Climate threatens birds, says new bird report
Climate changes will have an increasingly disruptive effect on bird species in all habitats, with oceanic and Hawaiian birds in greatest peril, according to a new report on the state of birds released March 11 by U.S. Secretary ...
More efficient methods of food-recall notices needed
Consumers need faster, more efficient ways of being notified when there is a recall of food products.
Orange peels, newspapers may lead to cheaper, cleaner ethanol fuel
Scientists may have just made the breakthrough of a lifetime, turning discarded fruit peels and other throwaways into cheap, clean fuel to power the world's vehicles.
Tainted milk shows China's food safety challenges
(AP) -- The resurfacing of tainted milk products in China highlights the challenges of policing the food supply in a country where close ties between local authorities and companies hamper regulation while ...
Eat your greens: they can prevent the ill-effects of toxins in foods
(PhysOrg.com) -- LLNL researchers have found that a small dose of chlorophyll or chlorophyllin, found in green leafy vegetables, could reverse the effects of aflatoxin poisoning, a potent, naturally occurring ...
Do these genes make me look fat? Researchers study whether survival of the fattest is genetic
(PhysOrg.com) -- Fat may not be where it's at, but controversial new research from University of Alberta researchers say you don't have to be thin to win, either.
FDA: BPA affects children; exposure should be limited
After earlier statements that declared bisphenol A safe for all uses, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said Friday that BPA affects human development and said it is working to take the chemical out of infant formula ...
Scientists turn stem cells into pork
(AP) -- Call it pork in a petri dish - a technique to turn pig stem cells into strips of meat that scientists say could one day offer a green alternative to raising livestock, help alleviate world hunger, ...
Don't worry so much about limiting sodium, researchers say
University of California-Davis nutrition researchers are challenging the decades-old conventional wisdom that we should watch our salt.
Catastrophic Darkness: How Life Survives an Asteroid Impact
A dinosaur-killing asteroid may have wiped out much of life on Earth 65 million years ago, but now scientists have discovered how smaller organisms might have survived in the darkness following such a catastrophic ...
When food gets inspected and recalled, consumers may not get a clear picture of the process
Consumers usually find out pretty quickly if the meat they're planning to throw on the grill has been recalled.
Researchers find possible environmental causes for Alzheimer's, diabetes
A new study by researchers at Rhode Island Hospital have found a substantial link between increased levels of nitrates in our environment and food with increased deaths from diseases, including Alzheimer's, diabetes mellitus ...
Advance toward producing biofuels without stressing global food supply
Scientists in California are reporting use of a first-of-its-kind approach to craft genetically engineered microbes with the much-sought ability to transform switchgrass, corn cobs, and other organic materials ...
Leading US health expert urging cautious approach
(AP) -- A leading U.S. health expert said Monday that while "there are encouraging signs" of a leveling off in the severity of the swine flu threat, it's still too early to declare the problem under control.