Reported yesterday on the website of the UK newspaper The Guardian, it would seem that the Europeans MEPS have only narrowly voted against banning phosphates in our food. Phosphates are used in kebab meat to apparently keep the meat juicy, but are they bad for our health?
Our beloved bananas are under threat from a fungus that attacks the roots of the plant causing the plants to wilt. But finally scientists have given the banana plant something to make it resistant to this “Panama disease”, a resistance gene from a wild banana.
Friendly bacteria, we hear a lot about them in adverts that try to convince us we should drink liquids that are full of them to help improve our gut health. But, as tasty as these drinks are, is this really the best way to improve gut health?