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Elusive but ubiquitous microbe fingered as gum disease culprit in Stanford study

... Lepp said they are now looking for other hydrogen consumers to test their theory. "In my mind, it's increasingly clear that the disease may be the result of a community disturbance rather than the presence or absence of a particular organism," Relman said. Relman also sees a potentially broader side to this r...

Understanding nutrition labels can lead to healthier eating

...d foods provides a lot of helpful information, but consumers don't always understand what it means for them. Researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign are using a tool they call "See it, Do it, Teach it" to help people learn how to interpret and calculate nutrition information on food label...

Functional food Safety aspects

...have led to an increased interest by producers and consumers as well as a broader range of such products on the market worldwide. However, the targeted modification of food, for example through the inclusion of additives, may also pose negative health risks. Therefore, apart from scientific proof of the benefi...

Heinz Maier-Leibnitz prizes 2004

...tation in the year 2000 on "The relative impact of consumers and resources on the food network on rocky shores" he went to Dalhousie University Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada on an Emmy Noether Fellowship funded by the DFG. Since 2003 he has led a working group under the same funding programme at the Institute f...

As obesity skyrockets, Joslin Diabetes Center urges action to stem the tide of type 2 diabetes

...althy, high calorie snacks to kids. Too often are consumers fooled by foods that look healthy but are excessively calorically dense, like mixtures of yogurt and fruit whips, or by misleading caloric information, like reporting calories on a giant cookie snack assuming the portion eaten will be only one quarte...

GM nation? Public debate: a valuable experiment

...nge of future benefits, for the environment (44%), consumers (45%), and those in developing countries (56%). There were very high levels of agreement (79%) that organisations separate from government are needed to regulate GM food. Professor Nick Pidgeon of the University of East Anglia, the Director of the...

Risk and food are on the same plate: World food safety experts offer new methods to assess risk

...t issue: What is the cost to industry, and thus to consumers to control risk?)...

World's leading 'mad cow' diagnostic company, responds to USDAs additional BSE protection measures

...U.S. prevention systems and the confidence of both consumers and customers around the world." Prionics-Check WESTERN is the most accurate rapid-test procedure in the world. It has been used on more than 15 million cattle samples worldwide, and there have been no false positives recorded. Prionics AG has more ...

New book explains plants, medicine

...Washington University in St. Louis enlightens both consumers of natural products and herbs and traditional phys...th American Indians, have used with success." For consumers and physicians alike In their Preface, the authors write: "Medical Botany focuses on research disc...

Science paper: Overharvesting of Brazil nuts leading to fewer trees

... anytime soon. On the contrary, the scientists say consumers should buy more of the nuts, because they support an environmentally friendly industry that depends on rainforest preservation rather than destruction. The study reveals that even the seemingly innocuous activity of harvesting wild-grown nuts can ha...

CSIRO scientist wins highest global award for fisheries research

...ailable an EcoLabel to fisheries that pass so that consumers can recognise sustainable seafood products. The early fisheries to receive the MSC EcoLabel were the West Australian rock lobster and New Zealand hoki fisheries, while stocks presently under assessment include the world's largest fishery, Alaskan pol...

Highlights of the November 2003 Journal of the American Dietetic Association

...er, little research has been done to determine how consumers evaluate the supplement that is right for them. Reports show that consumers want more assistance in the decision-making process to ensure the right purchase. Pennsylvania State...

Ethical guidelines needed before 'nutrigenomic' groceries come to market

...n Friday 31 October. New research designed to help consumers create customized diets based on their genetic mak...ate, setting out issues that must be considered as consumers begin customizing diets to prevent and mitigate chronic health conditions. The panel will collect i...

High school students to analyze plant genes for national project

...ecisions about right now, through their choices as consumers and voters." PREP began in Virginia high schools last year, and is expanding this year to involve as many as 2,000 high school students. Dolan said efforts during the first year will focus on working out the procedures for experimental design and dev...

E-Commerce and the environment: Good news or bad?

...lly true when trying to predict how businesses and consumers might use increased time and productivity gains from the use of e-commerce and other information technology applications. These insights emerge from a special issue of the Journal of Industrial Ecology on E-commerce, the Internet and the Enviro...

Awareness of GM foods increasing, while overall support slipping

...anted. Price reductions do not appear to influence consumers as much as other benefits. Only 12% of those who i...ood news for the farmers and the environment, most consumers haven't taken much notice. However, over the next few years, GM products will be introduced with con...

Rating the performance of residential fuel cells

...ficiency and output of their products. Ultimately, consumers will be able to use NIST-developed performance ratings to understand the financial costs and benefits of fuel cells operated in specific geographic and climate conditions, at different times of the year, and for different purposes such as heating or ...

Salmon farms pose significant threat to salmon fisheries in the Pacific Northwest, researchers find

..., cost-cutting measures and the ability to provide consumers with a consistently fresh product year-round. Commercial fisheries, on the other hand, tend to be relatively small operations that depend on seasonal harvests, which vary in size and quality from year to year. According to the report, salmon farmers ...

Americans' knowledge of genetically modified foods remains low and opinions on safety still split

...all safety of GM foods as they did in 2001: 27% of consumers say that GM foods are basically safe (down from 29... Taken together, these statistics demonstrate that consumers want to see that FDA is involved with a genetically modified food product before it is put on the ma...

Researchers develop faster, more accurate test for mad cow disease

NEW YORK, Sept. 7 As U.S. consumers seek reassurance that their hamburgers and steaks are free of deadly mad cow disease, researchers at the University of California-San Francisco say they may have found a promising solution. They've developed a faster, more reliable test for identifyi...

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