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Feeling Depressed? Put Down Those Ultra-processed Foods

BOSTON, Massachusetts, November 13, 2023 (ENS) – Everybody knows what ultraprocessed foods are – sweet snacks, ready-to-eat meals, fats and sauces, ice cream, savory snacks, cookies and chips, ham, sausages, artificial sweeteners. They can tickle the tastebuds, but new research links them with depression. […]

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VERMONT: Historic Flood Forces Climate Change Recognition

MONTPELIER, Vermont, July 25, 2023 (ENS) – Following days of unprecedented rainfall in Vermont from July 9 to 11, major river arteries flooded their banks, causing some rivers in the state to measure about 20 feet above normal. “Roughly two months’ worth of rain fell in less than 48 hours,” the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, NOAA, said. […]

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Ukraine Faces Power, Water, Food Shortages as Winter Looms

KYIV, Ukraine, November 3, 2022 (ENS) – Continuing attacks by Russian forces against Ukraine’s essential civilian infrastructure are disrupting access to key services. Power and water supply systems have sustained heavy damage in recent weeks, causing intense civilian suffering, especially as temperatures begin to drop. […]

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Humans Shown to Have ‘Surprising’ Nutritional Wisdom

BRISTOL, UK, April 26, 2022 (ENS) – Pioneering research by a British-led team has shed new light on what drives people’s basic food preferences. It shows that our choices may be smarter than previously understood – that we make choices driven by the need for specific nutrients, rather than by the need for calories alone. […]

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Africa Starves Under The Blazing Sun

DUBLIN, Ireland, April 21, 2022 (ENS) – Trucking water into communities who are somehow surviving the drought gripping the East African country of Somalia, has got Ireland’s largest aid organization Concern Worldwide ringing loud alarm bells – warning that hundreds of thousands of Somali residents could die without urgent humanitarian intervention. […]

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Hunger Stalks the World as Russia Bombs Europe’s Breadbasket

ROME, Italy, March 13, 2022 (ENS) – While global attention is on Russia’s attack on Ukraine and its horrific humanitarian consequences there, a hidden hunger emergency is overwhelming South Sudan – an emergency intensified by the Russian bombardment of Ukraine, thousands of kilometers away. […]

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Reinventing the Future of Food

AMHERST, Massachusetts, January 7, 2021 (ENS) – Technologies like 3-D printing and lab-based meat now enable us to create food in new ways that have left the whole world with an array of new possibilities. “There are so many exciting things going on in the food science area,” says David McClements, professor of food science at the University of Massachusetts. […]