Healthy food on the menu as coronavirus improves eating habits

The pandemic has accelerated demand for plant-based meats and immunity-boosting products from companies such as Impossible Foods and Unilever. Even as millions of people around the world have become ill from the coronavirus, the pandemic has simultaneously acted as a catalyst to encourage more consumers to eat healthier, with plant-based meat and immunity-boosting products (like […]

Australian manuka honey a medicinal powerhouse

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  Australian manuka honey is at least as powerful against bacteria as the more commonly known New Zealand variety, researchers have found. A team led by Professor Liz Harry at UTS has studied more than 80 honey samples from NSW and Queensland flowering manuka (Leptospermum) trees and found the nectar-derived chemical that gives NZ manuka […]

Australian Manuka Honey Has Strong Antibacterial Properties, New Study Shows

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  Australian manuka honey is at least as powerful against bacteria as the more commonly known New Zealand variety, according to a new study published in the journal PLoS ONE. A researcher with manuka honey in the lab. Image credit: Vanessa Valenzuela Davie. Honey has been used therapeutically by many cultures for millennia and has […]

Look Back: Early settlers enjoyed sweetness of honey

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  Holiday eating always includes sugary sweets everything from homemade fudge to pecan pies and coconut cake. No wonder people can gain five to 10 pounds between Thanksgiving and New Years Day! But if you had lived in the days of the pioneer, that wasnt an option. Why? Sugar was unheard of on the frontier! […]

Glyphosate Found in Iowa Honey

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  Residues of the main ingredient in Monsanto’s flagship herbicide Roundup has been found in honey in the key farm state of Iowa. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) began glyphosate residue testing in a small number of foods earlier this year after the International Agency for Research on Cancer classified glyphosate as a […]