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Manage the menopause naturally without HRT
This article helps you identify some simple changes you can make almost immediately which will help you manage the menopause naturally. Hot flushes and night sweats are common symptoms. Eighty percent of menopausal women experience them. Many women feel embarrassed about hot flushes, but it’s not as obvious to everyone else as it may seem to you! Symptoms can be reduced by eating lots of plant foods, especially those rich in phytoestrogens, which help to rebalance your hormones naturally. Phytoestrogens are found in abundance in soya products, legumes, and in brassica vegetables, such as cauliflower, broccoli, Brusse...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - November 20, 2017 Category: OBGYN Authors: Susie Kearley Tags: Alternatives to HRT healthy diet menopause Source Type: news

Is tofu safe? Prostate Cancer UK says more research is needed to confirm soya link
PROSTATE CANCER UK has said more research needs to be done to connect an increased risk of prostate cancer with foods including soybeans, tofu and green tea. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Conservation Agriculture: Zambia ’s Double-edged Sword against Climate Change and Hunger
Minimum tillage (ripping) in Kasiya Camp, Zambia. Credit: Crissy Mupuchi/DAPPBy Friday PhiriPEMBA, Zambia, Nov 7 2017 (IPS)As governments gather in Bonn, Germany for the next two weeks to hammer out a blueprint for implementation of the global climate change treaty signed in Paris in 2015, a major focus will be on emissions reductions to keep the global average temperature increase to well below 2°C by 2020.While achieving this goal requires serious mitigation ambitions, developing country parties such as Zambia have also been emphasising adaptation as enshrined in Article 2 (b) of the Paris Agreement: Increasing the a...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - November 7, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Friday Phiri Tags: Aid Asia-Pacific Combating Desertification and Drought Development & Aid Environment Featured Food & Agriculture Headlines Health Natural Resources Poverty & SDGs Projects TerraViva United Nations Water & Sanitation conservatio Source Type: news

How soya and almond milk may put health at risk
Dairy milk is human's main source of iodine, providing 40 per cent of the average daily intake. Milk-alternative drinks are part of a ‘clean-eating’ fad but scientist have warn they may be damaging. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Menopause: Diet rich in vegetable proteins from grains, soya, nuts may prolong fertility
A DIET rich in vegetable proteins from whole grains, soya and nuts may prolong fertility and protect women from early menopause, a new study found. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - June 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Couple claim London IVF clinic gave egg yolk and soya jabs
Kerry and Glyn Tomlinson had three failed rounds of IVF at the Zita West clinic in central London, costing £4,000 a time. But they were also sold an array of ‘add-on’ treatments. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 2, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Swapping dairy for soya could prevent cancer
It's trendy among hipsters, but eating a vegan diet could do wonders for your health. Scientists at the University of Ghent found swapping dairy for soya could prevent cancer, heart disease and diabetes. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Soya limits the effectiveness of breast cancer treatment
But genistein remains safe for women if it formed part of their diet before diagnosis, scientists from Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Centre claim. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 1, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Soya 'damages sperm': Vegetarian diet heavy in tofu can affect men's chances of becoming a father  
Fertility experts found evidence that natural chemicals in soya – used to make vegetarian and vegan products such as tofu – could damage sperm making it difficult for men to conceive. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 26, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Understanding the Changes to USP 661
By Stephen Doherty and Amtul Qamar Confused about the revisions to USP ?  We can help.  In May 2016, the revision of USP General Chapter with the new title “Plastic Packaging Systems and Their Material of Construction” took effect.  The revision represents a major change in the testing strategies related to plastic container systems.  The testing strategy has adapted to move from generic testing strategy to a more targeted testing strategy based on materials of construction and product use.  The chapter has also been separated into different components.  Plastic Materials of Constr...
Source: Mass Device - October 25, 2016 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: MassDevice Tags: News Well Toxikon Source Type: news

Living in fear
Argentina is one of the world's largest exporters of genetically-modified soya. It's big business, but some local residents fear herbicides used by the industry could be making them sick. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - August 22, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Calcium supplements linked to post-stroke dementia in women
Conclusion The media paint this as a troubling study for older women who take calcium to strengthen their bones. However the small size of the study (only 98 women took calcium supplements, and only 14 of those got dementia) and its observational nature mean that we cannot rely on the results. As the researchers mention, it is possible that those taking supplements were less healthy than those that didn't in some unmeasured way. Further research may improve our confidence in these results. Broken bones are not a trivial matter for older people – a broken hip can be the difference between being able to live inde...
Source: NHS News Feed - August 18, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology Medication Older people Source Type: news

Three steps you can take today to live well with arthritis
There are more than 200 conditions affecting the bones, muscles and joints. With so many different types of arthritis affecting millions of people in the UK, it’s safe to say there's no ‘one size fits all’ answer to the question, ‘how do you live well with arthritis?’ However, living free of pain and symptoms, and being able to keep on doing the things you enjoy in life, would inevitably appear at the top of anyone’s list. Professor Janet Lord is Director of the MRC-Arthritis Research UK Centre for Musculoskeletal Ageing Research in Birmingham and a renowned expert in living well as we g...
Source: Arthritis Research UK - July 5, 2016 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Nigeria: Hollandia Soya Milk Repackaged for Health Benefit
[Daily Trust] The health drink category in Nigeria recently received an infusion of freshness and innovation as Hollandia soya milk returned to the shelves wearing a new look. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 18, 2016 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Cameroon: Food Insecurity in the Far North
[IPS] Yaounde -"They have reduced the quantity of food they used to give us and we still do not know why. But we are managing. We are refugees and we have no choice. All they give us is rice and some soya beans" John Guige, a Nigerian resident and primary school teacher in the Minawao refugee camp in Cameroon's Far North region, told IPS. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 22, 2016 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Benefits of taking the natural pigment astaxanthin
(University of Tsukuba) A research group led by University of Tsukuba Professor Hideaki Soya and Professor Randeep Rakwal has investigated the effect on hippocampal function of the naturally derived pigment ASX, which is believed to have the most powerful antioxidant activity among carotenoids. Their results showed for the first time that giving ASX to mice for four weeks promoted neurogenesis in the hippocampus in a concentration-dependent manner, and elevated the learning and memory capacity of the hippocampus. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - February 22, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Despite Health Risks, Many Argue GMOs Could Help Solve Food Security
By Mbom SixtusYAOUNDE, Cameroon, Dec 23 2015 (IPS)Cameroon is on the path to introduce genetically modified organisms (GMO’s). This would be overseen by the Cameroon Academy of Sciences, in collaboration with the National Biosafety Committee, if the Cameroon Cotton Corporation successfully implements a three-year test cultivation of cotton. The introduction of GMOs is seen by many as a measure to improve Cameroon’s agricultural yields and guarantee food security, despite health risks.“Genetically modified organisms will help Cameroon solve many problems which researchers of the Ministry of Agriculture and...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - December 23, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Mbom Sixtus Tags: Africa Development & Aid Environment Featured Food & Agriculture Headlines Health TerraViva United Nations Better World Cameroon Cameroon Academy of Sciences Cameroon Christian University Institute Cameroon Cotton Corporation Camer Source Type: news

Eating healthily at Christmas
We all know that the festive season can also be the season of food. But that doesn’t have to stop you getting the vitamins and minerals that you need. Not having enough (a deficiency) of some vitamins and minerals seems to be linked with arthritis progressing more quickly. The most important vitamins and minerals to think about if you have arthritis are: calcium vitamin D iron vitamin C. It's also important to keep to a healthy weight as being overweight puts extra strain on weight-bearing joints like your back, knees, hips, feet and ankles. And having too much body fat may also increase inf...
Source: Arthritis Research UK - December 17, 2015 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

The best diet to slash heart disease risk is nuts, soy and leafy vegetables
The diet, known as the Portfolio Eating Plan, is packed with nuts, soya, leafy vegetables, oats, beans and pulses. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 7, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Chemical in soya beans similar to oestrogen helps prevent weak bones
British researchers said chemicals called isoflavones, which are found in soya beans, mimic oestrogen and so could protect the bones of post-menopausal women from weakening. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 2, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

From camel to quinoa: the lowdown on new milks
How about some goat's milk on your granola? A flax latte or even a camelccino? Here's a round up to help pick which of the many types of milk is for you (Source: The Telegraph : Health Advice)
Source: The Telegraph : Health Advice - July 30, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: milk alternatives lactose intolerance milk sheeps milk soya milk good almond milk good goats milk soya milk cancer almond milk pros cows milk alternatives dairy alternatives Source Type: news

Failed IVF couple have three healthy babies after injections of soya and egg
Jennie Macphee, now 34, from Lincolnshire, underwent intralipid therapy where she was injected with soya and egg products to tackle 'killer cells' in her immune system. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 28, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Neil Young releases documentary attacking Monsanto
Singer puts out Seeding Fear on the same day as the House of Representatives passes bill to block compulsory labelling of GM foodsNeil Young has released a short film that continues his campaign to draw attention to the alleged misdemeanours of the agrochemical corporation Monsanto. Seeding Fear is a 10-minute documentary telling the story of a farmer who defied Monsanto in court – and lost – after having been accused of using the company’s copyrighted GM soya beans. He was one of a number of farmers sued by the huge corporation for copyright infringement. Related: Neil Young + Promise of the Real: The Mo...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - July 24, 2015 Category: Science Authors: Guardian music Tags: Neil Young Music GM Culture Environment Farming Science Film Documentary Source Type: news

Monsanto's new $1bn herbicide shows our bias towards hi-tech solutions
From superfoods to GM crops – every week presents a new technological solution to save the world, distracting us from the simpler, sustainable optionsEvery week brings news of the latest world-saving technological breakthrough, from electric cars to superfoods and energy miracles. Global agrochemical firm Monsanto just announced a $1bn investment in its new herbicide, dicamba, part of Roundup Ready Xtend, its system for genetically engineered crops such as soya beans and cotton.But, as we consider which paths to go down to solve the world’s food, energy, climate and health problems, are we spellbound by hi-tech...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - July 24, 2015 Category: Science Authors: Andrew Simms Tags: Guardian sustainable business GM Environment Farming Science Technology Poverty Society Food & drink drink industry Life and style Agriculture Source Type: news

Golden Krust Caribbean Bakery & Grill Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Egg in Jamaican Style Shrimp and Soya Patties
Golden Krust Caribbean Bakery & Grill of Bronx, NY is recalling 6,188 cases of Shrimp and Soya Patties, Net Wt. 17.2 lbs, due to an undeclared egg allergen. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to eggs run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - May 6, 2015 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Germans switch sausage for soya over green, health concerns
BERLIN (Reuters) - Germans, known for their love of sausages, are eating less meat and more vegetarian food as concerns grow about health, animal welfare and the environmental cost of livestock farming. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 29, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Cholesterol – the super-stealthy invisible illness
Sourced from The Hysterectomy Association: Hysterectomy Association - Hysterectomy Association - hysterectomy, menopause and hormone replacement therapy (hrt) information and support for women. As far as invisible illnesses go, they don’t come much stealthier than high cholesterol. It’s easily ignored because it builds up gradually, often showing no symptoms whatsoever. A person with high or increasing cholesterol levels will most likely feel perfectly healthy. It’s a scary though that the first sign of high cholesterol may be a heart attack or stroke – and could even prove fatal! Fortunately, medic...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - March 26, 2015 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Parkinson-Hardman Tags: Health Conditions cholesterol invisible illness Source Type: news

The Most Promising Cancer-Fighter In Years
For a while now, I’ve been recommending a powerful antioxidant with the unpronounceable name, pyrroloquinoline quinine – or PQQ for short. And although I recommend this compound to almost everyone who comes to see me at my wellness clinic in South Florida because of its energy-giving qualities, I’ve also observed its extraordinary power to fight cancer. For years, I’ve seen PQQ work wonders with my older patients, because it keeps you feeling young by giving your cells extra energy. PQQ was first discovered back in 1979 by a team of Japanese scientists, who knew little about the substance, except th...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - March 24, 2015 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Andrew Britton Tags: Anti-Aging antioxidants Cancer energy Source Type: news

Increasing vitamin D levels to help prevent osteoporosis
Sourced from The Hysterectomy Association: Hysterectomy Association - Hysterectomy Association - hysterectomy, menopause and hormone replacement therapy (hrt) information and support for women. One of the risk factors contributing to an increased likelihood of developing osteoporosis is a lack of vitamin D. As we all know we get most of it from being exposed to sunlight for a small portion of every day; however here in the UK that’s difficult during the winter months in particular as the light often isn’t strong enough and the cold reduces our willingness to expose our bare skin. However, there are some alterna...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - February 11, 2015 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Parkinson-Hardman Tags: Alternative Health osteoporosis recipes vitamin d Source Type: news

1980s fat guidelines 'lacked evidence,' study argues
Conclusion This research found the pooled results of six RCTs available prior to 1983, which all looked at interventions to moderate saturated fat intake, did not find this had an effect on deaths from heart disease or any other cause. But it is very important that the specific purpose of this review is considered, and the findings are interpreted in the right context. This review specifically looked at nutrition guidance given in the US in 1977 and in 1983 in the UK. In particular, the researchers looked at two recommendations: reduce overall fat consumption to 30% of total energy intake reduce saturated fat consu...
Source: NHS News Feed - February 10, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Food/diet Heart/lungs Lifestyle/exercise Medical practice Obesity Source Type: news

Which cow's milk alternative is the healthiest?
An industry has developed around alternative milks. They are catering for the growing number of lactose- intolerant Britons. The choice is not full-fat or semi-skimmed anymore, but hemp or soya. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 2, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Egg yolks help couple conceive after six years of failed IVF
A COUPLE who spent £20,000 on failed fertility treatments have finally had a baby son thanks to a unusual diet of egg yolks and soya oil (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 30, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cathy Garvey and partner Dan Bowley have a baby thanks to egg yolk and soya treatment
Cathy Garvey, 43, and Dan Bowley, 42, of Birmingham, spent six years trying for a baby, included four rounds of failed IVF treatment. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 30, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What To Eat Now: soya, because new science says it helps prevent cancer
The controversy continues as researchers start to hail soya as the all-natural anti-cancer food, as long as it's eaten in moderation says expert nutritionist Ian Marber (Source: The Telegraph : Health Advice)
Source: The Telegraph : Health Advice - September 8, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: nutrition diets Ian Marber The Food Doctor organic food nutritionist Source Type: news

EGG YOLK helps mother told she would never conceive naturally have baby
Lucy Phasey, from North Wales, gave birth to Evie Ray in February, after discovering rare treatment which saw egg yolk and soya bean oil into her system to suppress 'natural killer cells' fighting off embryos. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 21, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Concerns over chemicals in food packaging misplaced, say scientists
Journal article's warning that packaging is significant source of chemical food contamination is roundly rejectedConcerns about synthetic chemicals in packaging and plastic bottles contaminating food and drink are largely misplaced, scientists have said in response to calls for greater monitoring of the long-term effect on human health.Food packaging is increasingly the subject of suspicion from some environmental scientists and campaigners. In a commentary in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, Dr Jane Muncke, of the Food Packaging Forum Foundation in Zurich, Switzerland, and colleagues from the US and Spain...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 19, 2014 Category: Science Authors: Sarah Boseley Tags: The Guardian Food & drink industry News Health Society Food safety Life and style Science Source Type: news

Fish oil could soon come from GM crop
Oils could provide feed for farmed fish and ultimately be used as a health supplement in human foods such as margarineA genetically-modified plant that produces seeds packed with fish oils is set to be grown in open fields in the UK within months, scientists announced on Friday. The oils could provide feed for farmed fish, the researchers hope, but they could ultimately be used as a health supplement in human foods such as margarine.Fish oils – specifically omega-3 long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids – have been shown to cut the risk of cardiovascular disease and are a popular food supplement. But about 80% ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 24, 2014 Category: Science Authors: Damian Carrington Tags: The Guardian Farming News GM Environment Science Source Type: news

America's GM backlash should give Britain food for thought | Peter Melchett
American consumers and farmers are rejecting a technology they once embraced. Let's not make the same mistakesThe election of a leftwing mayor in New York is not the only thing changing in the US after decades of pro-big business policies. Genetically modified crops and food have had an easy ride in the US, with no official safety testing, thanks to the influence of GM companies on the George W Bush and Barack Obama administrations.Most US consumers say they want genetically modified food labelled (it isn't) and believe that they don't eat GM food (they do). November popular ballots to require GM food to be labelled were n...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 16, 2014 Category: Science Authors: Peter Melchett Tags: Comment Food & drink industry theguardian.com United States Farming World news GM UK news Food science Environment Agriculture Comment is free Source Type: news

Hysterectomy Runied My Life – Lydia’s Story
My hysterectomy ruined my life. I was given the option of having a full hysterectomy including ovaries removed as a precautionary measure when I had a potentially cancerous cyst at the age of 42. The alternative would have been to have the cyst removed and potentially have a second operation if it proved to be cancerous. I was warned that if I had a full hysterectomy I would have to go on HRT which brought a risk of cancer similar to that of taking the pill. I was given a leaflet that told me I would be able to have sex normally after a hysterectomy. There followed two and a half years of chronic fatigue. I felt like a com...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - January 13, 2014 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Parkinson-Hardman Tags: Your Stories bilateral salpingo oophorectomy cysts total hysterectomy Source Type: news

Hysterectomy Ruined My Life – Lydia’s Story
My hysterectomy ruined my life. I was given the option of having a full hysterectomy including ovaries removed as a precautionary measure when I had a potentially cancerous cyst at the age of 42. The alternative would have been to have the cyst removed and potentially have a second operation if it proved to be cancerous. I was warned that if I had a full hysterectomy I would have to go on HRT which brought a risk of cancer similar to that of taking the pill. I was given a leaflet that told me I would be able to have sex normally after a hysterectomy. There followed two and a half years of chronic fatigue. I felt like a com...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - January 13, 2014 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Parkinson-Hardman Tags: Your Stories bilateral salpingo oophorectomy cysts total hysterectomy Source Type: news

How can I avoid GM food? | Lucy Siegle
Call me old-fashioned, but I refuse to eat or support GM food. How can I avoid it?If you have an ethical dilemma, email Lucy at lucy.siegle@observer.co.ukOld-fashioned? The environment secretary Owen Paterson might call you "wicked", as being anti-GM is seen as being anti-science and to deny the world a solution to hunger. David Cameron, the PM, has also said we need to revisit our stance on GM. In short: we should stop biting the hand that could feed us (transgenically). Critics say this is a concerted campaign to soften us up until we give in to biotech corporations.Actually GM haters in other nations look at o...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - November 10, 2013 Category: Science Authors: Lucy Siegle Tags: Farming Food Food safety GM Features Ethical and green living Life and style The Observer Food science Environment Source Type: news

Saturated fat link with heart disease questioned
This article is one doctor's opinion based on his own knowledge, research and experience. However, it is fair to say there is an ongoing debate about how far cholesterol is a risk factor for heart disease, especially in people who are otherwise healthy. There is also a similar debate about the use of statins in people who have no evidence of cardiovascular disease. This is alongside ongoing research into the components of LDL and the different types of lipoproteins known to increase risk the most. None of this relevant new evidence is covered by the news reporting.   What should you eat? There is no need to change cu...
Source: NHS News Feed - October 23, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Heart/lungs Food/diet QA articles Source Type: news

Levels of aluminium in infant formulas 'too high'
Conclusion This study measured the aluminium content of 30 widely available infant feeding formulas in the UK. The study invited debate about whether the current regulation on aluminium in foods is appropriate as it stands but provided no new evidence about whether the levels were harmful to health. All of the products were within current health and safety regulations and so deemed safe in the context of current regulation. However, the authors were of the opinion that the current level of infant exposure to aluminium represents an “unnecessary potential health risk to children and may actually contribute towards i...
Source: NHS News Feed - October 11, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pregnancy/child Food/diet Source Type: news

Diet and exercise 'cut womb cancer risk'
“Exercise can halve the risk of womb cancer,” the Daily Express reports, while BBC News says the risk could also be reduced by diet, “and possibly drinking coffee”. The stories are based on a major new report on lifestyle and womb (endometrial) cancer. It concluded that there is convincing evidence that greater body fatness increases the risk of the womb cancer. Physical activity and coffee “probably” protect against womb cancer, the report finds. The report recommends that women maintain a healthy weight and are physically active for at least 30 minutes a day.   Who produced t...
Source: NHS News Feed - September 11, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cancer Lifestyle/exercise Food/diet Source Type: news

'Seed freedom is the answer to hunger and malnutrition'
We must resist seed monopolies of corporates, they harm us all, writes biodiversity campaigner Vandana Shiva • Vandana Shiva will be speaking at the Resurgence & Ecologist Festival of Wellbeing on 12 October 2013What happens to the seed affects the web of life. When seed is living, regenerative and diverse, it feeds pollinators, soil organisms and animals - including humans. When seed is non-renewable, bred for chemicals, or genetically engineered with toxic Bt or Roundup Ready genes, diversity disappears.In recent years, beekeepers have been losing 25% of their hives each winter. According to a scientific study i...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 28, 2013 Category: Science Tags: Blogposts Farming Guardian Professional Biodiversity Food security GM Sustainability Guardian sustainable business Global development Conservation Health and wellbeing Agriculture Source Type: news

Some facts about growing artificial meat
How the world's costliest burger made it on to the plate (Report, 6 August) makes an interesting read and provides a good moment to bring attention to how artists progress thinking and do real innovation. For more than 10 years the work of Symbiotica in Western Australia has involved making art made of in-vitro meat (Disembodied Cuisine), recently hosting an art cookery show, ArtMeatFlesh, where the audience was served only grown-meat products.Victimless Leather was grown in collaboration with Dr John Hunt of Liverpool University and the Foundation for Art and Creative Technology in a custom made bio-reactor. The living st...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 7, 2013 Category: Science Tags: Meat The Guardian Tissue engineering Media Sergey Brin Letters Food science Source Type: news

The world's first cruelty-free hamburger | Peter Singer
Today's tasting of in vitro meat could herald a future free from needless animal suffering and polluting factory farmsEighty years ago, Winston Churchill looked forward to the day when "we shall escape the absurdity of growing a whole chicken in order to eat the breast or wing, by growing these parts separately under a suitable medium". Churchill thought this would take only 50 years. We are still not there, but today we will reach a milestone on the road to the future that Churchill envisaged: the first public tasting of in vitro meat.The scientist behind this historic event is Dr Mark Post, of the University of...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 5, 2013 Category: Science Authors: Peter Singer Tags: Comment The Guardian Farming Food Animal welfare Climate change Animals Food science Environment Comment is free Source Type: news

Whether Nick Clegg feeds GM food to his kids or not is irrelevant | Tracey Brown
When it comes to science-based policy, politicians ignorant of the evidence should avoid discussing how they raise their kidsThe juddering express train of a science-y question came down the line on Nick Clegg's LBC radio call-in on Thursday. Nick aspires to being "science-based" on subjects like GM, but it wasn't just the evidence they wanted: do you feed GM food to your CHILDREN?Science, evidence, risk, children; we have seen this dangerous test of science policy before. John Gummer feeding his daughter a burger during the BSE crisis, public health official William Stewart worrying about his grandchildren using...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - June 28, 2013 Category: Science Authors: Tracey Brown Tags: Comment Nick Clegg Farming Genetics Biology guardian.co.uk GM Politics Food science Environment Agriculture Source Type: news

Decoding 'orphan crop' genomes could save millions of lives in Africa
Howard-Yana Shapiro, a scientist with the Mars confectionery company, will make the information free to boost harvestsThe future wellbeing of millions of Africans may rest in the unlikely hands of a vegan hippy scientist working for a sweet company who plans to map and then give away the genetic data of 100 traditional crops.Howard-Yana Shapiro, the agriculture director of the $36bn US confectionery corporation Mars, led a partnership that sequenced and then published in 2010 the complete genome of the cacao tree from which chocolate is derived. He plans to work with American and Chinese scientists to sequence and make pub...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - June 1, 2013 Category: Science Authors: John Vidal, Mark Tran Tags: Farming Genetics Food security World news GM G8 The Observer Food science Global development Environment Africa Agriculture Source Type: news

Are SOYA BEANS the key to wrinkle-free skin? Hormone in the vegetable can keep us looking youthful, say scientists
Genistein, a natural plant-hormone in soya, has been found to boost the production of collagen, the protein which gives skin its elasticity, according to the that depletes with age, according to the cosmetic firm Swisscode. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 22, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news