 20 years ago are still fatter.
At least 40% of South Africans are suffering malnutrition because they eat too little nutrients to sustain health.
By: Melinda Wenner Moyer, Scientific American
The so-called palaeodiet, and now even the palaeo-epigenetic diet, has come under a lot of scrutiny of late for making wild and unsubstantiated claims and for being downright dangerous to our health. I
At 6 a.m., I gotta get my kids up, grab my things. Sometimes I grab a sandwich, sometimes I grab nothing." This is the voice of a mother and resident of Far Rockaway, New York, as recorded by her 18-year-old son Joshua Miranda. He produced a radio segment about her efforts to eat and cook
In 19th century London, everyone was certain that bad air caused disease. From cholera to the plague: if you were sick, everyone thought it was because of bad air. It was called the Miasma Theory. As
Singer and Loose Women panellist Jamelia has been ''hounded'' for simply speaking the truth: that being grossly overweight is unhealthy and society should never endorse it as a life choice
All part of my grand scheme to de-Californify the US fruit and vegetable supply.
The Paleo diet has been promoted as the optimal diet, offering the eater a plethora of benefits including weight loss, disease prevention, and improved health. It is designed to mimic what our hunter-gatherer ancestors ate and includes grass-fed meats, nuts, seeds, eggs, fruits, vegetables, and some oils. Foods to avoid on the diet include all
A recent United Nations report concluded that a global shift toward a vegan diet is necessary to combat the worst effects of climate change.
The study of the human microbiome-the motley assortment of microbes that live in our bodies-has largely been the study of the Western microbiome. The research has been heavily biased towards people from Europe, North America, and other WEIRD countries-that is, Western, Educated, Industrialised, Rich and Democratic. It's like trying to understand how cities work by...
Mucche. Pesci, polli, maiali. Prodotti in batteria e trasportati per miglia. Fino alle nostre tavole. Ecco le conseguenze del cibo prodotto in maniera intensiva. Sulla nostra salute. E quella del pianeta )