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Finding right omega 3 and 6 ratio is key to protecting cell membranes

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Finding right omega 3 and 6 ratio is key to protecting cell membranes

By Paul Benhaim, chief executive of Elixinol and Hemp Foods Australia

While many people are eager to rid themselves of as much fat as possible, there is still one part of the body really should contain a large quantity of it. Indeed, over 60% of the dry weight of the brain is made up of fats. 

Hemp is a potent source of fatty acids, says Paul Benhaim

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Will hemp replace fish as the king of omega-3?

By Paul Benhaim, chief executive of Hemp Foods Australia and Elixinol

As decades of unjustified prohibition and persecution continue to lose their grip, hemp is rapidly regaining the popularity it held for millennia as a primary and sustainable source of life's necessities — including omega-3 and 6 fatty acids.

Malaysians still bugged about eating insects

Southeast Asia

Malaysians still bugged about eating insects

By Rei Rengsen Siew Lin

Many Southeast Asians might wonder what all the fuss is all about as the insect ingredient industry looks at ways to make dietary bugs more enticing to Western consumers. 

Diabetes expert: Rice is obese Malaysia's most dangerous junk food

Malaysia

Diabetes expert: Rice is obese Malaysia's most dangerous junk food

By Rei Rengsen Siew Lin

The causes behind the rise in obesity and diabetes in Asia’s most overweight country, Malaysia, are very different to those in the Western world, according to one of the Southeast Asian country’s leading endocrinologists.

China’s krill market opening up to newcomers

China’s krill market opening up to newcomers

By RJ Whitehead

Canadian biotechnology company Neptune has followed its krill supply rivals Aker Biomarine in receiving New Food Raw Material certification in China, which allows the companies to sell their krill oil nutraceutical products in the county.

Oz government should provide more support for complementary medicine

Oz government should provide more support for complementary medicine

By RJ Whitehead

According to Australia’s Complementary Healthcare Council, 2014 will put an ever-increasing burden of chronic health problems on the country’s healthcare system. As a result, the body is urging the government increase prominence for complementary medicines...

The vandalised golden rice field site showing uprooted and trampled plants.

Is GM rice’s future golden?

By Annie-Rose Harrison-Dunn

A recent attack on a GM golden rice trial field in the Philippines has raised questions about the future of the project in the country and beyond.

India must accept that traditional foods aren't necessarily the safest

Subcontinent tastes

India must accept that traditional foods aren't necessarily the safest

By Dr Carrie Ruxton PhD, registered dietitian, Scotland

In the first article in a new a series examining Indian diets and health, a British dietitian urges India not to make the same mistakes that were made in her country, but instead safeguard the health of future generations.

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