June 30, 2008
Re: ["Picky Eaters, Sneaky Parents," June 23], I found this article interesting and disturbing. Parents secretly putting things (even if it's broccoli) into their children's food without their knowing it? When they grow up, I wonder what they'll think of that? Seems a trust is broken here, and I'm not sure it won't affect food issues these children may have down the line. Delicious is key where food and children are concerned. If a parent wants to get a child to eat fruit, he or she can wash, chop and freeze fresh strawberries, then take a blender and pour in one cup of fat-free milk.
May 21, 2007 |
The picky eating habits of children can drive parents to distraction. Foods that smell funny, or are too hot, too cold, too crunchy or too mushy: all are candidates for rejection. And when it comes to trying to get kids to eat their vegetables, the task often seems insurmountable. Youngsters naturally prefer tasty foods that are high in calories -- a nod to their biology, which is designed to ensure adequate intake while they're growing rapidly.
April 21, 2007 |
Eating foods like broccoli and soy has been linked to lower cancer rates, and UCLA researchers said they may have discovered the biological mechanism behind the protective effect. Using cells in a lab dish, they found that diindolylmethane, a compound resulting from digestion of cruciferous vegetables, and genistein, an isoflavone in soy, reduce the production of two proteins needed for breast and ovarian cancers to spread.
February 19, 2007 |
If you can't stand black coffee, chances are good that you also turn up your nose at bitter-tasting grapefruit juice, broccoli, spinach, green tea or soy products. You may be a genetic "super-taster" -- with more specialized taste buds on the tip of your tongue than the average person. For you, tasting foods can be the equivalent of feeling objects with 50 fingers instead of five -- due to tiny genetic differences you share with fellow super-tasters. The super-taster story goes back decades.
December 29, 2006 |
Someone got way more than the recommended daily serving of vegetables when a refrigerated trailer loaded with $50,000 worth of broccoli was stolen from Villa Park. Detective Ed Zorich said the thief was probably after the trailer, not the vegetables. The theft was entered into the stolen-vehicle database, but police had no immediate leads. "We have homicides happening in town," Zorich said. "We're not really looking for a truck of broccoli right now."
February 13, 2006 |
Mature broccoli is packed with vitamins, minerals, fiber and several phytochemicals that are proving to be powerful anti-cancer agents in the lab. Young broccoli sprouts, however, have a much higher concentration of two types of these cancer-fighting chemicals known as glucosinolates and isothiocyanates. Similar compounds are also found in other cruciferous vegetables, including Brussels sprouts, cauliflower, kale and mustard greens.
March 9, 2005 |
"Asking a farmer where he gets his seeds," says Bill Coleman, of Coleman Family Farms in Carpinteria, "is like ... I don't know what to compare it to. You just don't do it." The particular seeds in question are those for broccoli spigarello, a leafy green member of the brassica family, whose origin seems a mystery.
July 2, 2004 |
The patch of land in front of the old barn is primed, its soil plowed. Soon, an unusual breed of broccoli will sprout here, and is expected to flourish in temperatures above 100 degrees. Being planted in the early summer and maturing in high heat is a new thing for broccoli, a cool-season vegetable grown almost exclusively along California's foggy coast. Exposure to heat can devastate a crop, causing irregular heads, brown spots and other damage.
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March 4, 2004 |
Dana Broccoli, the widow of movie producer Albert R. "Cubby" Broccoli and the president of the company that owns the film rights to Ian Fleming's James Bond novels, has died. She was 82. Broccoli, a novelist and theatrical producer, died of cancer Sunday at her home in Beverly Hills.
February 22, 2003 |
Australia's oldest human remains are 40,000 years old, not 62,000, as had previously been believed, researchers from the University of Melbourne reported in Thursday's issue of Nature. The revised age for the remains, found in southeast Australia, fits much better with the theory that early humans evolved in Africa and subsequently migrated to the rest of the world. The now-discredited older date had supported the idea that different groups of humans evolved independently.