Category: Nutrition

  • Vegetables Were Healthier 50 Years Ago

    The heirloom tomatoes in your garden may not just be tastier than commercially grown vegetables, but healthier too, according to a study from the American College of Nutrition. The study looked for 13 nutrients in 43 crops grown from 1950 to 1999 and discovered that the vegetables enjoyed by our grandparents were significantly more nutritious…

  • A moveable feast

    That tub of fruit yoghurt on the supermarket shelf has been advertised as healthy, fresh – and probably organic into the bargain. But it also probably represents as much as 9000 kilometres of road and air transport to get it to the shelf. The yoghurt base, the fruit, the jar or tub, the lid, the…

  • The organic food paradox

    The organic food movement’s adherents have succeeded beyond their wildest dreams, but success has imperiled their ideals. It simply isn’t clear that organic food production can be replicated on a mass scale. And it looks like big business is going to do it their way … Just as mainstream consumers are growing hungry for untainted…

  • How to Survive in Latte Land

    Would you drink a Quarter Pounder with Cheese? That’s the question posed by the Center for Science in the Public Interest [CSPI], after figuring that the venti (20-oz) Starbucks Caffè Mocha you order is the equivalent of sipping that 500-calorie burger through a straw.