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Can Amaranth help save the world from hunger?

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Grain amaranth is highly nutritious. per 100 grams: 371 kcal 13.56 g of protein 7.02 g of fat 65.25 g of carbs 6.7 g of fiber 159 mg of calcium 248 mg of magnesium 557 mg of phosphorus 508 mg … Continue reading

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Why We Can’t Do Away with Palm Oil Yet

In terms of the total calories provided to the world, palm oil ranks sixth, behind corn, wheat, rice, soy, barley [PDF file]. The palm oil tree also provides palm kernel oil. FAOSTAT data for 2012 puts the world total for … Continue reading

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Land Use for Vegan Diet versus typical American Diet

Let’s compare the amount of agricultural land used to produce plant-source foods (vegan food) versus animal source foods (meat, poultry, dairy). The comparison is enlightening. According to the USDA ERS [1], the United States uses the following areas of agricultural … Continue reading

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A Vegan Diet saves land and grain

Per person, a vegan diet saves: 1.9 acres of grassland used for grazing cattle calculation: 613.7 million acres of “Grassland pasture and range” used for cattle, divided by 322 million persons in the U.S. sources: USDA ERS Major Land Uses; … Continue reading

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Will Processed Meat Give You Cancer?

The World Health Organization (WHO) cancer research agency IARC published a report stating that consumption of processed red meat increases risk of colorectal cancer: “Red meat After thoroughly reviewing the accumulated scientific literature, a Working Group of 22 experts from … Continue reading

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Average U.S. Sugar Consumption Per Person

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The average American consumes over three times as much sugar as recommended. U.S. sugar consumption is 77.1 pounds of sugar per person per year, as estimated by the USDA: 2014 — Refined Sugar from Beet or Sugarcane 40.2 lbs/year per … Continue reading

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How much Farmland is used for Biofuel?

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The United States In 2015, the U.S. used 5.25 billion bushels of corn for ethanol production (a biofuel). [1] In the same year, yield based on harvested acres was 168 bushels/acre. However, a yield based on planted acreage would take … Continue reading