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GMOs: Frankenfood or Evolutionary Advance?

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

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GMOs: Frankenfood or Evolutionary Advance?

Why are crops and animals being modified? What GMOs are currently on the market? What new GMOs are being created? Good questions... (thanks to klar!! on flickr for that cool art.)

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Brain Food: Berries and Greens! (Part 2)

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

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Brain Food: Berries and Greens! (Part 2)

We all know that we should be eating our 5-7 servings a day of fruits and vegetables. But there's good reason to make quite a few of those servings berries and greens.

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Are Raw Veggies Better Than Cooked Ones?

Thursday, April 9, 2009

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Are Raw Veggies Better Than Cooked Ones?

You've probably heard that it's better to eat vegetables raw, nutritionally, than it is to cook them. The argument is that cooking vegetables destroys the vitamins and nutrients that are packed into raw foods. Research says no.

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CBS’ Early Show: Purple Tomatoes

Monday, January 12, 2009

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Purple Tomatoes Go GMO to Cure Cancer

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

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Purple Tomatoes Go GMO to Cure Cancer

Researchers at John Innes Centre in the UK have used successfully created a purple tomato by using genes from the common snapdragon flowering plant. Tomatoes natively possess the genes required to make themselves purple but normally these genes lie dormant. By inserting borrowed genes from the snapdragon plant, the researchers engineered the tomato to activate the usually dormant genes. The tomato plant was designed intelligently with promoter sections of DNA inserted in front of the snapdragon genes, so that the tomato plant would only turn its ripening fruits purple and not its leaves.

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