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Study: Brains Love Beer

September 16, 2013 9:27 am | by Slate | Videos

A recent study from Indiana University tested 49 men ranging from heavy drinkers to infrequent imbibers and found increased dopamine release within minutes of tasting beer, followed by cravings for more beer. The study limited alcohol intake, ensuring the results were related to taste and not intoxication.

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New App Helps Users Get the Perfect Pop

September 13, 2013 9:35 am | by TIME | Videos

A new smart phone app has been designed to help users scrutinize one of life's important functions. Perfect Popcorn is a free app that listens to microwave popcorn as it pops and tells users the optimum time to stop the microwave. 

Exploring Precision Agriculture

September 12, 2013 9:32 am | by CNN Money | Videos

We take a look at new innovations in precision agriculture equipment, which is helping producers optimize yield to feed a growing population. Recent advances have seen equipment with driverless steering and more robust data collection systems.

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Breeding Better Beef

September 11, 2013 9:50 am | Videos

A husband-wife team of cattle farmers in Scotland has taken on an ambitious breeding initiative. In 2011, the pair bought Wagyu cattle from Japan and has begun cross-breeding them with traditional Scottish heifers to produce what the couple hopes will be the most delicious steaks in the world.

China's Food Supply Dilemma

September 10, 2013 9:47 am | Videos

According to Deere & Company CEO, Sam Allen, China's population is outpacing its food supply. Allen suggests that a strategic combination of increased food imports and increased food production in the country is needed to feed 1.35 billion mouths.

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Robotic Dairy Workers

September 9, 2013 9:10 am | by National Geographic | Videos

National Geographic's Richard Ambrose and Jonny Phillips visit a state-of-the-art industrial facility dedicated to milking dairy cows. While there, the scientists examine the automated processes used to more efficiently milk the animals.

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Carbs May Be Key to Brain Health

September 6, 2013 11:18 am | by Grain Foods Foundation | Videos

Dr. Gene Bowman, a professor of neurology at Oregon Health and Science University's School of Medicine, discusses how nutrition — and the consumption of carbohydrates — can impact brain health and the prevention of diseases like Alzheimer's.

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Restaurant Entrees Pack Caloric Punch

September 5, 2013 9:20 am | by Huffington Post | Videos

Though often an easy scapegoat for public health experts' ire, chain restaurants may not be the most guilty culprit in the obesity crisis. Researchers at Tufts University analyzed popular meals at local restaurants around Boston and found them just as calorie-laden as their chain restaurant counterparts.

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Study Shows Link Between Processed Foods, Low IQ

September 4, 2013 9:06 am | by Huffington Post | Videos

Researchers with the Journal of Community Health have reportedly found a correlation between processed foods and IQ levels in children. The researchers studied the eating habits of children at age three and then checked back with them five years later.

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Study: Organic Doesn't Mean Healthier

September 3, 2013 9:08 am | by NBC News | Videos

A new study from Stanford University questions the health benefits of organic products over their less expensive traditionally produced counterparts. In evaluating published studies, the team determined that there were no specific organic foods that presented any significant benefit over conventional products.

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Walgreens Jumps into Grocery Business

August 29, 2013 10:14 am | by CNN Money | Videos

Walgreens CEO Greg Wasson says the company, widely known as a successful drug retailer, says his company will extend its fresh food grocery line. Geoff Colvin, the senior editor-at-large for Fortune Magazine, interviews the CEO about the changing consumer habits that prompted the new company's evolution.

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Making a Bond Martini

August 29, 2013 9:16 am | by CNN Money | Videos

CNN Money visits what is thought to be London's first copper pot gin distillery to open in 200 years. Sam Galsworthy, co-founder of Sipsmith takes viewers on a tour of his factory and gives a lesson in crafting the perfect gin martini, just they way James Bond would drink it.

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A New Competitor for Coffee?

August 28, 2013 9:07 am | by ABC News | Videos

Two young inventors have developed an aerosolized caffeine product that can be spritzed on the body like perfume while delivering all the pick-me-up benefits of typical caffeine ingestion. The inventors hope the product will become an competitor to coffee.

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Study: Asia Polluting World Fish Population

August 27, 2013 9:13 am | by CBS News | Videos

A new joint study from the University of Michigan and the University of Hawaii shows rising mercury levels in fish, which researchers say is attributable to air pollution in Asia. "CBS This Morning" discusses what consumers need to know about fish.

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Congresswoman Testifies on Impact of Food Safety Regulations

August 23, 2013 9:05 am | by Chellie Pingree | Videos

Congresswoman Chellie Pingree of Maine testified at a hearing about the impact of food safety regulations on small farmers in her state. The FDA's Deputy Commissioner for Food Safety was present to hear from farmers about their concerns.

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The Million Jobs Project

August 21, 2013 2:07 pm | by Million American Jobs Project | Videos

The American economy has been crippled by the steady stream of jobs being outsourced to companies in other countries, and the Million Jobs Project is attempting to make a big change in the way people think about the products they buy. 

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Study Links Soda & Childhood Aggression

August 21, 2013 9:05 am | by CBS News | Videos

Recent figures suggest 43 percent of children drink at least one soda per day, and a study published by Columbia University shows a higher rate of aggression in children who drink four or more sodas per day — about 4 percent of children in the U.S.

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Too Much Coffee Linked to Death

August 20, 2013 9:03 am | by ABC News | Videos

Despite the reported benefits of coffee consumption, a new large-scale observational study of coffee drinkers says that drinking four or more cups of coffee each day may increase the risk of premature death by 21 percent.   

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Storing Cheese Under Lock and Key

August 19, 2013 9:22 am | by CNN Money | Videos

Some of Italy's most sought after parmesan cheeses are stored every year inside a temperature controlled vault inside the country's Credem Bank, part of a cash-for-cheese loan that started 50 years ago. The value of the cheese this year tops 190 million euros.

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FDA's Medicated Animal Feed Rules

August 15, 2013 11:41 am | by FDA | Videos

The FDA has provided guidance for processors and purchasers of medicated animal feed. These rules restrict the use of certain kinds of feed additives and provide rules for administering approved drugs in order to ensure the safety of the feed and the health of the animals to which it is fed.

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