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Diesel fumes baffle bees says study

PARIS, FRANCE: Diesel exhaust fumes alter the flowery smells that guide bees when they forage, potentially sending them off course and putting the food-growing industry at risk, a study said on Thursday (3 October).

5 Oct 2013

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Children of obese women die younger

PARIS, FRANCE: Children born to obese women were 35% more likely to die prematurely in adulthood, according to a study published on Wednesday (14 August) that warned of a growing epidemic.

16 Aug 2013

FRANCE

Apples losing their crunch to global warming

PARIS, FRANCE: Global warming is causing apples to lose some of their crunch but is making them sweeter, a study said on Thursday (15 August).

16 Aug 2013

FRANCE

Want to eat less? Use a red plate

PARIS, FRANCE: British hospitals use red trays in a programme to combat malnutrition, but may have chosen the worst possible colour, according to a study's findings released on Wednesday (26 June) linking the colour of tableware to food enjoyment.

27 Jun 2013

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Too much milk sours French farmers

PARIS, FRANCE: Got milk? Too much, say French dairy farmers caught in a pricing squabble with supermarkets while missing out on the Chinese thirst for imported powdered milk.

24 Apr 2013

FRANCE

Salt may cause autoimmune diseases

PARIS, FRANCE: A high-salt diet may be a risk factor for autoimmune diseases like multiple sclerosis (MS), according to three papers published in the journal Nature on Wednesday (6 March).

7 Mar 2013

FRANCE

Cheese made by pre-historic man

PARIS, FRANCE: Pre-historic Man was already making cheese some 7,000 years ago, using perforated clay pots as strainers, scientists said last week.

16 Dec 2012