“Because of soil depletion, crops grown decades ago were much richer in vitamins and minerals than the varieties most of us get today.”
Efficient farming methods are necessary to feed an increasing world population. Many people think this requires extensive use of pesticides, which is detrimental to human health and the environment. This paper challenges such an assumption.
Plastic everywhere, even in the food we eat.
Research about how buying healthy food but might make some people more likely to buy some unhealthy ones.
Latest figures from Cancer Research UK show smoking is the biggest avoidable risk factor, followed by unhealthy diets.
The charity is urging people to consider their health when making New Year resolutions.
Limiting alcohol intake and doing regular exercise is also good advice.
According to the figures spanning five years from 2007 to 2011, more than 300,000 cases of cancer recorded were linked to smoking.
A further 145,000 were linked to unhealthy diets containing too much processed food.
“Red meat has been linked to cancer for decades, with research suggesting that eating large amounts of pork, beef or lamb raises the risk of deadly tumours.
But for the first time scientists think they know what is causing the effect. The body, it seems, views red meat as a foreign invader and sparks a toxic immune response.
Researchers have always been puzzled about how other mammals could eat a diet high in red meat without any adverse health consequences.
Now they have discovered that pork, beef and lamb contains a sugar which is naturally produced by other carnivores but not humans.”
Li Ka-shing’s vegan investments
Obesity is the new smoking in terms of the impact on health and the cost to the NHS, the head of the NHS in England says.
A quarter of adults – up from 15% 20 years ago – and one in five schoolchildren is obese, figures show.