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Pensioners unknowingly subsidise groceries for young and wealthy

High-income families in Oslo get cheaper food at the expense of those in rural areas who are unable to use apps or unwilling to disclose their consumer habits. Apps that give discounts create new economic disparities.

Full-fat fermented milk products linked to lower risk of stroke

Results could prompt authorities to rethink dairy product recommendations, says scientist.

Picky children might have eating disorders

It is not uncommon for young kids to be quite picky and reluctant to try new foods. Some of them can have eating disorders.

Industrial pollutants are changing the microbiota of the Greenland ice

Bacteria within the Greenland ice sheet are adapting to cope with pollutants deposited in the ice. These same bacteria may be key to removing some of this contamination before it enters the local food chain.

Another good reason to eat chocolate

New study finds that chocolate is good for our health and may help protect against cardiac fibrillation.

Mustard oil could soon replace rapeseed oil

New research shows that mustard could be an attractive alternative to rapeseed oil—the world’s third largest oil crop.

How should we regulate GMOs?

Regulation of GMOs must accommodate both scientific developments and public perception of the risks associated with biotechnology.

Fish guts don't have to be thrown out

Usually fishers keep the filet and discard the rest of the fish into the ocean - resulting in tonnes of unused resources. But researchers have found a way to make use of the entire by-product.

Pizza may be worse for you if you have diabetes

The heart has to work harder in the hours following an unhealthy meal, especially if you have type 2 diabetes.

3D-model of cream cheese can reduce food waste

Scientists have for the first time created a 3D-picture of a food product. The new knowledge has the potential to reduce food waste due to defective products.