An international team of scientists has developed a diet it says can improve health while ensuring sustainable food production to reduce further damage to the planet. It's based on cutting red meat and sugar consumption in half and upping intake of fruits, vegetables and nuts. And it can prevent up to 11.6 million premature deaths without harming the planet, says the report published Wednesday in the medical journal The Lancet. The authors warn that a global change in diet and food production is needed as 3 billion people across the world are malnourished -- which includes those who are under and overnourished -- and food production is overstepping environmental targets, driving climate change, biodiversity loss and pollution. The world's population is set to reach 10 billion people by 2050; that growth, plus our current diet and food production habits, will "exacerbate risks to people and planet," according to the authors. "The stakes are very high," Dr. Richard Horton, editor in … [Read more...] about New global diet can save lives and the planet, major review suggests
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Viet Nam News By Hồng Minh HẢI PHÒNG – Like many 10-year-olds, Trần Dũng Thành loved fast food. What kids don’t? As for vegetables, they were certainly off the menu for this fourth-grader who lives in the northern port City of Hải Phòng But that has changed dramatically since dietary habits were made part of the curriculum at Đinh Tiên Hoàng Primary School. And school meals now follow a different recipe. “We have been taught about the importance of eating more vegetables so even when I still prefer fast food, I am now eating more greens at schools and at home,” Thành said. Everyday, Thành and his school mates enjoy different lunch menus with at least one veggie dish and vegetable soup. They even have a motto: Ăn hết khẩu phần, bắt đầu từ rau (Finish all your lunch set, starting with vegetables). He said he and friends had found … [Read more...] about A vegetable a day helps to keep the obesity away
On November 22, 2018, the Vietnam Food Safety Authority under the Ministry of Health and the Vietnam Association of Functional Food organised the second International Scientific Conference on Functional Food. Conference participants at the Second International Conference on Functional Food The conference focused on industry expertise and knowledge and discussions on functional food in Vietnam and the world; reports of scientific achievements and technology, advanced techniques applied in functional food; planning for functional food development in Vietnam; introduction of research projects on functional food and related areas from organisations, the sustainable growth of functional food for the sake of public health, and making the Vietnamese functional food industry a highly effective contributor to the economy. At the conference, Isha Singh, with 10 years of experience in the food and nutrition industry, who is currently the manager of Scientific Affairs, Herbalife … [Read more...] about Functional food to improve health and aging
Illustration by Đàm Minh TríViet Nam News HÀ NỘI – Nguyễn Thu Hương, a resident of Hà Nội’s Đống Đa district, was worried when she saw street vendors preparing food without gloves. She complained several times but was repeatedly ignored. With a strange look, one person asked, “if you are worried about food safety, why do you still eat street food?” A new Government degree mandating higher fines for food safety violations may ease Hương’s concerns. Set to take effect on October 20, the decree will set fines at up to VNĐ200 million (US$5,840) or seven times higher than the value of the goods. These rates are 3.5 times higher than those set by a 2013 decree. Food sellers found to use plant and animal products that fail to meet veterinary hygiene and quarantine inspection requirements will be fined between VNĐ20 million and 40 million ($854-1,709). Fines between … [Read more...] about Public awareness key to making food safety fines effective
A study of nearly half a million people in China suggests a daily egg may reduce the risk of heart disease and strokes. Illustrative image: Photo: Thanh Giang/VNP Experts stress any egg consumption needs to be part of healthy lifestyle to be beneficial. But fears that eating too many eggs can be bad for you appear to have been laid to rest. "One can deliberate on the many limitations and caveats of nutritional research, but the take-home message of this research from a large study from China is that at the very least up to one egg a day is not linked with raised cardiovascular risk, and at best up to one egg a day may even have health benefits," says Prof Nita Forouhi, of the University of Cambridge.The study, in the journal Heart, follows years of bad press for the humble egg - from salmonella scares to cholesterol fears. BBC News takes a crack at separating the issues. How many? These days most doctors encourage the eating of eggs as part of a healthy diet, as they are … [Read more...] about An egg a day to keep the doctor away?