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Insects: future sources of protein?

It is estimated that by 2050 we will need 50% more food to enable human survival worldwide. This is an enormous challenge because our current model, based on intensive livestock farming, is increasingly being blamed for its devastating effects on the climate and our ecosystem. Is it possible that alternative protein sources which are energy-efficient and produce few pollutants, such as insects, could provide a useful solution? Download the column

2019-03-05T12:55:04-04:004-Mar-2019|Tags: , , , , |

When immigrating makes you sick

A number of studies have found a significant increase in the risk for several chronic diseases among people who have immigrated to North America. According to a recent report, one of the factors involved in this phenomenon is an important change in the intestinal microbiome of these immigrants, which leads to obesity and to metabolic disorders that result from it. Download the column

2019-03-01T16:57:53-04:0025-Feb-2019|Tags: , , , |