Give Women farmers a level field

Give Women farmers a level field

Brenda Schoepp for Alberta Farmer Express – WNN WorldFOOD (WNN) Alberta, CANADA, AMERICA: There has been a global failure to improve infrastructure and address policy to enable women to access the same level of education, technology, credit, and land ownership. In many countries I have seen how this has left farming women unprepared for the current […]

Ancient indigenous diets are more 'nutrient dense', say global experts

Ancient indigenous diets are more 'nutrient dense', say global experts

WNN – WorldFOOD (WNN/IRIN) United Nations, New York, UNITED STATES, AMERICAS: Unprecedented levels of chronic non-communicable diseases are prompting health experts and indigenous activists to highlight a need to revert to the diets of our ancestors to regain lost nutrients. This would also assist in improving society’s relationship with the earth, and to restoring both […]

Food related disease is our biggest challenge

Food related disease is our biggest challenge

Dr. Alessandro Demaio – WNN WorldFOOD (WNN) Copenhagen, DENMARK, WESTERN EUROPE: In early December 2013 in Stockholm, Sweden, I was asked to present an insight into the links between food and global health to the Swedish Medical Society Conference; a brief outline on the parallels and overlap between what we eat, the systems that produce and […]

Food juicing may not be as healthy as you think

Food juicing may not be as healthy as you think

Tim Crowe, Deakin University – WNN WorldFOOD (WNN) Melbourne, AUSTRALIA, OCEANIA: On average a piece of fruit or vegetable contains up to three grams of fiber; a glass of juice contains less than 0.5 grams. Eating more fruits and vegetables is the foundation stone of any healthy diet, with the national dietary guidelines recommending adults […]

Global organizations team up to improve conditions for small food producers

Global organizations team up to improve conditions for small food producers

WNN WorldFOOD (WNN) Rome, ITALY, WEST EUROPE: The FAO – Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations with the international Slow Food organization agreed on May 15, 2013 to band together to develop actions to improve the livelihoods of smallholders and others working within agri-farming efforts to produce our world’s food. Under a three-year […]