Category «Nutrition»

FDA Issues Warning On Sugar Substitute

Although it is obvious, it never hurts to carefully monitor the feeding of our pets. Now, according to the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA), one must be particularly careful with a common sugar substitute found in numerous products. The warning focuses on xylitol, a type of sugar alcohol that is sometimes found in sugar-free foods. Although the …

Scientists Observe How The Insect Tomato Defends Itself

Wild tomato is able to create its own insecticide. Researchers at Michigan State University have identified an evolutionary function in these plants that could help develop pest resistant crops. The study tracked the evolution of a specific gene that produces a sticky compound at the tips of the trichomes or hairs, at the Solanum pennellii plant that is found in the …