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Are Pesticides and Food Allergies Linked?

Are Pesticides and Food Allergies Linked?

| December 18, 2012 | 0 Comments

Anything that kills germs might have the potential to raise allergy risks.Source featured

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Groundwater depletion in semiarid regions of Texas and California threatens US food security

Groundwater depletion in semiarid regions of Texas and California threatens US food security

The US’s food supply may be vulnerable to rapid groundwater depletion from irrigated agriculture, according to a new study. The study paints the highest resolution picture yet of how groundwater depletion varies across space and time in California’s Ce…

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‘Obesity genes’ may influence food choices, eating patterns

‘Obesity genes’ may influence food choices, eating patterns

Blame it on your genes? Researchers say individuals with variations in certain “obesity genes” tend to eat more meals and snacks, consume more calories per day and choose the same high fat, sugary foods.

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Folic acid food enrichment potentially protective against childhood cancers

Folic acid food enrichment potentially protective against childhood cancers

Researchers have found folic acid fortification of grain products in the United States may have an impact on lowering some childhood cancers. The new research shows fortification does not appear to be causing childhood cancer rates to increase, and als…

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New method detects traces of veterinary drugs in baby food

New method detects traces of veterinary drugs in baby food

The quantities are very small, but in milk powder and in meat-based baby food, residues of drugs given to livestock were found. Researchers have now developed a system to analyze these substances quickly and precisely. Antibiotics, such as tilmicosine,…

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Drugs from gila monster lizard saliva reduces cravings for chocolate and ordinary food

Drugs from gila monster lizard saliva reduces cravings for chocolate and ordinary food

A drug made from the saliva of the Gila monster lizard is effective in reducing the craving for food. Researchers have tested the drug on rats, who after treatment ceased their cravings for both food and chocolate.

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Cross-reactivity between peanuts and other legumes can lead to serious allergic reactions

Cross-reactivity between peanuts and other legumes can lead to serious allergic reactions

Food allergies pose a serious and growing problem in the West. Many foods can lead to allergic reactions and this situation is further complicated by so-called cross-reactions, whereby an allergy to one particular food can trigger allergic reactions to…

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‘Thermal tasters’ can experience taste from heating or cooling tongue without any food

‘Thermal tasters’ can experience taste from heating or cooling tongue without any food

Can the temperature of the food we eat affect the intensity of its taste? It depends on the taste, according to a new study. New research shows that changes in the temperature of foods and drinks have an effect on the intensity of sour, bitter and astr…

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9 YouTube Cooking Channels That Will Make Your Mouth Water

9 YouTube Cooking Channels That Will Make Your Mouth Water

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WEBSITE OF THE DAY: Food Beats

WEBSITE OF THE DAY: Food Beats

| May 5, 2012 | 0 Comments

4 May 2012 1:00 GMT / By Ian Hughes My wife evermore knows when I’ve been cooking. The kitchen’s upside into disfavor, the smoke detector is blaring and the dog is cowering less than the stairs. Oh, and the stereo is cranked up to full volume – not just to drown out the exhalation alarm [...]

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