Food insecurity and depression

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Food insecurityDepressionFood insecurity and depressionCorrective interventionsReferencesFurther reading Food insecurity is said to be present due to the lack of constant access to enough food for the household to lead an active and healthy life. Image Credit: Karlevana/Shutterstock.com Food insecurity Recent events such as the ongoing coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic have led to an increase … Read more

New DNA-based sensors are promising tools for food safety

Study: DNA sensing technology a useful food scanning tool. Image Credit: Siberian Art / Shutterstock

In a recent study published in the journal TrAC trends in analytical chemistryresearchers discussed current trends, challenges, and the future of deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA)-based sensors in the real-time and rapid analysis of food contaminants. The widespread use of conventional food analysis methods is limited because they use complex instrumentation and have low sensitivity, selectivity and … Read more

Sri Lanka faces ‘man-made’ food crisis as farmers stop planting | Food News

Sri Lanka faces 'man-made' food crisis as farmers stop planting |  Food News

Walsapugala, Sri Lanka – Mahinda Samarawickrema, 49, will not plant paddy this season. After a government ban on chemical fertilizers cut his yield in the March harvest in half, the farmer, who owns eight hectares (20 acres) of paddy and bananas, said he no longer had the income needed to maintain a farm – especially … Read more

Can Brazil and Argentina satisfy India’s thirst for edible oil? | Business and Economy News

Can Brazil and Argentina satisfy India's thirst for edible oil?  |  Business and Economy News

Bangalore, India – Aneesha Thakur has been using sunflower oil in her cooking for as long as she can remember. Last week, she broke that habit by buying a bottle of soybean oil instead to fry fish for her teenage sons. The neighborhood supermarket, which usually has stacked rows of sunflower oil brands, had none … Read more

Analysis: The pain of food inflation puts emerging markets between a rock and a hard place

Analysis: The pain of food inflation puts emerging markets between a rock and a hard place

Food accounts for 40% of IPC baskets in low-income countries UN food price index hits record high in February and March More governments choose to introduce support measures Risk of social unrest is rising over food, fuel prices are rising LONDON/ISTANBUL/CAIRO, May 17 (Reuters) – Like millions of people in developing and emerging countries around … Read more

Buffalo supermarket shooting deepened ‘food desert’ in black neighborhood

Buffalo supermarket shooting deepened 'food desert' in black neighborhood

The accused shooter who killed 10 people and injured three others at a grocery store in a predominantly black Buffalo neighborhood was fueled by racism, authorities say. Its targeted location, a favorite place to buy fresh fruit, produce and groceries in an area with few options for food shoppers, was surrounded by a so-called food … Read more

Chinese cinemas are in trouble

Chinese cinemas are in trouble

The past few years have been difficult for Chinese cinemas. “Whenever there is an epidemic, cinemas are the first to be closed and the last to reopen,” said Qu Lei, a cinema manager in a city in Jiangsu province, who used an alias because she is not authorized to speak to the media. The 39-year-old … Read more

People’s basic food choices may be smarter than previously thought

People's basic food choices may be smarter than previously thought

Pioneering research has shed new light on what drives people’s basic food preferences, indicating our choices may be smarter than previously thought and influenced by the specific nutrients, as opposed to just calories, we need. The international study, led by the University of Bristol (UK), set out to re-examine and test the widely-held view that … Read more

The Recorder – Grants breathe life into food access programs across county

The Recorder - Grants breathe life into food access programs across county

As many as 13 projects aimed at addressing food insecurity will come to fruition across Franklin County and the North Quabbin region thanks to support from the state’s Food Security Infrastructure Grant Program. “We’re really grateful the state is helping farms out in this way,” said Red Fire Farm co-owner Ryan Voiland, describing the challenges … Read more