MyPlate? Few Americans know or heed US nutrition guide

MyPlate?  Few Americans know or heed US nutrition guide

Here’s a quick quiz: What replaced the food pyramid, the government’s guide to healthy eating that stood for nearly 20 years? If you’re stumped, you’re not alone. More than a decade after Agriculture Department officials ditched the pyramid, few Americans have heard of MyPlate, a dinner plate-shaped logo that emphasizes fruits and vegetables. Only about … Read more

BrewDog fruit beer ad banned over claiming it is ‘one of your five a day’

BrewDog fruit beer ad banned over claiming it is ‘one of your five a day’

(Brewdog) An ad for BrewDog has been banned over a “tongue-in-cheek” claiming that its fruit-flavored beers constitute “one of your five a day”. An email, dated July 20, featured the subject heading “One of your five a day”, and advertised beers with names that included Lost In Guava, Pineapple Punch, and Lost In Lychee & … Read more

Slow your aging by cutting back on sugar, salt, alcohol, and meat

A new study showed that eating more fruits, vegetables, nuts and whole grains and eating less red and processed meat, sugar-sweetened beverages and salt could help slow your aging. Christian Bait Miami Ponce de Leon came to Florida in 1513 searching for the fountain of youth. He didn’t find it but that does not stop … Read more

Brewdog’s advert claiming that its fruit-flavored beers make up ‘one of your five a day’ is banned

Brewdog’s ‘tongue-in-cheek’ advert claiming that its fruit-flavored beers make up ‘one of your five a day’ is banned by the watchdog for being ‘misleading’ Brewdog’s ad for fruit-flavored beers has been banned for being ‘misleading’ The advert said that its fruit-flavored beers make up ‘one of your five a day’ It was advertising beers with … Read more

By the Numbers: The Top 10 US States for Fruit and Vegetable Production

The COVID-19 pandemic has put a lot of things in perspective. One of those is the importance of food production. Supply chain issues and labor shortages aside, specialty crop growers continue to pump out an impressive amount of produce for our plates. Previous start slideshow Next Image zoom Total fruit & vegetable production: $348,246,000 Share … Read more

Can a healthy lifestyle prevent IBD?

Adopting and maintaining a healthy lifestyle may prevent inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), according to findings from an analysis of three prospective US cohort studies, which were validated in three external European cohorts. In the primary analysis, maintaining low modifiable risk scores — based on risk factors including body mass index, smoking status, use of non-steroidal … Read more

Apples and bananas move hungry Aussies ‘to tears’ as Christmas expenses bite

Charities are bracing for a surge in demand over the next few weeks as Australians are already battling with the cost-of-living crisis struggle to afford the extra expense of Christmas. “This Christmas is going to be tougher than most,” Foodbank CEO Brianna Casey warned. “Right now, we are seeing cost of living increase colliding with … Read more

Positive developments in West-African horticulture

Professionalising the horticulture sector in Ghana and Côte d’Ivoire to improve the quality and safety of fruits and vegetables. That was the aim of HortiFresh West Africa, a program supported by the Dutch government and guided by the Wageningen Center for Development Innovation (WCDI) of Wageningen University & Research. Conclusion: where the sector in Ghana … Read more