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July 6, 2015

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July 6, 2015

July 2, 2015 — Think you're a foodie? Adventurous eaters, known as 'foodies,' are often associated with indulgence and excess. However, a new study shows just the opposite -- adventurous eaters weigh ... read more

Offering Healthier Options at Carryout Stores Improves Bottom Line

June 30, 2015 — A pilot program designed to encourage mom and pop carryout shops in Baltimore to promote and sell healthier menu items not only improved eating habits, but also increased the stores' gross ... read more

June 29, 2015 — A new, high-quality rice flour could help towards aiding global food poverty. 'This rice flour serves not only as an alternative to wheat flour for those with wheat intolerance, but could also ... read more

June 29, 2015 — Small-scale livestock farming in the tropics can become more intensive yet sustainable if more and better forage is used to feed the animals being reared. This could benefit farming endeavors in ... read more

Muzzle in on Cattle Classification

June 29, 2015 — Researchers are developing a biometric identification system for cattle that could reduce food fraud and allow ranchers to control their stock more efficiently. The system uses the unique features of ... read more

June 22, 2015 — Fifteen years of warmer, drier winters are affecting California's wildflower diversity, scientists report. Grasses and wildflowers may be able to withstand the current drying period through ... read more

For Black Rhino, Zoo Diet Might Be Too Much of a Good Thing

June 22, 2015 — A new study shows that captive black rhinos -- but not their wild counterparts -- are at high risk for two common health problems suffered by millions of humans: inflammation and insulin ... read more

June 22, 2015 — Researchers have analyzed the mycotoxins produced by certain microscopic fungi in the beer and dried fruits, such as figs and raisins, confirming that these products meet food regulations. Only for ... read more

June 22, 2015 — A safe repellent that protects fruits from D. suzukii has been identified by scienitsts: Butyl anthranilate (BA), a pleasant-smelling chemical compound produced naturally in fruits in small amounts. ... read more

June 19, 2015 — <em>Nepenthes</em> is a family of carnivorous plants native to Asia and Australia, with the largest distribution on the islands Sumatra and Borneo. An international team of researchers ... read more

June 19, 2015 — Many products, including food supplements, cosmetics and biodiesel, are made from substances derived from microalgae. A fully automated pilot plant is capable of producing microalgae on pilot scale. ... read more

Scientists Turn White Fat Into Obesity-Fighting Beige Fat

June 18, 2015 — Scientists have shown that berries, grapes and other fruits convert excess white fat into calorie-burning 'beige' fat, providing new strategies for the prevention and treatment of obesity. ... read more

MRSA Contamination Found in Supermarket Sausages and Minced Pork in UK

June 18, 2015 — A survey carried out earlier this year has found the first evidence of the 'superbug' bacteria methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) in sausages and minced pork obtained from ... read more

June 17, 2015 — Many people think of sesame seeds as a topping on hamburger buns at profitable global fast-food chains. But in fact the crop has traditionally been unprofitable and difficult to harvest because it ... read more

Wine-Making Shortcut Gives Bubbly a Fruitier Aroma

June 17, 2015 — The best sparkling wines take months to ferment to perfection. In recent years, many winemakers have turned to commercial yeast products to give this process a boost. How they ultimately affect ... read more

June 16, 2015 — Based on a thorough review of the scientific evidence, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration finalized its determination that partially hydrogenated oils (PHOs), the primary dietary source of ... read more

June 16, 2015 — New research outlines how the creation of 'nanofibers' could provide new and improved products and delivery systems for supplementary ... read more

Nut Consumption Associated With Reduced Risk of Some Types of Cancer

June 16, 2015 — Nut consumption has long been hypothesized to have a role in preventing both of these diseases, but until now evidence has been inconsistent. A new systematic review and meta-analysis shows that nut ... read more

June 15, 2015 — Rich, creamy, nutritious and now cancer fighting. New research reveals that molecules derived from avocados could be effective in treating a form of cancer. AML is a devastating disease and proves ... read more

Americas May Be Hit by Catastrophic Banana Disease

June 11, 2015 — A researcher warned that a disease that has decimated Cavendish bananas in Africa, the Middle East and Southeast Asia could be headed for the Western ... read more

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