16 Sep '11, 11am

Harvard enhances USDA's MyPlate

Harvard enhances USDA's MyPlate

The second major complaint I heard was that the icon gave no mentions of specific foods (except for milk) within food groups. The words fruits and vegetables are fairly easy to interpret on their own, but grains and protein are not as self-explanatory. People might translate protein into red meat every night and never think of beans or yogurt as protein. They might translate grains into toaster waffles and white bread instead of whole grain oatmeal or quinoa.

Full article: http://www.mnn.com/food/healthy-eating/blogs/harvard-enha...


USDA, FDA get an F on livestock antibiotics:

grist.org 16 Sep '11, 8pm

In December, the FDA revealed for the first time that every year 29 million pounds of antibiotics are fed to animals -- of...