CCD threatens supply of healthy foods more than staple and fast foods

‘Some 35 percent’ of the foods we eat [and two-thirds to three-quarters of the crop foods] are derived from flowering plants and trees that depend on pollination by insects. This often-cited percentage is used to stress the importance of bees … Continue reading

Flower biodiversity linked to CCD – bees on fast food are unhealthy, susceptible to pests

Just recently Colony Collapse Disorder was back in the news. Swiss scientists conducted an experiment to look into claims (even) cell phones may have something to do with CCD. They concluded bees don´t like the buzz. Most specialists however agree … Continue reading

Soy-enriched protein blend lowers estrogen and raises testosterone in men

Vegan and vegetarian lifestyles may not be mainstream, other plant protein trends are slowly becoming just that. Depending on definition a majority of people qualifies as a ‘flexitarian’, opting for alternatives to animal protein on a regular basis. Meanwhile industry … Continue reading

Even cell phones may contribute to CCD

Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD) is a textbook example of modern environmental challenges – not because of the potential gravity of pollination declines or an intrinsic fascination we may have for our stingy honey-producing friends – but because it shows ecological … Continue reading

Eat more beans and live longer

In our special series on the unfolding protein crisis, we take a good look at some interesting ‘new proteins’ – and some very old proteins that may witness a renaissance in face of ever-growing nutritional demands. Today that’s beans – … Continue reading

Hemp protein is every bit as good as protein in beans

Hemp protein is no longer an obscure supplement you can only buy over the internet. You’ll find it in high-street shops these days. While nutritional value of hemp protein is not as high as that of soya protein and whey, … Continue reading