Today's Abstract - FNS May 2009

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May 26, 2009

Today's Abstract - FNS May 2009

In this month’s issue of Food, Nutrition, & Science from The Lempert Report: H1N1/Swine Flu Update, The Cost of the Healthy Diet, Nicotine in Mushrooms, and more. In the news, despite a media blitz, a mere five percent of consumers are “highly concerned” about the recent outbreak of Novel influenza A (H1N1), formerly known as Swine Flu, according to a recent SupermarketGuru quick poll. The poll, which asked consumers about their attitudes toward the virus, found that fewer than half (47%) are “slightly concerned”; 24% are “not concerned at all.” In this month’s Shoppers and Trends column, women of higher socioeconomic status spend more on better-quality diets, according to a recent study from the University of Washington’s Nutritional Sciences Program. The study, which looked at energy and nutrient intakes for 164 men and women, found that diets of higher nutrient content were more costly per kilocalorie and consumed by persons of higher educational and income levels. And, in this month’s Food Safety column, these days, seasonality has little meaning when you step foot into the grocery store. Our global food market allows us the privilege to choose from a great variety of produce year round. Unfortunately, though, there is some risk involved with imported produce from countries where pesticide use may not follow strict regulations like those enforced in the U.S. This was exactly the case with the 2008 crop of dried wild mushrooms that Europe imported from China. CLICK HERE to read these stories and more.

In this month’s issue of Food, Nutrition, & Science from The Lempert Report: H1N1/Swine Flu Update, The Cost of the Healthy Diet, Nicotine in Mushrooms, and more. 

In the news, despite a media blitz, a mere five percent of consumers are “highly concerned” about the recent outbreak of Novel influenza A (H1N1), formerly known as Swine Flu, according to a recent SupermarketGuru quick poll. The poll, which asked consumers about their attitudes toward the virus, found that fewer than half (47%) are “slightly concerned”; 24% are “not concerned at all.”

In this month’s Shoppers and Trends column, women of higher socioeconomic status spend more on better-quality diets, according to a recent study from the University of Washington’s Nutritional Sciences Program. The study, which looked at energy and nutrient intakes for 164 men and women, found that diets of higher nutrient content were more costly per kilocalorie and consumed by persons of higher educational and income levels.

And, in this month’s Food Safety column, these days, seasonality has little meaning when you step foot into the grocery store. Our global food market allows us the privilege to choose from a great variety of produce year round. Unfortunately, though, there is some risk involved with imported produce from countries where pesticide use may not follow strict regulations like those enforced in the U.S. This was exactly the case with the 2008 crop of dried wild mushrooms that Europe imported from China.

CLICK HERE to read these stories and more.
 
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