Food/Nutrition News

President Obama Endorses US Soda Tax Plan

By Mike Stones, 01-Oct-2009
President Barack Obama has lent his support for a soda tax which could benefit children’s health and the nation’s wealth, according to a new report from the Center for Science in the Public Interest.

Daily Consumption of Fruits and Vegetables

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is out with a new report saying that every state in the country falls short of official recommendations for daily consumption of fruits and vegetables, with only one-third of adults eating enough fruit and 27 percent eating enough vegetables.

NGGA Article on Wheat

From the Northern Grain Growers Association, this is an interesting article on wheat!
Fall 2009 Article (pdf)

Plant Species Dwindling

Over the millennia, humans have relied on more than 10,000 different
plant species for food. Today, we have barely 150 species under
cultivation -- and of those only 12 species provide 80 percent of all of our food needs. Four of those -- rice, wheat, maize and potatoes --
provide more than half of our energy requirements.