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Yale Environment 360: In Booming Aquaculture Industry, A Move to Plant-Based Food for Fish

… in recirculating water. It is here that a plainspoken scientist is helping to lead a seafood revolution. For years, Rick Barrows, a fish physiologist with the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Research Service, and other Scientists have sought to develop all-vegetarian feeds for farmed carnivorous fish such as salmon and trout. Their goal has been to reduce reliance on overfished stocks of sardines, anchovies, and other forage fish, but the Scientists have faced considerable hurdles. As …

Teeth found near Tel Aviv point to a new prehistoric human species – Israel Culture, Ynetnews

… additional surprise is that prehistoric man was mainly vegetarian and not carnivorous. The cave is 10 meters deep and its surface area is approximately 300 square meters. Researchers have been sifting through it for some 15 years to discover remains from prehistoric times. The ancient teeth were discovered by Scientists from Tel Aviv University and other research institutions in the world. Their examination revealed that they belong to a type of prehistoric man that lived in Israel, and that …

Vegetarian diet promotes growth and activity of “friendly” bacteria – Mizo News

… increasingly of interest to doctors and researchers as we begin to understand how they are linked to specific diseases. Scientists have already reported how microbial populations in the gut are different between obese and lean people and that when obese people lost weight their microflora reverted back to those found in lean people. Prebiotics are non-digestible food ingredients that stimulate the growth and activity of “friendly” bacteria already present in your intestine. They are the …

Other views: Know how that chicken got to your table?

… Still conscious, they’re hung and shackled upside down, at times breaking wings or legs. They go through an electrified “stun” bath, but some Scientists say the shock might not render them unconscious. A saw slits their throats at a clip of about two birds per second. And when things go wrong — a bird raises its head above the stun bath or jerks and evades the saw — they could end up scalded alive in a vat. An undercover investigator’s video released this month by Mercy for Animals, …

Eat fish and veggies to reduce colon cancer risk, study says | Nature World Report

… developing cancers of the colon and rectum. The next best diet for reducing risk was the lacto-ovo vegetarian with an 18 percent lower risk. Vegans exhibited a 16 percent risk reduction, and semivegetarians experienced only an 8 percent risk reduction. “Vegetarian diets are associated with an overall lower incidence of colorectal cancers,” wrote the Scientists in a study report published in JAMA Internal Medicine. “Pescovegetarians in particular have a much lower risk compared with …

Vegetarian diet reduces heart disease risk by 20% – Mirror Online

By Andrew Gregory, 5 March 2015  Vegetarian diet reduces heart disease risk by 20% Scientists made the discovery after analysing the eating and lifestyle habits of more than 450,000 people for more than a decade Turning vegetarian or just eating more veg could reduce your chance of heart disease by up to 20%. Scientists made the discovery after analysing the eating and lifestyle habits of more than 450,000 people for more than a decade. Those who got 70% of their food from plant sources were …

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