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August 14, 2020

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Plant-Based 'Meats' Improve Some Cardiovascular Risk Factors Compared With Red Meat

Swapping out red meat for certain plant-based meat alternatives can improve some cardiovascular risk factors, according to a new ...

Gluten in Wheat: What Has Changed During 120 Years of Breeding?

In recent years, the number of people affected by celiac disease, wheat allergy or gluten or wheat sensitivity has risen sharply. But why is this the case? Could it be that modern wheat varieties ...

This Fruit Attracts Birds With an Unusual Way of Making Itself Metallic Blue

Instead of relying solely on pigments, the metallic blue fruits of Viburnum tinus use structural color to reflect blue light, a mechanism rarely seen ...

An Easier Way to Go Veggie: Vitamin B12 Can Be Produced During Dough Fermentation

Grain-based materials fermented with Propionibacterium freudenreichii have enough vitamin B12 to be nutritionally significant. With the help of ...
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Nutrition Labelling Is Improving Nation's Diet

Households eat more healthily when retailers display clear nutritional information on own-brand food products, say ...

Confused by Whole Grain Labels on Food Packaging? Study Finds You're Not Alone

Whole grain labels are confusing to consumers, according to a new study that found many made the wrong choice when asked to pick the healthier option based on product labels. The researchers say the ...

Decline in Plant Breeding Programs Could Impact Food Security

A team of scientists led by a horticulture professor who leads a pome fruit (apples and pears) breeding program, found that public plant breeding programs are seeing decreases in funding and ...

Experts Urge Evaluation of Diet at Routine Check-Ups

Unhealthy dietary patterns are a leading cause of heart disease and stroke as well as other chronic diseases. Clinician-delivered diet counseling can improve diet behaviors and heart disease risk ...

Stopping Listeria Reproduction 'in Its Tracks'

Listeria contaminations can send food processing facilities into full crisis mode with mass product recalls, federal warnings and even hospitalization or death for people who consume the contaminated ...

Plant-Based Diets Shown to Lower Blood Pressure Even With Limited Meat and Dairy

Consuming a plant-based diet can lower blood pressure even if small amounts of meat and dairy are consumed too, according to new ...

Pizza Study Shows Body Copes Surprisingly Well With One-Off Calorie Indulgence

Young men can eat twice as much food as they need to feel 'full', research ...

Correct Dosage of Methane-Inhibiting Additive in Dairy Cow Feed Shown in Study

The optimum amount of a methane-inhibiting supplement in dairy cattle feed has been determined by an international team of researchers, indicating that widespread use of the compound could be an ...

Meet Cosmo, a Bull Calf Designed to Produce More Male Offspring

Scientists have successfully produced a bull calf, named Cosmo, who was genome-edited as an embryo so that he'll produce more male ...

Diets High in Protein, Particularly Plant Protein, Linked to Lower Risk of Death

Diets high in protein, particularly plant protein, are associated with a lower risk of death from any cause, finds an analysis of the latest ...

Foxes Have Been Eating Humans' Leftovers for 42,000 Years

The diets of ancient foxes were influenced by humans, and these small carnivores might be tracers of human activity over ...

Antioxidant-Rich Powders from Blueberry, Persimmon Waste Could Be Good for Gut Microbiota

Feeding the world's growing population in a sustainable way is no easy task. That's why scientists are exploring options for transforming fruit and vegetable byproducts -- such as peels or ...

Science Sweetens Stingless Bee Species Honey Health Claims

Examination of honey from five different stingless bee species across Neotropical and Indo-Australian regions has enabled for the first time the identification of the unusual disaccharide trehalulose ...

Recycling Japanese Liquor Leftovers as Animal Feed Produces Happier Pigs and Tastier Pork

Tastier pork comes from pigs that eat the barley left over after making the Japanese liquor shochu. A team of professional brewers and academic farmers state that nutrients in the leftover fermented ...

Eating Habits of Baby Predator Starfish Revealed

The varied diet of juvenile crown-of-thorns starfish complicates scientists' ability to age them. This makes plans for the management of this invasive species more difficult, as outbreaks of ...

Michigan Coyotes: What's for Dinner Depends on What the Neighbors Are Having

Michigan coyotes in most of the Lower Peninsula are the ''top dogs'' in the local food chain and can dine on a wide variety of small animals, including rabbits and rodents, along ...

Scientists Supercharge Shellfish to Tackle Vitamin Deficiency in Humans

Cambridge scientists have developed a new way to fortify shellfish to tackle human nutrient deficiencies which cause severe health problems across the world. The team is now working with major ...

Avoiding Food Contamination With a Durable Coating for Hard Surfaces

A new study by engineers and food scientists demonstrates that a durable coating, made from titanium dioxide, is capable of eliminating foodborne germs, such as salmonella and E. coli, and provides a ...

Salmonella Biofilm Protein Causes Autoimmune Responses -- Possible Link With Alzheimer's

Scientists have demonstrated that a Salmonella biofilm protein can cause autoimmune responses and arthritis in ...

Aquaculture's Role in Nutrition in the COVID-19 Era

A new paper examines the economics of an aquaculture industry of the future that is simultaneously environmentally sustainable and nutritious for the nearly 1 billion people worldwide who depend on ...

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