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  • Tick Bites, Meat Allergies, and Chronic Urticaria
    Tick Bites, Meat Allergies, and Chronic Urticaria
    The rising incidence of tick-bite induced meat allergies may account for cases of previously unexplained (“idiopathic”) persistent hives among children.
  • Alpha Gal and the Lone Star Tick
    Alpha Gal and the Lone Star Tick
    Our immune response against a foreign molecule present in animal products may play a role in some allergic, autoimmune, and inflammatory disorders. This reaction is thought to underlie tick bite...
  • Starving Cancer with Methionine Restriction
    Starving Cancer with Methionine Restriction
    Methionine restriction—best achieved through a plant-based diet—may prove to have a major impact on patients with cancer because unlike normal tissues, many human tumors require the amino acid...
  • Bug Appétit: Barriers to Entomophagy
    Bug Appétit: Barriers to Entomophagy
    Consumer acceptance is the main barrier to the consumption of edible insects.
  • Good Grub: The Healthiest Meat
    Good Grub: The Healthiest Meat
    Of all animals, the bodies of insects may have the lowest saturated fat content.
  • Paleolithic Lessons
    Paleolithic Lessons
    An evolutionary argument for a plant-based diet is presented, in contrast to "paleo" fad diets.
  • Is Hydroponic Basil as Healthy?
    Is Hydroponic Basil as Healthy?
    The antioxidant, phytonutrient, and vitamin content of basil grown in water (hydroponic) is compared to basil grown in soil.
  • Maggot Meat Spray
    Maggot Meat Spray
    Given their inherent resistance to food-poisoning bacteria, maggots can be used to create an antibacterial food additive to increase the safety of the meat supply.
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