What the world eats

What the world eats

Peter Menzel and Faith D’Aluisi, husband and wife, travelled the world documenting eating habits of people of all classes, in different countries. They photographed people with their habitual meal, and their journey became a photographic book entitled What I eat –  Around the World in 80 diets.   The two photographers didn’t only take amazing pictures:

9 foods to always be bought organic

9 foods to always be bought organic

1 Apples Apples are one of the food products to be treated the most with pesticides, resulting in chemical residues on the peel. 40 different pesticides have been identified. A Swiss study, published in the proceedings of the 25th International Horticultural Congress, found in organic apples a higher content of potassium (+31%) and phenols (+19%, mostly

Fava beans and feta cheese salad

Fava beans and feta cheese salad

Ingredients 300 g of fresh peeled fava beans 150 g of fresh green peas 200 g of Greek feta cheese Juice of 1 lemon dill fresh mint leaves 2 cloves of garlic extra virgin olive oil black pepper Preparation Boil the fava beans and the peas in salty water for 10 minutes. Drain them. In

Vegetarian meatloaf

Vegetarian meatloaf

Ingredients for 4-6 people 400 g of potatoes 300 g of French beans 2 carrots 2 courgettes 3 eggs 2 leeks 1 onion 4 spoonfuls of tomato pulp 180 g of grated Parmesan cheese 2 spoonfuls of minced parsley breadcrumbs 1 clove of garlic nutmeg black pepper to grind extra virgin olive oil    

5 reasons why cultivating GMOs is dangerous

5 reasons why cultivating GMOs is dangerous

Global GMO cultivation. The majority of genetically modified species cultivated on a global level are soy, maize, cotton and rapeseed. They account for 176 million hectares globally, according Manuela Giovannetti, professor at the Department of Agricultural, Food and Agro-environment Sciences of the University of Pisa. These species are used for manufacturing and for the production

7 foods to lower inflammation and reduce belly fat

7 foods to lower inflammation and reduce belly fat

Fruits and vegetable All types of fruits and vegetables are rich in fibers and antioxidants. You should be eating them in profusion every day if you want to relieve a chronic inflammation. The essential thing is to buy fresh, colourful, and in season vegetables. Legumes and wholegrain cereals They control the insulin response; insulin resistance

7 rules for sustainable grocery shopping

7 rules for sustainable grocery shopping

Food represents one fifth of an average family’s footprint, according to the US Union of Concerned Scientists. This means that when you’re doing your shopping you can choose to respect the environment. What are the right steps for a sustainable grocery shopping?   1- Organic saves and absorbs CO2 Besides consuming less energy and emitting less

Beware of supermarket “junk” coupons

Beware of supermarket “junk” coupons

Supermarkets don’t offer many healthy choices to low-income households, says a research published in the journal the Preventing Chronic Disease. The study took into consideration over 1,000 coupons distributed by the six major American chain grocery stores. Results show that most of the offers promote junk food and sugary drinks: groceries that are potentially harmful for

Spaghetti with pistachio sauce

Spaghetti with pistachio sauce

Ingredients for 4 people 400 g of spaghetti 8 fillets of anchovies in olive oil 4 spoonful of breadcrumbs 2 handful of pistachios (minced) parsley 1 clove of garlic chilli pepper extra virgin olive oil salt     Preparation Boil the water in a large pot. In the meanwhile, cook the oil, garlic, pepper, anchovies,