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Wealthy countries fear GM crops, while developing nations say they will ‘mostly help,’ poll shows

Up to 60 percent of people worldwide are worried the food they eat will harm them in the next two ...
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Biofortified GM crops may be a long-term solution to global micronutrient deficiencies

Over two billion people worldwide suffer from micronutrient deficiencies due to insufficient intake of vitamins and minerals. Poor sections of ...
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Podcast: Facebook vs junk science; ‘Brain-boosting’ supplements; Whole grains really healthy?

Alternative health champion Mike Adams has been banned from every social media platform but continues to spread his anti-GMO and ...
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Cut carbs? Eat less, move more? Why the spat between low carbers and calorie counters is pointless

Part of my introduction to nutrition was reading books my mom picked up second-hand at rummage sales back in England ...
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Viewpoint: Pesticide residues on food could be 100,000 times higher—and still wouldn’t harm your health

The idea that “nonorganic” produce, typically referred to as “conventional” produce, is unsafe to eat is pervasive, and it largely ...
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Viewpoint: Animals vs plants? Stop fighting about where your protein comes from and eat a balanced diet

With a feeling of uncertainty infiltrating our lives lately, many of us are looking for concrete information to help us ...
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Viewpoint: Here’s what ‘whole grain’ really means—and it’s not the health claim you’ve been told it is

Consumers have been so saturated with vague marketing claims that nearly 50 percent can't correctly identify what is claimed to ...
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GMO and gene-edited biofortified crops weaken case for organic agriculture

A new lineup of GMO and gene-edited crops with nutrient content organic growers simply can't replicate ...
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COVID has amped up our cortisol stress response. Here’s how you can manage your diet to control anxiety

Stress seems to be a common state of mind these days. With COVID-19 still very much present, and with solutions ...
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Viewpoint: Why grow GMOs? To prevent cancer, pesticide poisoning and farmer suicides

Activists who desperately cling to lies about the risks of GM crops are now the ones who look 'very stupid.' ...
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‘From plate to poop’: Why corn survives digestion and what it means for your health

Corn has a way of staying intact from plate to poop. The bright yellow kernels found in our favorite summer ...
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Lab-grown…kibble? How cultured meat might sustainably feed our cats and dogs

The alternative meat movement is growing and quite literally for some companies. Companies like Bond see lab-grown meat as a ...
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Viewpoint: ‘Superfood’—a lucrative marketing term with no scientific basis

Walking through the grocery aisle, there is an overwhelming number of new superfoods to choose from. Hemp hearts are full ...
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Chile poised to tackle food shortages and climate change with ‘Golden Apple’ and other CRISPR-edited crops

Chile’s intense political unrest exacerbated by months of COVID-19 quarantine has temporarily overshadowed a relentless environmental, farming crisis: an intense ...
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Viewpoint: Ideology, politics pollute the debate over health risks of red meat

For decades there has been a statistical controversy about meat. By statistical I mean it was never a real health ...
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Zinc-fortified crops may fight diabetes, cardiovascular disease in poor countries better than supplements

The double burden of malnutrition is a rapidly growing global health problem. Many populations now face the combination of undernutrition ...
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Viewpoint: How body building culture and fad diets mislead consumers about protein

In most supermarket aisles you’re likely to come across at least one product that features ‘protein’ somewhere in the title ...
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Organic food healthier? Nutritionist explains what the media get wrong time and again

For years, the organic versus conventional argument has fueled twitter wars, marketing schemes, and a hell of a lot of ...
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Billions of people rely on rice for sustenance. Genetic engineering makes it more nutritious

Rice is a key source of carbohydrate and B vitamins. However, rice consumption as a major food is not sufficient ...
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Inflammation-fighting foods could help you weather lockdown-induced anxiety, depression

Uma Naidoo is a nutritional psychiatrist and author of the new book “This is Your Brain on Food: An Indispensable ...
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Antioxidant-rich corn could mitigate symptoms of inflammatory bowel disease, study finds

Flavonoids from a specific line of corn act as anti-inflammatory agents in the guts of mice with an inflammatory-bowel-disease-like condition, ...
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Insect-resistant GMO corn nutritionally equivalent to conventional counterpart, field study shows

DP23211 maize was genetically modified (GM) to express .... protein for control of corn rootworm. DP23211 maize also expresses ...
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COVID-19 prompts healthier eating habits, while interest in ‘natural’ foods remains high

More than four out of five consumers say the coronavirus pandemic has changed their food habits, driving them to cook, ...
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Viewpoint: At $17/pound, vertically farmed vegetables are nowhere near sustainable

On [June 10] the city council of Jersey City, New Jersey [voted] on awarding a three-year, $1 million contract to ...
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Could CRISPR turn nutritious but unpopular vegetables into flavorful snacks?

You probably know that kale is packed with antioxidants and other nutrients and that you should be eating more of ...
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Coffee of the future? Lab-made ‘molecular’ version might feed the world’s caffeine habit while sparing the environment

The coronavirus pandemic has led to many shifts in how we eat, but our collective coffee habit remains strong. As ...
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‘Climate-resilient’ wheat may provide sustainable fiber source, promote gut health

Some new crop varieties are bred to be more nutritious. Others are more resilient, bred to tolerate harsher environmental conditions ...
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