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Added 20 August, 2017

Nobody can deny the value of oxygen, but breathing isn't the only way to get it into our bodies. Drinking oxygenated water supposedly offers an easy-to-use way to get a lot of oxygen into your system quickly. A process called sublingual absorption allows the oxygen to be pulled into the capillaries in the mouth. Further oxygen is absorbed by...

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Added 19 August, 2017

Imagine a place to kick back with a glass of mushroom lemonade, chat with other people who know their reishi from their cordyceps, and maybe even share recipes and favorite workout spots. Your fungi-fueled dreams are starting to come true. (Don’t have any such dreams? Here’s why you still might want to sip!). The Shroom Room, the brainchild of...

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Added 19 August, 2017

Coop, Switzerland’s second-largest supermarket chain will begin selling insect burgers for human consumption after the country’s food safety laws were revised. Coop said insect-based produce such as the flour burgers and balls of protein-rich mealworm will go on sale next week. Switzerland is the first European country to authorize the sale of...

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Added 17 August, 2017

sales of canned wine have skyrocketed. "We've sold tens of thousands of cases of canned wine over the last 18 months," says Devon Broglie, Whole Foods' master sommelier. Three years in the making, Whole Foods' proprietary Presto brand canned sparkling wine is part of the company's aim to lure millennials to the wine department, women in...

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Added 16 August, 2017

U.K.-based Fresh Range is one of a band of emerging startups hoping not only to disrupt the journey taken by food on its way to the kitchen table, but to also set a far higher benchmark for the quality of what we eat, and reduce the environmental impact of our groceries to boot. Basically, they cut out the middle man (supermarkets) to offer...

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Added 16 August, 2017

Cheesecake Factory is one of America's top fast-casual restaurants, known for huge portions and an arms-length list of their namesake cheesecake. Now the company is selling restaurant-branded cheesecake mixes you can make at home so you can whip up your own cheesecake, strawberry cheesecake, snickerdoodle cookies, chocolate cupcakes, &...

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Added 14 August, 2017

AquaBounty Technologies in Maynard, Massachusetts, has said it's sold about 5 tons of genetically-modified (GM) salmon fillets to unnamed customers in Canada.
These fish can reportedly grow twice as fast as conventionally-farmed Atlantic salmon, reaching adult size in some 18 months as compared to 30 months. AquaBounty has also claimed...

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Added 14 August, 2017

The French have once again invented something irrefutably French: a 24-hour oyster vending machine. Of course the machines are refrigerated, and they also have glass walls so consumers can choose which oysters they want. One farmer, Tony Berthelot (who has a machine on Ile de Re island, off France's western coast) says the idea was born from "...

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Added 13 August, 2017
The dream of a quality whisky coming from the Holy Land was little more than a structured fantasy. Until now. At distiller Milk and Honey, the first matured spirits are now three years old —- the youngest that a spirit can legally be named a single malt. Over the past two years production has tripled, and they plan an increase to 700 barrels a...
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Added 11 August, 2017

The humble fruit sticker may seem an unlikely cause for environmental concern but removing it from produce could create huge savings in plastic, energy and CO2 emissions.
In response to consumer demand for less packaging, Dutch fruit and veg supplier Nature & More and Swedish supermarket ICA have joined forces to run a trial to...