Sustainability

The Color of Energy & Innovation: Black

The Color of Energy & Innovation: Black

Dark surfaces absorb sunlight and turn it into heat energy. This is the foundation for a breakthrough solution to harness the sun’s energy for cooking, according to National Geographic. After watching women in developing countries spend all day gathering firewood to cook with, Louise Meyer had an epiphany: in areas near the equator with little

The Color of Energy & Innovation: Black

The Color of Energy & Innovation: Black

Dark surfaces absorb sunlight and turn it into heat energy. This is the foundation for a breakthrough solution to harness the sun’s energy for cooking, according to National Geographic. After watching women in developing countries spend all day gathering firewood to cook with, Louise Meyer had an epiphany: in areas near the equator with little

Health

Robert Zeigler: GMO foods can pack a nutrient punch

GMO foods can pack a nutrient punch

In developing countries, genetically modified foods with added nutrients could help save hundreds of thousands of children each year, contends veteran agriculture researcher Robert Zeigler, head of the International Rice Research Institute. Robert Zeigler Amid the ongoing worldwide controversy about GMO (genetically modified organism) safety, is there a future for food crops genetically engineered to

Robert Zeigler: GMO foods can pack a nutrient punch

GMO foods can pack a nutrient punch

In developing countries, genetically modified foods with added nutrients could help save hundreds of thousands of children each year, contends veteran agriculture researcher Robert Zeigler, head of the International Rice Research Institute. Robert Zeigler Amid the ongoing worldwide controversy about GMO (genetically modified organism) safety, is there a future for food crops genetically engineered to

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Eating cheese may benefit your gut

Scientists may have just discovered another reason to nosh on cheese: a recent study showed that eating fermented dairy products may have a positive effect on the gut’s microbiota, according to a story in Time. Cheese—and to a degree, milk—help gut bacteria reduce the production of TMAO, a metabolite created when digesting red meat that

Innovation

The Future of Alternative Proteins

The Future of Alternative Proteins

A recent story on The Salt blog looks at the growing range of alternative proteins available to consumers and manufacturers. Soy has dominated the plant protein market, but proteins from sources such as pea, rice, bean, potato, and quinoa are gaining popularity. In addition, protein from microalgae—a wholefood ingredient that retains a wealth of nutrients—has

The Future of Alternative Proteins

The Future of Alternative Proteins

A recent story on The Salt blog looks at the growing range of alternative proteins available to consumers and manufacturers. Soy has dominated the plant protein market, but proteins from sources such as pea, rice, bean, potato, and quinoa are gaining popularity. In addition, protein from microalgae—a wholefood ingredient that retains a wealth of nutrients—has

Food Safety

Blue light special: Food preservation

Blue light special: Food preservation

According to an article on Inverse.com, new research shows the potential of using blue LEDs as a chemical-free method to kill bacteria that lead to spoilage. The researchers looked at the effect of blue LED exposure on three of the major foodborne bacteria: Listeria, E. coli, and Salmonella. They found that the lights succeeded in

Food Culture

Wading Through Junk Food Science

Wading Through Junk Food Science

PepsiCo removed aspartame from Diet Pepsi because consumers believe it causes cancer—even though scientific evidence indicates that aspartame is safe for human consumption, Bloomberg Business reports. Consuming 20 cans of soda a day would likely net someone reaching the daily consumption limit of aspartame, and that limit constitutes only 1% of the level that raised

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