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2012-03-14 08:02:36

Scientists are researching ways to help solve health problems by way of Genetically Modified (GM) foods. Blood oranges, for example have been found to help stave off the absorption of fat, helping to reduce the amount of fat absorbed by the body and reducing the severity of obesity. But, blood oranges are not exactly the favorite orange, at least for UK consumers. Scientists are looking at ways to include the beneficial nutrients in blood oranges, called anthocyanins, within GM oranges...

Word of the Day
  • A 'bachelor seal'; a young male seal which is prevented from mating by its herd's older males (mated bulls defending their territory).
This comes from the Russian word for 'bachelors.'