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Warning over vegan diets and brain health nutrient deficiency

The recommendation that people move to plant-based diets carries the risk of worsening a brain health nutrient deficiency due to low dietary levels of choline, warns a leading nutritionist. This has been challenged by other experts.

Gulf of Mexico's 'dead zone' to be biggest on record this year

The oxygen-poor dead zone in the Gulf of Mexico is expected to be the third largest ever this year, doubling in size to cover an area of the northern Gulf roughly the size of the state of New Jersey.

Elite team of sniffer dogs smack down zebra mussel invasion

No zebra mussels have invaded B.C. waters yet, and an Alberta-based team that uses mussel-sniffing dogs intends to keep it that way. Discovered in the U.S. 20 years ago, it's believed the tiny critters hitchhiked in the ballast tanks of European ships.

Dieting worms live for longer

Reducing the food to a worm called C. elegans triggers a state of arrested development. The end result is that the worm can live twice as long as normal.

Rising carbon dioxide lowers crop nutrients

Botanists have shown that plants grown in higher concentrations of carbon dioxide have greater yields, but lower amounts of essential nutrients.

Soybeans contained valuable chemical for making plastics

Based on new research, soybeans could be a source of a chemical for plastics, textiles, drugs, solvents and as a food additive. The chemical is called succinic acid.

CFIA Warns Do Not Consume No Name Brand All-purpose Flour

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is warning the public not to consume no name brand all-purpose flour because the product may contain excessively high levels of folic acid, iron, niacin, riboflavin and thiamine.
 

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