Brain gene variants affect how and what you eat, according to new research

In Illinois, Silvia Berciano, a Universidad Autonoma de Madrid predoctoral fellow, presented a study describing the impact of gene variants in eating behaviors and...

Cranberry and strawberry polyphenols improve insulin sensitivity for pre-diabetics

In Canada, researchers with the Institute of Nutrition and Functional Foods at Laval University found that GlucoPhenol, a proprietary blend of cranberry and Orléans strawberry...

To lower blood pressure, eating potassium-rich foods is as important as reducing salt intake

In California, University of Southern California’s Keck School of Medicine researchers reported that eating potassium-rich foods like sweet potatoes, avocados, spinach, beans, bananas and...

New plant protein discovery leads improved photosynthetic efficiency

In Illinois, researchers have discovered a key protein in the photorespiration process to improve crop yield by improving photosynthetic efficiency. The newly discovered role...

$11 million in Federal funding available for mitigating anti-microbial resistance

In Washington, D.C., the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture announced $11 million in available funding for projects that mitigate...

Startup Backed by Gates Foundation Uses Food Waste to Reduce Food Waste

In California, a startup is protecting plants pre- and post-harvest by converting plant waste into edible solutions for pest protection and shelf-life extension. Apeel Sciences,...

Polyurethane-Eating Fungi Isolated in China

In China, researchers at the Chinese Academy of Sciences’ Kunming Institute of Botany have isolated a fungus that can produces polyurethane-degrading enzymes. Dubbed Apergillus tubingensis,...

Using old tree rootstock to make new apple trees increases resistance to disease and...

In New York, geneticists with the Agricultural Research Service are working with one of the ancestors of the world’s first apple trees from Kazakhstan...

A low carbohydrate diet can be an effective diabetes management strategy

In the UK, new research by London Metropolitan University suggests following a reduced carbohydrate diet as a potentially safe and effective diabetes management strategy....

Plant Meat Matters kicks off to enable industrial-scale plant protein production

In the Netherlands, the Plant Meat Matters project, a four-year, public-private partnership kicked off to study the appearance, texture, taste and sustainability benefits of...

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