The food we eat is set to become the latest front in the culture wars

Susan S. Johnson
Livestock farming is a key element of British agriculture  (PA)

Livestock farming is a key element of British agriculture (PA)

We are what we eat, as the saying goes. That may be an exaggeration but there’s no question food matters; to our health, to farmers and producers, and certainly, to the planet.

Covid-19 demonstrated the importance of a healthy diet, and the government responded with a raft of anti-obesity measures. Marcus Rashford’s brilliant campaign drew attention to food poverty in the UK, while the HGV driver crisis is a stark reminder of the fragility of our food supply. But for a long time, we have avoided

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Want to learn how to eat a healthier diet AND help science at the same time?

Susan S. Johnson

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WIS) – If you’re an African American between the ages of 18 and 65, there’s a research study at the University of South Carolina looking for participants. The 12-week nutrition study will challenge the way you view food.

The study is called the DG3D. That stands for Diet Guidelines: 3 Diets.

Dr. Mary Wilson is the project manager of the DG3D project. She’s at the Prevention Research Center at the University of South Carolina’s Arnold School of Public Health.

Dr. Mary Wilson joined WIS Midday
Dr. Mary Wilson joined WIS Midday(WIS)

For three months, participants will learn how to improve their diet

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Three easy ways to… eat your way to younger looking skin

Susan S. Johnson

According to a new study led by UC Davis Health, the secret to healthier skin may reside in our guts. Researchers found that a diet high in sugar and fat leads to an imbalance in the gut’s microbial culture and may contribute to inflammatory skin diseases, such as psoriasis.

The best way to improve gut health is by eating a balanced diet, containing a good diversity of plant foods, plenty of fibre and minimising added sugars and saturated fat. Once your gut is firing on all cylinders, you can give your complexion an even bigger boost with these easy eating

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How Do You Convince People to Eat Less Meat?

Susan S. Johnson

It’s a good illustration of the way policymakers often self-edit when it comes to such a fraught topic. The problem is that, while this approach is politically pragmatic, it is naïve to expect that clinging to the lower rungs of the Nuffield Ladder can lead to even the Food Strategy’s suggested 30 percent reduction in meat consumption, let alone the EAT-Lancet standard.

But the problem isn’t only that policymakers are wary of inviting pro-meat backlash. It’s also that virtually all governments subsidize and promote meat production and consumption. The EU, despite its Green Deal commitment to carbon neutrality by

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