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Towards a Minimalist Diet

What would be the least number of different types of foods that you could eat on a daily basis to have a complete nutritious diet? 15 foods plus iodized salt. Daily Diet Food grams Amaranth 300 (weight before cooking) Canola … Continue reading

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Reduce risk of Breast Cancer by 50%

This well-tested prescription drug reduced the risk of breast cancer in post-menopausal women by 49%: BBC news report: Drug that prevents half of breast cancers carries on working | Full text of the most recent study in the Lancet. For … Continue reading

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The Only Practical Solution To World Hunger

Search for “solutions to world hunger” on the internet. The many voices shouting about their solutions to hunger are either things that have already been tried, or approaches that require a vast number of persons to change their behavior, or … Continue reading

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Amaranth as a Rescue Crop for the United States

In certain regions of the developing world, they use fonio as a rescue crop. A village plants their usual rice crop, which is the main source of carbs and protein for their diet. If bad weather or another problem destroys … Continue reading

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The Most Nutrition in the Least Food Crops

1. Amaranth grain (and leaves) – staple food, provides carbs, protein, fiber, electrolytes, minerals, some vitamins. 2. Canola oilseed – provides dietary fat, including omega-6 and omega-3 (the essential fatty acids). 3. Soybeans – additional protein, fat, fiber, electrolytes, iron, … Continue reading

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Hunger Checklist: needs for the future of food security

In no particular order: 1. GMO: make a food crop that produces vitamin B-12 through plant genetics. Optimum plant would not be a staple crop, but a crop that complements any staple food, such as pepper or mushroom. 2. Availability: … Continue reading

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Amaranth or White Rice versus World Hunger?

Many hungry persons in the world subsist mainly on white rice as their daily food. If amaranth, a pseudo-cereal similar to quinoa and buckwheat, were substituted for white rice, in equal amounts, the hungry would receive much more nutrition. Now … Continue reading