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‘Front of Package’ Nutrition Labels Improved Nutrition Quality

A new study analyzing 16 years of data on tens of thousands of products finds that the adoption of nutrition data on ‘front of package’ labels is associated with improved nutritional …


Strong Markets for Cultured Meat Across Meat-Reducing Germany and France

New research shows substantial markets for cultured meat and movements towards meat reduced diets across Germany and …


Connecting the Dots on Food Access

A new study simultaneously examined the preferences of community members and compared those with the community-based programs and resources available to identify the most viable strategies for …


How Chemical Diversity in Plants Facilitates Plant-Animal Interactions

‘As we continue to lose global biodiversity, we are also losing chemical diversity and the chance for discovery,’ said a …


Velcro-Like Food Sensor Detects Spoilage and Contamination

Engineers have designed a Velcro-like food sensor, made from an array of silk microneedles, that pierces through plastic packaging to sample food for signs of spoilage and bacterial …


Making Dog Food More Delectable by Analyzing Aromas

Dogs aren’t known for being picky about their food, eating the same kibble day after day with relish. However, owners of pampered pooches want their pets to have the best possible culinary …


Gut Microbiota Not Involved in the Incidence of Gestational Diabetes Mellitus

Consuming the combination of fish oil and probiotic food supplements modulate the composition of gut microbiota in overweight and obese pregnant women, reveals a new study. The same study shows that …


A New Method May Make Tomatoes Safer to Eat

When vegetable farmers harvest crops, they often rely on postharvest washing to reduce any foodborne pathogens, but a new study shows promise in reducing these pathogens — as well as lowering labor …


A Spillover Effect: Medicaid Expansion Leads to Healthier Dietary Choices

Besides providing health care to millions, the Medicaid program helps recipients make healthier food choices, according to new …


Gen Z Not Ready to Eat Lab-Grown Meat

New research found that, despite having a great concern for the environment and animal welfare, 72 percent of Generation Z were not ready to accept cultured meat – defined in the survey as a …


Changing What We Eat Could Offset Years of Climate-Warming Emissions

Plant protein foods — like lentils, beans, and nuts –c an provide vital nutrients using a small fraction of the land required to produce meat and dairy. By shifting to these foods, much of the …


Plant Protein Discovery Could Reduce Need for Fertilizer

Researchers have discovered how a protein in plant roots controls the uptake of minerals and water, a finding which could improve the tolerance of agricultural crops to climate change and reduce the …


Offspring of Mice Fed Imbalanced Diets Shown to Be Neurologically ‘Programmed’ for Obesity

Pregnant mice fed diets high in omega-6 fats and low in omega-3 fats are shown in a new study to produce offspring whose brains had a higher level of dopamine-producing neurons — the neurological …


Red Hot Meat: The Wrong Recipe for Heart Disease

From MasterChef to MKR, the world’s best chefs have taught us how to barbeque, grill and panfry a steak to perfection. But while the experts may be seeking that extra flavor, new research …


Food-Web Threats from Common Insecticides

Researchers have argued for curbing the use of neonicotinoid …


Regional Variations in Freshwater Overconsumption

Freshwater — which falls to the earth as precipitation or exists beneath the surface as groundwater — is desperately needed to sustain people, plants and animals. With an ever-increasing human …


These Lifestyle Choices Can Reduce the Risk of Chronic Kidney Disease

Active lifestyle choices such as eating vegetables, exercising and quitting smoking can reduce the risk of chronic kidney disease, a new study …


Scientists Unlock Crops’ Power to Resist Floods

Foundational science has discovered the molecular structure of plant enzymes that could be manipulated to create flood-resistant crops, vital as weather events become more extreme due to global …


Insect Shows Promise as a Good, Sustainable Food Source

With global food on the rise, a new study has found new evidence that the yellow mealworm shows promise as alternative source of nutritional …


Hots Dogs, Chicken Wings and City Living Helped Wetland Wood Storks Thrive

Using the Wood Stork, researchers compared city storks with natural wetland storks to gauge their success in urban environments based on their diet and food opportunities. Results provide evidence of …