Science Catch-up. Psychology of The Adventurous – and Unadventurous – Eater


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1. No natural pictures to depict artificial flavours, rules German court

2. The psychology of the adventurous – and unadventurous – eater

3. Increased food energy supply as a major driver of the obesity epidemic: a global analysis

4. Non-GMO labels are on the rise in Europe – but why?

5. Why the FDA’s new ban on trans fats may be most important change in our food supply ever

6. European Cardiology Society urges EU trans fat ban

7. Don’t believe the hype on gluten-free food

8. Can ‘jumping genes’ cause cancer chaos?

9. Solving a breast cancer mystery – why do ‘double-positive’ women do better?

Science Catch-up Links:

No natural pictures to depict artificial flavours, rules German court • This shows how misleading food marketing can be, in here by using fresh-fruit images to depict artificial flavourings. Very cheeky.

The psychology of the adventurous - and unadventurous - eater • Are you a neophile, a foodie, or an adventurous eater? Scientists show how adventurous eaters share common personality traits. Some ideas to get the less adventurous to try new (ideally healthy) foods!

Increased food energy supply as a major driver of the obesity epidemic: a global analysis • Nice PDF with a country-by-country analysis showing how our global body weight went up from 1971 to 2010 as cheap energy-dense foods became more available.

Non-GMO labels are on the rise in Europe – but why? • More about GMO, politics and legal loopholes. Including "GMO-free" claims on labels is not a EU requirement, but some producers are using them for transparency.

Why the FDA’s new ban on trans fats may be most important change in our food supply ever • The US Food and Drug Administration stepped up and banned artificial trans fats, setting a 2018 deadline to eliminate them from the food supply.

European Cardiology Society urges EU trans fat ban • Unsurprisingly, European policymakers are now under pressure to follow the US lead and ban the use of artificial trans fats in the EU. It may take a while, so check your food labels in the meantime!

Don't believe the hype on gluten-free food • An Australian study looked at the nutritional value of 3,200 foods and concluded that a gluten-free label doesn't always mean "healthy". Yes, gluten-free "junk foods" exist too!

Can ‘jumping genes’ cause cancer chaos? • In genetics, the term "junk DNA" refers to regions of your DNA that don't contain instructions for the cell. This new study suggests junk DNA can start jumping around in the genome, potentially causing genetic chaos and even cancer...

Solving a breast cancer mystery – why do ‘double-positive’ women do better? • In case you wonder how lab tests can tell if a lady has breast cancer, if it started spreading, and how aggressive it is likely to be.

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