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In Helping His Dad With Diabetes, Young Mexican Chemist Pioneers Healthy—and Cheap—Sugar Substitute

When 18-year old Javier Larragoiti was told his father had been diagnosed with diabetes, the young man, who had just started studying chemical engineering...

Sweet Sustainability: Sugar Cane Waste is Fuel of the Future?

This exciting new research has proven that sugarcane can be genetically engineered to produce oil in its leaves and stems for biodiesel production. Surprisingly,...

Supermarket Gives Surplus Sugar to Hungry Honeybees

UK supermarket Tesco has already impressed shoppers by giving all their unsold produce to charity, investing in solar, and accommodating disabled shoppers – and now they're adding...

Nestlé Discovered How to Slash Sugar Content in Chocolate by 40% Without Changing Taste

Starting in 2018, this candy company will have just as many tasty treats – but with only a fraction of the usual amount of sugar.

Mexico’s Sugary Beverage Tax Likely to Reduce Diabetes, Health Costs

The national 10% tax on sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs) in Mexico is projected to have a substantial impact on the burden of diabetes, cardiovascular diseases,...

Sweet Enzyme Discovered Can Actually Break Down Harmful Effects of Sugar

A delicious discovery could let you indulge your sweet tooth more often in the future without worrying so much about the negative effects on...

Burger King Pulls Sugary Soda from Kids’ Menu

After years of pressure to stop marketing sugary sodas to children, Burger King has announced that it will be removing all soda pop products...

Still Eating Yoplait? General Mills Has Cut the Sugar by 25%

The American yogurt culture, so to speak, has greatly benefited from the overwhelming trend toward healthier Greek brands in the past decade. But, if...

How Hummingbirds Evolved With Odd Taste for Sugar

Hummingbirds are the only birds that feed on sweet nectar, but like all other birds, they lack sweet-taste receptors on their palates and long tongues. So how did...
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Sugar Battery May Offer Green-powered Gadgets Within 3 Years

A Virginia Tech research team has created a battery that runs on sugar and has an unmatched energy density for long-lasting power. The development...
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Sale of Sugar Company Land Turning Point for Everglades Restoration

Florida's governor last week announced the details of the largest environmental acquisition in state history, a $1.7 billion buyout of 187,000 acres of farmland...
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Bid Your Inner Bitch Bye-Bye: 7 Tips to Squash Your Sugar Habit

Are you often overcome with an urge to splurge on candy, cookies, and chips – and then afterwards do you become an argumentative Sugar...

Brazil Fueling 1 Million Cars on Sugarcane

Latin America’s largest country, Brazil, is the world’s biggest producer of bio-ethanol and 1 million Brazilian cars already run on the fuel made from...

Here Are the Top Childhood Dinner Table Rules That Parents Now Love to Break

Adults apparently indulge in more than one of the same guilty pleasures from when they were kids—although most of them simply involve eating sweets.

People With Diabetes May One Day Be Monitoring Glucose With an Earring

Continuity contains a wearable “earring” glucose sensor with vibration alert, an insulin-mist pump, and wireless connectivity that sends data to a doctor and cell phones.

The Biggest Personality Differences Between Tea and Coffee Drinkers

If you’re a creative, introverted morning person, then odds are you prefer coffee over tea. A new poll of 2,000 Americans examined the personality differences...

10 Amazing Things You Can Learn From Your Poop

There’s no such thing as a universally-healthy food: What's healthy for one person can be inflammatory for you. Now, you can discover what works for you...

Good News in History September 29

50 years ago today, Love, American Style, the anthology comedy series produced by Paramount Television first aired. The show—considered risqué at the time—featured unrelated humorous...

Good News in History September 14

35 years ago today, retired Air Force Colonel and fighter pilot (who was shot down a decade earlier) Joseph Kittinger set off alone as...

More Than 40% of Millennials Have Changed Their Diets Because It’s Better for the Environment

A new survey of American millennials found that their relationship to food is more unique than that of previous generations, as almost 6 in...