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 […]

Our Best Diplomats: Women in the Peace Corps

Our Best Diplomats: Women in the Peace Corps

Elaine Chao – Time Ideas – Friday, 23 March 2012 (originally published 19 Mar) Fifty years ago, 65 percent of the people volunteering to join the Peace Corps were men and 35 percent were women. Today, those numbers have flipped, with 66 percent of volunteers during the 2000s women and 34 percent men. This change, […]

Give Women the Seeds and They Can Feed the World

Give Women the Seeds and They Can Feed the World

Melanie Haider – IPS – Tuesday, 27 September 2011 (originally published 25 Sept) UNITED NATIONS, Sep 25, 2011 (IPS) – If women farmers were given more tools and resources, the number of hungry people in the world could be slashed by 100 to 150 million. This was the message conveyed by Josette Sheeran, executive director […]