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Famine Foods

Famine food plants are a little-known category of underutilized species. These plants are sought out in times of famine and other conditions of environmentally-induced food scarcity. Because they are adapted to some of the most extreme weather conditions Nature can create, they represent a valuable source of plant genetic material, for the development of new, affordable staple crops, for environmentally at-risk eco-zones. In addition, some of the very few famine food plants that have been analyzed show unexpectedly high nutrient values. As nutritional value  will be a base-line criterion, for identifying candidates for selection,  growth trials and breeding, further work is needed, to ascertain the nutrient composition of the large corps of  these as-yet unstudied  famine food plant species.... Read more

Functional Foods

What we eat appears to have a great role in the prevention and development of many health conditions such as cancer, diabetes, heart disease, obesity and others. The industry of functional foods has been growing in the middle of the economic recession, contrary to what many experts thought. Among the reasons for this growth is the increased consumer health awareness and their interest in maintaining good health and preventing health problems.... Read more