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Robert Zeigler: GMO foods can pack a nutrient punch

GMO foods can pack a nutrient punch

GMO foods can pack a nutrient punch

In developing countries, genetically modified foods with added nutrients could help save hundreds of thousands of children each year, contends veteran agriculture researcher Robert Zeigler, head of the International Rice Research Institute. Robert Zeigler Amid the ongoing worldwide controversy about GMO (genetically modified organism) safety, is there a future for food crops genetically engineered to

Nutrition gets personal

Dietary guidance that’s targeted to your precise genetic makeup is the wave of the future, says nutrition scientist Jeffrey Blumberg. Jeffrey Blumberg In mid-February 2015, the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee released its 571-page report detailing what Americans should be eating to stay healthy. Much of the advice likely sounded familiar: more fruits, vegetables and nuts

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The expanding obesity crisis in emerging nations

World Obesity Federation president Dr. Walmir Coutinho sees his native Brazil as an example of the dietary challenges that come with increasing prosperity. Endocrinologist Walmir Coutinho is a lifelong champion in the fight against obesity. The 55-year-old Brazilian physician and current president of the World Obesity Federation has dedicated his entire career to educating people

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Healthy junk food?

Yes, says food industry veteran Hank Cardello, who wants companies to step up their game when it comes to better-for-you products. Hank Cardello Future consumers should be able to have their cake and eat it too—without getting fat. So says Hank Cardello, who directs the Obesity Solutions Initiative at the Hudson Institute and wrote the

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