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Category — Health & Food Politics

The Dark Side of Chocolate

Documentary uncovers child labor and trafficking in the cocoa industry. The Dark Side of Chocolate is a documentary about the continued allegations of trafficking of children and child labor in the international chocolate industry While we enjoy the sweet taste of chocolate, the reality is strikingly different for African children.

a film by Miki Mistrati og U. Roberto Romano

The Dark side of Chocolate

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February 27, 2011   No Comments

Food Posters

Ministry of Food Posters

A new exhibition at London’s Imperial War Museum (Feb 12 to Jan 3 2011) pays tribute to a nation’s creativity and resourcefulness in the face of wartime – and peacetime – food rationing. Here is some of the eye-catching British Government propaganda used on the ‘Kitchen Front’ during that time.

Milk, the essential food for growing children

Use spades, not ships

Museum information visit: Imperial War Museum London

Via Telegraph uk

July 12, 2010   No Comments

Drink This!

What’s In Your Wine…will surprised you.

Journalist Jane Moore investigates the recent wine scandals in Italy, France and South Africa which have tarnished the image of the industry, and reveals how hard it is to be sure a bottle of wine is good value for money.

Moore conducts her own champagne taste test, with surprising results, and visits the vineyards of Champagne where she discovers that Parisian rubbish had been used as soil fertiliser for decades, remnants of which can still be seen littering the landscape in some areas.

March 20, 2010   No Comments

Got Goat’s Milk?

I always liked goat’s milk, as a child that was all I drank but for unknown reason (I can’t remember) I switched to regular cow milk. After a long period of time I drank cow milk and I founded myself not feeling good about it, may be because at that  time all I heard in the headlines was about the hormones and antibiotics being given to the cows, so I cut milk period….until I moved to Switzerland. There I found milk was more tasteful and rich, but even there I was tempted to go back to goat’s milk. After doing a lot of research I decided to go back to what I liked and loved the most…goat milk.

Here are some facts about Goat’s Milk

Goat’s milk, is high in calcium and good for your heart. “Plus, researchers believe it could protect against Alzheimer’s and heart disease,” Dr. Oz says. Not only is goat’s milk healthy, it’s easier for your stomach to digest and is also good for people who are lactose intolerant. “It has tryptophan, that same sort of mellowing agent that turkey has,” Dr. Oz says. “The fat particles in goat milk are much smaller than in cow milk, so you don’t have to mix it up. And when you mix up fat globules, in some people it makes enzymes that irritate your stomach.”

Many people with cow milk allergies can drink goat milk because it 
contains a different kind of protein.

Goat milk has 13% less lactose than cow milk, and 41% less than human milk.

The milk-fat particles are small, making goat milk very easy to digest.
Babies do extremely well on goat milk formulas with folic acid supplements, when a mother does not nurse or can not nurse her own baby .

Goat milk has superior ease of digestion and buffering properties, making it an ideal convalescent diet for people with digestive upsets or ulcers.

Goat milk fatty acids have a unique metabolic ability to limit cholesterol
 deposits in body tissues. [2% Goat Milk has 0% cholesterol]

Goat milk and its products, including butter, are pure white because 
all the yellow beta carotene is already converted to colourless pure vitamin A.

Compared to cow’s milk, goat milk has similar amounts of protein, fat, iron,
     vitamin C and vitamin D. Goat milk has more natural vitamin A, 
more vitamin B and less lactose.

Fresh wholesome goat milk contributes to the strong and healthy development
of growing children.

Goat milk and cow milk taste about the same.

Via Ontario goat milk

Tasty Ice cream made of goat’s Milk!

Via laloo’s


March 18, 2010   No Comments

How Food Can Impact Our Life: The Truth About Food- Part II

Does aphrodisiac really work? Can food get you in the mood? What about a diet high on calcium and oily fish, can it help women with their PMS symptoms ? see for yourself..

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March 13, 2010   No Comments

The Truth About Food

The BBC have made every episode of TV series “The Truth About Food” available on-line. The series explores the various myths and ideas about food and diet.

As part of the series the producers performed various experiments on different people to determine what actually happened.

Here are a few interesting “discoveries”.

Does Increased Fiber Do Anything?
Increasing the fiber intake of two subjects (up to 50 grams a day) dramaticallydecreased the time it took to digest food (from ~40 hours to ~20 hours).

Water Consumption
They took someone who drank 2 liters of bottled water a day, and stopped them from drinking the extra water. The result? Nothing. No change in skin tone. The producers felt that the water we receive from food, and other beverages was completely adequate for the average (inactive) person.

Fart Power
The average person expels 1/2 liter to 3 liters of gas a day (I’m sure you’ve been burning to know this – but were too afraid to ask). I just hope you don’t share an office cubicle with the person who has a 3 liter-a-day habit.

Does Increased Protein Help?
Producers fed volunteers either a high-carb or higher protein meal for breakfast. The one who had the higher protein subsequently ate less at lunchtime.

Heavier Weight Due to Lowered Metabolism?
The food intake of two women were monitored. The thinner woman ate 50% less than her heavier counterpart. The producers felt that they could debunk “lowered metabolism” as a cause of weight gain:

the larger you are the higher your metabolic rate, the amount of energy your body uses at complete rest, will be. This is because when your body is at complete rest larger people need more energy to pump the blood around the body and to keep moving.

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March 13, 2010   No Comments

Food Rules

Author, columnist and food activist Michael Pollan was recently on the Daily Show with Jon Stewart. Pollan has written extensively about the food industry in the United States and he’s at it again with a new book called “Food Rules: An Eater’s Manual”.

I’ve featured some of his words before on this site so if you’re a Food Network fan you’ll want to read what he said about those guys in Food Network Addicts Stand Up: Michael Pollan Has Some Words For You.

Pollan promises you can read it in an hour.

His simple recommendation: “Eat food and avoid edible food like substances.”

March 11, 2010   No Comments

Sweet Victory

Courts are ruling against genetically engineered crops, but where does the Obama administration stand?

Gourmet

February 27, 2010   No Comments

It Smells Like Money

Food Inc, 2008 Directed by Robert Kenner.

The film examines the large-scale agricultural food production in the United States. This documentary (Film) will open your eyes about how large American corporations engaged in the industrial food production.

about the film

January 14, 2010   No Comments