News features and technical articles about the evolution of aquaculture, one of the world’s fastest growing industries.

Roy D. Palmer

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New normal in global nutrition?

The latest Global Nutrition Report indicates serious levels of both malnutrition and adult overweight and obesity. It is a major challenge, particularly among women and children. Seafood, including from aquaculture, can play a significant role in helping address this issue. 

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Para una alimentación saludable, somos lo que permitimos

Muchos hábitos alimenticios actuales tienen resultados negativos para nuestra salud, dando credibilidad a "eres lo que comes." Los hábitos alimenticios se pueden cambiar, y aumentar el consumo de productos de mar puede proporcionar numerosos beneficios para la salud, incluyendo como 

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Facts about shrimp and cholesterol

Many people, including health-conscious consumers, are concerned about the cholesterol content of foods such as meat, eggs and dairy products. In the case of shrimp, the cholesterol story is different because a number of research studies have demonstrated that the 

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For healthy eating, we are what we allow

Many current eating habits have negative results for our health, lending credence to “you are what you eat.” Eating habits can be changed, and increasing seafood consumption can provide numerous health benefits, including as a significant source of critical micro-nutrients, 

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Food is abundant, yet people are starving

While significant numbers of people are undernourished, an increasing number of people are overweight. The divide between recommendations and results is marked, so we must learn more about food production and change our behaviors. 

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Warning: Shrimp salad may contain shrimp

Crustaceans, fish and any food that contains protein have the potential to cause allergic reactions in some individuals. To protect consumers, seafood businesses must stay abreast of changing regulations. 

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Omega-3s in seafood benefit nutrition, health

Are consumers fully aware of the health benefits of seafood? Many consumers do not act as if they are. It seems they do not have the information they need about the positive impacts the omega-3 fatty acids in seafood make 

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Nutrition, food security take center stage

The Global Nutrition Report 2014 highlights that nutrition and food security is a concern in all countries, not just low-income ones. Urbanization and rising living standards are key drivers in the ongoing increases in seafood demand and fisheries development. 

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U.S. consumers not achieving seafood guidelines

Research found that 80 to 90 percent of U.S. consumers did not meet federal dietary seafood recommendations and that seafood consumption varies significantly among socio-demographic groups.