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Wondered What Food Looked Like Before It was Genetically Modified? Old Paintings Offer Clues
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Wondered What Food Looked Like Before It was Genetically Modified? Old Paintings Offer Clues

Apples and Oranges by Paul Cézanne. For representation. Credits: Wikimedia Commons. Historical paintings suggest that the modern cultivated strawberry emerged only 250 years ago, although archaeological evidence indicates that this fruit has been consumed by humans since the Stone Age. AFP Last Updated: July 17, 2020, 8:17 AM IST While Edouard Manet once called still lifes "the touchstones of painting," a recent study notes that this pictorial tradition also gives valuable insight into how fruits and vegetables have changed over the years. The fruits, vegetables, legumes, grains, nuts and seeds we cook and consume in our daily life al...
COVID-19 Can Last for Several Months
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COVID-19 Can Last for Several Months

For Vonny LeClerc, day one was March 16.Hours after British Prime Minister Boris Johnson instated stringent social-distancing measures to halt the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus, LeClerc, a Glasgow-based journalist, arrived home feeling shivery and flushed. Over the next few days, she developed a cough, chest pain, aching joints, and a prickling sensation on her skin. After a week of bed rest, she started improving. But on day 12, every old symptom returned, amplified and with reinforcements: She spiked an intermittent fever, lost her sense of taste and smell, and struggled to breathe.When I spoke with LeClerc on day 66, she was still experiencing waves of symptoms. “Before this, I was a fit, healthy 32-year-old,” she said. “Now I’ve been reduced to not being a...