GRIFFIN JAMES QUINOA CHALLENGE AWARD


GRIFFIN JAMES QUINOA CHALLENGE AWARD:

JAMES GRIFFIN QUINOA CHALLENGE AWARD AT WHOLE FOODS MARKET INC., ANN ARBOR PROMOTES THE IDEA OF IMPROVING PRODUCT KNOWLEDGE. CURRENTLY, THERE ARE NO LAWS TO INCLUDE INFORMATION ABOUT DIETARY POLYAMINE CONTENT OF PRODUCTS SOLD BY RETAIL FOOD INDUSTRY.
GRIFFIN JAMES QUINOA CHALLENGE AWARD AT WHOLE FOODS MARKET INC., ANN ARBOR PROMOTES THE IDEA OF IMPROVING PRODUCT KNOWLEDGE. CURRENTLY, THERE ARE NO LAWS TO INCLUDE INFORMATION ABOUT DIETARY POLYAMINE CONTENT OF PRODUCTS SOLD BY RETAIL FOOD INDUSTRY.

Griffin James, an expert in Food Retail industry takes pride in disseminating information on food products sold in the US markets. On Griffin’s recommendation, the Whole Foods Market Inc., Ann Arbor had presented to me the “Griffin James Quinoa Challenge Award” on May 18, 2014(Sunday). This award describes the importance of the development of a food database that food consumers can easily use to make important decisions about the food products that may want to purchase and use to promote their health and to prevent diseases like cancer.

JAMES GRIFFIN QUINOA CHALLENGE AWARD: This Award promotes the development of a food database that will help consumers to know the levels of polyamines in different foods. The Nutrition Facts and Nutrition Information must include the levels of Polyamines such as Putrescine, Spermidine, and Spermine.
GRIFFIN JAMES QUINOA CHALLENGE AWARD: This Award promotes the development of a food database that will help consumers to know the levels of polyamines in different foods. The Nutrition Facts and Nutrition Information must include the levels of Polyamines such as Putrescine, Spermidine, and Spermine.

Nitrogen containing amino compounds such as Putrescine, Spermidine, and Spermine are commonly described as Food Polyamines. There are three sources of Polyamines; 1. Synthesis within the human body, 2. Production by microorganisms residing in the human gut or intestinal tract, and 3. Contribution from the diet. There is extensive literature to describe the role of Polyamines in plants and animals. The Polyamines are ubiquitous polycationic compounds and are essential to male and female reproductive processes and to embryo/fetal development. Indeed their absence is characterized by infertility and arrest in embryogenesis. Mammals synthesize Polyamines de novo from amino acids or import these compounds from the diet. Polyamines are essential regulators of cell growth and gene expression and they are implicated in both mitosis and meiosis. In male reproduction, Polyamine expression correlates with stages of spermatogenesis and they function to promote sperm motility. In the female reproductive system, Polyamines are involved in ovarian follicle development and ovulation and Polyamine synthesis is required for steroidogenesis( production of steroid hormones) in the ovary. Polyamines play a role in implantation, in decidualization, in placenta formation and its function. Polyamine deprivation during gestation results in intrauterine growth retardation. Dietary arginine(amino acid) and dietary Polyamines can be stated as nutritional regulators of human fertility. Polyamines are universally distributed in all living cells. Biosynthesis of Polyamines from amino acids ornithine and methionine fluctuates according to the metabolic needs of the cell. Polyamines specifically interact with Nucleic Acids( DNA and RNA ) and these compounds are found in intracellular organelle called ribosomes where they stimulate protein and RNA synthesis. There is an extensive literature indicating the physiological significance of these amino compounds.

JAMES GRIFFIN QUINOA CHALLENGE AWARD: The purpose of this Award is to seek the full description of the Chemical Composition of Food products that we consume. The Nutrition Facts must include all items of nutritional significance.
GRIFFIN JAMES QUINOA CHALLENGE AWARD: The purpose of this Award is to seek the full description of the Chemical Composition of Food products that we consume. The Nutrition Facts must include all items of nutritional significance.

 

JAMES GRIFFIN QUINOA CHALLENGE AWARD: This Award focuses its attention on the Nutrition Facts of Food products sold by Retail Food Industry. Currently, the  US laws are inadequate and do not demand inclusion of information of the Polyamine content.
GRIFFIN JAMES QUINOA CHALLENGE AWARD: This Award focuses its attention on the Nutrition Facts of Food products sold by Retail Food Industry. Currently, the US laws are inadequate and do not demand inclusion of information of the Polyamine content.

However, it must be noted that current research indicates the importance of reducing the concentration of Polyamines in the body pool in slowing the growth of cancerous tumors. Since dietary Polyamines significantly contribute to the body pool of Polyamines, quantifying them in diet is important.

JAMES GRIFFIN QUINOA CHALLENGE AWARD: This Award is about knowing the levels of Polyamines found in Human Diet.
GRIFFIN JAMES QUINOA CHALLENGE AWARD: This Award is about knowing the levels of Polyamines found in Human Diet.

 

JAMES GRIFFIN QUINOA CHALLENGE AWARD: This Award demands a scrutiny of Nutrition Facts and Nutrition Information that is posted on Food items sold by the US Food Retail Industry.
GRIFFIN JAMES QUINOA CHALLENGE AWARD: This Award demands a scrutiny of Nutrition Facts and Nutrition Information that is posted on Food items sold by the US Food Retail Industry.

 

JAMES GRIFFIN QUINOA CHALLENGE AWARD: The biosynthetic pathways of Polyamine synthesis are described. The concern is about the dietary sources and dietary contribution of Polyamines.
GRIFFIN JAMES QUINOA CHALLENGE AWARD: The biosynthetic pathways of Polyamine synthesis are described. The concern is about the dietary sources and dietary contribution of Polyamines.

Griffin James Quinoa Challenge Award promotes the importance of knowing the levels of Polyamines in different foods. It is of interest due to the association of these bioactive nutrients to health and diseases like cancer. There is a lack of relevant information on their content in foods. For that reason, I would ask all of my readers to demand the US Department of Agriculture, Food Manufacturers and Food Retailers to disclose the Dietary Polyamine content of all food items sold in the US Markets. 

References:

1. Food Polyamines – Putrescine, Spermidine, Spermine.

2. Biological Significance of Dietary Polyamines.

3.Polyamines on the Reproductive Landscape.

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