Genetically modified purple tomato approved by US regulators

After more than a decade of development a nutritionally enhanced purple tomato has been deemed safe to grow by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). The tomatoes have been gene edited to produce 10 times more antioxidants than pre-existin… Continue reading Genetically modified purple tomato approved by US regulators

Discovery reveals new gut-brain pathway driving fatty food cravings

An incredible study published in Nature has reported the discovery of a novel gut-brain pathway that drives our appetite for fatty foods. The research found cells in our gut sense the presence of fat in food and can directly talk to parts of our brain … Continue reading Discovery reveals new gut-brain pathway driving fatty food cravings

“Nuclear winter” would starve billions, but some countries may be spared

If a nuclear war were ever to break out, it probably wouldn’t last long. For a few days, perhaps a week, nuclear weapons would be fired between several countries and catastrophic losses would be swift. But what happens next?Continue ReadingCategory: Sc… Continue reading “Nuclear winter” would starve billions, but some countries may be spared

Lead in eggs from hens in city backyards raises urban farming concerns

A striking new study has found eggs from hens kept as pets in urban backyards can contain up to 40 times more lead than eggs from commercially farmed hens. The researchers recommend those living in inner-city locations test their soil for contaminants … Continue reading Lead in eggs from hens in city backyards raises urban farming concerns

Intermittent fasting trial sees weight loss benefits, but questions remain

A recent study testing the popular dietary practice of time-restricted eating has delivered positive results, indicating greater weight loss compared to calorie counting. But researchers are still mired in a cloud of discordant findings, unable to clea… Continue reading Intermittent fasting trial sees weight loss benefits, but questions remain

Sight of mouthwatering meals triggers inflammation linked to diabetes

The sight of a mouthwatering dish can certainly be enough to send our senses into overdrive, and a new study has demonstrated how the mechanisms behind this may play an important role in type 2 diabetes. Scientists have shown for the first time how the… Continue reading Sight of mouthwatering meals triggers inflammation linked to diabetes