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Hydroponic systems – for most of the crops on which humans are currently reliant, don’t represent natural systems of production, they aren’t devoid of microorganisms either...


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The UK’s Food Standards Authority (SA) told the Times this week that it will enforce Novel Food rules for cannabidiol (CBD) based products.


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As it fired off warning letters to 15 companies for illegally selling cannabidoil-based products, the US Food and Drug Administration this week said there should be no presumption of safety about CBD as an ingredient in food and supplements.


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What is contained in many vaping products is vitamin E acetate (or, alpha tocopherol acetate).


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Mother Nature could have the answer to treating several causes of blindness, according to a ground-breaking study involving scientists from the University of Surrey


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A $5.7 billion global medical bill to restore sight for the estimated 45 million people with cataracts could be slashed in half by a diet rich in colourful fruits and vegetables, according to an international study.


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UK-based trade group the Health Food Manufacturers Association (HFMA) has written a formal letter of complaint to the BBC about a controversial BBC2 Horizon programme about the food supplements industry.


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Consumers are demanding BPA-free products, but the alternatives are no safer. Despite this alarming data, nearly 81% of Americans have detectable levels of BPS in their urine.


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Widely promoted as a ‘safe’ and ‘healthy’ alternative way to quit smoking, the adoption of vaping has grown exponentially in recent years.


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For years, consumers have benefitted from access to cheap, safe, and effective CBD oil supplements. But now the FDA says that CBD is a drug, not a supplement


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US agrochemical giant Monsanto has been ordered by a court in California to pay $289 million damages


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Specialist doctors in the UK will be able to legally prescribe cannabis-derived medicinal products by the autumn


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Health Issues

Excessive facial hair is a touchy subject with many women; those who suffer from this condition have a low self-esteem

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Maca (Lepidum meyenii, Brassicaceae), a root vegetable grown in the Andean region of Peru, is widely used for its nutritional and therapeutic properties. Maca is said to improve male and female reproductive activity in diverse ways, from increasing arousal and reducing symptoms of menopause to boosting sperm quality,

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The Food & Pandemics Report, produced by plant-based advocacy group ProVeg International, identifies the eating and farming of animals as “the single most risky human behaviour in relation to pandemics”, and calls for urgent changes to the global food system in order to prevent future outbreaks. The report has drawn support from inside the UN Environment Programme (UNEP).

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