Pineapple Enzyme Kills Cancer, Not You
Every once in a while a study pops up on the National Library of Medicine's bibliographic database known as MEDLINE that not only confirms the therapeutic relevance of natural substances in cancer treatment, but blows the conventional approach out of the water. Published in 2007 in the journal Planta Medica, researchers found that an enzyme extracted from pineapple stems known as bromelain was superior to the chemo-agent 5-fluorauracil in treating cancer in the animal model.
How Sweet: Chocolate Bars Can Now Be Wrapped in Paper Made with Cocoa Husk Waste
UK paper manufacturer James Cropper has developed another innovative recycling process that incorporates cocoa husk waste from chocolate production into unbleached cellulose fiber to produce a food-grade paper. The company says turning the otherwise wasted skins of many of the 3.5 million metric tons of cocoa beans produced each year into paper could be a significant breakthrough for the food and packaging industries.
Soaring Pesticide Use and Poisoning Linked to GE Crop Production
According to the AP, the advent of “no-till” farming methods in Argentina with the use of genetically engineered (GE) crops and companion pesticides has caused significant health impacts in farming towns abutting GE fields.
Tom Hanks' extreme weight fluctuations may have caused type 2 diabetes
Actor Tom Hanks was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes several years ago, and manages the condition through diet and exercise.
Medical experts say Hanks' extreme weight fluctuations over the years may have contributed to his type 2 diabetes diagnosis. The actor conceded his extreme weight changes over the years played a role, but said he was genetically predisposed to diabetes anyway.
Growing with the Flow: A World of New Tomatoes
It seems home gardeners want everything out of their home-grown tomato that their typical grocery tomato lacks – different colors, funky shapes and amazing taste, basically everything homegrown heirloom tomatoes are known for.
Healthy Recipe Bonus: Cocoa Angel Food Cake
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