Food, Health, & Diet Moderation is half the battle. What are your favorite portion control tips? What approaches to healthy/nutrition food preparation do you use to make breakfast, lunch or dinner? Food, health, and diet are important topics now and in the next decade as the Baby Boomers retire.
Nutrition and Restaurants What are your food selection & nutrition options for your rural areas? Do healthy choices play a part in your restaurant choices? Or do you pick on convenience and price? How does your favorite local restaurant stand out from the pack to earn your business? These and other conversations took place on FoodChat.
Dietary Guidelines for Americans This discussion focused on the recently released Dietary Guidelines for Americans. How should those in agriculture help support these guidelines? What are some of the potential label changes to result from the new guidelines? These and other questions help guide the FoodChat conversation.
Cows are considered the largest producer of methane globally, according to the US Environmental Protection Agency. The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations has reports stating "The livestock sector is a major player, responsible for 18 percent of greenhouse gas emissions measured in [carbon dioxide] equivalent."
Reduction of methane produced by cows has long been thought to be a key green house gas reduction activity. Recently, Wageningen University researcher Van Zijderveld discovered that nitrate and sulphate additives in feed help reduce methane production in cow stomachs.
If their feed contains a small percentage of these substances the amount of this powerful greenhouse gas produced by sheep is halved, research by Sander van Zijderveld has shown.
While the research is in its early stages, there is potential to reduce methane production 16 to 30 percent.
DairyCast is heading north for the World Dairy Expo. Conversations with vendors and industry guests will be available at DairyCast.com in coming weeks. Let us know what you found interesting or of concern during your trip to Madison.
What's Right With Food Labels What info on a food label causes you to put the item back? What additional info would you like to see on food labels to help you make better choices? This Foodchat discussion offers some perspective.
The Persistence of the Primitive Food Movement From the Freakonomics Blog, "Americans are currently embracing a strange sort of primitivism. Bicycles are losing gears, runners are afoot in shoes designed to creatae a barefoot sensation (some are even running barefoot), and men are growing bushy Will Oldham-like beards. It’s all very curious and entertaining.