Category Archives: Food

Top tomatoes thanks to Mars missions

Next time you eat a tomato or sweet pepper, take a closer look, because there’s a good chance that its healthy appearance is thanks to one of US President Barack…

Exploring the Vast Potential of Non-Edible Seed Oils

Researchers at University of Malaya, Malaysia, have unveiled the various potential of regionally available non-edible oil-bearing plants.

Fantastic frozen fascination: UW-Madison stages one-of-a-kind ice cream workshop

As a dozen “students” of all ages buzz around a pilot plant at Babcock Hall on the University of Wisconsin–Madison campus, drips of vanilla or chocolate ice cream ooze from…

Diet tracker in space

Whether you are on a diet or just want to be healthier, you might be one of those millions of people around the planet who use a mobile app to…

Food as Medicine in the Fight Against Dementia

Healthy eating may preserve cognitive function and reduce the risk of dementia. That’s according to findings from four studies presented at the 2017 Alzheimer’s Association International Conference (AAIC 2017) in…

Plant derivative could help patients reliant on tube feeding

Synesis, a University of Wisconsin–Madison spinoff developing a patented formula for liquid nutrition, is advancing a plant-based additive designed to reduce or eliminate severe side effects of tube feeding. People…

Newly identified gene helps time spring flowering in vital grass crops

Winter is no time to flower, which is why so many plants have evolved the ability to wait for the snow to melt before investing precious resources in blooms. Waking…

Researchers engineer shape-shifting noodles

Sheets of gelatin transform into 3-D shapes when dunked in water; could save food shipping costs. CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — “Don’t play with your food” is a saying that MIT researchers are…

Mediterranean Diet Has Positive Effect on Brain Volume

A new study adds to growing evidence that the Mediterranean diet has a positive impact on brain health. The study, led by researchers at the University of Edinburgh found that…

13 Ways to Keep Free Radicals Away

The holiday season is in full swing, and with it comes time for family celebration while gathering around tables full of delicious foods with seasonal spices! But it can also…