Lettuce grown on board the International Space Station has been deemed ‘safe to eat’ and at least as nutritious as Earth-grown plants. “If we ever want to be self-sustainable in space colonisation, plants will be integral,” NASA’s Gioia Massa tells FoodNavigator.
Efforts to create synthetic replacements for palm oil are likely to require ‘several years’ of development before they are commercially viable, meaning emphasis should be placed in the ‘immediate’ drive to make existing production more sustainable.
Dairy products that are low in saturated fats have shown to provide greater health benefits than conventional high-fat dairy diets. Modifying products through animal nutrition could be a viable future solution.
A recent study raises concerns that maternal exposure to low and no-calorie sweeteners could have adverse health implications for babies – but the findings have been rebutted by the International Sweeteners Association (ISA).