This photograph shows how by reorganizing the genetic combinations of tomato fruit yield increasing mutations, researchers achieved weakly branched flower-bearing shoots that gave higher yield. Credit: Zachary Lippman Tomatoes have come a long way from their origins as pea-sized berries due to humans breeding tomato plants to produce bigger fruit. However, favorable mutations that went

50 per cent of baby rice food products still contain an illegal level of inorganic arsenic, say British researchers. Credit: © jdjuanci / Fotolia In January 2016, the EU imposed a maximum limit of inorganic arsenic on manufacturers in a bid to mitigate associated health risks. Researchers at the Institute for Global Food Security at

Vegetables at the market Assorted vegetables at a market.Credit: copyright American Heart Association Eating a diet lacking in healthy foods and/or high in unhealthy foods was linked to more than 400,000 deaths from heart and blood vessel diseases in 2015, according to an analysis presented at the American Heart Association’s Epidemiology and Prevention / Lifestyle

Food has a tremendous impact on the environment. Image Credit: Flickr/71430589@N02 Eating healthier food could reduce greenhouse gas emissions, says a new study out of UCSB You are what you eat, as the saying goes, and while good dietary choices boost your own health, they also could improve the health care system and even benefit

Consumers are usually unaware of the environmental impacts embodied in the products they purchase – particularly in the case of food, where the main concerns are usually over health or animal welfare.Image credit:Flickr/Ivan Lian With an estimated 12 million loaves sold in the UK every year, bread remains a staple of the British diet. In

A new study suggests that lesser-known gut-health promoters called prebiotics – which serve as food for good bacteria inside the gut — can also have an impact, improving sleep and buffering the physiological impacts of stress. Image credit: Flickr/Mike Mozart In recent years, reams of research papers have shed light on the health benefits of

This visual abstract depicts the findings of Cheng et al., who show a short-term diet that mimics periodic fasting modulates b-cell number and promotes insulin secretion and glucose homeostasis with implications for both type 1 and type 2 diabetes. Credit: Cheng et al./Cell 2017 Research in mice and human cells suggests that a fasting-mimicking diet

Eating a Mediterranean diet could decrease the chances an overweight person will experience regular pain, a new study says.Image Credit:Flickr/mmtzphoto Eating a Mediterranean diet could decrease the chances an overweight person will experience regular pain, new research suggests. A well-established connection between body weight and chronic pain might be explained by inflammation in the body,

The world population consumes around 10 per cent more food than it needs, while almost nine per cent is thrown away or left to spoil, researchers say.Image Credit:Flickr/Michael Stern Almost 20 per cent of the food made available to consumers is lost through over-eating or waste, a study suggests. The world population consumes around 10

Many parents do not promote healthy eating in kids, according to this month’s C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital National Poll on Children’s Health at the University of Michigan. Credit: C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital National Poll on Children’s Health If you know healthy eating is important for your kids but you also feel like it’s easier said

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