Food

Starvation Keeps Sleep – Deprived Fly Brain Sharp

A team of researchers from Washington University, St. Louis, found that starvation allows the need for nourishment to push aside the need for sleep. Their study, conducted on fruit flies, shows that while long-term deprivation of food leads to death, ...

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Spectroscopy Detects Pesticides on Produce

Researchers at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich have developed a new method for detecting pesticides on produce. The new method uses plasma to aim molecules from the surface of fruits or vegetables into a quadruple time of ...

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Animal-friendly Meat

Animal-friendly Meat

Scientists from the University of Western Australia have managed to create ‘semi-living’ food. The scientists used a new tissue engineering technique to grow sample cells from animals and produce edible meat that does not require killing animals. The project, named ...

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Shelf Life Booster – 4 Months Old Fresh Tomato

Shelf Life Booster – 4 Months Old Fresh Tomato

The Israeli company “Hefestus” has developed a unique packaging system, which significantly prolongs the “shelf life” of various products. The company’s sealing machines can pack different kinds of foods, as well as cosmetic and pharmaceutical products, in a way that ...

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Organic Farming to Feed the World

Organic Farming to Feed the World

Researchers from the University of Michigan have found that organic farming in developed countries could yield up to three times as much food on individual farms as low-intensive methods on the same land. Yields of organic and conventional farming methods ...

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