Organic food saves bowel bacteria There is growing evidence for the benefit of organic food, according to a previously sceptical doctor.
...'Scientists have always said eating organic food is senseless and makes no difference as pesticides don't harm humans,' says ...a Sydney GP with a special interest in environmental medicine.'However, the pesticides kill certain species of gut bacteria, not us.'...
...'For the past 10 years doctors have been looking at gut bacteria as something that makes us healthy. If our gut bacteria is not healthy, we cannot be healthy,' says the GP. 'A lot of what doctors see in their surgeries is just a consequence of altered bacteria playing up.'...
Shoppers dump potatoes for rice, noodles 23 Aug 2013 - 06:11pm
...Pasta, noodles and rice have replaced the humble potato as Aussie shoppers' favourite side dish.Pasta, noodles and rice have replaced the humble potato as Aussie shoppers' favourite side dish, new research shows.
The changing Australian society - and its changing tastebuds - are illustrated in 25 years of trolley tracking in the Woolworths' 2013 Trolley Trends report. 61% of sides purchased by shoppers are now pasta, rice or noodles.That compares with potatoes, a favourite back in 1984, but which now make up just 39% of purchases.