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A magic mushroom compound shows promise as a treatment for depression in a major study

LONDON, Nov. 2 (Reuters) – (This story was rewritten on Nov. 2 to show that J&J’s antidepressants are based on a ketamine derivative.) The key psychoactive ingredient found in magic mushrooms can significantly reduce symptoms of hard-to-treat depression, according to data from the largest-ever clinical trial testing the closely controlled compound. The medium study, conducted …

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Analysis: Scientists look to solve the ozone threat to Africa’s food security

ABERGUINGREEN, Wales (Reuters) – Botanist Felicity Hayes inspects her crops in one of eight small domed greenhouses in the hills of Wales. Spring planted peas and papayas are green and green leaves, and soon bear fruit. In a nearby greenhouse, those same plants look sick and stunted. Pigeon peas are yellow aged with patterned leaves. …

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Carlsberg unit in Poland could stop production; Carbon dioxide shortage threatens the food industry

A picture of the Carlsberg beer logo is seen at the entrance to a bar in Brussels, Belgium on March 10, 2016. REUTERS/Yves Hermann Register now to get free unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Gdansk (Reuters) – Danish brewery Carlsberg (CARLb.CO) in Poland may cut or halt beer production due to a lack of carbon …

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