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How do we keep on eating meat if we wish animals no harm?


While Greta Thunberg, the climate activist, laments that animal products are ‘stealing’ her future, humanity keeps consuming meat. In fact, approximately between 90-97% of us eat meat, with worldwide meat consumption currently on the rise. Yet, the majority of people are concerned, at least to an ...


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Formula milk trials are not reliable, warn experts

Recent trials lack scientific rigour; substantial change needed to protect participants from harm and protect consumers from misleading information


Formula milk trials have a high risk of bias, authors almost always report favourable conclusions, transparency is lacking, and findings are selectively reported, finds a review of evidence from recently published trials in The BMJ today. The researchers say their findings “support the need for a ...


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Social media ‘likes’ found to positively influence healthy food choices

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Findings suggest that social media could be used as a way to encourage healthier eating. Social media users who view images of healthy foods that have been heavily endorsed with ‘likes’ are more likely to make healthier food choices, a new study has found. The research, by psychologists from ...


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Strong opposition from food lobby to Transport for London advertising

New research shows how Transport for London faced strong opposition from large food companies to its 2019 ban on advertising foods high in fat, sugar or salt


Even though 82% of the public welcomed Transport for London’s (TfL) 2019 ban onadvertising foods high in fat, sugar or salt, the Greater London Authority (GLA) faced strong opposition from large food companies and the advertisers who run their campaigns. Small food businesses and those not ...


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Same nerve cell - different influence on food intake

Researchers reveal the diversity of our neurons


The nerve cells, also called neurons, in our brain control all the basic processes of our body. For this reason, there are different types of neurons distributed over specific regions of the brain. Researchers at the Max Planck Institute for Metabolic Research and the CECAD Cluster of Excellence ...


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Can we end the cage age?

Switch to cage-free alternatives for farm animals is possible, but only with appropriate supporting measures


Between 2018 and 2020, 1,4 million EU citizens signed the petition 'End the Cage Age', with the aim of ending cage housing for farm animals in Europe. In response to this citizens initiative, the European Parliament requested a study by Utrecht University researchers on the possibilities to end ...


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Vegetarians are slimmer and less extroverted than meat eaters

If you avoid animal foods, you consume, on average, fewer products excessively rich in fat and sugar


The less animal products someone consumes, the lower his body mass index on average and the less he tends to be extroverted. This is the result of a large-scale study by scientists at the Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences. A connection with depressive moods as other ...


Sweet, Bitter, Fat: New U of G Study Reveals Impact of Genetics on How Kids Snack


Whether your child asks for crackers, cookies or veggies to snack on could be linked to genetics, according to new findings from the Guelph Family Health Study at the University of Guelph. The study grabbed headlines in the National Post and onCTV News. Researcher Elie Chamoun investigated ...


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Emotional eating: Is ice cream your Valentine?


Are you an emotional eater? Valentine’s Day and other seasonal events can trigger comfort eating, but food and feelings don’t have to go hand in hand, according to QUT psychologist Dr Esben Strodl. Dr Strodl is director of the clinical psychology services at the QUT Health Clinics and he and his ...


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