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Edible gelatin fibers may be the key to growing realistic meat

Edible gelatin fibers may be the key to growing realistic meat

Lab-grown meat holds a lot of promise for the future of food production, but there's one very big problem: texture. Because cultured meat is grown in a lab rather than sourced from animals, the muscle tissue that results is fairly different, resulting in an unrealistic texture that many people may find less than palatable. A newly detailed edible scaffolding may offer the solution.

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Intermittent fasting may ‘significantly’ boost exercise motivation

Intermittent fasting may ‘significantly’ boost exercise motivation

In addition to its other potential health benefits, intermittent fasting may cause hormone changes that boost one's motivation to exercise. The findings were detailed in a study recently published in the Journal of Endocrinology, where researchers explain that intermittent fasting -- as well as general meal restriction -- boosts the 'hunger hormone' ghrelin and its ability to boost exercise motivation.

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Microsoft and Taco Bell team once again on Xbox One X bundle

Microsoft and Taco Bell team once again on Xbox One X bundle

As they've done for the past couple of years, Taco Bell and Microsoft today announced that they've teamed up once again to giveaway some console bundles. Just like last year, there's a limited edition Xbox One X at the center of this bundle, with a design that isn't normally available. There are also a number of other items in the bundle, including the Xbox Elite Wireless Controller Series 2, which was revealed back at E3 and is launching on November 4th.

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Eating a healthy diet may obliterate depression within weeks

Eating a healthy diet may obliterate depression within weeks

A number of studies over the years have linked healthy diets with lowered odds of developing depression, but the relationship between what we eat and how we feel hasn't been fully explored. Here to expand upon that work is a study recently published in PLOS, where researchers detailed their work on assessing whether improving a depressed person's diet may decrease the severity of their depression.

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ISS experiment produces the first lab-grown meat in space

ISS experiment produces the first lab-grown meat in space

Food company Aleph Farms has announced that alongside its partners, an experiment on the Russian side of the International Space Station resulted in the successful cultivation of beef steak in space. The experiment took place in late September and involved the use of a bioprinter, according to Aleph Farms, a startup that specializes in lab-grown meat.

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Regularly eating mushrooms may slash risk of developing common cancer

Regularly eating mushrooms may slash risk of developing common cancer

Regularly eating edible mushrooms may have a protective effect against the development of prostate cancer, a common cancer that impacts more than a million men every year. The findings come from Tohoku University, which looked specifically at the preventative effects of mushrooms that are consumed regularly as part of one's diet. This study, which is the largest of its kind, follows similar past test-tube studies.

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BioBag’s compostable biofilm uses corn starch to keep veggies fresh

BioBag’s compostable biofilm uses corn starch to keep veggies fresh

A variety of fresh food products are sold wrapped in polyethylene plastic wrap, which is good for helping keep the food fresh, but ultimately bad for the environment. In an effort to cut down on plastic waste, a newly developed product from BioBag Australia uses non-GMO corn starch and other plant-sourced substances to keep vegetables fresh without problematic plastics. The environmentally-friendly product is already being used in Australia.

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Official Overwatch cookbook arrives with themed treats and drinks

Official Overwatch cookbook arrives with themed treats and drinks

Overwatch is the latest Blizzard game to receive an official cookbook, giving fans more than ninety treats and beverages inspired by the game's characters. Fans will find everything from an adorable 'Orisa Sundae' to Rikimaru-inspired ramen and 'Valkyrie's Flight.' The cookbook joins Blizzard's recently launched and officially sanctioned The Elder Scrolls cookbook.

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Star Wars Le Creuset cast-iron cookware costs up to $900

Star Wars Le Creuset cast-iron cookware costs up to $900

The folks at Le Creuset are one of a wide variety of companies onboard today for Triple Force Friday - a deluge of Star Wars products revealed on October 4, 2019. Le Creuset revealed several high-quality officially licensed Star Wars cookware products the likes of which we'd expect were April Fools Jokes if we didn't know better. One is a Porg, the other has Han Solo frozen in Carbonite, another has Darth Vader on top - they've got a Millennium Falcon and a Death Star, too!

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Study finds you don’t have to give up red meat to improve cholesterol

Study finds you don’t have to give up red meat to improve cholesterol

It's no secret that red meat may drive a variety of health issues, but advice to cut the food product entirely out of one's diet is too drastic for many people to consider. There's a compromise that offers one of the major benefits, however, and it may be a good option for anyone who wants to reduce their health risks while enjoying the occasional burger: cutting one's red meat and processed meat consumption in half.

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Health experts call for cigarette-style health warnings on salt shakers

Health experts call for cigarette-style health warnings on salt shakers

It's no secret that too much salt is bad for one's health, but that doesn't stop many people from overindulging in the seasoning. As a result, a number of health organizations around the world are calling for health warning labels on salt shakers, something similar to the warnings found on cigarette packs and cartons. These labels would be prominently located on the front of the product.

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McDonald’s is the latest fast food chain to test plant-based burgers

McDonald’s is the latest fast food chain to test plant-based burgers

Following competitor Burger King's heavily promoted nationwide test, fast food company McDonald's has revealed plans to test the sale of a plant-based burger at some of its restaurants. The test will be limited to Canada, according to McDonald's, which is planning to sell the 'PLT' sandwich for a duration of 12 weeks. Unlike Burger King, which has tapped Impossible Foods as its supplier, McDonald's is testing the Beyond Meat burger.

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