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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...

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...

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...

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...

5 Ways Companies, Governments, and People Are Helping Bees—on National Honeybee Day

In honor of National Honeybee Day August 17th, here are five ways that people are helping honeybees and how you can join the fight to save them.

Coffee Could Be Used to Fight Obesity, Says ‘Pioneering’ New Study

In this fascinating new study, researchers say that enjoying a cup of java helps the body to activate its own fat-fighting defenses.

Lower Risk of Type 1 Diabetes in Children Vaccinated Against ‘Stomach Flu’ Virus

In the study, over 1.5 million children who received the free vaccine were far less likely to develop type 1 diabetes later in life.

You Can Now Use These Pocket-Sized ‘Bee Savior’ Cards to Rescue Hungry Honeybees on the Sidewalk

These contraptions may look like credit cards, but they're actually pocket-sized lifelines for hungry honeybees in the city.

The Nutrition Company On a Mission to Help Others

Puratae is a socially responsible nutrition company offering a pure, balanced Superblend powdered shake. It gives back with every purchase—feeding children in need around the world.

What You Never Learned About Fiber and Why It May Be Exactly What You Need for Stubborn Ailments

Most people know that fiber is good for indigestion, but there is actually a lot more to why it's particularly essential for our health and longevity.