Posted By: Francis Koster Published: May 20, 2013

Mind Games Around Food  by Francis P. Koster, Ed.D. There have been so many medical advances in the past few decades that most of us have not even noticed how much has really changed. A medical doctor graduating medical school in 1970 would have graduated before birth control pills could legally be sold to single …

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Posted By: Francis Koster Published: December 16, 2012

Growing Neighborhoods One Meal at a Time by Francis P. Koster, Ed.D.  Something very interesting is going on as we invent the America of the future. We have more Face book "friends", and are less acquainted with our neighbors. Futurists do not view this as a positive trend. If your house was on fire, and …

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Posted By: Francis Koster Published: August 12, 2012

An Alternative Way to Get Fruits & Veggies by Francis P. Koster, Ed.D. As modern food processing has expanded its reach, a shrinking portion of our diet is in its original form of fruits and vegetables. Medical professionals moan about the fact that most of us do not get a “balanced” diet. For maximum health, …

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Posted By: Francis Koster Published: July 5, 2012

Aquaculture Can Cure our Economic Ills by Francis P. Koster, Ed.D.   The population of the earth has doubled since 1970.[1]  Since each of these humans needs to eat, this has caused serious overfishing of the oceans. Technical innovations such as “fish finders” and flash freezing at sea have enabled harvesting of more and more …

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Posted By: Francis Koster Published: June 17, 2012

Community Efforts Relieve "Food Insecurity" by Francis P. Koster, Ed.D. In North Carolina about one in six children live in households where it is not clear where their next meal is coming from. This is called “food insecurity.”  Among the 50 states, North Carolina ranks sixth in the nation for families suffering food insecurity. Rowan …

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Posted By: Francis Koster Published: May 23, 2012

Food as Medicine Fights Rising Problem by Francis P. Koster, Ed.D. I am sitting in a mall food court with several friends when one remarks on another shopper's weight, which was beyond impressive. The mid 30's object of this attention was obese, used a walker, and huffed and puffed alongside a child carrying a tray. My …

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Posted By: Francis Koster Published: May 20, 2012

Make the Most of Fresh Food to Fight Obesity by Francis P. Koster, Ed.D. I am sitting in a mall food court with several friends when one remarks on another shopper’s weight, which was beyond impressive. The mid-30s object of this attention was obese, used a walker, and huffed and puffed alongside a child carrying …

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Posted By: Francis Koster Published: May 6, 2012

 Hunger Amidst Plenty: Salvaging Food  by Francis P. Koster, Ed.D. Imagine yourself standing at your front door, looking at your three neighbors’ houses across the street, the homes on either side of yours, and don’t forget the one across the back fence. Add to that your own home for a total of seven front doors. …

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Posted By: Francis Koster Published: May 4, 2012

Maine Farm Yields $80,000 per Acre, Produces Food 12 Months a Year by Francis P. Koster, Ed.D. Roughly 15 percent of all fruits and vegetables consumed in the United States are imported from outside our borders. This creates both a cash drain to local economies, and a potentially dangerous way for bad guys to put disease …

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Posted By: Francis Koster Published: April 29, 2012

Seeds of Change by Francis P. Koster, Ed.D. Even Futurists have to eat, so last fall I was digging in my garden when along came a happy pair - granddaughter - aged about 8, and Grandma (we won't go there). The shy little girl asked what I was doing. I told her to watch, and gently …

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