The US Dept of Agriculture has reported on the first year of its 'What We Eat in America' survey, covering 1994. Various changes and trends in consumption were identified, compared to a survey for 1977-1978. Meals away from home increased for children in 1994. All ages and both sexes show declining consumption of milk. While 3/4 of teenagers drank milk in the 1970s, only about half of them do now, whereas other drinks have higher consumption in 1994. Grains, fruit, vegetables and fat are also covered.
Publication Name: Nutrition Reviews
Sanguine: blood transfusions
Tests used to screen blood for diseases are not 100% accurate. They can produce false-negatives or false-positives. The number of blood donors has decreased as incorrect test results make people unable or less likely to donate blood.
Publication Name: The Economist (UK)
Subject: Business, international
The ballad and the folklorist
A survey of the work and influence of Scottish folklorist David Buchan is presented, with a focus on his structural and historical analysis of Scottish ballads.
Publication Name: Folk Music Journal