Monday, October 8, 2007

Best and Worst Nutrition Sites: Part Five

By Marcie Barnes

(This post is part of an assignment for the class I am taking, Global Impact of New Communication Technologies at the School of Journalism and Mass Communication, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. I will be posting the best and worst websites I find on nutritional information related to my research project, as described here: http://feedingblackmail.blogspot.com/2007/09/cheap-food-or-expensive-organic-is.html.)

Today's Best

The Soil Association (UK)'s Get the Facts Page

After quite a lot of researching the topic of whether organic produce is more nutritious than conventional, I found a wonderful resource for the latest research on this subject. The page starts right in with the facts - organic produce is shown to have more minerals and more vitamin C as well as more protective antioxidants (phytonutrients). These statements are backed up with further explanation about the nutrients and links to the research itself. Great stuff!

Today's Worst

Health-and-Fitness Blog

Basically, I spent a lot of time on this blog trying to figure out how to navigate. There is only one post on the homepage and in order to find more I had to look in the archive or use a menu that seems to include the five most recent posts. I also was turned off by the Google ads being presented to me at the very top of the page. There is, however, a really cool tool in the navigation that translates the blog into different languages, I'll have to check that out!

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