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Nutrition information abounds, but many doubt food choices

New Food Editors New Food Magazine
According to the findings of the International Food Information Council Foundation’s 12th Annual Food and Health Survey, Americans are consuming food information from more sources than ever before, yet our nutritional literacy is sorely lacking – and our health may be suffering as a result.

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The Hidden Radicalism of Southern Food

John T. Edge New York Times
In the South, America has identified food-system problems and developed solutions. Today, as Americans agitate for food sovereignty, the bold agricultural ideas conceived in the late 1960s by Fannie Lou Hamer and other radical Southerners suggest paths for us to follow out of our food deserts.

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The Superfood Gold Rush

JAMIE LAUREN KEILES New York Times
The latest entrant to the superfood contest is Brazilian açaí, a purplish, antioxidant-rich stone fruit — though most call it a berry — foraged from trees in the Amazon River basin.Surprising parties become heroes and scoundrels as the coveted berry changes hands in different ways. Global consumption has further increased demand, but because of the high value of good vibes, some superfood exporters have an incentive to hew to best practices.

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The New Deal Meal

Rachel Laudan Wall Street Journal
During the Depression, a loose coalition of Progressives set out to remake the American diet. Milk was regarded as the perfect food. This tension between scientific advice and traditional preferences can be traced back to the Great Depression, suggest Jane Ziegelman and Andrew Coe in “A Square Meal.”

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Moringa: The new nutritious vegetable-powder

Wolfgang Moritz, Vitarbo AG New Food Magazine
As a natural vegetarian food, moringa is rich in antioxidants and contains a healthy mix of nutrients, including Vitamin E and Folic acid.

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Rethinking Dessert

Mary Beth Durkin National Geographic
With just three pleasures—nuts, fruit, and dark chocolate—a nutritionist challenges chefs to make dessert more healthful but still a treat.

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Drinking for Breakfast

Editors Prepared Foods
New research reveals that 39% of consumers use nutritional and performance drinks as a replacement for breakfast. What’s more, three in five (58%) consumers currently use nutritional and performance drinks as a meal replacement and 48% consume them as part of a meal, up from just 20% who used nutritional drinks as a meal supplement in 2012.

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UN Declares 2016 The Year of Pulses

Judie Bizzozero Natural Products Insider
The United Nations has declared 2016 the International Year of Pulses, nutritious sources of protein which include peas and many kinds of dried beans.
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