Nutrition and Obesity http://wvtf.org en Debate Continues Over Genetically Engineered Food http://wvtf.org/post/debate-continues-over-genetically-engineered-food <p>Genetically Engineered food has become a hot button in this country.&nbsp; Supporters say cross breeding plants is as old as farming itself. Opponents fear today’s high tech methods have created something that may be dangerous in the long run.</p><p>A comment period by USDA ended last week, as scientists and activists continue the debate over the idea of genetically modified crops.</p><p></p> Tue, 11 Mar 2014 21:14:24 +0000 Robbie Harris 18329 at http://wvtf.org Debate Continues Over Genetically Engineered Food GMO Research http://wvtf.org/post/gmo-research <p>While Americans are growing more health-conscious and monitoring what they eat, the latest trend is becoming more aware of foods containing Genetically Modified Organisms.</p><p>But a Virginia nutritional counselor says GMO labeling is not so obvious in the packaging, and more foods contain GMOs than one might suspect.</p><p>Wendy Vigdor Hess is the author of the book, "Sweetness Without Sugar."&nbsp; She says some countries have banned GMOs, but Hess says they saturate the U.S. food supply.</p><p></p><p><br>&nbsp;</p> Mon, 12 Aug 2013 20:41:32 +0000 Tommie McNeil 8936 at http://wvtf.org GMO Research W&L's Campus Kitchen Feeds Minds and Bellys http://wvtf.org/post/wls-campus-kitchen-feeds-minds-and-bellys <p>A hunger relief program at Washington &amp; Lee University has garnered the attention of Governor McDonnell for contributing to the life and welfare of low-income rural residents in Rockbridge County.&nbsp; Volunteers at the Campus Kitchen Project put the saying “Waste not, want not” to good use.</p> Wed, 24 Jul 2013 18:03:43 +0000 Beverly Amsler 8026 at http://wvtf.org W&L's Campus Kitchen Feeds Minds and Bellys