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Find out everything about food – about fruits, vegetables. Feel the food, and then you eat. See the colour, touch the “skin”, then taste the essence…

Grilled Chicken: Summer Recipe for Vision Health

While we all know to wear sunglasses to protect ourselves from the summer sun, there are other steps we can take to maintain our eye health all year long. For example, your diet plays an important role in your overall vision. To keep your peepers in tiptop shape, opt for foods rich in vitamin C (berries), vitamin E (olive oil), beta carotene (carrots), zinc (nuts), …

A Fishy Tale: Part 5

Why Act Now? Now is the crucial time to act on Genetic Engineering in general, and GE aquaculture -specifically- for the following 9 reasons: Many Wild populations, such as the Atlantic Salmon, already face extinction due to non-GE aquaculture. Yet the risks of GE fish-farming surpass even the risks of other types of aquaculture- like over-fishing. Companies have huge plans for the future of this untapped GE resource:For …

A Fishy Tale: Part 4

A Fairy Tale Once upon a time, twenty years ago, in a far away place called Newfoundland, a magician was practicing his spells. He was a rather forgetful magician and one night he left a fish in one of his tanks by mistake. The tank froze completely over, with the fish still in it!!! Fortunately (and to the magicians surprise) the fish survived as he …

A Fishy Tale: Part 3

GE Agriculture vs. GE Aquaculture Industrial agriculture and industrial aquaculture have shifted largely sustainable forms of food production to entirely unsustainable monocultures. These monocultures are hooked into the global economy, requiring industrial inputs- including machinery, fossil fuels, chemicals and pesticides. Unsustainable monocultures have been actively promoted by western governments, MNC‘s and the World Bank. This process has been called the ‘Green Revolution‘ in agriculture, the …

A Fishy Tale: Part 2

What Exactly is Genetic Engineering? Genetic Engineering is the creation of entirely new organisms which nature could never produce. By isolating small sections of DNA (called genes) from one species and planting them within the DNA of another species. The techniques used to isolate and embed these genetic strands vary. Enzymes are commonly used to ‘cut’ out the desired gene. Other genes/sections of genes must …

Issues in Aquaculture

History Artisanal (subsistence) aquaculture has been around a long time. Generally low-intensity culture that relied on natural sources of propagules, water, and food, e.g. low-intensity shrimp culture in tropical areas, with yields of 0.1 kg m-2 y-1. Modern aquaculture involves extremely high densities of organisms (e.g. shrimp yields > 3 kg m-2 yr-1) , and consequently requires heavy supplementation of natural supplies of propagules, water, …

Tips for Great Grilling

Any type of fuel works. I like the combination of charcoal and wood. A few sticks or large nuggets of oak, applewood, maple, mesquite, hickory, alder, or pecan impart a light, smoky flavor to the food. Heat the grill to med-high. Position the rack at its highest level; wait until it’s completely heated. Have vegetables at room temperature, so they cook evenly. Wash and trim them; peel hard vegetables …

Top 10 Salsa Recipes – How to stir store bought salsa

Recently, Jorjette sampled more than three dozen salsa recipes, ranging from familiar to exotic and from mild to incendiary. We tried this salsa recipes on grilled chicken, plain rice, and poached shrimp to see how they paired with different foods. Here are 10 salsa recipes we really liked, and some of our comments Chi-Chi’s Chunky Restaurant Salsa. Yum! This is superb. Great big chunks of …

What’s the Big Deal about Whole Grains?

For starters, they’re loaded with fiber, which is more than you can say about their refined counterparts. But that’s not all. Whole grains have a host of other health-promoting nutrients. Here are some grains that merit a place on your table: Barley. Best known as a soup ingredient, barley’s a rich source of tocotrienols — powerful antioxidants also found in vitamin E that help prevent …

Tomatoes Cut Heart Attack Risk in Half

Tomatoes are red-hot! First came studies showing that people who ate the most tomato products had less prostate and colon cancer. Now for the first time, we’re hearing that tomatoes prevent heart attacks. In Europe, men with the highest tissue levels of lycopene — the compound in tomatoes that may turn out to be the good guy — were only half as likely to suffer …

Sugar Substitutes

Sweet Substitutes Sugars may be the simplest carbohydrates, but when it comes to baking, knowing which one to use gets a little complicated. Most quick breads call for either white or brown sugar. Muffins and cookies, on the other hand, often use honey and other liquid sweeteners. When the sugar jar is empty — or when you want to make the move to less processed …

What’s the best oil to cook with?

Question > I have heard a great deal of controversy regarding different cooking oils and which are best to use. I don’t deep-fry anything. I usually use oil only when I’m stir-frying or sautéing. I have stuck to safflower and olive oil since they are supposed to be the lowest in saturated fat. Is this true? Are there other oils that are good to use? …