Research carried out at London's Kingston University has revealed that athletes could mask illegal doping with testosterone by drinking green and white tea. A team headed by Professor Declan Naughton, from the University's School of Life Sciences, found drinking the beverages had the potential to reduce the amount of the performance-enhancing hormone present in urine testing.
Nutrition in the News
Scientists have just reported striking new evidence that green, or unroasted, coffee beans can produce a substantial decrease in body weight in a relatively short time.
When Arysta LifeScience abruptly pulled methyl iodide off the market this week, it cited the “economic viability” of the controversial fumigant, which is used to sterilize soil before crops are planted.
But at a hearing in an Oakland courtroom Wednesday, another factor emerged: Arysta was on the verge of losing a major lawsuit.
The City of Cleveland filed a lawsuit in state court today, challenging the State of Ohio’s recent attempt to prohibit Cleveland and other Ohio cities from restricting the use of unsafe industrially produced trans fats in the foods served to customers by local restaurants and food shops. The Complaint for Declaratory Judgment is based on Cleveland’s status as a home rule municipality and asserts that the State’s prohibition on local food regulations is
Walmart recently announced a pledge to double the amount of produce it purchases from local growers by 2015, with the three-pronged goal of saving on fuel costs, reducing spoilage and catering to a growing consumer appetite for local produce.
But while Walmart defines "local" as grown and sold in the same state, your grocery store might have a different definition for the term.
The Wall Street Journal's recently provided definitions of "local" produce at three major national grocery chains:
Not only was a Chicago restaurant just named the greenest eatery in the United States, but its second Chicago location managed to snag the number two spot in the Green Restaurant Association's review of hundreds of certified members.
Food deserts are defined as parts of the country vapid of fresh fruit, vegetables, and other healthful whole foods, usually found in impoverished areas. This is largely due to a lack of grocery stores, farmers’ markets, and healthy food providers.
Does anyone remember the case of Percy Schmeiser, a Canadian farmer who was sued by Monsanto after the company's Roundup Ready canola had drifted onto his farm without him knowing about or wanting it? A new case in Minnesota could be just the opposite scenario: Oluf and Debra Johnson say that pesticides from surrounding conventional farms have been wafting onto their 1500-acre organic farm—damaging their crop and impacting their profits. A court has now ruled that the Johnsons can sue to recover their losses for this illegal contamination.
Belize, a small Carribean country is joining many other countries saying no to GMO crops.
A meta-analysis of the Omega-3 fatty acid EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid) as therapeutic supplement for major depression followed the above study online September 6 in the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry.1 The investigators noted prior data suggesting that EPA exerts greater efficacy than DHA.