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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: , , , , |

Red meats: bad for the health

An important study, conducted with over half a million participants, has demonstrated that excessive consumption of red meats and cured meats is associated with an increased risk of premature death by nine different diseases. This adverse effect can, however, be completely abolished by replacing the red meats with poultry or fish. Download the column

2017-07-05T13:43:06-04:0019-Jun-2017|Tags: , |