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Using genetically engineered, barcoded microbes to track food contamination and more
Synthetic spores programmed with DNA barcodes provide a highly flexible, high-resolution system for tagging and tracking the provenance of an object. (2020-06-04)

Study: COVID-19 lockdowns worsen childhood obesity
Lockdowns implemented across the world due to the COVID-19 pandemic have negatively impacted diet, sleep and physical activity among children with obesity, according to University at Buffalo research. (2020-06-03)

Produce-buying incentive program a win-win for Oregon consumers and farmers
A national program that offers financial incentives so that low-income consumers can purchase more fruits and vegetables has shown great success in Oregon, according to a recent Oregon State University study. (2020-05-26)

Research shows that the combined production of fish and vegetables can be profitable
When it comes to future food production, the combined farming of fish and vegetables through aquaponics is currently a hotly debated topic. But how realistic is the idea? Researchers from the Leibniz-Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries (IGB) have just published an extensive profitability analysis of a facility that already produces fish and vegetables on a large scale. The result: aquaponics may have both environmental and cost benefits -- if produced according to good agricultural practice and under suitable conditions. (2020-05-19)

Which foods do you eat together? How you combine them may raise dementia risk
It's no secret that a healthy diet may benefit the brain. However, it may not only be what foods you eat, but what foods you eat together that may be associated with your risk of dementia, according to a new study published in the April 22, 2020, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. (2020-04-22)

Media literacy can improve child nutrition, family relationships
A new study shows that building critical media skills as a family can have a positive impact on kids' nutrition without restricting their access to TV and computers. Researchers found that an education program that had parents and kids learn media literacy skills together not only helped children eat more fruits and vegetables but also improved communication between parents and their kids. (2020-04-21)

UMD researchers find that incentive-based tariffs aren't the way to control invasive pests
While incentive-based programs have had many success stories in helping to regulate air quality, control pollution, and protect wildlife and fisheries, they may not be the answer to controlling invasive pests. In a new paper published in the Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, researchers find that in order to see measurable impacts, tariffs would risk diplomacy and cost US consumers about $38 million for each potential invasive pest avoided in fruits and vegetables. (2020-04-16)

Fruit may mask taste of dark green vegetables in commercial baby foods
Commercially prepared baby foods that purport to be loaded with dark green vegetables are sweetened with fruit puree and often don't contain a high percentage of dark green vegetable content, according to a team of researchers. (2020-04-13)

Heavy stress and lifestyle can predict how long we live
Life expectancy is influenced not only by the traditional lifestyle-related risk factors but also by factors related to a person's quality of life, such as heavy stress. (2020-03-11)

Kids eat more calories in post-game snacks than they burn during the game
A new study led by Brigham Young University public health researchers finds the number of calories kids consume from post-game snacks far exceeds the number of calories they actually burn playing in the game. (2020-02-28)

Eating a vegetarian diet rich in nuts, vegetables, soy linked to lower stroke risk
People who eat a vegetarian diet rich in nuts, vegetables and soy may have a lower risk of stroke than people who eat a diet that includes meat and fish, according to a study published in the February 26, 2020, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. (2020-02-27)

Study of 418,000 Europeans finds different foods linked to different types of stroke
Different types of food are linked to risks of different types of stroke, according to the largest study to investigate this, published in the European Heart Journal. The study of more than 418,000 people in nine European countries investigated ischaemic stroke and haemorrhagic stroke separately. (2020-02-23)

Getting children to eat their greens? Both parents need to set an example
A positive example set by both the mother and the father promotes the consumption of vegetables, fruit and berries among 3-5-year-old children, according to a new study from the University of Eastern Finland. The study explored the association of the home food environment and parental influence with the consumption of vegetables among kindergarten-aged children. (2020-02-20)

An apple a day might help keep bothersome menopause symptoms away
A healthy diet rich in fruits and vegetables is known to benefit the human body in so many ways. Now a new study suggests that it may also play a role in lessening various menopause symptoms. Study results are published online today in Menopause, the journal of The North American Menopause Society (NAMS). (2020-02-19)

Natural compound in vegetables helps fight fatty liver disease
A new study led by Texas A&M AgriLife Research scientists shows how a natural compound found in cruciferous vegetables can also be used to fight fatty liver disease. (2020-02-06)

Social media users 'copy' friends' eating habits
Social media users are more likely to eat fruit and veg -- or snack on junk food -- if they think their friends do the same, a new study has found. (2020-02-06)

Weight loss and health improvements with Mediterranean, fasting & paleo diets
There were some weight loss and health benefits for overweight adults who followed the Mediterranean, Intermittent Fasting and Paleo diets, though adherence to the diets dropped off considerably during the one-year study, new University of Otago research shows. (2020-01-23)

Climate-friendly food choices protect the planet, promote health, reduce health costs
Increased uptake of plant-based diets in New Zealand could substantially reduce greenhouse gas emissions while greatly improving population health and saving the healthcare system billions of dollars in the coming decades, according to a new University of Otago study. (2020-01-22)

Unfruitful: Eating more produce will not cure, stop prostate cancer
University of California San Diego School of Medicine researchers report that patients with prostate cancer assigned to eat seven or more servings of vegetables and fruits daily saw no extra protection from the increased consumption of micronutrients, running contrary to current thought. (2020-01-14)

Physical activity and dietary behavior parallel each other from childhood to adulthood
Consumption of fruits and vegetables is higher and more frequent in individuals who are physically active when compared to their less-active peers. Persistent leisure-time physical activity from childhood to adulthood as well as increasing activity are associated with higher fruit and vegetable consumption. (2020-01-08)

Processed foods highly correlated with obesity epidemic in the US
A review article from the George Washington University highlights the correlation between highly processed foods and increased prevalence of obesity in the United States. (2020-01-06)

Kids twice as likely to eat healthy after watching cooking shows with healthy food
Television programs featuring healthy foods can be a key ingredient in leading children to make healthier food choices now and into adulthood. A new study in the Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, published by Elsevier, found kids who watched a child-oriented cooking show featuring healthy food were 2.7 times more likely to make a healthy food choice than those who watched a different episode of the same show featuring unhealthy food. (2020-01-03)

Plant-rich diet protects mice against foodborne infection, UTSW researchers find
Mice fed a plant-rich diet are less susceptible to gastrointestinal (GI) infection from a pathogen such as the one currently under investigation for a widespread E. coli outbreak tied to romaine lettuce, UT Southwestern researchers report. (2019-12-23)

High carbon footprint households identified by sweets, alcohol, not high meat consumption
Families with higher carbon footprints are likely to consume more confectionary, alcohol, and restaurant food, according to a new study by Japanese and European researchers published in One Earth. (2019-12-20)

The wild relatives of major vegetables, needed for climate resilience, are in danger
The genes that make crop wild relatives robust have the potential to make their cultivated cousins -- our food plants -- better prepared for a harsh climate future. But a series of new research papers show these critical plants are imperiled. (2019-12-13)

Gene expression regulation in Chinese cabbage illuminated
The important role played by the histone modification H3K27me3 in regulating gene expression in Chinese cabbage has been revealed. In addition, the collaborative research team consisting of members from Kobe University, RIKEN and CSIRO Australia, illuminated the role of H3K27me3 in vernalization. (2019-12-05)

Researchers compare nutritional value of infant and toddler foods
Infant and toddler foods sold in pouches have lower nutritional value than foods sold in jars and other packaging, according to a new study led by researchers from the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus. The findings of the study are published in the current issue of the journal Nutrition Today. (2019-12-02)

Depression linked to nutrition in middle-aged and older Canadians
Your diet can put you at risk of depression, according to a new study. The study also found that the likelihood of depression is higher among middle-aged and older women who were immigrants to Canada when compared to Canadian-born women. (2019-11-12)

Sensitivity to bitter tastes may be why some people eat fewer vegetables
A gene that makes some compounds taste bitter may make it harder for some people to add heart-healthy vegetables to their diet. Researchers hope to learn more from this type of genetic research to help people with aversions to certain foods eat more vegetables in the future. (2019-11-11)

Flowering mechanism in Brassica rapa leafy vegetables illuminated
Post graduate students in Kobe University's Graduate School of Agricultural Science have revealed the role of genes in controlling flowering time in the Brassica rapa family. Satoko Takada and Ayasha Akter demonstrated that a higher level of FLC gene expression is essential for inhibiting flowering in the absence of a cold period. It is hoped that this understanding can contribute to the efficiency of B. rapa vegetable cultivation in the face of climate change. (2019-11-10)

Allergy shots may be an effective treatment for pediatric pollen food allergy syndrome
A new study being presented at the ACAAI Annual Scientific Meeting in Houston shows allergy shots (subcutaneous immunotherapy) can be effective in reducing PFAS symptoms for pediatric patients. (2019-11-08)

Intended to help human, planetary health, EAT-Lancet diet too costly for 1.6 billion people
A new study estimates that the Eat-Lancet Commission reference diet -- meant to improve both human and planetary health -- would be unaffordable for at least 1.58 billion people, mostly in sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia. The study is published today in The Lancet Global Health. (2019-11-07)

Vegan school lunches have 3 times more fiber than meat-based entrées
Vegan school lunches contain triple the amount of heart-healthy fiber found in standard entrées, according to a new case study published in The Journal of Child Nutrition & Management. Fiber is an important nutrient that not only aids heart health, but also boosts digestion, weight loss, and cancer prevention. (2019-11-04)

Science snapshots from Berkeley Lab
New at Berkeley Lab: Gamers can help speed up biomedical research by designing protein structures with a shape modeling game called Foldit, experiments show dramatic changes in the gut microbiome after switching between raw and cooked foods, and a new porous material can pull an industrial pollutant from the air. (2019-11-01)

Study: To encourage healthy eating, focus on mobile produce and farmers markets
A UBuffalo Ph.D. student conducted a literature review of studies on new mobile produce markets, farmers markets and grocery stores, and how each affected a key outcome: Increasing produce consumption in under-resourced neighborhoods. (2019-10-30)

Scientists identify new signposts in blood and urine to reflect what we eat and drink
Researchers at McMaster University have identified several chemical signatures, detectable in blood and urine, that can accurately measure dietary intake, potentially offering a new tool for physicians, dieticians and researchers to assess eating habits, measure the value of fad diets and develop health policies. (2019-10-24)

Large, long-term study suggests link between eating mushrooms and a lower risk of prostate cancer
Results from the first long-term cohort study of more than 36,000 Japanese men over decades suggest an association between eating mushrooms and a lower risk of prostate cancer. (2019-10-07)

Urban, home gardens could help curb food insecurity, health problems
Food deserts are an increasingly recognized problem in the United States, but a new study from the Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, published by Elsevier, indicates urban and home gardens -- combined with nutrition education -- could be a path toward correcting that disadvantage. (2019-10-07)

Stanford psychologists show leading with flavor encourages healthy eating
Most people want to eat healthier, but efforts to encourage healthy eating by providing nutrition information have not changed habits much. A new study suggests that labels emphasizing taste and positive experience could help. (2019-10-03)

Touting flavor before nutrition encourages healthy eating
Most people want to eat healthier, but efforts to encourage healthy eating by providing nutrition information have not drastically changed habits. A new study suggests that labels emphasizing taste and positive experience could help. (2019-10-02)

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