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‘Strongest link yet’ between nitrates and cancer

By Katy Askew

Researchers from Queen’s University Belfast have uncovered what they describe as the ‘strongest link yet’ between nitrates in processed meat products and cancer risk. However, they also stressed, ‘not all processed meat has the same risk’.

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Cutting carbon footprints: Tax treats not meat?

By Rachel Arthur

Japanese households with higher carbon footprints are also larger consumers of alcohol and confectionery. Researchers therefore suggest that reducing consumption of these items - such as with a carbon tax - could be a way of reducing carbon footprints....

Federal Minister of Food and Agriculture, Julia Klöckner. ©German Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture

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German minister establishes nutrition research hub

By Will Chu

An initiative to pool and strengthen nutrition research in Germany is being spearheaded by the country’s federal minister of food and agriculture, Julia Klöckner.

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