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Scientists need to ‘rethink’ approach to GMO engagement with public

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When it comes to controversial science issues, scientists need to rethink their approach to engaging the public, according to the authors of a new study looking at women's attitudes towards genetically modified foods.

Fructose in a typical Western diet comes not from fresh fruit, but from glucose-fructose syrup or sucrose (sugar) that is found in soft drinks and sweets, which typically have few other nutrients. ©iStock

Excess fructose in kids linked to rise in liver disease

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Study says stevia on par with sugar in drinks satisfaction, but finds fibre fouls feelings

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Healthy reformulation, high protein foods and NPD strategies get €1.2m research boost

Ingestion of titanium dioxide (TiO2) nanoparticles from products such as agricultural chemicals, processed food, and nutritional supplements is for the most part unavoidable.©iStock/ClaudioVentrella

Titanium dioxide may interfere in digestive processes: Study

The best known example of faecal microbial transplant (FMT) is the treatment of clostridium difficile infections. ©iStock/igorr1

Making a deposit: Faecal biobanks have ‘great potential’

Researchers hypothesised that a high intake of fruits and vegetables or a high total antioxidant intake may counteract the observed associations of milk intake with mortality. ©iStock/smartin69

Excess milk intake may shorten life span in women, researchers claim

Commercial gluten-free products primarily contain rice flour as a substitute for gluten-containing crops such as wheat, rye and barley. ©iStock/Tashka2000

Gluten-free staple identified as toxic metal contributor: Study

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Acrylamide needs to be regulated at the source, says expert

Age-related musculoskeletal losses are a major public health burden because they can cause physical disability and increased mortality. ©iStock/monkeybusinessimages

All dietary protein contributes to good muscle health, study suggests

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