What we eat influences our health. But how much we eat does too.  Studies show that fasting, or even periodically adopting a low-calorie diet that mimics the effects of fasting, may generate a wide range of health benefits. These include increased weight loss, normalizing insulin sensitivity and even slowing down the aging process. Dr. Joel Fuhrman, author […]

Did you know? Almost 2 million pounds of food were collected in 2016 and distributed free of charge to shelters, daycares, after-school programs and clinics, to name a few centers, in 12 cities in the greater Boston area. This food, which includes fresh fruits and vegetables, helped to feed around 30,000 people. In the United States, food […]

“Yes,” Revolution Foods’s founders answer: the front line of education is the lunch line. The company says good nutrition makes “more productive, more attentive, better motivated and better performing students.” The Revolution Foods company is dramatically transforming the school lunch by providing healthy food for millions of low-income children in America. Most of the meals it serves are for children enrolled in the […]

What if we could transfer the excess calories on many of our plates in the developed world to those who need calories in the developing world. TFT, short for Table For Two, does just that. It aims to “shift the global food imbalance by ‘transferring excess calories’ from the developed to the developing world, working to […]

According to the 1994 Oslo Symposium, which aimed to examine a new approach to consumption, production and consumerism, Sustainable Consumption is defined as: “the use of services and related products which respond to basic needs and bring a better quality of life while minimizing the use of natural resources and toxic materials as well as emissions […]

A promising and feasible way of addressing global hunger is described in an article by Amanda Richardson, Fellow at the Landesa Center for Women’s Land Rights. Here’s an excerpt: “…even though in general the land women own is usually smaller and of poorer quality than land men own, [according to the Food and Agriculture Organization of […]

The aim of Un Kilo de Ayuda (One Kilo of Help) is to eradicate child undernourishment in Mexico. Founded in 1984 by entrepreneur Jose Ignacio Avalos Hernandez, Un Kilo de Ayuda is helping to cut the rate of malnutrition in hundreds of communities throughout Mexico. The non-profit social business provides nutritional surveillance, anaemia detection, nutritional […]