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> Anorexia in Brazil, where most people struggle for food
> Story Highlights.Four young Brazilian women have died in recent weeks of
> .Most recent death teacher who was 5 feet 2" and weighed 77 lbs
> .Most Brazilians have to scrounge to have enough to eat
> .Fashion shows in Italy and France have banned over-skinny models
> RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil (AP) -- The struggle for food has long been a drama
> millions of impoverished Brazilians. But these days the nation is
> transfixed by
> another sort of starvation: anorexia among the successful and well off.
> The deaths of four young women in recent weeks from anorexia -- a disorder
> characterized by an abnormal fear of becoming obese, an aversion to food
> severe weight loss -- have been splashed across the front pages of
> The subject has become a morbid fascination for Brazilians, and is even
> theme of a popular TV soap opera. It has also touched off a debate within
> Brazil's fashion industry that has long presented the rail-thin model as
> paragon of female beauty.
> The most recent victim was Beatriz Cristina Ferraz Lopes Bastos, a
> teacher whose death Sunday at a hospital in Jau, 200 miles northeast of
> Paulo, was reported by national television news programs.
> Local media reports said she was 5 feet, 2 inches tall and weighed just 77
> "Another victim of anorexia," the newspaper Globo said on its Web site
> alongside a glamorous photo of the blonde Bastos, who was also a skilled
> pianist, amateur historian and author of a literature column for a
> hometown Web
> The newspaper Folha de S. Paulo reported she described herself as "thin"
> on an
> Internet discussion group and friends said they had to "fight with her to
> A former boyfriend, Leandro Murgo, told reporters Bastos was a chubby
> and became fixated on losing weight.
> Anorexia became big news in Brazil last month with the death of
> 21-year-old Ana
> Carolina Reston, a successful model who died of generalized infection
> caused by
> anorexia nervosa. She reportedly carried just 88 pounds on her 5-foot-8
> "Take care for your children because their loss is irreparable," Reston's
> mother, Miriam, told Globo after her death. "Nothing can make the pain go
> No money in the world is worth the life of your child."
> Two days later, on November 16, college student Carla Sobrado Casalle, 21,
> in the southeastern city of Araraquara, also with symptoms linked to
> She was just under 5-foot-9 and weighed 99 pounds. A third anorexia victim
> later in the month.
> Eating disorders are also a daily subject for viewers of the prime-time
> opera "The Pages of Our Lives," in which a 15-year-old ballet dancer
> from bulimia, secretly making herself vomit after eating to keep her
> Death and illness from malnourishment is not uncommon in this nation of
> million people, where 26.5 million must survive on the minimum wage of
> $160 a
> month or less. According to the IBGE Census Institute, at least 8 percent
> Brazilians are underweight.
> As it has in other countries, the attention on eating disorders is
> pressures on Brazil's fashion industry, whose officials insist they do not
> models to starve themselves to attain an "ideal" body.
> They noted a fashion show in Sao Paulo already had said it would bar
> under age 16 as part of a national effort to raise awareness about eating
> "In Paris and Milan, models under 16 years can't participate in these
> types of
> events," said Paula Marini, a spokeswoman for the Ford Models agency. "In
> Brazil, this is a new procedure."
> Europeans also have stepped up their attention to the sometimes unhealthy
> aspects of fashionable looks. Organizers of Madrid's Fashion Week, for
> instance, announced in September that they was banning overly thin models.
> Organizers of Sao Paulo Fashion Week, held every year in late January,
> added the
> minimum-age requirement to a previous rule requiring that agencies present
> signed medical certificate attesting that their models are in good health.
> "Beauty and fashion is about health in the first place," the creative
> of Sao Paulo Fashion Week, Paulo Borges, said in a statement in July.
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Subject: RE: Scientists Get OK for Engineered Peanuts
I suspect this is in part to the impact of the increase we are seeing in
allergies and the reduced utilization of peanut butter as a staple in some
food programs. It would be great if research would focus on why the
increase in allergies..
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Subject: Scientists Get OK for Engineered Peanuts
December 26, 2006
Scientists Get OK for Engineered Peanuts
By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
Filed at 7:40 p.m. ET
ALBANY, Ga. (AP) -- A leading industry group has given scientists the
go-ahead to build genetically engineered peanuts that could be safer, more
nutritious and easier to grow than their conventional version.
The work could lead to peanuts that yield more oil for biofuel production,
need less rainfall and grow more efficiently, with built-in herbicide and
pest resistance -- traits that have already been engineered into major crops
such as cotton, corn, soybeans and canola.
For consumers, the work could lead to peanuts with enhanced flavor, more
vitamins and nutrients, and possibly even nuts that are less likely to
trigger allergic reactions, a life-threatening problem for a small
percentage of the population and a major food industry concern.
A few researchers have been genetically modifying peanuts for at least a
decade, but their discoveries have had little impact because the industry,
fearing a consumer backlash, was reluctant to support the work.
However, with the two leading peanut-producing countries, China and India,
working aggressively on transgenic peanuts, the American Peanut Council and
its research arm, the Peanut Foundation, this month approved a major policy
change. The council represents all segments of the industry -- growers,
shellers, exporters and manufacturers.
The foundation urged scientists to move ahead with ''due diligence'' on
genetically engineered peanuts.
The work is expected to cost about $9.5 million and will require university,
government and industry support.
''It's a significant redirection in their thinking,'' said Peggy
ity_of_georgia/index.html?inline=nyt-org> University of Georgia horticulture
professor who has been working with genetically modified peanuts since the
The foundation also called for additional genome studies to learn more about
the location and function of the natural peanut genes.
Because peanuts are considered a minor crop, their genetics still have not
been studied as extensively as major crops such as soybeans, Ozias-Akins
Peanuts are believed to have originated in South America at least 3,500
years ago. Farmers in the Southern U.S. only started cultivating them in the
early 1900s when the boll-weevil made it nearly impossible to grow cotton.
Now they are grown in 15 states from Virginia to New Mexico. Georgia is
traditionally the nation's No. 1 producer.
The U.S. peanut acreage dropped from nearly 1.7 million acres in 2005 to 1.2
million this year, while the acreage for two crops that benefit from genetic
modification, cotton and soybeans, increased.
While experts say peanut acreage may drop again next year, scientists
believe genetically modified peanuts could help reverse the trend.
A group of 14 university,
ture_department/index.html?inline=nyt-org> U.S. Department of Agriculture
and food industry scientists, including Ozias-Akins, prepared a report on
biotech peanuts and presented it recently to the Peanut Foundation. The
scientists concluded the technology could reduce growing costs, improve
nutrition and overall quality for consumers and have the potential to reduce
the allergy threat in peanuts.
''There is a sense in the industry that genetically modified products are
becoming slightly more accepted in most of the world and that by the time we
would have the first genetically modified peanut on the market -- five years
-- that trend will have accelerated,'' said Howard Valentine, the Peanut
Foundation's executive director.
A small amount of genetically modified sweet corn, squash and about half of
Hawaii's papayas are the only U.S. crops currently grown for human
consumption, said Gregory Jaffe, biotechnology director for the
for_science_in_the_public_interest/index.html?inline=nyt-org> Center for
Science in the Public Interest, a food and nutrition consumer advocacy
''Overall, our view is that genetic engineering is a technique that can be
used to overcome grower problems, or to enhance consumer value in
products,'' he said. ''We support that as long as those products have been
determined safe for human consumption.''
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Posted on December 22, 2006
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Accepting Proposals for Childhood Obesity
Healthy Eating Research is a national program of the Robert Wood Johnson
Foundation <http://www.rwjf.org/> that supports research on
environmental and policy strategies to promote healthy eating among
children to prevent childhood obesity, especially among low-income and
racial/ethnic populations at highest risk for obesity. Findings are
expected to advance the foundation's efforts to reverse the childhood
obesity epidemic by 2015. This second round of funding focuses on
children's food environments and policies in selected community settings
- preschool, child-care, school and after-school environments, as well
as nearby food outlets.
Preference will be given to those applicants that may be either public
entities or nonprofit organizations with 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status.
Applicant organizations must be based in the United States or U.S.
To help build a multi-disciplinary field of research, Healthy Eating
seeks proposals from a variety of investigators in a range of fields,
including agriculture, behavioral science, business, economics,
education, law, marketing, medicine, nutrition, political science,
psychology, public health, public policy, and urban planning.
Approximately $3 million in total funding will be awarded for two types
of research grants: 1) Studies to identify and evaluate promising food
environments and policy changes with potential to prevent obesity among
children (12- to 18-month awards of up to $100,000 each, and 18- to
36-month awards of up to $400,000 each); and 2) Analyses of macro-level
policy or system determinants of food environments and policies that
relate to the targeted community settings (12- to 18-month awards of up
to $75,000 each).
Visit the RWJF Web site for complete program information.
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