Pesticide residues in food have been linked with lower sperm counts and reduced sperm morphology in men's semen in a new study published in the journal Human Reproduction.
Researchers have discovered 30 new types of 'heat-beater' beans, which could prevent production from crashing due to rising temperatures in large swathes of bean-dependent Latin America and Africa.
It seems logical: limit the accessibility of fast-food outlets and fewer people will be obese. The problem is that, as sensible as this sounds, it apparently doesn't work: a fast-food ban in Los Angeles has failed to reduce obesity rates or improve consumers' diets.
Think that diet soft drink will help keep the middle-aged spread at bay? Think again. Despite their name, 'diet' soft drinks have been directly linked to belly fat in older adults.
Research by Roy Morgan has found that Australians' taste for dairy treats changes with age.
'Traffic light' nutrition labels are most effective in helping consumers' self-control, researchers have discovered. Using a brain scanner, researchers found the labels were more effective in helping consumers resist high-calorie foods than purely information-based labels.
The World Health Organization's (WHO's) recommendation that daily sugar intake be less than 5% is "unsubstantiated and unsustainable", according to the Australian Beverages Council.
Meat contains some important nutrients, but it's not essential for a healthy diet. Many people, especially men in Western countries are, on average, eating too much of it. Despite vested interests that wish to maintain this status quo, which prevails in most Western countries, there are very good reasons to curb your meat consumption.
The World Health Organization has released its guidelines on sugar intake - and they're strict. They recommend that sugar be reduced to less than 10% of total energy intake, and they also suggest that a further 5% reduction would provide additional health benefits.
In the United States, chain restaurants with 20 or more locations nationwide are required to post calorie information on menus, with the aim of helping customers make healthier food choices.
When two Swiss pilots set off from Abu Dhabi to make the first ever attempt to fly a solar-powered aircraft around the world, they will be fuelled by specially designed food and drink supplied by Nestlé.
In good news for red wine lovers, researchers have discovered that a compound found in foods such as red grapes, peanuts and red wine may help prevent age-related decline in memory.
The first Australian whole grain database has been developed to provide nutrition practitioners and consumers with information about the types of products containing whole grains in the Australian market and their whole grain content.
Humans are thought to be able to taste five qualities but technological advances combined with sophisticated research means we can now test for more subtle tastes we haven't known about.
Research into the costs and benefits of organic foods is set to become less expensive and invasive, thanks to a new study which is among the first to predict a person's pesticide exposure based on information about their usual diet.