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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: , , , , |

The Bacteria which Participate in Cancer Treatment

Immunotherapy is a new anti-cancer strategy based on the destruction of tumors by a stimulation of the immune system. These fascinating results indicate that the effectiveness of this approach requires the presence of certain intestinal bacteria, an unexpected discovery which could allow significant improvement in the success of these treatments. Download this column

2016-01-11T13:00:00-04:0011-Jan-2016|Tags: , , |

Food additives make you fat

An important recent study indicates that two additives which are commonly used by the processed food industry, polysorbate 80 and carboxymethylcellulose, destroy the equilibrium of the intestinal flora, leading to inflammation of the intestine and a serious perturbation of metabolism which provokes weight gain. Another good reason to avoid eating processed food products too often! Download this column

2015-05-25T13:00:00-04:0025-May-2015|Tags: , , , |