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Everyone knows fat, sugar and salt are bad for you, but no one paid any attention to starch

Starch is pervasive in the majority of processed foods we eat: fries, pizza, cookies, cakes, crackers, even gluten-free foods. Eating them enables people to add pounds almost effortlessly. Starch, essentially, floods the body with large quantities of glucose (sugar) that are rapidly digested by the body. Moreover, starch is a delivery device of harm — […]

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Dumped Milk, Smashed Eggs, Plowed Vegetables: Food Waste of the Pandemic

With restaurants, hotels and schools closed, many of the nation’s largest farms are destroying millions of pounds of fresh goods that they can no longer sell. The waste has become especially severe in the dairy industry, where cows need to be milked multiple times a day, regardless of whether there are buyers. The nation’s largest […]

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Coronavirus causing more issues for people in food deserts

The U.S. Department of Agriculture defines a food desert as an area lacking assess to healthy-food options measured by distance to one or more grocery stores, as well as a person’s ability to access those food options, transportation and the average income of an area. According to 2015 data from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, […]

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Agri neglect haunts nation in this Covid hell

A veteran rural banker in Philippines, an advocate of increased agricultural lending, says he would not dare plot the rise of motorcycle-related loans; then make another chart for the depressing drop in the already meager loans that have gone to small farmers. The two charts would depress him. But the sense of the banking system […]