Mashed ube, or purple sweet potato.AmalliaEka/stock Leslie Beck, a Toronto-centered private practice dietitian, is director of food and nourishment at Medcan. Observe her on Twitter @LeslieBeckRD Just as it has in the previous (nearly) a few pandemic decades, personalized wellness will be an important driver of meals developments this year. Environmental sustainability will also keep on to sway our food possibilities in 2023, even additional so as people become progressively involved about local climate adjust. And with persistent inflation, at […]

A clutch of fishing villages dot the coast near Kilifi, north of Mombasa in Kenya. The waters are home to parrot fish, octopus and other edible species. But despite living on the shores, the children in the villages rarely eat seafood. Their staple meal is ugali, maize (corn) flour mixed with water, and most of their nutrition comes from plants. Almost half the kids here have stunted growth — twice the national rate. In 2020, Lora Iannotti, a public-health researcher […]

Almost 90% of the $540bn in global subsidies given to farmers every year are “harmful”, a startling UN report has found. This agricultural support damages people’s health, fuels the climate crisis, destroys nature and drives inequality by excluding smallholder farmers, many of whom are women, according to the UN agencies. The biggest sources of greenhouse gas emissions, such as beef and milk, received the biggest subsidies, the report said. These are often produced by large industrialised groups that are best […]