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East Greenwich High School Library: Food Science Symposium
A list of clubs who have websites at East Greenwich High School.
Heart disease, hypertension, nerve damage, vision problems, liver damage...These are some of the complications of diabetes―a chronic and growing disease in which the body cannot use sugar properly. Worldwide, health experts estimate that cases of the disease have rocketed from 30 million to 230 million in recent years. In the United States, more than 23 million children and adults--nearly 8% of the population--have diabetes. "Diabetes is this massive tidal wave hitting the country," reports USA TODAY, the Nation's No. 1 newspaper. In this book, you'll read case studies of people living with diabetes and follow the diagnoses, medical interventions, and lifestyle changes that help bring the disease under control. You'll learn about the history of the disease and factors driving its increased prevalence. And you'll discover what the risk factors and treatment options are so you and your friends and family can avoid contracting diabetes and support those who do have it.
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Gluten-Free Diets / Celiac Disease Research Resources
Discusses celiac disease, providing information on what it is, diagnosis and treatment of the ailment, how it can affect one's life, and eating a gluten-free diet. Includes a glossary and a list of resources.
This article discusses about the Paleo (Paleolithic) diet which involves avoiding grains, soy and other legumes, dairy products, refined sugars and processed products. It mentions the medical problems associated with recent trends in foods and also explains the positive effects of this diet which include reduction of inflammation, stabilization of blood sugar, reduction in LDL cholesterol, prevention of chronic illness like diabetes and heart disease and shrinkage of belly fat.
This guide contains practical guidelines on how to adopt a vegetarian diet. In addition to starter recipes, it discusses dietary choices like veganism and how to nutritionally balance meals. It also explores the health and nutritional benefits of a vegetarian diet.
You will find artificial sweeteners in a broad range of foods: diet sodas, yogurts, canned fruits, chewing gum, and ice cream to name a few. You may remember that the federal government used to require a cancer warning label for the sweetener saccharine. However, research has found that saccharine does not cause cancer, so the government removed the label nearly 20 years ago.
Since then, food companies have developed many more artificial sweeteners. But what do we know about their safety?
The Milk Composition section describes the chemical and physical properties and effects of pasteurization on the compounds in milk. A brief overview of the variation in milk composition is provided below as an introduction to this section.
Topics covered are:
- Carbohydrate (Lactose)
- Vitamins and Minerals
- Literature Related to Milk Composition
The article presents an overview of issues related to genetically modified foods in the U.S. Some of the improvements made possible by genetic engineering of food crops such as herbicide-resistant soybeans and insecticidal corn are cited. It traces the history of GM food and its regulation by the U.S. government. The problems posed by GM contamination for organic farmers are discussed.
This article presents an argument against genetically-modified foods (GMO). Large corporations have pushed GMOs into our supermarkets and farms when these products have not been adequately tested for potential negative effects on humans and the environment. Government agencies in the United States have not done their job to ensure that GMO products are safe, in the face of mounting evidence from scientists and researchers indicating that GMOs could have a drastic impact on our global food sources and ecosystems. The many hazards of GMO technology range from altering ecosystems to creating deadly allergic reactions to higher pesticide use. The inefficiency of the U.S. government, combined with a climate of support for the genetically modified food industry, has allowed GMO-related problems to go unchecked.
This article presents an argument on the many benefits of genetically-modified foods. The use of biotechnology to genetically enhance food crops is simply a more efficient extension of crossbreeding and grafting techniques that have been used for thousands of years to produce improved strains of crops. With the rapid advances of genetic engineering at the end of the twentieth century, it is now possible to produce seed crops that not only have improved taste and nutrition, but also that resist pests, disease, drought and flood. This reduces the need for pesticides and fertilizers, and allows for low tillage farming that protects the environment by preserving topsoil and water resources. Particularly in developing countries where current crops often fail, such technology could dramatically increase yields, helping to alleviate hunger and disease among populations now living in poverty.
Published by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, Rome, 2013.
The FAO report talks in detail about the business of industrial-scale insect farming for food but also for conversion into products like animal feed for use on livestock farms. Chapter 9 includes some case studies of businesses that have successfully farmed bugs for animal feed. Chapter 11 and 12 take a look at how insect farming can uplift countries and communities that are food insecure, by providing nutrition, by encouraging small-scale insect farming, called ‘micro-livestock’, and trade in insects as a way to boost economies.
An overview of organic food and farming is presented. Differences between organic and conventional farming are described. Vocabulary such as "Biological control," "Bovine growth hormone," and "Community-supported agriculture (CSA)," are defined. The article explores issues including food safety, sustainability, and exposure to pesticides. The availability of organic foods, their alleged health benefits, and environmental benefits are also examined.
The article presents an argument for organic foods. The author argues that organically produced foods are healthier and better for the environment than conventionally produced foods. Particular focus is given to the environmental effects of artificial chemicals such as pesticides and inorganic fertilizers used in conventional agriculture. It is the author's opinion that organic farming encourages social stability through sustainable agricultural methods.
The article presents an argument against organic food. It is the author's opinion that non-organic foods are as safe as those labeled organic. The price of organic food, the federal standards applied to organic and non-organic foods, and the nutritional value of food are discussed. Particular focus is given to the preparation of organic food including the use of non-chemical fertilizers. The author argues that organic foods are more expensive and do not provide additional health benefits.
A comprehensive compilation of entries illuminates the key trends, activities, and themes in organic, sustainable, and local food, covering consumers, organizations, farming, policies, and much more. * 150 comprehensive, A-Z entries cover all aspects of organic food and farming, local food production and consumption, and sustainable food initiatives * A chronology of the years 1860-2009 includes over 40 events, detailing the history and evolution of organic and local food * 30 photographs depict current themes in sustainable farming and organic/local food.
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Draws on articles, quotes, and anecdotes from the pages of "USA Today" to explore the organic movement, discussing its impact on the environment and human health, the benefits and drawbacks of an organic lifestyle, organic methods of raising livestock and food, and other related topics.
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