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February 6, 2016

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February 6, 2016

A New Alternative to Sodium: Fish Sauce

Feb. 2, 2016 — Vietnamese fish sauce added to chicken broth, tomato sauce and coconut curry reduced the amount of sodium chloride by by 10-25 percent while still maintaining the perceived deliciousness, saltiness ... read more

Feb. 1, 2016 — Humans are affecting nature to a greater and greater degree and this is contributing to the reduction of biodiversity globally. To better assess the consequences requires a better understanding of ... read more

Fatty Acids from Genetically Modified Oilseed Crops Could Replace Fish Oil

Jan. 20, 2016 — Oil from genetically modified (GM) oil seed crops could replace fish oil as a primary source of the beneficial omega 3 fatty acid EPA, according to new research. Researchers studied the effect in ... read more

Eating Less Meat Might Not Be the Way to Go Green, Say Researchers

Jan. 19, 2016 — Reduced meat consumption might not lower greenhouse gas emissions from one of the world's biggest beef producing regions, new research has ... read more

Jan. 14, 2016 — An explanation for the correlation between eating fish during pregnancy, and the health of the baby's brain, has been uncovered by a group of researchers. Dietary lipid contains fatty acids such ... read more

Jan. 13, 2016 — A new study finds that urban crops in Seattle could only feed between 1 and 4 percent of the city's population, even if all viable backyard and public green spaces were converted to growing ... read more

Jan. 13, 2016 — Discerning consumers are seeking out alternatives to basic white bread. They are turning to Old World grains like spelt, emmer, and einkorn. However, reviving ancient grains in modern times ... read more

Blueberries, Citrus Fruits, Red Wine Associated With Reduced Erectile Dysfunction

Jan. 13, 2016 — Flavonoid-rich foods are associated with a reduced risk of erectile dysfunction, according to a new study. Of all the different flavonoids, Anthocyanins (found in blueberries, cherries, blackberries, ... read more

Pre-Pregnancy Potato Consumption May Be Linked to Gestational Diabetes Risk

Jan. 12, 2016 — Women who eat more potatoes before pregnancy may have higher rates of gestational diabetes -- the form that occurs during pregnancy -- compared to women who consume fewer potatoes, suggests a new ... read more

Jan. 12, 2016 — Ehen temperatures get warmer, woodrats suffer a reduced ability to live on their normal diet of toxic creosote, suggesting that global warming may hurt plant-eating animals, report ... read more

Grazing Towards Sustainability

Jan. 12, 2016 — The benefits of utilizing pasture and robust cows over high-yield, intensive systems will be the focus of a seminar. An important part of this work is the collaboration not just with scientists but ... read more

Jan. 12, 2016 — Efforts to find alternative sources of energy has more and more municipalities looking at biogas facilities designed to recycle food waste. But encouraging people to work harder to cut food waste ... read more

Jan. 11, 2016 — The organic food industry has grown from fresh produce and grains to snack foods and condiments -- from farmers markets to supercenters. Has this new variety in organic products, and the availability ... read more

Jan. 11, 2016 — Insect oil is a possible new source of the healthy omega-3 fatty acid. Insects make fatty acids by nature and can live on organic waste. A team of researchers examines which insects can best be used ... read more

Jan. 7, 2016 — Scientists are developing the flour milled from a new invention -- parbaked coffee beans -- both as a food ingredient and a nutritional ... read more

Killer Whales Feast on Salmon in Summer

Jan. 6, 2016 — Salmon are the primary summer food source for an endangered population of killer whales in the Pacific Northwest, according to an analysis of fish DNA in killer whale ... read more

Jan. 6, 2016 — Recently published research demonstrates the effects of using faba beans in two different ways to increase soil health in Canadian soils. This research has multiple benefits: saving money on the cost ... read more

Fish-Flavored Cat Food Could Contribute to Feline Hyperthyroidism, Study Suggests

Jan. 6, 2016 — Over the past three decades, the number of cats diagnosed with hyperthyroidism has increased. According to research reports, many factors such as exposure to flame retardants could be responsible, ... read more

Monitoring Chicken Flock Behaviour Could Help Combat Leading Cause of Food Poisoning

Jan. 6, 2016 — A new technique that monitors the movement of chickens can be used to predict which flocks are at risk of becoming infected with Campylobacter -- the most common bacterial source of food poisoning in ... read more

MIND Diet Repeatedly Ranked Among Best

Jan. 5, 2016 — A diet proven to lower the risk of Alzheimer's disease by as much as 53 percent in participants who adhered to the diet rigorously has also been ranked as the easiest diet to follow by U.S. News ... read more

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