Food:

Petco, others respond to demand for natural pet foods

Demand for healthy, natural food is extending from humans to their pets. Petco has announced it will stop selling dog and cat food and treats with artificial colors, flavors and preservatives, both online and at its nearly 1,500 stores in the U.S. and Puerto Rico.

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  • Date:11/15/2018

Inside the lab where Impossible Foods makes its plant-based “blood”

Inside an office at Impossible Foods’ Silicon Valley R&D center, a researcher holds up what looks like a bowl of blood and a spoon. “This is heme,” she says.

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  • Date:11/13/2018

One way to reduce food waste: Use it to make soil healthier

Imagine that one-third of cars manufactured by Ford or GM were never even driven once, but instead were left to rust and ended up in landfills. This exact situation is true today in agriculture, where up to 40 percent of food produced every year in the United States is never eaten.

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  • Date:11/13/2018

Your diet may feature cotton seeds in the near future

Cotton could soon become a part of your diet and not only your wardrobe after the US Department of Agriculture gave the green light to commercialize a biotech version of the cotton plants whose seeds can be eaten. One of the benefits of cottonseeds is that they’re loaded with protein, and have similar nutritional value to nuts. As for the taste, some people say the cotton seeds taste a bit like hummus.

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  • Fortune
  • Date:11/12/2018

Can we end animal farming by the end of the century?

By the end of the year, you may be able to walk into a restaurant and order chicken grown from chicken cells in a bioreactor rather than from an actual animal. It’s already possible to buy plant-based burgers more realistic than anything available in the past.

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  • Date:11/12/2018

Electric food – the new sci-fi diet that could save our planet

It’s not about “them”, it’s about us. The horrific rate of biological annihilation reported this week – 60 percent of the Earth’s vertebrate wildlife gone since 1970 – is driven primarily by the food industry.

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  • Date:11/02/2018

Ending this subsidy will significantly increase health

A 2016 report found that sugary drinks are something rarely missing on the shopping lists of Americans who receive food stamps. According to the report, nearly 10 percent of the value of food stamps gets spent on soda. That’s more than $75 million worth of taxpayer money. This isn’t only a pecuniary problem; sweet beverages are known to play a significant role in causing obesity.

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  • Date:10/31/2018

This colorless, odorless powder could help solve the global food waste problem

One company is doubling the shelf-life of avocados, citrus, and other produce by taking a chemical-free cue from nature. Many of us have been instructed at one point in our lives to finish the food on our plate because people elsewhere are starving.

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  • Date:10/26/2018

Study: A diet full of organic food drastically reduces your risk of cancer

Eating organic food is the simplest way to dramatically cut your risk of cancer. That’s the main finding from a new study that looked at the diets of nearly 70,000 French adults. Of those adults, the ones who ate the most organic food were 25 percent less likely to develop cancer. Specifically, they were 73 percent less likely to develop non-Hodgkin lymphoma and 21 percent less likely to develop postmenopausal breast cancer.

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  • CNN
  • Date:10/24/2018

How Tucson preserves its native food heritage

Tucson is a foodie town. But rather than artisan breads and local avocados drawing crowds of tourists, it’s the relationship between diverse plants and people that earned it the distinction of being the first UNESCO City of Gastronomy in the United States in 2015.

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  • Date:10/19/2018
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