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A Good Square Meal

A Good Square Meal

For those who would rather consume meal-replacement products than cook a meal, an alternative to the meal-replacement drink Soylent will soon be available. According to Business Insider, Mealsquares are solid, whole-food meal-replacement products that may appeal to those who prefer to eat a meal rather than drink it. Each square provides 400 calories in a

The Future of Personalized Nutrition

A new study recently published in the journal Cell examined how people reacted differently to the same foods and explored the possibilities for building personalized diets, according to a story that appeared in The Sydney Morning Herald. The authors created an algorithm that was more effective at predicting a “good” or “bad” personalized diet as

Synthetic Biology Produces Futuristic Foods

Scientists at University College Cork are using synthetic biology to develop prototypes of cutting-edge food products, according to the Irish Examiner. Combined with proper dietary intakes, food products made with synthetic biology will help consumers live healthier lives and improve food safety. One prototype in development is a probiotic yogurt containing a group of bacteria

Insects offer protein … and oil too

Insects offer protein … and oil too

Most of the talk today about insects as food centers on their protein content, but don’t forget about oils from insects, reports Researchers at the University of Wageningen are testing the properties of oils from various insects including the flour maggot, beetle larvae, cockroach, and cricket. Insect oils contain essential fatty acids, oleic acid,

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