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Beyond the buzz: A review of the prospects of replacing meat consumption with insect-based foods

Corentin Biteau, Tom Bry-Chevalier, Dustin Crummett, et al.

Published: 2024-04-04
Subjects: Agriculture, Food Science, Nutrition

The substantial environmental footprint of meat production means that dietary shifts are needed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Insects may offer one alternative. However, to deliver genuine benefits for sustainability of the food system, insects must first be widely accepted and consumed by the general public. In this review, we examine the necessary stages that need to be fulfilled before [...]

Transgenerational effects of obesogenic diets in rodents: a meta-analysis

Hamza Anwer, Margaret Morris, Daniel W.A. Noble, et al.

Published: 2021-08-03
Subjects: Biology, Diseases, Life Sciences, Medicine and Health Sciences, Nutrition

Obesity is a major health condition that affects millions worldwide. There is an increased interest in understanding the adverse outcomes associated with obesogenic diets. A multitude of studies have investigated the transgenerational impacts of maternal and parental obesogenic diets on subsequent generations of offspring, but results have largely been mixed. We conducted a systematic review [...]

Yeast lines selected for non-quiescence show increased protein content

Monika Opałek, Agnieszka Marek, Aleksandra Kałdon, et al.

Published: 2019-08-07
Subjects: Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Life Sciences, Microbiology, Nutrition, Organismal Biological Physiology

Increasing demand for food production requires improvements as well as openness to new sources of protein. Single Cell Protein derived from microbes has been intensively studied as a supplement for traditional sources of proteins, both for animal feed and direct human consumption. Food grade yeast, including Saccharomyces cerevisiae, has already been successfully used in industry. Here, we [...]

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