A fermented-food diet increases microbiome diversity and lowers inflammation, Stanford study finds | News Center

Microbe diversity stable in fiber-rich diet

By contrast, none of these 19 inflammatory proteins decreased in participants assigned to a high-fiber diet rich in legumes, seeds, whole grains, nuts, vegetables and fruits. On average, the diversity of their gut microbes also remained stable. “We expected high fiber to have a more universally beneficial effect and increase microbiota diversity,” said Erica Sonnenburg, PhD, a senior research scientist in basic life sciences, microbiology and immunology. “The data suggest that increased fiber intake alone over a short time period is insufficient to increase microbiota diversity.”

The study published online July 12 in

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Richmond Food News: Week of July 12-16, 2021

The Coast Is Calling

A culinary duo most recently of Lunch and Supper are set to bring life to the shuttered Urban Farmhouse space in Scott’s Addition. Look for Pinky’s to debut on Wednesday, July 21, bringing coastal Mediterranean-inspired vibes including tapas, plenty of seafood and a massive patio. (Richmond magazine)

Building Back Better

After a fire last year burned down the entire facility, local seafood processing plant and wholesaler Dickie’s Seafood has rebuilt with one goal in mind: sustainability. The over 40-year-old company is in the final stages of reopening with new water- and electricity-saving equipment, compostable packaging and

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US food banks brace for demand as Republicans end unemployment benefits | US news

Food banks in many states across the US are bracing for a surge in demand for food aid due to Republican governors ending federal extended unemployment benefits early in a move that will hit millions of American families.

Several states across the US have started to voluntarily end federal extended unemployment benefits, as Republican governors in at least 25 states have announced intentions to do so.

Missouri, Alaska, Iowa and Mississippi were the first states to cancel federal unemployment aid on 12 June, with the rest of the states following suit through 10 July, several weeks before federal benefits guaranteed

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Hyderabad experts reviving grandpa’s healthy food | Hyderabad News

HYDERABAD: Ever thought of eating the foodgrains, vegetables and fruits that were preferred by great grandpas? Soon, one can get a taste of food that was popular three to four generations ago but faded out of the daily menu as industrialisation of agriculture took centrestage.
City agricultural scientists are reviving the foods that provided nutritional support to our forefathers. Scientists at International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (Icrisat) at Patancheru have prepared a mega list of foodgrains, vegetables, fruits and oil seeds that were widely cultivated about 100 to 150 years ago.
Some were popular as recent as
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NEWS: Junk Food Advertising Ban Launched

Childhood obesity is a serious issue that continues to plague countries all across the world. Now, a junk food advertising ban has been launched with the hope of changing those numbers.

A Real Health Crisis

According to the World Health Organization, 39 million children under the age of five were overweight or obese in 2020. WHO data from 2016 shows that over 340 million kids between the ages of five and 19 were overweight or obese. That’s higher than the population of the United States (which, incidentally, is expected to reach an obesity rate of 50% by 2030).

Nations have

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NCB arrests three for baking, selling cakes mixed with drugs in Mumbai | Mumbai news

The Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) busted a marijuana pot cake making bakery in Malad (West) and arrested three persons including a woman and main supplier of weed, and allegedly seized 830 grams edible weed pot brownie and 160 grams of marijuana from them.

The NCB discovered a new trend among the young generation of consuming substances through brownie weed pot cakes, which have been mixed and baked accordingly. “This is the first case in India in which the edible weed is used for baking cake and the agency cracked the nexus,” said zonal director Sameer Wankhede of the NCB.


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Get Shot, Drink Beer: SC Breweries Offer Vaccine Incentive | South Carolina News

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — People who get vaccinated against COVID-19 at South Carolina breweries this month will receive a free beer as part of an effort to get shots into the arms of young adults, the health department announced Thursday.

The “Shot and a Chaser” events are scheduled throughout June at participating breweries across the state as part of a partnership between the Department of Health and Environmental Control and the South Carolina Brewers Guild. Trained medical professionals will offer the one-shot Johnson and Johnson vaccine; people who get their shot on-site can get a free beer or soda. Some

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Global food prices surge again, stoking inflation fears | Business and Economy News

Concerns are growing over surging food prices, which climbed for the 12th month straight in May, according to a United Nations gauge.

Global food prices extended their rally to the highest in almost a decade, heightening concerns over bulging grocery bills as economies struggle to exit the Covid-19 crisis.

A United Nations gauge of world food costs climbed for a 12th straight month in May, its longest stretch in a decade. The continued advance risks accelerating broader inflation, complicating central banks efforts to provide more stimulus.

Drought in key Brazilian growing regions is crippling crops from corn to coffee, and

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Healthy Communities expands food security efforts with large greenhouse in Dayton | Carson City Nevada News

DAYTON — In 2010 the nonprofit Healthy Communities Coalition of Lyon and Storey Counties began strategically working toward improving our local food system to provide food to residents in need in our communities. These efforts have included multiple school and community gardens, a farmers market, and food pantries in Yerington, Dayton and Silver Springs.

Now, after more than a decade of work in food security, Healthy Communities is poised to once again expand their efforts in the Western Nevada region. The

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Diving into Montrose’s new seafood hot spot, plus the latest food news

On this week’s episode of “What’s Eric Eating,” blogger and influencer Felice Sloan joins CultureMap food editor Eric Sandler to discuss the week in food news. Their conversation begins with a news that the Four Seasons Houston will replace its Italian restaurant Quattro with Toro Toro, a pan-Latin steakhouse from star chef Richard Sandoval.

Sandler and Sloan share a couple memories of Quattro before expressing their excitement about Toro Toro’s diverse menu and the renderings of its stylish interior. From there, the conversation turns to chef David Cordua’s plans to open The Lymbar at The Ion, Rice University’s

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