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Resveratrol May Help Eye Health

Chinese researchers have determined that oral resveratrol passes through the brain to the eyes, where it may prevent vision degeneration.

Banning Trans Fats Lowers Heart Attacks

Heart attack hospital admissions declined in New York counties that banned trans fat food in restaurants.

Beetroot Juice Helps Older Brains Act Younger

Sedentary adults with hypertension that drank beetroot juice before a thrice-weekly treadmill session had brain connectivity markers of younger adults.

Milk Muddle

A huge Colorado feedlot that supplies organic milk to Walmart and Costco has come under scrutiny after satellite imagery raised questions about whether it complies with outdoor grazing rules.

Eating Fruit Lowers Cardiac Risk

Chinese and British adults that ate 100 grams of fruit a day lowered their heart-attack and stroke risk by a third over seven years.

Maple Syrup Gives Good Gut

The inulin in pure maple sugar encourages the growth of desirable bacteria in the gut, say researchers from the University of Rhode Island.

Accepted Misfits

Grocery stores are increasingly offering ugly-but-edible produce to customers at reduced prices instead of dumping them into a landfill.

Tax and Pricing Policies Spur Healthier Eating

If prices are lowered on healthy foods and taxes are raised on unhealthy choices, consumers shift to better eating habits, report Tufts University researchers.

Astonishing Agriculture

A greenhouse in the South Australia desert uses coconut husks, solar power and desalinated seawater to grow 17,000 tons of non-GMO food every year.

Rigged Research

French researchers have concluded that 40 percent of 579 GMO (genetically modified food) studies are tainted by conflicts of interest, such as a study author being employed by a company that profits from genetically engineered crops.