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Jun 7, 2021

Animal-Free Animal Products With Cellular Agriculture

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Many people are looking for ways to reduce their consumption of animal products. And these days, there are a ton of plant-based alternatives to help them do that. But many companies are working on ways to make animal-free animal products like meats, milk, and even egg whites. So, it may soon become possible to eat less meat without actually eating less meat!

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Jun 6, 2021

SIRT6 Positively Affects The Hallmarks Of Aging And Extends Lifespan

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, food, genetics, life extension

Papers referenced in the video:

Sirtuins, Healthspan, and Longevity in Mammals.

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Jun 4, 2021

‘Amazing Natural Experiment’: In This Amazonian Tribe, Brains Don’t Age Like Ours

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, food, neuroscience

The Tsimane, an indigenous people who live in the Bolivian peripheries of the Amazon rainforest, lead lives that are very different to ours. They seem to be much healthier for it.

This tribal and largely isolated population of forager-horticulturalists still lives today by traditional ways of farming, hunting, gathering, and fishing – continuing the practices of their ancestors, established in a time long before industrialization and urbanization transformed most of the world.

For the Tsimane, the advantages are considerable. A study published in 2017 found that they effectively have the healthiest hearts in the world, with the lowest reported levels of coronary artery disease of any population ever recorded.

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Jun 4, 2021

Research: Spiders feast on 400–800 million tons of insects every year

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The next time you see a spider crawling around your house, look at the bright side. It’s probably feasting on a bunch of other insects and providing you with free pest control.

A new study released on Tuesday says that spiders eat an estimated 400 to 800 million metric tons of insects every year.

For comparison, the entire human population consumes about 400 million tons of meat and fish every year.

Jun 3, 2021

Feeding a Changing World with CubicFarms’ Automated Vertical-Farming Technology

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What if you could give a plant the perfect day, every day? Give it the optimum level of light, water, temperature and humidity, so that it grows to be as nutritious, fresh and delicious as it can possibly be? Meet the team at CubicFarms, helping growers around the world do just that, at commercial scale.

Jun 3, 2021

Elon Musk Files Trademark Papers For Tesla Restaurant: Report

Posted by in categories: Elon Musk, food, law, sustainability

The applications are for trademarks for the company’s ‘T’ logo design “and two other iterations of ‘Tesla’ stylised logo for use in the food industry”, the report said.

Moneycontrol could not independently verify the report.

As per the report, the three applications are for “restaurant services, pop-up restaurant services, self-service restaurant services, take-out restaurant services” and are filed under a trademark law provision indicating that Tesla intends to use, but has not done so yet.

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Jun 2, 2021

BPA Exposure Below Regulatory Levels Can Impact Brain Development

Posted by in categories: chemistry, food, neuroscience

Summary: A new mouse study reveals that exposure to BPA at levels 25 times lower than deemed safe has an impact on brain development.

Source: University of Calgary.

Humans are exposed to a bath of chemicals every day. They are in the beds where we sleep, the cars that we drive and the kitchens we use to feed our families. With thousands of chemicals floating around in our environment, exposure to any number is practically unavoidable. Through the work of researchers like Dr. Deborah Kurrasch, PhD, the implications of many of these chemicals are being thoroughly explored.

Jun 2, 2021

Synthetic SPECIES developed for use as a confinable gene drive

Posted by in categories: bioengineering, biotech/medical, food, genetics, health

CRISPR-based technologies offer enormous potential to benefit human health and safety, from disease eradication to fortified food supplies. As one example, CRISPR-based gene drives, which are engineered to spread specific traits through targeted populations, are being developed to stop the transmission of devastating diseases such as malaria and dengue fever.

But many scientists and ethicists have raised concerns over the unchecked spread of gene drives. Once deployed in the wild, how can scientists prevent gene drives from uncontrollably spreading across populations like wildfire?

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Jun 1, 2021

Hands-free farming just a robotic arm’s length away

Posted by in categories: food, robotics/AI, sustainability

Robots and artificial intelligence will replace workers on Australia’s first fully automated farm created at a cost of $20 million.

Jun 1, 2021

Tesla files trademark for restaurant services

Posted by in categories: Elon Musk, food, sustainability

Tesla has filed a new trademark for its brand under restaurant services as the automaker is expected to expand amenities around its charging infrastructure, including actual restaurants.

At face value, Tesla doesn’t seem to have much to do with the restaurant industry, but the automaker has actually been talking about going into the food industry for a while.

In 2018, CEO Elon Musk said that Tesla plans to open an “old-school drive-in, roller skates & rock restaurant at one of the new Tesla Supercharger locations in Los Angeles.”

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