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How the right diet could slow cancer growth through ‘metabolic therapy’

Doctors are starting to think more about specific nutrients that feed tumor cells. That is, how what we eat affects ...
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Was our brain growth kick-started by ancestors scavenging bone marrow from animal carcasses?

A new theory challenges assumptions about when and how our ancestors altered their behaviors to boost brainpower ...
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CRISPR co-inventor Jennifer Doudna: Gene-edited foods could hit stores by 2024

While ethicists debate the applications of blockbuster gene-editing tool Crispr in human healthcare, an inventor of the tool believes it has ...
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Video: CRISPR-edited crops could see mainstream success in 2019

[Food producers have] been lauding the benefits of CRISPR for a couple of years, and how different it is from ...
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Can we blame our genetics for overeating?

Are eating habits a matter of choice and discipline? What role do our genetics play in determining how much and ...
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5 organic food facts to consider before your next Whole Foods visit

[T]he affinity for buying and eating organic has spread like wildfire, especially in the last couple of years. People are ...
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Gluten free diets are all the rage—here’s why that could be a bad thing

Gluten-free diets are all the rage, even though only a tiny fraction of us are susceptible to celiac-linked reactions. But ...
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Why Silicon Valley’s food-depriving ‘productivity hacks’ could be dangerous

Twitter’s CEO, Jack Dorsey, doesn’t eat for 22 hours of the day, and sometimes not at all. Over the weekend ...
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Viewpoint: Food companies should reject Non-GMO Project’s ‘extortion racket’

Pay your protection money! Do the secret handshake and kiss the ring! Otherwise, you can expect to be on the ...
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Searching through diets, medications and supplements for the Holy Grail of weight loss. Hint: There is no panacea

A quick review of some of the most effective and ineffective approaches to weight loss ...
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Meat industry may back its cell-based competitors to gain foothold in health food market

According to Andrew Noyes, the head of communications for Just Inc., meat companies are discussing the possibility of helping cell-based meat ...
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Onto the grill: But are consumers ready to embrace—and eat—lab-grown meat?

It’s been a busy summer for food-based biotech. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration made headlines when it approved the ...
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Cell-based, synthetic, cultured? Debate intensifies over what to call lab-grown meat

Lab-grown. Cell-based. Clean. In vitro. Cultured. Fake. Artificial. Synthetic. Meat 2.0. These are all terms that refer to the same kind ...
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Viewpoint: Why we have to fight for what biotechnology can offer us

“Tea. Earl Grey. Hot.” That’s how fictional star ship captain Jean-Luc Picard from Star Trek orders his tea, 300 years ...
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First ever FDA glyphosate study finds weed killer exposure ‘not concerning for public health’

FDA testing of glyphosate residues in food found no detectable amounts of the herbicide in over half of commodities tested ...
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Non-GMO Project says proposed ban of its butterfly label violates First Amendment

A citizen petition filed on September 24, 2018 by the Information Technology & Innovation Foundation (ITIF) asked FDA to prohibit “non-GMO” food ...
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GMO labels likely to boost consumer fear of biotech crops—and food prices

Colin Carter and Aleks Schaefer just published an interesting new study in the American Journal of Agricultural Economics, which powerfully shows that mandatory ...
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Educating farmers key to biotech crop success in developing world

African countries and the Philippines have made significant progress in developing genetically modified (GMO) crops, adding impetus to the drive to ...
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‘Gluten free,’ ‘organic’ and other health fads driving ‘huge’ changes in food production

U.S. consumers are increasingly scanning labels to check that products do not contain certain ingredients, such as gluten, GMOs, antibiotics, pesticides ...
Do GMOs 'contaminate' our food? Survey probes consumer views of biotech crops

Do GMOs ‘contaminate’ our food? Survey probes consumer views of biotech crops

Is a non-browning apple less “natural” than non-fat milk? In one case, people have injected something into apple DNA to ...
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Indoor farms could boost food production, but energy-friendly alternatives exist

By 2050, global food production will need to increase by an estimated 70% in developed countries and 100% in developing countries ...
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Urban food ecosystem: How vertical farms and 3D-printed food could feed world’s growing cities

In the next 30 years, virtually all net population growth will occur in urban regions of developing countries. At the same ...
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How is your food grown? A trip to the farmer’s market might teach you

Wouldn’t that be great if we had an abundance of different types of food at our fingertips? Unfortunately .... The ...
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With 40 percent of seeds in Uganda counterfeit, farmers struggle to increase yields

Farmers in [the] Lango, Teso and Karamoja sub-regions [in Uganda] have expressed concern over counterfeit seeds that are widely available ...
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Climate change makes bugs hungrier, which could threaten our food supply

Climate change is already threatening our food supply by raising temperatures and causing wildfires, but as a new study in ...
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Why there’s little hope of ending public disagreements over GMOs and food safety

[L]ook out into the future to the year 2050.  Do you think our future food conversations will be more or ...
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