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To keep backyard animals safe from cats, offer more meat and play

To keep backyard animals safe from cats, offer more meat and play

Science
Feb. 11 (UPI) -- All grains and no play makes Garfield a hangry boy -- and it turns out, hangry cats are a greater threat to local wildlife. To keep small birds, mammals and reptiles safe from local cats, new research suggests caretakers offer their feline friends a diet rich in meat proteins and plenty of playtime. Advertisement According to the new study, published Thursday in the journal Current Biology, play that mimics the act of hunting is especially helpful in quieting the predatory instincts of domestic cats. "While keeping cats indoors is the only sure-fire way to prevent hunting, some owners are worried about the welfare implications of restricting their cat's outdoor access," study co-author Robbie McDonald said in a news release. "Our study shows that -- using entirely non-in...
New U.S. dietary guidelines emphasize fruit, vegetables, whole grains, lean meat

New U.S. dietary guidelines emphasize fruit, vegetables, whole grains, lean meat

Health
Dec. 29 (UPI) -- New dietary guidelines released Tuesday by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Department of Health and Human Services urge increased consumption of fruits and vegetables, whole grains and lean meat. They also advise people in the United States to reduce salt and saturated fat levels in their diets, officials said. Advertisement However, the Trump administration opted not to adopt new recommendations on alcohol consumption, initially drafted in June, after lobbying from the industry, according to reports. At least initially, the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee, a panel of nutrition experts that advises the USDA and HHS, suggested that the government revise its definition of "moderate drinking" for men down from two drinks per day to one. The definition of mo...
Generation Z isn’t all that into lab-grown meat, according to new study

Generation Z isn’t all that into lab-grown meat, according to new study

Science
Sept. 8 (UPI) -- All kinds of stakeholders, from environmental activists to venture capitalists, are counting on the growth of the cultured meat market. But new research suggests one of the most important consumer cohorts, Generation Z, isn't ready to eat meat grown from animal cells in a lab. The 2 billion people born between 1995 and 2005 are members of Generation Z, and if businesses are to survive longterm, they must market and sell to them. Advertisement For cultured meat companies marketers, members of Generation Z should be an easy sell. New survey results out of Australia suggest young consumers are especially concerned about climate change, sustainability and animal welfare. "Yet most are not ready to accept cultured meat," Diana Bogueva, researcher at the University of Sydney, s...
Tyson Fury: Ukad set to open new investigation into farmer’s meat claims

Tyson Fury: Ukad set to open new investigation into farmer’s meat claims

Sports
UK Anti-Doping is set to investigate a farmer's claim he was told to lie in support of a high-profile case involving world champion Tyson Fury.Fury and his cousin Hughie tested positive for a banned steroid in February 2015, blaming the result on eating uncastrated wild boar.A farmer said he was offered £25,000 to say he sold the meat to 'Team Fury' - but promoter Frank Warren called this claim "a load of rubbish". Ukad has refused to comment.Being found guilty of tampering with the first investigation, which followed those positive tests, could result in an eight-year suspension.Lancashire-based farmer Martin Carefoot provided evidence to a Ukad investigation stating he had supplied the team...
Personalized nutrition could be the next plant-based meat, worth $64 billion by 2040, says UBS

Personalized nutrition could be the next plant-based meat, worth $64 billion by 2040, says UBS

Finance
Nestle Health LabImagine receiving customized nutrition advice based on your personal biologic or genetic profile. That's the "future of food," according to a UBS analyst, who sees diet personalization as the next plant-based meat.Personalized nutrition could generate annual revenues as high as $ 64 billion by 2040, the firm said. Plus, big-name companies such as Apple, Uber and Amazon could benefit from the massive growth opportunity."With heightened health awareness among consumers, yet also more people suffering from ailments which are attributable to poor nutrition, there is growing demand for solutions that can improve individual nutritional choices," said UBS analyst Charles Eden in a note to clients on Tuesday. "Personalised nutrition ... represents a potential such solution."P...