Thursday, January 19, 2017

Would a Trump Administration Approve a Carbon Tax?

Daily Insights 01/19/2017
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Would a Trump Administration Approve a Carbon Tax?

Triplepundit reports that agriculture has a huge negative impact on the environment, including being responsible for 11 percent of global carbon emissions. And in a report published in the journal Nature, researchers from the Food Policy institute argue there is immense climate mitigation potential if we just change our diets. And they feel levying a tax might just force the change. 

Their report states that the true impacts of food are not included in the price we pay at the store. An example they share is that organic produce is far more expensive than a factory-farmed piece of red meat, despite the fact that the former has a far smaller carbon footprint; and that in nearly every country, eating sustainably is more expensive than eating unsustainably.  


Avocados Help You Mind Your Cholesterol and Four More Things You Should Know

Let's not say goodbye to the avocado toast trend yet! 

Avocados are an incredibly popular food and they are often referred to as a power food, which is not surprising given their many health promoting benefits. There are many varieties of avocados, and the shape, from pear to round, and color, from green to black, can vary between them. They can also weigh anywhere from 8 ounces to 3 pounds. Avocados are tasty in salads, as guacamole, as a creamy spread for a sandwich and even in smoothies. Here are five things you need to know.

6 Taproots You Should Be Eating Today

Help shoppers choose from these seasonal nutritious taproots.

Winter is the time for an abundance of root vegetables, but do you know your taproots?  It is true root vegetables are considered taproots, which are loosely defined as roots that grow downward into the ground. Taproots can be subdivided into tuberous roots like sweet potatoes, yams and fleshy roots like carrots and beets. It's important to make the distinction that root vegetables are different from tubers (potatoes, cassava), rhizomes (ginger, galangal) and bulbs (shallots, garlic).

Phil's Food Review

ProNourish™ Low FODMAP Nutritional Drink French Vanilla is a HIT!

2017 is the year of digestive health and the FODMAP diet. FODMAPs are simply different carbohydrates found in a bunch of foods including onions, garlic, mushrooms, apples, lentils, rye and milk which are poorly absorbed and then enter the small intestine and colon, where they are fermented by bacteria and produce gas and bloating. This beverage is formulated to avoid that and give you a ton of great vitamins to boot. Watch full review. 

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