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October 10, 2015

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October 10, 2015

Decrease in Antimicrobial Use in Animals in Denmark

Oct. 8, 2015 — Antimicrobial use in animals has decreased in 2014 due mainly to decreased consumption in the pig production. In general very little of the critically important antimicrobials – which are used to ... read more

Sep. 23, 2015 — Biological engineers have devised a new mix-and-match system to genetically engineer viruses that target specific bacteria. The approach could generate new weapons against bacteria for which there ... read more

Eating More Fruits and Non-Starchy Vegetables Is Associated With Less Weight Gain

Sep. 22, 2015 — Increased consumption of fruits and non-starchy vegetables is inversely associated with weight change, according to a new study. The longitudinal study shows differences by type of fruit or ... read more

Changes in Dairy Industry Benefit Dairy Cattle Health, Consumers

Sep. 22, 2015 — Profound changes in the dairy industry in recent decades have benefited the health and welfare of dairy cows, as well as consumers. A team of dairy science experts provides valuable insights into ... read more

Sep. 22, 2015 — Bugs are winning out, and that's a good thing according to NASA's Human Research Program. As part of NASA's One-Year Mission, researchers are studying how microbes living on ... read more

Scientists Create Rice Variety With High Folate Stability

Sep. 22, 2015 — Researchers have succeeded in stabilizing folates in biofortified rice in order to prevent their degradation upon long term storage. They used two strategies: by linking folates with folate binding ... read more

Beta-Glucan-Enriched Pasta Boosts Good Gut Bacteria, Reduces Bad Cholesterol

Sep. 18, 2015 — People fed beta-glucan-enriched pasta for two months showed increased populations of beneficial bacteria in their intestinal tracts, and reduced populations of non-beneficial bacteria. They also ... read more

Harvesting Clues to GMO Dilemmas from China's Soybean Fields

Sep. 18, 2015 — China's struggle -- mirrored across the globe -- to balance public concern over the safety of genetically modified crops with a swelling demand for affordable food crops has left a disconnect: ... read more

Sep. 17, 2015 — Scientists wonder why some people get so sick and even die after being infected by the foodborne pathogen E. coli O157:H7, while others experience much milder symptoms and recover relatively quickly. ... read more

Lack of Attention Has Made Stripe Rust a Threat to the World's Wheat, Report Shows

Sep. 17, 2015 — Inconsistent funding for research into the pests and diseases that threaten key crops leaves global food supplies vulnerable, according to a new ... read more

Sep. 17, 2015 — The importance of omega-3 fatty acids for the health of the ocean has been revealed by a new study. This research shows that 'ocean-fleas' play a vital role in maintaining a healthy ocean ... read more

Sep. 16, 2015 — Eating a Mediterranean diet or other healthy dietary pattern, comprising of fruit, vegetables, legumes, and nuts and low in processed meats, is associated with preventing the onset of depression, ... read more

Sep. 16, 2015 — Most poisons taste bitter: being able to tell typically leads to longer life. Species lacking an ability to taste bitterness are usually thought to be at a disadvantage -- that is until ... read more

Call for Government to Curb the Production and Sale of Cheap Salty Junk Food

Sep. 11, 2015 — A World Health Organization adviser is calling for the British government to stop food manufacturers and distributors producing and selling unhealthy, cheap, salty junk ... read more

Sep. 11, 2015 — Elementary and middle school students who are given at least 25 minutes to eat lunch are more likely to choose fruits and consume more of their entrees, milk, and vegetables according to a new ... read more

Sep. 9, 2015 — Birds stopping for a break during their grueling migratory flights face a difficult tradeoff: They need to fuel up with food as efficiently as possible, but they need to avoid predators while they do ... read more

Nutrition Science Must Change to Meet World Food Needs, Experts Say

Sep. 8, 2015 — An international team of researchers has identified key opportunities in nutrition science to address projected gaps in food availability. The researchers, from various disciplines including ... read more

Sep. 4, 2015 — As climate change accelerates ice melt in the Arctic, polar bears may find caribou and snow geese replacing seals as an important food source, shows a recent study. The research is based on new ... read more

Aug. 31, 2015 — Life on an island isn't always easy. To make the most of the little there is to eat on many Greek islands, the digestive system of Balkan green lizards has evolved considerably compared to ... read more

Aug. 31, 2015 — White-tailed eagles detect and avoid the ingestion of large metal particles (larger than 8 mm) but ignore smaller metal particles whilst feeding on shot mammalian carcasses. Lead-based bullets split ... read more

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