"It is our hope to promote healthy eating to become a mainstream choice, as well as the organic way to produce healthy foods," said Ma Xiaochao, project officer with Know Your Food, a self-publishing community focused on food sustainability.
Do you feel like your mood is dropping along with colder temperatures? Take a deep breath and spend a moment to reflect upon how you eat. Are you eating three meals each day? Do you consume two types of fruits and vegetables every day?
Many organic advocates claim that genetically engineered crops are harmful to human health, the environment and the farmers who work with them. Biotechnology advocates fire back that genetically engineered crops are safe, reduce insecticide use and allow farmers in developing countries to produce enough food to feed themselves and their families.
Spiky, strenuous to prepare and containing foul smelling slime, it has until recently been regarded as a "paupers fruit". Now, the jackfruit is being hailed as a meat replacement superior to soy by restaurants, and is lining the shelves of supermarkets.
North Dakota State University compared two years of fresh apples exposed to periodic Thermaculture versus conventionally grown apples and concluded that the Agrothermal Systems process created significantly higher inducible levels of phenolic metabolities and related antioxidant activity.
New York’s first Variety Showcase, held last week near Union Square, was to help connect plant breeders, farmers, and chefs so that they can, in turn, create, grow, and cook fruits and vegetables that are better in every sense imaginable.