Mark Bittman Takes on Junk Food, Cash Crops, and Oatly

Laura: The book is Animal, Vegetable, Junk, and junk is a big part of what’s wrong, and we’ve talked about Vegetable with corn, but Animal is also a very big part of what’s wrong. I was intrigued by your chapter on chicken, because people think of chicken as  the good meat—it’s a lean meat; it’s not beef, which is causing methane gas to heat the planet; if you buy free range, people feel like that’s a step in the right direction. And I was so fascinated by the way that you traced the rise of chicken to the center of

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Junk food may harm skeletal development in the young, study finds

Eating junk food may harm young children’s skeletal development, researchers from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem have discovered, based on a study of rodents.

A new study led by Efrat Monsonego-Ornan and Janna Zaretsky, both from the Department of Biochemistry, Food Science and Nutrition at the university’s Faculty of Agriculture, showed that ultra-processed foods can cause reduced bone quality, which is especially harmful for young children in their developing years.

Published in the journal Bone Research, the study is the first to analyze the link between junk food and skeletal development.

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Climate change turns Kansas prairie into grasshopper-killing junk food

MANHATTAN — Ellen Welti has a Ph.D. in, essentially, grasshoppers.

And yet she was still mystified about why the number of grasshoppers in a long-protected and much-studied patch of Kansas prairie was dropping. Steadily. For 25 years.

After all, the grass that the springy bugs feast on had actually grown more robustly as it absorbed mounting levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere.

So why were the grasshoppers faring increasingly worse?

“We thought that this is a pretty nice habitat for grasshoppers,” she said.

The insects dwell on the Konza Long-Term Ecological Research site. Their home sat in a

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How CVS Can Bring Beyond Meat, Healthy Foods to Food Deserts

  • CVS is bringing Beyond Meat to 7,000 stores and increasing gluten-free, vegan snacks and foods.
  • CVS, which has more US stores than Walmart and Kroger combined, could better serve “food deserts.”
  • “CVS is ubiquitous in neighborhoods and communities across America,” Beyond Meat told Insider.
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CVS is bringing healthy foods and meat-alternatives to communities across America.

The pharmacy chain and Beyond Meat just announced a partnership that would bring meat-alternative burgers and meatballs to 7,000 stores nationwide. CVS will also add 60 new “better for you” snacks and 50 new frozen foods that are

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WAFER drive-thru food fair helps families in need

Wafer officials had no pre-registration required and no proof of income needed for people to get groceries

LA CROSSE, Wis. (WKBT) – During tough times, families may have trouble finding healthy food, one local group is doing their part to help. Wafer Food pantry held a drive-thru food fair Saturday.

Everyone who showed up today was able to get groceries. There was no pre-registration required and no proof of income needed for those who wanted food.

With many people in our

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WWNYFort Drum cooks make healthy food options for soldiersHe says the meal plan was introduced last December and makes a soldier's health top priority. “We're trying to get after the fitness and the healthy …1 week ago

WWNYFort Drum cooks make healthy food options for soldiersHe says the meal plan was introduced last December and makes a soldier’s
health top priority. “We’re trying to get after the fitness and the
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Food incentives are focused locally | Business

Millions of Michigan residents faced food insecurity prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, and unemployment, closure of schools, amidst outbreaks in the consolidated national food production system only exacerbated this crisis.

According to newly released data, 1.2 million Michigan residents participated in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) in 2020, a 6.6 percent increase over 2019.

SNAP is described as the nation’s most important hunger safety net and provides nutrition assistance to low-income families and individuals across the country. More than 76 percent of Michigan participants had a 2020 income below the poverty line.

Pandemic EBT (P-EBT) was introduced last year

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Which fruits are less healthy, and which are better for you?

Fruits are generally considered healthy as part of a balanced diet. However, some people with certain health conditions or dietary restrictions may find some fruits more suitable than others.

Whole fruits can be part of an overall healthy diet for many people. Diets that are rich in whole foods — such as fruits, vegetables, and whole grains — support overall health and may help prevent some chronic conditions.

Fruits contain nutrients that may be lacking in the average diet, along with other beneficial plant compounds, such as various antioxidants.

For some people, certain types of fruit may be more desirable

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Food Hub: This network is ‘all about moving food’ | Environment

During COVID, the Food Hub provided the resources and connections for improved ‘shared infrastructure,’ including food storage and transportation. MARY MACDONALD, co-owner of Genuine Local in Meredith, says that the mission of her organization and others in the New Hampshire Food Hub is simple: to connect people with local food. She’s had customers tell her, “I didn’t know that farm was there, and it’s a mile from where I live!” Communication and cooperation are the focus of the New Hampshire Food Hub, an umbrella organization dedicated to bringing local food to everyone who wants it. Jessica Gorhan, project manager for

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