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The future of fish farming may be indoors

On a projection screen in front of a packed room in a coastal Maine town, computer-animated salmon swim energetically through a massive oval tank. A narrator’s voice soothingly points out water currents that promote fish exercise and ideal meat texture, along with vertical mesh screens that “optimize fish densities and tank volume.

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  • Date:09/20/2018

What Is gymnema sylvestre and can it kill sugar cravings?

If you have a sweet tooth or find it difficult to keep yourself from overeating sweet foods, here’s something that could be useful. Sweet Defeat is a product that claims to lessen your desire—and therefore your consumption—of sweets.

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  • Date:09/17/2018

Ten fascinating facts about fungi

They're all around us, in the soil, our bodies and the air, but are often too small to be seen with the naked eye. They provide medicines and food but also wreak havoc by causing plant and animal diseases.

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  • Date:09/14/2018

Why whole-fat milk and yogurt are healthier than you think

For years, experts have recommended low-fat dairy products over the full-fat versions, which are higher in calories and contain more saturated fat.

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  • Date:09/13/2018

Supermarket sales of organic food and drink continue to rise in UK

Supermarket sales of organic food and drink in the UK have risen by 4 percent this year, new figures reveal, marking seven consecutive years of growth. Despite an exceptionally cold winter and a hot, dry summer which have played havoc with crops, organic fresh produce and dairy sales remain the main drivers fuelling growth of the overall market, now worth a record £2.

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  • Date:09/05/2018

How a few commonsense steps could end food waste while saving $700 billion

Every year, about one-third of the global food supply ends up spoiled, which is not only a major financial waste but also a disaster for the environment as greenhouse gasses come from rotten food. To put the severity of this issue in numbers, a consultancy group has put out a report identified five key “stops” along the path from food production to consumption that would save food from getting wasted while saving an astounding $700 billion for everyone in the supply chain. The report shows that just by taking some commonsense steps, we could put an end to food waste…

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  • Fast Company
  • Date:08/27/2018

3 reasons to eat Swiss chard

One of the dark, leafy greens that nutritionists frequently recommend, Swiss chard is similar to spinach, kale and collard greens. Tall and leafy with a crunchy stalk, chard is slightly salty and a tad bitter, and works well with fish and vegetable dishes.

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  • Date:08/27/2018

Scientists are reviving forgotten crops in Malaysia to feed the future

Despite the fact that farming some  7,000 crops for thousands of years, two-thirds of the world’s food supply is based on just four crops—wheat, maize, rice, and soybean. Now researchers are trying to unlock the potential of all these ignored crops before they get replaced completely by increasingly uniform diets fueled by processed ingredients from the major crops. In their quest to make forgotten crops the future of food, scientists are heading to the fields of Malaysia to revive foods that have been relegated to the sidelines.

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  • BBC
  • Date:08/24/2018

More proof that the future of fast food is meat-free

Walking past Next Level Burger, a new restaurant that will open in San Francisco’s Potrero Hill neighborhood on Friday, it isn’t immediately obvious that it’s not a typical fast food restaurant. But if you walk inside, someone will inform you that everything on the menu is plant-based.

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  • Date:08/23/2018

Scientists discover the ultimate food preservative, it's entirely plant-based

Artificial preservatives have long been used to keep our food from spoiling, ensuring there's more of it to go around. And not just food.

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  • Date:08/23/2018
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