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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

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Good gut, good health?

New nutritional therapies are aimed at boosting the variety of microorganisms that live in your GI tract, says neuroendocrinologist Mark Heiman. Mark Heiman Mark Heiman recently picked up a watermelon radish at his local farmer’s market in New Orleans and immediately had to try it. The milder, slightly sweeter flavor and pink flesh made the

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Good gut, good health?

New nutritional therapies are aimed at boosting the variety of microorganisms that live in your GI tract, says neuroendocrinologist Mark Heiman. Mark Heiman Mark Heiman recently picked up a watermelon radish at his local farmer’s market in New Orleans and immediately had to try it. The milder, slightly sweeter flavor and pink flesh made the

In the Kitchen with Chef Watson

In the Kitchen with Chef Watson

Cognitive Cooking with Chef Watson, a new cookbook by IBM and the Institute of Culinary Education, presents more than 65 recipes partially created by a cognitive computer named Watson, according to a story on Yahoo! Food. Once loaded with thousands of recipes and a database of food chemical compositions and common flavor pairings, Watson created

Food Safety

Sensor Detects Meat Safety

Sensor Detects Meat Safety

MIT chemists have devised an inexpensive, portable sensor that can detect gases emitted by rotting meat, allowing consumers to determine whether the meat in their grocery store or refrigerator is safe to eat. According to MIT News, the sensor, which consists of chemically modified carbon nanotubes, could be deployed in “smart packaging” that would offer

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