Alba Rosa | Assistant Opinion Director The food we eat, although delicious, is a dangerous environmental polluter. The food industry has contributed to rising greenhouse…
The “western” diet is one that is high in processed foods, with big features from overconsumption of refined sugars, sodium, saturated fats, animal protein and few plant-based fibers. Ian Myles from the U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases describes this diet as “a trend aided by the move towards a culture of fast food.”
Contributing writer Adrianne Richardson is worried about the unexpected competition found in students from fast-food universities.
Contributing writer Carlos Coba suggests labeling FIU’s food products that contain genetically modified organisms (GMOs) so that students become more aware of what they eat.
The Tuesday Times Roundtable will be returning to the Modesto Maidique and Biscayne Bay campuses with the Spring 2011 series and for the first time ever past TTR sessions will be available for free download on Apple’s iTunesU.