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Why is the Gates foundation investing in GM giant Monsanto?

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, which is sponsoring the Guardian's Global development site is being heavily criticised in Africa and the US for getting into bed not just with notorious GM company Monsanto, but also with agribusiness commodity giant Cargill.<p>Trouble began when a US financial …

Foodborne Outbreaks: More Complex, Deadlier, Harder To Stop

The complex paths that ingredients take to become the foods we eat, and that foods follow to reach our plates, are creating foodborne disease outbreaks that occur in many places at once and are more common and more deadly than ever before.<p>That’s the conclusion of a new report from the Centers for …

Public Health

Forget paleo, go mid-Victorian: it’s the healthiest diet you’ve never heard of

If you were to ask a member of the public to name a particularly healthy cuisine they might say the Mediterranean diet. If they really knew their stuff they might even suggest the Inuit diet. What they are unlikely to mention is the British diet of the mid-Victorian era. Yet between the years of …

Diets

Scientists now think that being overweight can protect your health

Around a dozen years ago, researchers noticed that some patients with chronic conditions such as heart disease fared better than others. This should have been encouraging news, perhaps a clue to future treatments. Instead, researchers were baffled. Because the factor that seemed to be protecting …

Holistic Medicine

Top Ten Dirty Secrets about Food Labels

Blog<p>10 Dirty Secrets about Food Labels<p>Lists + Tips<p><b>Some of these are commonly known, while others are less publicly discussed. #1 and #2 really</b> …

Agriculture

Ancient Romans had no need for dentists, because of one food they didn’t eat

Modern dental hygiene would have been quite unnecessary for ancient Romans living in Pompeii, as research has revealed that they had impressively healthy teeth.<p>Scientists appointed by the Archaeological Superintendence of Pompeii have used CAT scans to examine 30 Pompeii inhabitants who were …

Archaeology

Plants Communicate Using An Internet of Fungi

Hidden beneath the surface and entangled in the roots of Earth’s astonishing and diverse plant life, there exists a biological superhighway linking …

Botany

A history of sugar – the food nobody needs, but everyone craves

According to the latest data, sugarcane is the world’s third most valuable crop after cereals and rice, and occupies 26,942,686 hectares of land …

South-east Asia

GMWatch Home

Details<p><i>As Europe’s universities shut down their GMO programmes, one researcher is quitting the field, blaming public hostility to GM. But in Part 1</i> …

Agriculture

Illegal Antibiotics Could Be in Your Milk, FDA Finds

A small portion of milk produced by U.S. dairy farmers contains illegal antibiotics, a new FDA report finds, raising concerns that some farmers are …

GMO soy produces altered milk and stunted kids

Mother goats fed on 'Roundup-ready' GMO soy produce milk that's much lower in fat, protein and antibodies than non-GMO controls, writes Jonathan …

Organisms

This Is No Way to Regulate GMOs

Scientists say they hope to avoid government regulation of genetically modified organisms, or GMOs, by using a variant on a powerful new method to …

Genetics

Your Food Choices Ultimately Influence Your Workplace Success

We rarely associate our meals with workplace performance, but science is now telling us that what we eat has a significant impact. What you have for …

Seed Money

How Kevin Folta got entangled with Monsanto, created a shady podcast alter ego, and spurred a hot public debate over conflicts of interest in big ag.<p><i>The Vern Blazek Science Power Hour</i> is, in many ways, just another weird podcast on the internet. This summer, it had around 90 Twitter followers and …

Journalism

5 things the egg industry doesn't tell you

LAST UPDATED: 11 September 2017<p>We can all agree that animals should be protected from cruelty. So it's no surprise that the egg industry doesn't …

Fat Water Is Now a Thing

<i>This is</i> This Is Now a Thing<i>, where we check out the science behind new health trends.</i><p><b>The thing:</b> A $3.95 bottle of water mixed with fat, a sweetener …

The complex nature of GMOs calls for a new conversation

October 7, 2015 — The GMO debate is one from which I’ve kept a purposeful distance.<p>For one thing, it’s an issue that has already garnered more than …

Millennials are driving an $18 billion food revolution

$18 billion. That’s the market share lost by the top 25 U.S. food and beverage companies in the last five years.<p><i>Fortune</i> senior writer Beth Kowitt …

BPA Is Fine, If You Ignore Most Studies About It

Tech & Science BPA Research Tech & Science Health and Medicine<p>Bisphenol-A (BPA) is either a harmless chemical that’s great for making plastic or one …

Want to get food on the table for little money? Make time to cook.

When Leanne Brown decided to create a cookbook as her thesis project for her master’s degree in food studies at New York University, she had no idea that she was about to become a publishing phenomenon. Brown, 30, who wrote the book to help food-stamp recipients learn how to cook delicious meals on …

Personal Finance

Eating organic reduces the level of pesticides found in children’s bodies

Earlier this year, a Swedish family switched to an all-organic diet, and found that the levels of pesticides detectable in their bodies dropped …

Want to avoid toxins on your food? Shop the “Clean Fifteen”

You may have heard of the “Dirty Dozen,” the Environmental Working Group’s annual list of the produce items with highest concentrations of pesticide …

Unbelievable Photos Show Factory Farms Destroying The American Countryside

Food production has become a race for maximum efficiency. When it comes to producing meat, whether it’s chicken, beef, or pork, that race has fallen …