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.”
Hunger and obesity occur simultaneously within the same urban populations, a growing trend known as the 'Malnutrition Cocktail.'
History of vegetables reaches the most distant years of modern humankind, when hunter gatherers exited the Africa and started spreading across entire planet earth. As the birth of modern human civilizations, vegetables were identified as the sourced of great medicinal and nutritional power. Potato From the first moment European explorers got their hands on potato, Read More...
Plastic is polluting our ocean and damaging our health, and there are widespread calls to get rid of it. But it isn't as simple as wishing the pervasive material away.
Average land use area needed to produce one unit of protein by food type, measured in metres squared (m194178) per gram of protein over a crop's annual cycle or the average animal's lifetime. Average values are based on a meta-analysis of studies across 742 agricultural systems and over 90 unique foods.
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.
2017-04-19: One of the most lavishly funded gadget startups in Silicon Valley last year was Juicero Inc. It makes a juice machine. The product was an unlikely pick for top technology investors, but they were drawn to the idea of an internet-connected device that transforms single-serving packets of chopped fruits and vegetables into a refreshing and healthy beverage. But after the product hit the market, some investors were surprised to discover a much cheaper alternative: You can squeeze the Juicero bags with your bare hands.
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
Take a video tour of the Bread Lab and learn how it could reinvent wheat farming.
Emulsifiers like polysorbate 80, lecithin, and carrageenan interfere with microbes in the gastrointestinal tract, says new study.
Everything I do seems to have a sequel. It's funny how life can be like that. I really felt that some points needed to be addressed, however. There are a lot of misconceptions surrounding the Unseen Poor. Let's kick back with a cuppa and have a chat about a few of them, shall we? Make yourself comfortable
When Amanda West Reade was pregnant with her now two-year-old son, she started eating farmed salmon. As a vegetarian, she knew that getting enough protein, omega-3s, and folic acid to boost her growing baby's development might be tricky. "My doctor listed a few meal ideas and I thought I could handle the salmon," says Reade.
We still hear and read a lot about how a diet based on what our Stone Age ancestors ate may be a cure-all for modern ills. But can we really run the clock backwards and find the optimal way to eat? It's
Forget MyPlate and the Food Pyramid-this advice actually makes sense.
Americans obsess over evil fats and miracle nutrients, but our diet remains unhealthy. Refocus diet advice on whole foods, author Michael Pollan urged the CDC.
Jay Rayner: The killjoys can eat humble pie. Dairy and red meat fats aren't bad for you - and now there are hard figures to back up the case I've been making for years
The next time you wolf down that Big Mac with large fries consider you may be affecting more than your own waistline. Scientists now say an unhealthy diet can be encoded into DNA, which is passed down to future generations.
Has a tech entrepreneur come up with a product to replace our meals?
Chromosomes and genes contain the blueprint for your physical characteristics. But your parents' health and diet before you were conceived can also affect how your genes are expressed - and impact your