Environmental impact of 57,000 multi-ingredient processed foods revealed

Credit: Unsplash/CC0 Public Domain A study estimating the environmental impact of 57,000 food products in the UK and Ireland has been published this week in the journal PNAS by an Oxford-led research team. The paper compares the environmental impacts of meat and meat alternative products, such as plant-based sausages or burgers, and finds many meat … Read more

Who trusts gene-edited foods? New study gauges public acceptance

Scientists are running outdoor field trials this summer to test a gene-edited tomato variety that could provide a new dietary source of vitamin D. Credit: Amy Juhnke/Iowa State University Through CRISPR and other gene-editing technologies, researchers and developers are poised to bring dozens—if not hundreds—of new products to grocery stores: mushrooms with longer shelf lives, … Read more