Raw milk can harbor lots of drug-resistant bacteria

If left out, raw milk can become home to a huge amount of antimicrobial-resistant bacteria. Researchers also found it doesn't have much probiotic value.

Amy Quinton-UC Davis • futurity
June 29, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: food drug-resistance probiotics health-and-medicine milk

Wildly thin histamine sensors spot fish gone foul

"This histamine sensor is not only for fish. Bacteria in food produce histamine. So it can be a good indicator of the shelf life of food."

Mike Krapfl-Iowa State • futurity
June 29, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: graphene food fish sensors health-and-medicine

People don’t care why their beer tastes bitter

"...we found no consistent effect on liking or preference. The source of bitterness did not influence which beers they liked."

Jeff Mulhollem-Penn State • futurity
June 25, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: food taste beer consumers society-and-culture

82% of avocado oil isn’t what the label says

In some cases, avocado oil labeled as "pure" or "extra virgin" contained nearly 100% soybean oil, reserchers found. They also have tips to avoid bad oil.

Diane Nelson-UC Davis • futurity
June 18, 2020 ~8 min

Tags: food fruit consumers featured science-and-technology dietary-fat vegetable-oils

Key signals kickstart fat-burning in mice

Researchers have found signals that start the process of turning fat into heat in mice. It could pave the way for activating the same signals in humans.

Jim Erickson-Michigan • futurity
June 17, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: metabolism food health-and-medicine body-fat

Sweet diets keep flies from feeling good and full

When fruit flies eat a high-sugar diet, the response of neurons that signal reward in the brain get lower and slower. This leads to overeating.

Morgan Sherburne-Michigan • futurity
June 17, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: sugar food dopamine health-and-medicine

More people eat frog legs than you think – and humans are harvesting frogs at unsustainable rates

Frogs are harvested as food by the millions every year. A new study shows that uncontrolled frog hunting could drive some populations to extinction by midcentury.

Kerim Çiçek, Associate Professor of Zoology, Ege University • conversation
June 12, 2020 ~8 min

Tags: food extinction frogs regulation endangered-species amphibians hunting turkey

Poor nutrition education puts female athletes at risk

Poor nutrition knowledge among athletes, coaches, and their teams may be putting women at risk for nutritional deficiences, eating disorders, and injury.

Patti Verbanas-Rutgers • futurity
June 9, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: gender food athletes eating-disorders featured health-and-medicine

4 in 10 low-income Americans struggled to buy food

Only 18% of low-income Americans were able to buy enough food for two weeks in March, new findings on food insecurity show.

Nardy Baeza Bickel-Michigan • futurity
June 8, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: poverty covid-19 food united-states featured society-and-culture health-and-medicine

Coating made from eggs protects fresh produce

A coating made from eggs that would otherwise be headed to landfills can keep produce fresher for longer. It's also edible or easily washed off.

Mike Williams-Rice • futurity
June 4, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: sustainability food eggs fruit vegetables science-and-technology coatings

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