5@5: Keto diet on the rise, dietitians say | Netflix digs into 'Rotten' food industry

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December 28, 2017

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5@5: Keto diet on the rise, dietitians say | Netflix digs into 'Rotten' food industry

Fermented foods will be No. 1 ‘superfood’ in 2018: dietitians

The ketogenic diet is on its way to surpassing the paleo diet in popularity—at least according to a poll of more than 2,000 dietitians across the country. But they think clean eating and plant-based diets will remain most popular in 2018. In terms of superfoods, they predict consumers will continue to seek out fermented foods, avocado, seeds, nuts, green tea and ancient grains. Read more at Supermarket News…


Watch the dramatic trailer for Netflix’s new food documentary series ‘Rotten’

“The food industry is under full scale assault,” declares the opening line of the trailer for the new, six-part documentary series by Zero Point Zero, the production company that partnered with Anthony Bourdain on the recent documentary, “Wasted! The Story of Food Waste.” The series will investigate various angles of corruption in the food industry, from inequality in the mass-market poultry industry to honey fraud. Read more at Eater…


Carlsbad adopts organic pesticide policy

Roundup will no longer be the preferred method of getting rid of weeds and bugs on city property and schools in Carlsbad. Earlier this month, the city council unanimously agreed to update its policy to stress the use of organic pesticides first, despite the fact that such a move could cost the city an additional $1 million a year. Read more at San Diego Union Tribune…


Tesco promises to end edible food waste by March 2018

The UK supermarket chain says it will stop wasting produce within the next few months by marking down surplus items with “reduced to clear” stickers and donating unsold items to local charities using an app called FoodCloud. Read more at Independent…


So-called food pharmacies bring together the resources of food pantries and farmers markets with the nutrition knowledge of clinical nutritionists to help people with diet-related diseases address their problems through food rather than pills. The food pharmacy movement started in 2001 with the opening of Boston Medical Canter’s “preventative food pantry,” which now gives its 7,000 monthly visitors access to produce grown on the hospital’s rooftop garden. Read more at Mother Jones…

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