FOOD, NUTRITION & SCIENCE: Today's Abstract Jan. 2012

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February 01, 2012

FOOD, NUTRITION & SCIENCE: Today's Abstract Jan. 2012

In this month's issue of Food, Nutrition & Science: Beef's Shrinking Environmental Impact, Getting Teens to Eat More Whole Grains, Barramundi and more.

In this month's issue of Food, Nutrition & Science: Beef's Shrinking Environmental Impact, Getting Teens to Eat More Whole Grains, Barramundi and more.

The carbon footprint of beef is shrinking, according to a study from Washington State University. The study compared today's beef production impact to that of the production system in 1977, revealing some striking improvements in current practices.

In a second story, teens are not consuming enough whole grain foods, says a recent University of Minnesota at St. Paul study. The study, which looked at adolescents (aged 12 to 19 years) in the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES, 1999-2004), found that fewer than one third consumed more than .5 whole grain ounce equivalents per day. Results were published in the January 2012 Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

And in a third story, barramundi, know as the “sustainable seabass,” is one fish that is growing in popularity due to its low toxin levels, mild flavor and high levels of heart and brain-healthy omega-3’s. And, according to some food and nutrition forecasters, a top food trend for 2012.

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