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LAMP: The US Farm Bill and Supporting the Local Food Economy

Defeat Diabetes Foundation has gone through a tectonic shift over the past year, from an organization based principally on diabetes prevention and management in the United States, to a globally (and locally) minded organization that supports evidence-based integrated and sustainable solutions for human and environmental health. As part of this growth, we have become increasingly … Continue reading LAMP: The US Farm Bill and Supporting the Local Food Economy

Grass-Fed Beef

Cows are ruminants, and they evolved over millions of years to eat grass. Grass and other forage plants that ruminants munch on are difficult to digest, hence the evolution of their special stomach, the rumen, which helps break down these plants through special microorganisms and fermentation. Furthermore, the grass does not enter the rumen until … Continue reading Grass-Fed Beef

Slow Food

To counteract the rising tide of industrially produced low-quality food for global consumers, the “Slow Food” movement began in Italy in 1986, fittingly, through a protest at a proposed site for a Mcdonald’s in Rome.  Slow Food aims to change global food supply chains that are damaging both to the environment and to human health. … Continue reading Slow Food