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New gene variant ups risk of cancer from processed meat

A common genetic variant that affects one in three people appears to significantly increase the risk of colorectal cancer from the consumption of processed...

Existing cropland could feed 4 billion more

The world's croplands could feed 4 billion more people than they do now just by shifting from producing animal feed and biofuels to producing...

Cattle farts don’t stink with biotech

The agriculture industry is researching new technologies to help feed the growing population. But feeding the world without harming air quality is a challenge. According...

Mercury in packaged whale meat across Japan may be a major...

Dangerous levels of mercury appear to be present in whale, dolphin and porpoise meat sold widely as food in Japan, according to a study by Japanese scientists. One U.S. researcher says the findings point to a "major health problem" in Japan. The Japanese scientists bought samples from across the country, and found that every single slice of toothed whale red meat -- Japan's most popular whale product -- exceeded that country's provisional limit on mercury, with some samples containing almost 200 times the maximum value. The researchers also found that mercury levels were higher in whales caught off the coast of the southern part of the country.

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