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To feed the world, why not eat bugs?

I’ll tell you why not bugs. The bugs are eating plants for food, and so it will always be more efficient to obtain the nutrients directly from the plants. Also, the bugs burn calories from the food they eat, so … Continue reading

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Breast Cancer and Vitamin D

-50% 4,000 IU/day of vitamin D3 vs. breast cancer incidence [Garland 2007 Journal of Steroid Biochemistry & Molecular Biology] The study concluded that a 50% reduction in incidence of breast cancer was possible from high vitamin D supplementation. A blood … Continue reading

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Why is Amaranth important to World Hunger?

Why Amaranth? Suppose you show up in a hungry region of the world, with one metric tonne of wheat seed to feed 5 million persons. That’s not enough wheat. You need about a billion kilograms (a million metric tonnes) of … Continue reading

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20 Reasons Grain Amaranth is the Best Staple Crop to End World Hunger

1. Grain Amaranth is high in protein and carbohydrates 2. Complete protein 3. High in all food-source electrolytes: calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, except salt (NaCl) 4. High in soluble and insoluble fiber 5. Good source of minerals: iron, zinc, selenium, … Continue reading

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50% of World Hunger is in 3 Nations; 70% is in 12 Nations

According to the World Hunger Report (2015), based on the estimated number of hungry persons in each nation, a full 50% of the 805 million hungry persons on the planet are found in only three nations: India, China, Ethiopia. India: … Continue reading

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Does the world produce enough food to feed everyone?

Not really. Several different hunger organizations claim the answer is ‘Yes’. They say that our world of 7 billion persons produces enough food for 10 billion persons. This answer is partially true, but inaccurate. According to the analysis in my … 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