One of the major reasons for the lack of growth in pig production is high pig feed costs.
High feed costs is limiting pig production in Africa. There are alternatives. The industry must find ways to use available feeds from industries that process agricultural products
Wheat growing in a field in Western Australia and destined to be processed to flour for many different food products.
Richard Jakoby, Plant Energy Biology
Most people eat about a kilo of wheat a week but for others it can cause painful health concerns. So why not isolate the parts of wheat that cause problems, and remove them from future crops.
We need protein and calcium, but shouldn’t have too much fat and salt. So what’s the verdict on cheese?
It’s no wonder people are confused about whether it’s good to eat cheese, when even food experts are divided.
We’ve all heard the recent hype about A2 milk, but what is it? And is it better for us?
At roughly twice the price, should we bother with A2 milk?
Scientists find the missing link in epigenetics that could explain the mystery of inherited disease.
Food for thought.
Is there such a thing as brain food?
Ed Hutchinson/University of Glasgow
Understanding how the flu virus copies itself could open a way to killing it.
That’s enough, mum.
British toddlers are heading for health problems, unless we change their diet now.
Applying the finishing touches to some toasted chilli crickets & wild garlic hummus on rye bread.
Insects are a healthy and sustainable source of protein. It's time foodies appreciated them too.
Here’s a clue: what you eat is just as important as the size of your meal.
We’ve all done it: enjoyed a delicious meal only to nod-off in a comfy chair for a while. A habit for some but unavoidable for others, what is it about food that can make us so sleepy?
Chocolate milk is well supported by research as ticking all the boxes for an effective exercise recovery drink.
The decision to use protein supplements is based more on marketing claims than anything else. They offer few real performance benefits that an athlete’s normal diet isn’t already delivering.
Impala drink at a waterhole in South Africa’s Kruger National Park. Milk used in paint nearly 49,000 years ago could have come from their early antecedents.
It may have been a cultural tradition to use tempera paint that contained traces of milk on bodies according to a discovery at Sibudu Caves in KwaZulu Natal.
A needle in a haystack? Search for the first ever biological molecule.
Researchers have created a star-forming cloud in the laboratory to try to recreate the first-ever biological molecule. The study could explain why such molecules are left-handed.
Studies based on Mediterranean diet, combined with exercise, have proved groundbreaking in managing type 2 diabetes.
For decades, a low fat and sugar free diet were key to controlling type 2 diabetes. Now, new data shows a diet high in protein and healthy fats has better outcomes for the disease.
Sales of protein-based health products are booming.
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Protein-based health products have been criticised for inappropriate marketing but are they even worth the money?
A protein found in spinach contains one of the most efficient natural photosynthetic processes in nature, opening the way…
Carbon dioxide emissions could decrease the nutritional value of crops, further threatening future food security. Researchers…
The human instinct to satisfy our protein intake overrides our satisfaction to eat our fill. This could be a key factor in…
A couple of these and a nice chianti.
Protein is a shrinking part of the diets of humans and animals. The deficiency is spreading rapidly across the world, but is particularly pronounced in Africa, even though many sources of protein can be…
Research on bacteria could be used to create new bioinsectides and protect crops, a study has shown. A team of researchers…