This Miracle Berry May Change The Way Food Tastes Forever
Kids 11 and under averaged 21, according to the report in November’s Pediatrics, published online today. “Professional athletes in general are endorsing a lot of unhealthy foods, which is concerning for a country that’s struggling with obesity,” says lead author Marie Bragg, a health policy researcher at Yale University. These athletes “could do a lot of good to promote public health, but unfortunately they are promoting foods that are really unhealthy,” she says. Researchers tracked endorsements by the top 100 athletes as identified by Bloomberg Businessweek’s 2010 Power 100 rankings. It ranks athletes according to their endorsement value and prominence in their sport. Of 513 brands endorsed by the top 100 athletes: – 24% were in the food and beverage category, second to the sporting goods or apparel category, which accounted for 28% of endorsed brands. – 79% of 62 food products endorsed were high-calorie and poor in nutrients. – 93% of 46 advertised drinks got 100% of calories from added sugar. Sports beverages represented the largest category of endorsements (39), followed by soft drinks (21) and fast food (16). The study focused solely on 2010 data and does not address how the athletes’ endorsements may have changed since then. It was designed “as an exploratory study of what the landscape looks like,” says Bragg. NBA star James had the most food and beverage endorsements, including Sprite, McDonald’s and Powerade. Manning was second, with endorsements including Gatorade and Pepsi-Cola. Williams was third, with Kraft Oreo, Gatorade, Nabisco 100 Calorie Pack Snacks and Got Milk. A score was generated for each athlete based on his or her Power 100 ranking, the number of ads and food endorsements, the highest percentage of food endorsements compared with other endorsements, and the healthfulness of each food and beverage endorsed.
The agency’s authority is regulated by: the Federal Meat Inspection Act , the Poultry Products Inspection Act , the Egg Products Inspection Act and the Humane Methods of Livestock Slaughter Act . The agency is also responsible for inspecting all meat, poultry and egg products sold in interstate commerce, and re-inspecting imported meat, poultry and egg products to makes sure they meet United States safety standards. The USDA inspects eggs in processing plants before and after they are broken for further processing. FSIS falls under the governance of the USDA. The USDA is the leader in setting the federal policies that determine national standards for food safety, and has also maintained the Meat and Poultry Hotline (888-674-6854) since 1985. The agency introduced AskKaren.gov in 2004, and mobile Ask Karen on 2011 and claims the combined sites now have a nearly 99 percent self-service rate, meaning that nearly all users are able to find the answers to their questions almost immediately. NOAA and NMFS Stands for: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and National Marine Fisheries Service Food Safety Role: The FDA is the primary agency responsible for ensuring the safety, wholesomeness, and proper labeling of domestic and imported seafood products. But the NMFS, which is part of the U.S. Department of Commerce, conducts, a voluntary, fee-based seafood inspection and grading service under NOAA. This program focuses on marketing and quality attributes of domestic fish and shellfish, per the Agricultural Marketing Act of 1946. These services are provided nationwide, in U.S. territories and in foreign countries. HHS Stands for: Department of Health and Human Services Food Safety Role: HHS is the parent organization of the FDA and the National Institutes of Health. The agency is currently working in collaboration with federal food safety partners and the Presidentas Food Safety Working Group (FSWG), to develop a flexible and responsive food safety system.
But now he wants to broaden his reach, taking his scientific approach to flavor changing to revolutionize the sweet foods we love to eat. “I’m really focusing on the future of food which is paved with opportunities, he said. The Miracle Berry Cantu first developed his interest in changing food flavors to help a chemotherapy patient whose treatment made every meal taste metallic. “Imagine what it would be like if you couldn’t eat your food,” Cantu said. “Physically you’re getting skinny, you’re losing weight. Psychologically, you’re worn out.” How did Cantu help the patient? He focused on a West African berry called the Miracle Berry. Its been eaten for centuries and it has a protein that binds to the taste buds altering flavors. In effect, the Miracle Berry turns sour to sweet. “This chemo patient was able to eat food again after she ate the berry,” he said, Healthy Junk Food Now, making the tablet form of the berry right at iNG, Cantu uses it as the catalyst for his restaurant’s cuisine to give diners a new, wholly unexpected taste experience. Partnering with the company mberry , which sells the berry in tablet form to the public, Cantu developed a cookbook over the last eight years. Now he plans to open a next-generation coffee house, Barista, to prove his approach to food can change what we eat. You’re going to be able to eat a donut with jelly in it.
Food Bank to Help Furloughed Grand Canyon Workers
The National Park Service says 2,200 federal and private employees who work in the park are on furlough and that the park will remain closed until the government reopens. There is a grocery store in the south rim’s village but relatively few services in the vicinity. The nearest sizable city is Flagstaff, approximately 80 driving miles away. St. Mary’s is trucking food boxes from Phoenix to the small community of Tusayan near the canyon’s south rim, and then to a location inside the park for distribution Tuesday and Wednesday at a cafeteria and at a mobile pantry on Friday. The food bank said it will continue weekly distributions as long as the shutdown lasts. The Rev. Patrick Dotson, pastor of Grand Canyon Community Church, normally distributes donated food from his home, but he said local food donations aren’t enough to meet the current need. St. Mary’s said local concessionaires are supporting their furloughed employees and their families with free rent and some meals. Organizers of the protest planned outside the south rim’s main entrance gates cited suffering and economic loss resulting from the shutdown and the Obama administration’s refusal to accept offers of private and public money to keep the park opening.