New business offers locally grown, organic and pre-prepared food for the soul – Northfield MN: Local

… Business.’” Rodning said that she saw “The Business” as a way to give back. “I want to help people feel good about eating,” she said. “I believe food is more than just calories. It is something that makes us who we are.” Prior to launching Jiva Bites, Rodning said that as a busy, working mother with four children, she tried using similar prepared meal services. “None of these other businesses are using local or organic food,” she said. …

Peru’s Organic Workers Call for Food Sovereignty | News | teleSUR English

… for citizens. Regarding food sovereignty, Naida Quispe Farfán stated that it means, “to be able to decide out of the products we have what can we produce, what amount goes for certain use, and how much goes to a particular place. Some goes on exports, the rest on national consumption. Therefore, we learn to prioritize for ourselves. How? According to our reality and our capacities.” The conference also touched on reaching out to the children of farmers by expanding programs to get them …

Choose smart & organic – Focus Health – Susie Ponici

… fungicides greatly reduce the quality of nutrition, and have also been shown to cause numerous long-term health risks such as cancer, birth defects, Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease. Immediate health risks can attribute to acute intoxication such as vomiting, diarrhea, blurred vision, tremors, convulsions, and nerve damage. Further research shows that young children with higher levels of pesticide residue in their urine were more likely to have attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. …

Slippery slope? Heated debate in Uganda over super crops | Zee News

From zeenews.india.com, posted March 18 2015 Wakiso: With his half-acre banana plantation, Charles Semakula can put his family`s favourite food on the table every day. Green cooking bananas, or matooke, are a feature of almost every main course for 38-year-old Semakula, his wife and four children, while sweet yellow ones make for pudding. Matooke is a national staple in Uganda, and many say a meal isn`t a meal without it. “When I spend a week without eating matooke, I don`t feel …

Tribute: The Man Who Linked Climate Change To Global Health : Goats and Soda : NPR

… effects of climate change. As we look back on the people we lost in 2014, McMichael stands out as a pioneer and prophet. One of his prime motivators was a sense of social justice. Before going to medical school, McMichael spent a summer volunteering at a leper colony in India. Then he trained in Australia as a physician and epidemiologist. He made a name for himself early on by defining the effects of lead on children and establishing some of the basic rules of epidemiology. via Tribute: The Man …