Caleb Harper is the director of MIT’s Media Lab Open Agriculture, an open source site dedicated to the agriculture of the future and which is managed by research teams at MIT. Teams from France’s Soon Soon Soon had the chance to meet up with him recently.
The FDA asks Americans for their input to standardize the label “all natural”, after lawsuits hit food manufacturers for falsely labeling their products.
Obesity, diabetes, cancers, inflammatory diseases, neurodegenerative diseases, neuropsychiatric diseases… The list is long of pathologies susceptible of one day being treated, even avoided, with the microorganisms populating intestines. (Article in French)
Here, in a university’s underground basement in Dresde, Germany, the destiny of millions of chicks is being decided. Researchers are refining a technique to identify the sex of eggs. The challenge: avoiding hatching males, otherwise promised a certain death. (Article in French)
Taking into consideration the water conditions suffered lately, plants have managed to anticipate the degree of oscillations most favorable for their growth. Thus, can we assume that plants have brains? (Article in French)
Consisting of ten times more cells than the rest of our body and weighing up to two kilograms, intestinal microbiota (or intestinal flora) could be considered a veritable organ. But despite its importance in health and its influence on certain illnesses…
After a century of studies and research, there has been a break through in the mystery of holes in certain Swiss cheeses, like Emmental and Appenzel, announced Switzerland’s scientific authorities. (Article in French)
In effect since 2001 in French slaughterhouses, testing for Bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) will no longer be required. (Article in French)