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The DNA diet: How knowing your genes can help you fit into your jeans

“One man’s food is another man’s poison.” – Lucretius (99-55 B.C.) Most people have this basic understanding of genetics: You inherit genes from your parents, and their DNA combines to create your unique genetic makeup. This can include more obvious traits such as eye color and height but also more complex traits that may involve…MORE

This southern city is fighting food deserts with a forest of free produce

Among the heavily trafficked streets of Atlanta, a massive urban food forest is growing to provide fresh produce for the public. But what exactly is a food forest? In the fight against food deserts — low income areas that lack access to fresh, whole foods — a food forest is a public space in the…MORE

DEEP PURPLE Honored With IVOR NOVELLO ‘International Achievement’ Award

The Mark II lineup of DEEP PURPLE was honored with the “International Achievement” award at 2019 Ivor Novello songwriting awards, which was held Thursday night (May 23) at Grosvenor House in London, England. Singer Ian Gillan, bassist Roger Glover and drummer Ian Paice attended the ceremony and picked up the award, a solid bronze sculpture…MORE

Jayme Closs’ kidnapper will be sentenced today, and her family will be there

Jayme Closs’ relatives spent three months agonizing over the Wisconsin teenager’s whereabouts before she escaped from the man who’d gunned down her parents and imprisoned her in a remote cabin. On Friday, they’ll spend a few hours facing Jake Patterson one more time in a courtroom, as he’s sentenced for killing Jayme’s parents and kidnapping…MORE

Food expiration labels are confusing. The FDA wants to change that

Americans have struggled with the many food labels and their meanings for years. Sell by, best by and best if used by — what are the differences? Now, the Food and Drug Administration wants to make it a little easier. In a new guidance issued Thursday, it urged the industry to streamline food labels into…MORE

Oil watch; Huawei bargain; Theresa May quits

1. Oil watch: Investors will be keeping a close eye on oil Friday after it suffered its worst day since Christmas Eve on Thursday. After starting the day above $61, US oil prices nosedived nearly 6% to a 10-week low of $57.91 a barrel. Chevron and ExxonMobil fell 2%, while oil drillers like Hess plunged…MORE

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