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Coconut Oil: Not The Health Food You May Believe It Is

<b>(CBS4)</b> – If you think that coconut oil is a healthy choice, you’re not alone. About 72 percent of people look at coconut oil as actually being a …

Nutrition

Good Fats as Helpful as Statins Against Heart Disease, Group Says

The American Heart Association wants you to remember that there are such things as good fats and bad fats.<p>It issued a reminder this week that swapping out artery-clogging saturated fats such as butter with healthy vegetable fats can do as much good for some people as taking a statin …

Nutrition

GM Mustard row: Experts weigh in on both sides of the genetically modified foods debate - Firstpost

The decades-old debate over Genetically Modified (GM) foods is back in the spotlight in India, after the centre's Genetic Engineering Approval …

Agriculture

Already Struggling, Farms Stand To Lose Under Trump Trade Agenda

While the broader U.S. economy has been humming along, the farm economy is entering its fourth straight year of declining incomes and rising debt, thanks to low prices for crops like corn and wheat.<p>“We are on the cusp of another 1980s-style farm depression, where thousands of family farmers would …

Agriculture

EPA Chief's Refusal To Ban Brain-Damaging Pesticide Shows Profit Trumps Public Safety

WASHINGTON — Defying the recommendation of his own agency’s scientists, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt has refused to ban a widely used pesticide that’s been linked to learning disabilities in children.<p>Pruitt’s order, signed late Wednesday, allows chlorpyrifos, an …

Obama Administration

How to Feed the World Without Destroying the Planet

By Cyrus Sutton<p><i>Island Earth</i> is the story of a young indigenous scientist's journey through both sides of the GMO battle in Hawaii. Groomed to work …

How Millennials Will Forever Change America's Farmlands

As Americans increasingly reject cheap, processed food and embrace high-quality, responsibly-sourced nutrition, hyper-local farming is having a …

Farming

5 Biotech Products U.S. Regulators Aren’t Ready For - MIT Technology Review

Lab-made meat. Hornless cattle. Designer bacteria. Dozens of futuristic-sounding products are being developed using new tools like CRISPR and …

Agriculture

Monsanto isn’t feeding the world, it’s killing our children

Two new reports issue indictments of U.S. and global regulatory systems in collusion with chemical companies<p><i>“How could we have ever believed that it is a good idea to grow our food with poisons?”</i> —<i>Dr. Jane Goodall</i><p>Two new reports published in recent weeks add to the already large and convincing body …

Human Rights
Agriculture

Even More Evidence Has Linked Parkinson's Disease to Our Gut Bacteria

Parkinson's isn't just in our brains<p>Researchers have found yet another reason to think the symptoms of Parkinson's disease could be a consequence of …

'World's First Post-Organic Produce' Grows at This Vertical Farm

A New Jersey farm is growing leafy greens such as baby kale, arugula, butterhead lettuce and basil all year round without pesticides, soil or even …

The 12 Deadliest Drug-Resistant Bacteria Have Officially Been Ranked

Know your enemy.<p>In the face of rising antibiotic resistance, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has published its first ever list of the deadliest …

Medicine

Denmark reduces food waste by 25% in five years with the help of one woman - Selina Juul

Never underestimate the power of one dedicated individual.<p>A woman has been credited by the Danish Government for single-handedly helping the country …

The 30 Best Food Documentaries That You Can Watch Right Now - Chef's Table (2015, 2016)

Hometown Hero: The Legend of New York's Chopped Cheese (2016)<p><b>Good for:</b> Getting to know New York City through its most enigmatic icon<p><b>Why you should</b> …

There’s Never Been a Better Time to Start Eating Crickets

I'm a cricket convert, and you can be too. Here's why.<p>If I didn't know any better, I was munching on potato chips. Only that's not what I was chewing. I was really eating crickets.<p>It was my first time tasting the insect, or any insect for that matter. Entomophagy, or the act of eating insects, is …

Agriculture

Ending World Hunger: Eating Dead Caterpillars Can Cure Malnutrition In Developing Countries

Droughts, harsh winters, climate change and geopolitical disorder have given rise to acute malnutrition worldwide, with nearly 795 million people …

Eat After the Apocalypse With Help From IKEA Growroom

IKEA is typically in tune to consumer desires, and so it seems appropriate that today—let’s say five or six months ahead of the potential moment when …

Scientists Solve Ocean 'Carbon Sink' Puzzle

By Robert McSweeney<p>The oceans are a hugely important "carbon sink," helping absorb CO2 emissions from human activities. Without them, CO2 would …

Panasonic's first indoor farm can grow over 80 tons of greens per year — take a look inside

Panasonic may be known for its consumer electronics, but the Japanese company is also venturing into indoor agriculture.<p>In 2014, Panasonic started growing leafy greens inside a warehouse in Singapore and selling them to local grocers and restaurants. At the time, the 2,670-square-foot farm produced …

Aquaponics

Don't Call It Wheat: An Environmentally Friendly Grain Takes Root

Colin Curwen-McAdams opens the door to his greenhouse in Mt. Vernon, Wash., and a rush of warm air pours out.<p>"Basically, it's summer all year long here," he jokes.<p>Curwen-McAdams, a PhD student at Washington State University, and WSU professor Steven Jones have developed a new species: a cross …

Forestry

Arctic Ice Isn't Doomed Yet—Here's How to Save It

Crazy warm winters haven't pushed Arctic ice beyond a “tipping point.” Every ton of CO2 we don't emit saves 32 square feet of it.<p>During the long, sunless Arctic winter, temperatures normally plunge far below zero; sea ice thickens and spreads. But throughout most of 2016, conditions in the Arctic …

South Pacific islands ban western junk food and go organic

Leaders of Vanuatu province want to turn local people and tourists away from unhealthy imports in favour of locally grown crops and seafood<p>A group of south Pacific islands are banning foreign junk food imports in favour of an all-local, organic diet as a way to combat future health problems.<p>Torba …

Agriculture

Vegetarian diets are not going to save the planet from climate change

<i>“The world should just switch to a vegetarian/vegan diet.”</i> — seemingly everyone, regarding the food-sustainability problem<p>If someone offers a solution to the Gordian Knot of food sustainability, run it through the following gauntlet:<p>Does it allow you to do most of your food shopping at the grocery …

Agriculture

The truth about the chicken industry | Jamie's Food Revolution | Jamie Oliver

Over 50 billion chickens are reared annually to provide us with meat and eggs – that’s around seven times the number of people on earth.<p>In this …

Antibiotic resistance on the rise: Superbug infections found in Chinese hospitals

A worrying number of people in China may be infected with an antibiotic-resistant bacteria<p>New research suggests a worrying number of people in China may be infected with bacteria resistant to an antibiotic used as a last resort.<p>Researchers examined more than 17,000 samples from patients with …

Public Health

The gross reason you’ll be paying a lot more for salmon this year

Lox lovers and sashimi devotees, prepare to shell out this year. According to the Nasdaq Salmon Index, salmon prices are at historic highs—and it’s all because of one tiny, nefarious little creature.<p>The culprit behind the rising price of salmon is about the size of an aspirin: a parasite known as …

Aquaponics

Global Fisheries Are Collapsing -- What Happens When There Are No Fish Left?

(Photo: Paul Symes)<p>"Commercial overexploitation of the world's fish stocks is severe," UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said back in 2012. "Many …

Scientists Just Announced Our Best Shot at Ending Antibiotic Resistance to Date

A molecule that reverses antibiotic resistance.<p>Scientists have developed a molecule that reverses antibiotic resistance in multiple strains of …

Microbiology

Activists warn against growing power of food and agriculture corporations

The growing dominance of international conglomerates in the food and farm industries has been documented by German researchers and journalists. Their …

Agriculture