Animals born to mothers fed a high-fat diet during gestation were protected against brain changes characteristic of late-onset Alzheimer’s disease, according to a study published by researchers at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University.
Formed during the food manufacturing process, Maillard reaction products (MRPs) in processed food can have harmful health effects. A study published in Cell Host & Microbe shows that human gut microbes can break down fructoselysine, a common MRP, into innocuous byproducts.
Research indicates that smoking marijuana may increase the risk of heart attack and stroke. A recent study has determined that a compound in soybeans may mitigate that risk.
Five new strawberry varieties boasting properties that will help growers control costs, better manage diseases, and use less water, fertilizer, and pesticides have been developed through the Public Strawberry Breeding Program at the University of California, Davis (UC Davis).
An international collaboration between 3D Bioprinting Solutions in Russia, Israeli-based Aleph Farms, and U.S.-based Meal Source Technology and Finless Foods has successfully produced cell-based meat aboard the International Space Station.
The United Nations has announced its Global Climate Action Awards for 2019. The award-winning projects range from an initiative to train sub-Saharan African women sustainable agriculture practices to a “climate positive” burger.
Food and beverage startups in the United States procured about $1.45 billion in investments on 200 disclosed deals in 2018. The categories of alternative dairy (14% of total funding) and alternative protein (13%) captured more than one-quarter of all investment dollars to food and beverage startups.
More plant-based foods in the next decade, cultured meat and underutilized seafood species at mid-century, and customized nutrient patches and pills 150 years from now, according to a “Future of Food Report” from British supermarket chain Sainsbury’s as part of its 150th anniversary celebration.
European agri-food startups attracted investments of about $1.6 billion last year—a figure comparable to 2017, according to a report from AgFunder.