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Transgenic Fish Are Ready For Us, But Are We Ready For Them? Featured Food Science and Nature 

Transgenic Fish Are Ready For Us, But Are We Ready For Them?

North America (Ensia) – After decades of regulatory and legal challenges, AquaBounty aims to bring genetically engineered salmon to U.S. and Canadian markets next year. On a hill above the cold waters around Prince Edward Island, technicians painstakingly create fertilized Atlantic salmon eggs that include growth-enhancing DNA from two other fish species. The eggs will be shipped to tanks in the high rainforest of Panama, where they will produce fish that mature far more quickly than normal farmed salmon. More than 20 years after first seeking approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, AquaBounty Technologies of Maynard, Massachusetts, plans Read More

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Go On, Have Dessert: New Study Finds Chocolate Helps Memory, Cognitive Function Food Health 

Go On, Have Dessert: New Study Finds Chocolate Helps Memory, Cognitive Function

Italy (Sputnik) – Go on, treat yourself. A recent Italian study has found that eating chocolate not only helps improves memory and cognitive function in the short term – it can even help prevent cognitive decline as we age. The study, published in May in the journal Frontiers in Nutrition, focused on cocoa flavanols, the chemical compounds in cocoa beans, and their effect on brain function, both right after ingesting the flavanols and as a result of regular consumption. Researchers Valentina Socci and Michele Ferrara of the University of L’Aquila reviewed the available literature on a variety of studies and found that eating cocoa — which is, of course, the foundation of chocolate — boosts memory performance, Read More

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A Guilt-Free Morning Glory Muffin Recipe Featured Food 

A Guilt-Free Morning Glory Muffin Recipe

(Foodista) – The 70s was a time known for hippie foods like GORP (the original trail mix known in its long form as Good Ole Raisin Peanuts), homemade yogurt, and sprouts grown in kitchen windows. My mom embraced the era wholeheartedly. Our family ate French-style yogurt fermented in little electric pots, avocado and sprout sandwiches made on thick slices of seedy homemade bread, and hearty soups like creamy broccoli and cauliflower, which was a common breakfast served alongside open-faced grilled cheese sandwiches sprinkled with garlic salt. Our pockets always contained baggies of GORP to sustain us on long days of Read More

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Dragon Fruit Powered Mermaid Smoothie! Food 

Dragon Fruit Powered Mermaid Smoothie!

World (GREED) – We eat (and drink!) with our eyes, so it’s no wonder a hot pink smoothie adorned with a “mermaid” garnish would appeal to my 6-year-old daughter. This delicious and nutritious smoothie is the creation of Jessica Rosen, a certified holistic health coach and co-founder of Raw Generation. Thanks to the dragon fruit (a brightly colored fruit from Asia), mango and banana, it’s packed with antioxidants that help boost the immune system and beautify the skin. The coconut oil that is also added helps to improve energy, cognitive function, plus a bevy of other nutritional benefits, while Read More

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One-Skillet S’Mores Cookie Cake Recipe Food 

One-Skillet S’Mores Cookie Cake Recipe

(Foodista) – No camping trip is complete without an ooey gooey s’more or two. I love this Dutch oven-baked twist on the classic make-your-own version. Crushed graham crackers are combined with one package of sugar cookie mix, butter, and egg, then baked over a camping stove or fire in a Dutch oven. To finish, chocolate chips and mini marshmallows are melted on top then topped with more crushed graham crackers. Who wouldn’t love a slice of this?! This decadent recipe is from our feature of The Outdoor Adventure Cookbook by Coleman. Get 3 more delicious campfire recipes here, like Canadian Read More

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30 Grill Recipes You Have To Try This Summer Featured Food 

30 Grill Recipes You Have To Try This Summer

World (Ranker) – Editor’s Note: Summertime is upon us. Warmer days and nights means it’s time to crank up the BBQ and enjoy the evenings outdoors. We hope you enjoy this collection of 30 tasty grill-friendly ideas from our friends at Ranker. There’s a little something for everyone! This report was prepared by Jessica Lawshe for Ranker.

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3 Simple Sweet Treats to Serve Mom This Mother’s Day Food 

3 Simple Sweet Treats to Serve Mom This Mother’s Day

(Foodista) – I read recently that only 4% of mothers want breakfast in bed and preferred instead to go out for brunch. I must be in the 4% as the last thing I want is to be in a frenetically busy restaurant on what should be a day of peaceful pampering. My idea of Mother’s Day is lounging quietly with a nice cup of tea, reading my Kindle and stack of magazines, and noshing on something simple and delightful. I don’t often splurge on sweet things, but Mother’s Day is the no-diet exception. Below are three sweet treats from Bonne Read More

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4 Fresh and Easy Margarita Recipes for Cinco de Mayo Featured Food 

4 Fresh and Easy Margarita Recipes for Cinco de Mayo

(Foodista) – Did you know the original margarita recipe dates back to 1948? It was created by Dallas socialite Margarita Sames who combined 3 ingredients – Cointreau, blanco tequila, and fresh lime juice – into a cocktail she served at a soirée in Acapulco, Mexico. The ubiquitous blended or on-the-rocks cocktail has seen many iterations, but nothing quite beats the delicious simplicity of a classic margarita. This Cinco de Mayo, channel your inner entertaining socialite and whip up some Original Margaritas, but also try some of these unique twists on the classic margarita recipe, all of which start with Cointreau, Read More

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A Calorie Is A Calorie: Or Is It A Conspiracy? Food Health 

A Calorie Is A Calorie: Or Is It A Conspiracy?

World (Mosaic) – “For me, a calorie is a unit of measurement that’s a real pain in the rear.” Bo Nash is 38. He lives in Arlington, Texas, where he’s a technology director for a textbook publisher. And he’s 5’10” and 245 lbs – which means he is classed as obese. In an effort to lose weight, Nash uses an app to record the calories he consumes and a Fitbit band to track the energy he expends. These tools bring an apparent precision: Nash can quantify the calories in each cracker crunched and stair climbed. But when it comes to Read More

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Instagram Snaps of Japanese Foods You May Not Have Heard Of Food 

Instagram Snaps of Japanese Foods You May Not Have Heard Of

Japan (GV) – Raw chicken, fish sperm, raw liver, and “cherry blossom meat” While most people are familiar with sushi and Japanese sweet potato,  there are a lot of more adventurous Japanese foods out there. If you’re looking to try something new and exciting, Japan has plenty to offer…  Chicken hearts, cartilage, livers, gizzards and unlaid eggs Restaurants specializing in yakitori (barbecued chicken) are common in every drinking area around Japan, and provide examples of Japanese foods not commonly eaten outside the country. While breast and thigh meat are standard fare, there are also plenty of other parts of the chicken on Read More

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