Category: Today

Events, findings, discoveries, common people, scientists and facts that shaped the science of nutrition – and still influence our nutrition and the nutrition of global population.
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15 January

  2015 – The USDA approved the sale and planting of Monsanto’s genetically engineered dicamba tolerant soybeans and cotton. Dicamba is a broad spectrum herbicide, which is absorbed through leaves and enters all parts of the plants causing disruptions of balance in hormones needed for cell division, respiration and protein...

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22 January

  1865 – Wilbur Lincoln Scoville was born (22. January 1865. – 10 March 1942.), the American pharmacist devised a scale to standardize the intensity (spicy heat) of hot peppers, especially chili peppers. The scale was invented in 1912. and bears his name. back to calendar  

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26 January

  1904 – Ancel Benjamin Keys was born, American physiologist and nutritionist, is considered one of the most important scientists who contributed to modern epidemiologic study of cardiovascular disease. His name is closely associated with the American soldiers diet and the Mediterranean diet. back to calendar

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27 January

  1970 – James M. Schlatter from G. D. Searle & Co. received a patent for “Peptide Sweetening Agents” (U.S. No. 3,492,131), an invention which led to the marketing of aspartame under the name NutraSweet. Schlatter accidentally discovered the compound when picking up a paper, he had licked his finger....

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2 February

  1939 – Mary-Dell Chilton was born. American gene scientist, was a researcher at Washington University, the founder and Distinguished Fellows of Syngenta Biotechnology where she still works today. In June 2013 Montagu become World Food Prize laureate with Robert Fraley (Monsanto) and Mary-Dell Chilton (Syngenta), as stated by the...

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28 February

  2013 – The German Bundestag voted that the right to water is not a human right! Liberal capitalism destroyed another civilisation achievement when most German representatives raised their hands for the law that rejected the right to water from the list of the basic human rights. The right to water...

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15 March

  The consumer movement led by Consumers International marks 15 March every year as the World Consumer Rights Day.   2005 – The Consumers International celebrated the “World Consumer Rights Day” with the theme “No to GMOs”, and proclaimed 2005 the year against GMOs because the vast majority of world...

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20 March

  1985 – The “Great American Meatout” was launched on this day as a spontaneous protest against a US Senate resolution declaring the National Meat Week. Since then, the movement grew into one of the biggest spontaneous education campaigns. The first day of spring, March 20, symbolizes renewal and an...

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31 March

  1978 – Charles Herbert Best died (born February 27, 1899.), the US-Canadian physiologist studied pancreatic extract and the related hormone insulin along with dr. Frederick Banting. After their discovery diabetes started to be treated with insulin. In 1923. Banting only received the Nobel Prize for the discovery of insulin,...

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2 April

  1953 – The journal Nature published a paper by Francis Crick and James Watson, which were the first scientists to describe the double-stranded DNA molecule. back to calendar  

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5 April

  2014 – Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev announced that the country will not import american GM products: “If the Americans like to eat GMO products, let them eat it then. We don’t need to do that; we have enough space and opportunities to produce organic food.” Medvedev ordered widespread...

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22 April

  On April 22 we celebrate “Earth Day“. Peace activist John McConnel introduced the idea of celebrating Earth Day in 1969 during a UNESCO conference. The UN started to celebrate Earth Day in 1992. At the suggestion of the Bolivian government in 2009 the General Assembly of the United Nations...

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25 April

  2014 – Dallas City Council members decided to end the fluoridation of the city’s water supply. The decision was made after months of regular visits by activists to city council meetings. Dallas will be stopping fluoridation after five decades, the practice has been used to counter tooth decay, but...

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5 May

  1936 – A patent for the bottle with a screw cap with a pour lip was granted to the american inventor Edward Ravenscroft. back to calendar