Articles tagged with: Food
But it’s not just the types of carbs that matter. The more carbs you eat, the more your blood sugar rises. “The glycemic index really doesn’t take into consideration how much you eat,” explains Dr. Somdat Mahabir, who studies cancer risk at NIH.
That’s why researchers came up with the concept of glycemic load. It captures both the types of carbs in a food and the amount of carbs in a serving. Essentially, it shows how a portion of food affects your blood sugar. Many things affect the glycemic load, including food processing, how ripe a fruit is, how a food is prepared and how long it’s been stored.
UN and partners launch initiative to ensure sustainable rice production 2 December 2011 Rice harvest in Timor-Leste The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) has teamed up with partners in an initiative to ensure that rice, one of the world’s major food crops, is produced in ways that are environmentally friendly and socially responsible, while boosting […]
First Lady Michelle Obama on Making a Difference in Cities with Food Deserts First Lady Michelle Obama learns about growing mushroom chandelierFirst Lady Michelle Obama learns about growing mushroom chandeliers from Erika Allen, National Outreach Director for Growing Power, during a tour of Iron Street Farm in Chicago, Ill., Oct. 25, 2011. Sam Kass, White […]
With high food prices set to continue, UN agencies issue call to action The United Nations agencies working to combat hunger today called for action to ensure long-term food security as a new report shows that high food prices are likely to continue and possible increase over the next decade. “The State of Food Insecurity […]
World hunger report 2011: High, volatile prices set to continue 10-10-2011 Heads of Rome-based UN food agencies call for forceful action Food price volatility featuring high prices is likely to continue and possibly increase, making poor farmers, consumers and countries more vulnerable to poverty and food insecurity, the United Nations’ three Rome-based agencies said in […]
Global cereal production forecast to rise, but food insecurity to continue – UN 6 October 2011 Despite improved prospects for world cereal production and falling prices, food security is likely to remain precarious in some regions in 2011-2012, with the slowdown in global economic recovery and increased risks of recession casting a shadow, the United […]
During Feds Feed Families 2010 food drive, employees across the country donated to local food banks for children, seniors and families in need. … Federal Employees Donate 1.7 Million Pounds of Nutritious Food Items and Essentials Nationwide … WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Office of Personnel Management Director John Berry, the U.S. Department of Agriculture […]
Secretary Vilsack Announces $25 Million for New School Food Service Equipment To Help Schools Improve the Quality of Meals WASHINGTON, Jan. 14, 2010 – Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced the availability of $25 million in grants to help schools operating a National School Lunch Program (NSLP) replace outdated equipment with new, energy efficient, appliances […]