The authors conducted experimental web-based surveys to obtain clearer understanding of both experts and public perception of the benefits, risks and value of utilising gene editing technology for the breeding of crops compared to other technologies.
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Coca-Cola will not ditch single-use plastic bottles because consumers still want them, the firm's Head of Sustainability told the BBC.
A controlled study of more than 400 participants has supported reducing salt intake as an important public health strategy to decrease incidence of hypertension.
US PIRG Education Fund, authors of the report, have called for food safety agencies to take greater control in order to ensure the safety of consumers in the US.
At this stage and on basis of conservative estimates, the FAO has announced that it seeks $70 million to urgently support both pest control and livelihood protection operations in order to ensure the food security of the East African region.
The research, carried out by the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, found 75 percent of rice-based products tested had concentrations of arsenic that exceeded the EU guideline for safe rice consumption for babies and toddlers.
Research has found that preparing land for palm oil plantations and the growth of young plants can cause more damage to the environment, emitting double the amount of greenhouse gases than mature plantations.
Trials of food refill stations and 'naked florist' sections will last for at least three months in an Asda store in Leeds before a decision is made on whether to roll out, retrial or stop the features.
Food and beverage products are recalled due to reasons ranging from contamination to incorrect labelling, and here is New Food’s roundup of the most recent cases.
Acacia gum, also known as gum arabic, is a natural gum consisting of the hardened sap of two acacia tree species: Acacia senegal and Vachellia seyal.
Stone fruit production areas such as Little Karoo from Montagu, Barrydale, Ladismith, Calitzdorp, through to Prince Albert, have suffered severely from the droughts, with some losing their farms, and many farmworkers without income or jobs.
Used for fast food frying, added to packaged foods, and fed to livestock, soybean oil is the most widely produced and consumed edible oil in the US, according to the US Department of Agriculture (USDA).
The Rainforest Action Network's assessment reportedly found that the actions taken by the major snack food brands are not enough compared to what is actually needed to address the impacts of their ever-growing consumption of Conflict Palm Oil.
Popular seafood products such as 'fish sticks' have been found to generate significant 'post-catch' emissions, underscoring the need to measure what happens after fish are caught, according to researchers at the University of California, Santa Cruz.
The research, by Washington State University, aims to help farmers around the world use less man-made fertilisers to grow important food crops like wheat, corn and soybeans.