food Archive

agricultureA fully annotated wheat genome good be used to massively boost wheat crop yields

Wheat is one of the major sources of food for much of the world. However, because bread wheat’s genome is a large hybrid mix of three separate subgenomes, it has been difficult to produce a high-quality reference sequence. Using recent …

agriculturePlant and stem cell based meat has normal meat taste but no antibiotics or hormones

Chicken grown from cells is already on the menu in some restaurants and cell produced burgers are coming by 2021. Improved tasting plant protein burgers are also available. Impossible burger is a wheat protein burger that uses a plant based …

agricultureFirst Ocean fish farm raising 1.5 million salmon three miles off Norway

Ocean Farm 1 is the world’s first deep-sea aquaculture farm. It is designed by leading salmon farmer SalMar ASA (of Norway). They paid China Shipbuilding Industry $300 million for six facilities. The first pilot system is 67 meters (220 feet …

dietIntermittent Fasting is working for me but can be improved

I have maintained a 16-hour Intermittent fasting, Myfitness Pal and Exercise plan. I have lost a few more pounds, since I first blogged about starting the new plan. It has been an average loss of one pound a week for …

diet16 hour Intermittent fasting, Myfitness Pal and Exercise

I have launched a new diet and fitness regimen. I am trying 16-hour intermittent fasting. This is not eating for 16 hours. I stop eating at 8pm and start eating at noon. This can shift by up to an hour …

agricultureImpossible Foods makes a wheat protein burger with taste and aroma of meat

Impossible Foods has $400 million in funding. Pat Brown founded it in 2011. They now are selling factory produced meat to 2000 restaurants. They have sold 4 million burger patties. Their goal is to replace animal meat for food by …

foodIndia and World’s economic problem of people with IQ below 83

Jordan Peterson described how the US military determined that people with an IQ below 83 (1 in 10 people in the USA) could not be trained for anything at any level of the organization that was not counter-productive. * the …

agricultureRice grown in desert, using seawater with over double the global average yields

One day large sections of desert could be turned into rice paddy fields. Chinese scientists have successfully grown and harvested rice in the deserts of Dubai after developing a strain that allows the crop to grow in saltwater. China’s “father …

agricultureCrop production increased by 47 percent by speeding up photorespiration

Plants such as soybeans and wheat waste between 20 and 50 percent of their energy recycling toxic chemicals created when the enzyme Rubisco—the most prevalent enzyme in the world—grabs oxygen molecules instead of carbon dioxide molecules. Increasing production of a …

canadaDining around the city on an evening of the C2 Montreal conference

C2 Montréal is about experiencing the unexpected, taking a step back, recharging and leaving your comfort zone behind. This three-day event brings together visionaries and forward-thinkers from around the world to explore the relationship between commerce and creativity. It is …