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Study finds extreme GM food critics overestimate their knowledge

Study finds extreme GM food critics overestimate their knowledge

A newly published study has found that opponents of genetically modified (GM) foods don't know as much about the topic as they think they do. As part of their work, researchers asked participants their thoughts on the existence of GM foods, as well as how much they know about the topic. The participants were also quizzed to determine their actual knowledge on the topic, and the results aren't terribly shocking.

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Researchers discover natural grain antioxidant that preserves food

Researchers discover natural grain antioxidant that preserves food

Researchers with Penn State University have discovered a natural antioxidant that preserves food almost as well as synthetic antioxidants already in use. Consumers have demanded a natural alternative for years, though synthetics are still largely used by the food industry. That may soon change thanks to an antioxidant found in bran. According to the research, the natural ingredient could potentially preserve food longer than the synthetic alternative one day.

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More than 11,600 pounds of sausage recalled over metal concerns

More than 11,600 pounds of sausage recalled over metal concerns

The US Department of Agriculture has announced the recall of more than 11,600lbs of pork and chicken sausages over the risk of contamination. According to the agency, it's possible that bits of metal may have made its way into the sausage products, putting consumers at risk. The recalled sausage products were made on November 29, 2018, and should be discarded, the USDA said in a statement.

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Fallout 76 Nuka Dark Rum: The Truth About Glass

Fallout 76 Nuka Dark Rum: The Truth About Glass

There's a new tie-in product for Fallout 76, and it's not for the everyday average gamer. You might've heard about Nuka Cola - especially if you've played a Fallout game before - and you might also have heard early chatter about this Nuka Dark Rum. It was to be a glorious bottle of rum made in the grand tradition of high-quality licensed and Bethesda-endorsed spin-off products of the past. Now, here at the tail end of 2018 as Nuka Dark Rum ships to early buyers, something seems a bit... off.

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Study: Christmas tree pine needles can be recycled as paint and sweeteners

Study: Christmas tree pine needles can be recycled as paint and sweeteners

New research out of the University of Sheffield has found that pine needles from Christmas trees can be recycled into useful products, including food sweeteners and paint. The new process could help reduce the environmental impact of Christmas trees, which result in needles that take a long time to break down, emitting large amounts of greenhouse gases over time.

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Keyto is a breathalyzer for keto dieters

Keyto is a breathalyzer for keto dieters

The keto diet is arguably the most popular fad diet at the moment, and it revolves around one big goal: eating few enough carbohydrates to enter ketosis. Dieters have traditionally evaluated their level of ketosis using a product called ketone test strips, but a new product aims to make those obsolete. Called Keyto, the device resembles a reusable straw and is essentially a breathalyzer for keto dieters.

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Romaine lettuce E. coli outbreak source identified as California

Romaine lettuce E. coli outbreak source identified as California

Nearly a week after advising the public about another E. coli outbreak, US officials are back with an update: the source of the contaminated products. According to the Food and Drug Administration, the new E. coli O157:H7 strain that has impacted consumers in both the United States and Canada originated from various romaine lettuce farms in California.

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Romaine E. coli outbreak: What you need to know

Romaine E. coli outbreak: What you need to know

The Centers for Disease Control has published another E. coli advisory involving romaine lettuce sold in the US and Canada. The latest advisory follows an outbreak earlier this year, during which time the public was advised to discard packaged romaine lettuce products over the health risk. This time around, the CDC warns that "any type of romaine lettuce" should be trashed.

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Drinkworks Home Bar is a Keurig pod machine for cocktails

Drinkworks Home Bar is a Keurig pod machine for cocktails

A joint venture between Keurig and Anheuser-Busch called Drinkworks has launched a new pod machine that makes cocktails instead of coffee. The machine resembles existing Keurig K-cup coffeemakers, but utilizes special pods that nearly instantly produce mixed alcoholic beverages. The machine is a fun alternative to manually mixing drinks, but the resulting beverages aren't cheap.

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Overwatch’s Lucio gets his own real-world cereal with loot bonus

Overwatch’s Lucio gets his own real-world cereal with loot bonus

If you've been playing Overwatch for some time now, you're likely aware of Lucio's in-game references to his own cereal: the support character has a spray for a box of "Lucio-Oh’s" cereal, and after players fell in love with the joke a voice line was also added. At this weekend's BlizzCon 2018, Blizzard made an announcement just for all the dedicated Lucio players out there: a real Lucio-Oh’s cereal is coming to store shelves.

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There’s a Taco Bell Xbox One X and it’ll make you hungry

There’s a Taco Bell Xbox One X and it’ll make you hungry

The Xbox One X is an impressive machine, but the kind of capability it brings to the table is definitely expensive. The Xbox One X normally retails for $500, making it the most expensive console on the block and pricing it outside the budget of many gamers. If the Xbox One X is a little too pricey for your tastes, you might be pleased to know that Taco Bell and Microsoft are giving you the chance to snag one for free.

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Carlsberg Snap Pack replaces 6-pack plastic rings with glue

Carlsberg Snap Pack replaces 6-pack plastic rings with glue

Carlsberg Group has introduced a new way to package cans called "Snap Pack." Instead of connecting six cans into a pack using plastic rings, which often end up in landfills and oceans, the Snap Pack utilizes a type of glue that attaches the cans to each other. With this, Carlsberg says the plastic waste is reduced by up to 76-percent compared to traditional packaging.

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