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Nootropics: How to Eat for a Better Brain

Nootropics: How to Eat for a Better Brain

What if you could think better, faster, and have a stronger memory? Nootropics, found in foods and supplements, are believed to have a positive effect on our mental capabilities and brain health. Let’s take a look at these cognitive enhancers to see how they function, and some natural sources of nootropics.

Diet, Health

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Chlorinated Chicken: Public Health or Politics?

Chlorinated Chicken: Public Health or Politics?

Trade talks between the United States and the United Kingdom have re-ignited a stormy debate about a food safety practice for poultry products, highlighting the continuing dispute about the intersection of science and good food policy. At what point should science give way to other goals and principles that govern our food supply?

Food Regulations and Policy, Food Safety, Food Trade

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Protein Quality: Animal vs. Plant-based

Protein Quality: Animal vs. Plant-based

Recent films and fantastical food documentaries have confounded us about proteins by vilifying meat and painting a story of plants as the superior source. Are you as confused as we are? Let’s see what the science says about the quality of plant vs. animal protein.

Diet, Health

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How COVID Affects Global GM Crops

How COVID Affects Global GM Crops

COVID-19 has ramped up vaccine production using genetic modification technologies, but ag has seen the opposite effect on GM approval for crops. And no one's been hit harder than farmers in developing countries where significant progress quickly came to a screeching halt.

Food Regulations and Policy, Food Security

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Around the World at My Local Restaurant

Around the World at My Local Restaurant

Whether or not we know it, we're eating food from all over the globe every day. Finally getting out for a meal makes me appreciate our amazing food system even more than usual – and marvel at how important trade is and to the consumers who depend upon it.

Food Trade

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