Unfavourable attitudes toward genetically modified food predict negative feelings about other food technologies

Scientists at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) and the Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health (HSPH) have found that people who hold negative opinions of genetically-modified (GM) food are likely to feel the same about nano-enabled food—food with nano-additives to enhance flavour, nutrition or prolong shelf life.

In a survey of 1,000 respondents led by NTU comprising adult Singaporeans and permanent residents, close to a third found GM food unappealing, and their negative feelings influenced how they viewed nano-enabled food. Over a third felt neutral about GM food, while the remaining respondents welcomed it.

While the study focused specifically on reactions towards nano-enabled foods, lead investigator and NTU Associate Professor Shirley Ho said that the “spillover effect” they observed from GM food to nano-enabled food could possibly extend to other novel food technologies as well, given that mental associations that people make between similar technologies have shown to influence their behaviour towards a newer technology.

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Apple Cider Vingear For Weight Loss: 5 Reasons Why It Is Effective

or several thousands of years, apple cider vinegar has been used as a popular home remedy, in cooking, and as a health tonic. Its antimicrobial and antioxidant properties offer numerous health benefits including lowering blood sugar levels, reducing cholesterol, etc.

Apple cider vinegar also promotes weight loss and fat reduction. Acetic acid- one of the main components of vinegar suppresses body fat accumulation.

Here’s how apple cider vinegar aids weight loss:

1. Makes You Feel Satiated and Reduce Calorie Intake

Apple cider vinegar can help promote fullness which can also lower the number of calories you consume. A 2005 study reported that people who consumed apple cider vinegar ended up consuming up to 275 fewer calories during the rest of the day. But do not take it alongside your meals since it could worsen gastroparesis (or delayed stomach emptying- a complication of type 1 diabetes).

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Genetically Modified Food Market to reach 130 million tons next year

Despite all of the criticism and hindrances, the GMO food market has started picking up in recent years due to the nutritional value it offers. However, the GMO food market is in its nascent stage and has a long way to go to reach every shelf in the market. As the demand for GMO food is on a continuous rise, stacked traits, a mix of more than one transgene, is expected to see the highest growth when compared to Herbicide Tolerance (HT) and Insect Resistance (IR).

The research predicted that production of genetically modified crops will increase from 112 million tons in 2015 to 130 million tons in the year 2021.

The report on the Genetically Modified Food market provides a bird’s eye view of the current proceeding within the Genetically Modified Food market.

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10 natural remedies to relieve and prevent hay fever symptoms

Hay fever is extremely common at this time of year and the high pollen count makes this allergy a daily nuisance for many.

From scratchy throats to itchy eyes, hay fever causes a multitude of symptoms which can be tough to get rid of.

Here are 10 natural remedies to relieve and tackle common symptoms of hay fever.

1. Eat a spicy meal
Spicy chilli peppers can help to widen your airways, making it easier to breathe (Photo: Shutterstock)

Hay fever can causes a stuffy, blocked nose and if this is one of your symptoms then a hot curry could be the solution.

Spicy chilli peppers can help to widen your airways, making it easier to breathe, whilst spices such as turmeric are natural anti-inflammatories that can help relieve your symptoms.

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Secrets of Scandinavian Beauty

The resilient botanicals found in Nordic countries can teach us a lot about skincare.

From the concept of hygge (well-being achieved through “being cozy”) and a celebration of hyper-seasonal organic ingredients to a cultural and political dedication to sustainability ( just ask Greta Thunberg), there are a lot of lessons to be learned from the nations of far northern Europe.

Now, they’re helping to reinvent your skincare regimens, too. Born of the extreme climates and the unique ecosystems of countries like Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Norway and Iceland, a host of resilient natural ingredients is increasingly being used in products to help increase cell turnover, boost hydration, calm rosacea, revive collagen production and more.

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Do you need breathing lessons? Ancient techniques are this year’s hottest wellness trend

Take a deep breath in. It’s a command we all hear at times of stress. Somehow we know that, when harnessed correctly, breathing has amazing curative, calming powers. Yet how we each do it varies greatly, and with wildly differing results.

In the past three months, how we inhale and exhale has been the subject of breathless discussion. If anything, Covid-19’s affect on the respiratory system has highlighted how uncertain many of us are about how we should be breathing, in spite of the fact that each day we breathe 25,000 times, take in 30lbs of air into our lungs and consume about 1.7lbs of oxygen.

Could you be in need of breathing lessons? J K Rowling certainly thought we could all benefit from a few pointers: she shared a video by Dr Sarfaraz Munshi, showing a breathing technique to help recover from coronavirus symptoms….

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GMOs 101: FDA launches GMO consumer education initiative

The FDA, USDA and EPA have launched ‘Feed Your Mind’, a new Agricultural Biotechnology Education and Outreach Initiative that aims to increase consumer awareness and understanding of genetically engineered foods (GMOs).

The GMO science-based consumer education initiative between the FDA, USDA, and EPA was funded by Congress in 2017.

“Feed Your Mind is our new education initiative to help consumers better understand genetically engineered foods, commonly called GMOs or genetically modified organisms,” stated the FDA on the new Feed Your Mind website.

“Despite there being a wide range of foods — GMO and non-GMO — available to consumers, there is some confusion around what GMOs are and how they are used in our food supply.”

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3 Natural Seeds That You Should Be Eating: Health Benefits

Natural seeds are loaded with favorable nutrients and offer many health benefits. These small seeds are usually enriched with mineral, vitamin, omega-3 fatty acid, fiber, and protein. If you desire more energy, slimmer waist, proper functioning of the body, etc. Then, it is vital that you incorporate versatile seeds to your diet. Here I’m going to discuss the top three seeds that are good for the human body:

Chia Seeds
Chia seeds are quite popular, and they have come a long way in the kitchen. These tiny seeds come in small packaging that offers 10 gm of fiber in a total of two-tablespoon serving. Chia seeds are a great source of valuable nutrients. They also contain antioxidants, proteins, omega-3 fatty acids, and minerals, such as zinc, iron, magnesium, potassium, and calcium. Chia seeds are No.1 on my list because they offer many health benefits.

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Natural remedies that will cure your headache

We all suffer headaches from time to time. They’re often brought on by dehydration, stress or diet. But reaching for painkillers is not always necessary – or helpful – warn experts. Try some of these tips and tricks first…

Lavender oil:
It’s known for its analgesic and sedative properties and a study published in medical journal European Neurology showed it helped relieve migraine pain better than a placebo.

In fact, 71 per cent of patients’ attacks were resolved or partially resolved by inhaling lavender.

Look for the word “essential” on the label and place a few drops on your palms or wrists or inhale from the bottle.

It can also be massaged into the temples or added to bath water, says Claire Kelly, aromatherapist at Indigo Herbs…

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Plant-Based Popularity is Making Better-For-You Botanicals Bigger Than Ever

The opening of this decade is witnessing strong demand for botanicals that target better mood and active lifestyle. The most popular botanical ingredients could be called “experiential,” designed to help bring us up, bring us down, calm us, vitalize us, and help us focus so we can work better.

Other botanicals work to “Zen us out” so we can meditate better, relax us so we can sleep better, and stimulate more energy so we can endure the day and exercise better. Overall, these natural ingredients are applied to make us generally feel better so we can live our best lives.

A few brands are leading this movement, and their primary ingredients highlight the top types of botanicals for 2020. One such brand, the Four Sigmatic Co., exemplifies this trend via its line of mushroom coffees…

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