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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