Food and Nutrition

Gut Health & Mental Health

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If I had to pick a theme for my life over the past year, it would be learning to listen to my gut. The article “Mental Health May Depend on Creatures in the Gut” (https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/mental-health-may-depend-on-creatures-in-the-gut/) has helped me understand that what we refer to as the gut is more than just a vague sensation of feeling. It is made up of microbes that play a role in both physical and mental health.

New Power Could Reduce Food Waste

 

According to Wikipedia’s website, “Current estimates put global food loss and waste between one-third and one-half of all food produced”. Lost uneaten food is becoming a serious issue, especially in Canada, where our government does not seem to be putting enough effort to reduce the matter.

This post will address the issue presented in CBC News’ article which was posted on October 26th, 2016 by Melissa Mancini and Nelisha Vellani and in Global News’ article posted on October 21st, 2015 by Negar Mojtahedi.

Hamburgirl?

                  For the past few decades, the term “selling sex” has become a common method to advertise almost any type of products with the use of sexualized images (Wade and Sharp 163). In most cases, women are displayed in very specific ways, where their bodies are exposed and used to the point of objectification.

Burger Babes : Sexualizing Women in Food Advertisment

Link to original ad: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WlUvQkW4B1k

For years’ women have been represented in one way, the looks may vary, but themessage remains the same, “Women will not 

be desirable to, or loved by men unless they are physically perfect.” (Cortes 10)Through every medium; entertainment, sports

and even foodwomen are fed messages on what they must look, how they must dress and how to pleasemen. The ultimate

Burger Babes : Sexualizing Women in Food Advertisment

For years’ women have been represented in one way, the looks may vary, but themessage remains the same, “Women will not be desirable to, or loved by men unless they are physically perfect.” (Cortes 10)

Through every medium; entertainment, sports and even foodwomen are fed messages on what they must look, how they must dress and how to pleasemen. The ultimate representation of these messages is

Burger Babes : Sexualizing Women in Food Advertisment

For years’ women have been represented in one way, the looks may vary, but themessage remains the same, “Women will not be desirable to, or loved by men unless they are physically perfect.” (Cortes 10)

Through every medium; entertainment, sports and even foodwomen are fed messages on what they must look, how they must dress and how to pleasemen. The ultimate representation of these messages is

Free cancer at the most popular fast foods !

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Multiple individuals have lost family members, friends, relatives due to cancer. It has touched many people and many factors in today's society raise the risk of having cancer. Even our food has become a risk factor according to Ben Tinker. In his new article "Report finds chemicals in one-third of fast food packaging", published on the first of February 2017 on CNN's website, Tinker wants to increase the awareness of the amount of chemicals found in the food we eat. I believe it is extremely important to know this since I know two relatives who have cancer.

Are GMCs Beneficial to A Society? Tackling the Dilemma from a Utilitarian Perspective

Genetically modified crops (GMCs) have become widely used in agriculture over the last 10 years, constituting over 10% of the world’s harvest on arable land (ISAAA). By modifying the DNA of a plant through the introduction of a non-naturally occurring trait in the species, benefits such as higher crop yield and herbicide, pest, disease, and drought resistance can be found in the new product ("Genetically modified crops"). Despite scientific consensus affirming that GMCs do not pose a greater health risk than conventional food (Nicolia et al.

Gluttony: The Ultimate Vice?

Dead children. A malnourished population. Those widespread images are disseminated by the media to such an extent that most people can clearly picture the horrific deformities and protruding bones of the people in question. According to the United Nations World Food Programme, approximately 1 in 9 people do not have access to enough food to maintain a healthy lifestyle (“Hunger Statistics”). This is a pressing issue since millions are currently deprived of basic human rights.

Food waste? Canada worst than other countries...

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In this article named “A $31B problem: How Canada sucks at reducing food waste” posted the October 26 2016 by Melissa Mancini and Nelisha Vellani on CBC News explain how Canada is behind other countries in the race to reduce food waste. The article state that Canada is currently wasting $31 billion worth of food every year. This problem that Canada have, is a major issue in the world which throw away around 1.3 billion tons of food a year.