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Oct 13, 2019

The Mitochondria are the power stations of every cell in our body, turning the food we eat into energy

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, food, life extension

Unfortunately, as we age they begin to breakdown due to damage.

MitoSENS project aims to reverse that damage with the goal of preventing age-related ill health. In their first study, they managed to show that allotopic expression of two mtDNA genes from the nucleus could bring back several functions in a patient cell line.

MitoSENS team is currently running a crowdfunding campaign on Lifespan.io to collect money for the next crucial step of this project. Scientists want to investigate if functional backup copies of mitochondrial DNA genes in the nucleus can replace their mutated counterparts in live animals, and if this could rescue mitochondrial function.

Oct 12, 2019

USA’s First “Pick-Your-Own Hemp” Field Opens in Maine

Posted by in categories: food, neuroscience, sustainability

Customers can trim branches for $35 a pound or cut down the whole plant (like a Christmas tree) for $25 a pound. In a video of the field’s grand opening, a customer buys a 15-pound plant for almost $400.

That may sound pricey, but considering you’re lucky to find most refined hemp products for $25 an ounce, it’s a bargain, according to the farm’s customers, who tell the local newspaper, they’ll be using the plant’s flowers to make CBD oil, lotions and tinctures for pain, anxiety, depression and insomnia.


Instead of conventional row crops, they now grow one of the most lucrative plants on the planet.

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Oct 11, 2019

Lab-grown meat could be on store shelves by 2022, thanks to Future Meat Technologies

Posted by in categories: food, sustainability

Are consumers ready for meat grown in a lab?

Companies like Memphis Meats, Aleph Farms, Higher Steaks, Mosa Meat and Meatable are all trying to bring to supermarkets around the world meat made from cultivated animal cells, but the problem has always been the cost.

Now, Future Meat Technologies has raised $14 million in new financing to build its first pilot manufacturing facilities to bring the cost of production of a cell-made steak down to $10 per pound — or $4 if the meat is combined with plant-based meat substitutes.

Oct 10, 2019

7 Foods That Will Naturally Increase NAD+ and Restore Your Youth

Posted by in categories: food, life extension

Modern research and technology have completed the quest of Juan Ponce de Leon. We have found the fountain of youth. Instead of some remote island, it is everywhere around us in the food that we eat and the beverages we drink. A variety of edibles have been indicated above. They all contain the youth restoring chemical known as NAD+. Including them in your diet is one of the best health decisions you can make today.

Oct 9, 2019

Drought-Proof ‘Cooling Houses’ Use Saltwater and Cardboard to Grow Tons of Healthy Produce in the Desert

Posted by in category: food

Just ten square miles of these plantations could produce enough crops and vegetables to feed a country of four million people.

Oct 8, 2019

Astronauts Just Grew Meat in Space for the First Time

Posted by in categories: food, space

And the experiment could help end hunger here on Earth.

Oct 8, 2019

Here’s How We Could Feed a Million People on Mars

Posted by in categories: food, space, sustainability

If we want to colonize Mars, we’re going to need to figure out a way to feed ourselves there, and continuously sending food to the Red Planet isn’t a sustainable plan.

But now, a team of researchers thinks it’s figured out a way to produce enough food on Mars to feed a million people — and they say their plan to make Martian colonists self-sufficient would take just a hundred years to implement.

Oct 7, 2019

Globally, farmland is becoming more scarce

Posted by in category: food

That’s why this tech company has turned to growing food out of thin air.

Oct 7, 2019

Want to live a healthier, longer life? Try taking more prebiotics — also, don’t eat sometimes

Posted by in categories: food, life extension

In this video, bestselling author Dave Asprey explains.

Oct 6, 2019

Gut Reaction Pt. 2 | Gut Health, Bacteria and Food

Posted by in categories: food, health

Could our food be making us sick – very sick?

In the second episode of this two-part special, Dr Graham Phillips reveals new research about the interplay between food and the bacteria deep within our guts.

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