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August 3, 2015

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August 3, 2015

Sugar in Your Cuppa Not Just About a Sweet Tooth

July 30, 2015 — New research has given tea and coffee drinkers new information about why their favorite drinks taste as they do. The study shows that sugar has an important effect in reducing the bitterness of tea ... read more

Too Much Love: Male Animals More Sickly Than Females

July 29, 2015 — Male animals are the sickliest gender. According to a study, males use their energy in the competition to reproduce, so their immune system weakens allowing infectious diseases and their early ... read more

July 23, 2015 — Reintroducing a species into an area where it has vanished can be a great tool for conservation, but for reintroduction to be successful it's crucial to understand how the habitat has changed in ... read more

July 22, 2015 — A diet high in soybean oil causes more obesity and diabetes than a diet high in fructose, a sugar commonly found in soda and processed foods, according to a new study. In the U.S. the consumption of ... read more

Going Green: Microalgae as a Feedstuff for Grower Steers

July 21, 2015 — Engineers across the country have developed biofuels, food additives and skincare products using the adaptive power of microalgae. Livestock scientists see its potential as a sustainable, high-energy ... read more

July 21, 2015 — Researchers have studied beef cattle with in-ear accelerometers. These units may be able pick up signs that relate to early stages of disease in ... read more

Dairy Products Boost Effectiveness of Probiotics

July 17, 2015 — The success of probiotics for boosting human health may depend partly upon the food, beverage, or other material carrying the probiotics, according to ... read more

Food Safety Expert Explains Food Labels and Their Regulations

July 16, 2015 — A food safety specialist explains some terms on food labels that are federally regulated and which lack a clear ... read more

July 16, 2015 — While Congress considers repealing a law requiring country-of-origin labels on packages of beef, pork and poultry, marketing researchers at the University of Arkansas have found that such labels ... read more

Human-Wrought Environmental Changes Impacting Crops, Pollinators Could Harm Millions

July 15, 2015 — Changing global environmental conditions caused by humans could negatively impact the health of millions by altering key crops, say two studies. One study found declining food pollinators such as ... read more

Oriental Honey Buzzards Might Stop to Smell the Pollen

July 15, 2015 — Oriental honey buzzards, birds of prey, likely use a combination of their senses of smell and sight to identify nutritious pollen dough balls found in Taiwanese ... read more

Diversifying Your Diet May Make Your Gut Healthier

July 14, 2015 — A loss of dietary diversity during the past 50 years could be a contributing factor to the rise in obesity, Type 2 diabetes, gastrointestinal problems and other diseases, according to an ... read more

Insects May Be the Answer to Consumer Demand for More Protein

July 14, 2015 — The growing consumer demand for protein -- and the lack of new farmland to raise more livestock -- could make insects an attractive alternative to traditional protein sources, according to an ... read more

Organic Farming Needs Direction to Be Sustainable

July 14, 2015 — Large-scale organic farming operations, based on a review of almost a decade of data from 49 states, are not reducing greenhouse gas ... read more

Obesity-Related Behaviors Increase When School's out

July 14, 2015 — Regardless of family income, children on summer break consume more sugar, watch more television, and eat fewer vegetables than the rest of the year, according to researchers. Although ... read more

July 14, 2015 — Scientists discovered that coffee berry borers worldwide share 14 bacterial species in their digestive tracts that degrade and detoxify caffeine. They also found the most prevalent of these bacteria ... read more

Potential of Blue LEDs as Novel Chemical-Free Food Preservation Technology

July 14, 2015 — A team of scientists has found that blue light emitting diodes (LEDs) have strong antibacterial effect on major foodborne pathogens, and are most effective when in cold temperatures (between 4°C and ... read more

July 13, 2015 — Blind cavefish that have adapted to annual cycles of starvation and binge-eating have mutations in the gene MC4R, the same gene that is mutated in certain obese people with insatiable appetites, ... read more

Consumers Should Seek a Variety of Fiber Sources to Get the Maximum Health Benefits

July 13, 2015 — Consumers who get fiber from many sources -- both naturally occurring and added in manufacturing -- may benefit more than people who limit their intake to a single type, according to an ... read more

Algae, Quinoa, Legumes Top List of Alternative Protein Choices

July 13, 2015 — Algae is evolving as the next new alternative protein source consumers are anxious to bite into as an ingredient in crackers, snack bars, cereals and breads, according to an ... read more

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