The Leading Causes of Childhood Obesity in the U.S.

Introduction Childhood obesity is a widespread condition in Western societies today and especially prevalent in the U.S. An obese child can be describes as what most would recognize as significantly overweight. They have more body fat than is considered healthy for a person of their particular height. The condition initiates...

Fast Food Nutrition and Health

Food consumption has achieved a remarkable landmark due to the modernization of eating habits and lifestyles. This has contributed to the development of fast foods which in the present context is the main topic to focus on. Fast foods may appear to induce or stimulate appetite with the delicious ingredients...

Genetically Modified Food for Health & Environment

The topic of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) and their uses in the food industry is highly controversial today. The so-called GMO debate involves a decades-long dispute between the proponents of new technology in crop cultivation and those claiming GMO foods to be unsafe and harmful to both consumers and the...

Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia and Other Eating Disorders

Anorexia Nervosa The earliest written descriptions of anorexia nervosa were written in 1689 by Dr. Morton, an English physician, in his book called “Wasting Disease of Nervous Origins”. Morton considered the condition “nervous consumption” to be caused by “sadness and cares” (Morton, 1689). In the 1870s, Sir William Gull and...

Genetically Modified Food Advances: Value and Risks

Introduction Genetic Engineering is a extremely advanced and precise “technique of take away, modifying, or addition genes to a DNA particle in order to change the in order it hold. By altering this in order, genetic engineering changes the type or quantity of proteins and life form is able of...

Food Security Promotion: Energy, Water and Food

Overview Introduction It is important to note that the issues of water, energy, and food are closely related. The relationship between the three can be explained using the nexus approach. The approach is aimed at showing where and how these three systems intersect (Rasul and Sharma 14). In such a...

Biotech Companies and Consumers: Genetically-Modified Foods

Introduction The term Genetically Modified Organisms refers to crops invented for the consumption of both humans and animals by using the modern molecular biology techniques (Whitman 2000). Current Scientific advancement has enabled modification of plants in the laboratory by altering their genetic makeup to produce the desired traits which vary...

Genetically Modified Foods Definition

Genetically modified foods (GMF) are types of crops and plants created by modifying the DNA of other foods using molecular biology techniques. The molecular biology techniques have replaced the traditional plant enhancement technique of breeding. Genetic modification is done to improve the traits of the crops to the desired level...

Childhood Obesity Issue Analysis

Obesity is a health hazard – one that can lead to serious physical problems such as hypertension, atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease and type II diabetes mellitus (Magee 4). Its effects are insidious, origins are complex and poorly understood and its treatment often discouraging. Pediatricians, parents, and policymakers alike are concerned about...

Why Genetically Modified Foods Should Be Banned

Genetically modified foods have raised many questions since their introduction. A lot of controversies have been raised concerning the same over the effects that would be caused by the foods. As a result, the issue has been a subject of raging debate among academics as well as politicians the world...

Bioengineered Foods: «No Reason to Fear Frankenfoods»

There is a growing problem of hunger facing most of the world’s population. Many thousands die from starvation daily and as the population increases, this problem escalates which further necessitates the desperate need for a reliable supply of food. The technology of bioengineered foods sometimes referred to as genetically modified,...

Causes of Differences in Dietary Intake in NI and the REst of UK Between Schoolers

Introduction The micronutrient intake table showed that there were no significant differences between the total energy diet only (MJ) between Northern Ireland (NI) and the rest of the UK (p= 0.468). A similar trend was observed in the total energy diet only in kcal (p= 0.470). However, the energy (EAR)...