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Health - Agronomy / Food Science - 16.08.2022
Researchers developing new methods for controlling deadly honeybee parasites
Researchers developing new methods for controlling deadly honeybee parasites
A new chemical compound under development at Simon Fraser University could give beekeepers an edge in the fight against varroa mites, a deadly parasite that affects honeybees. At her apiary in South Surrey, SFU Chemistry professor Erika Plettner is in the third year of field trials of a new treatment for managing these pests, which have become a serious problem for beekeepers around the world.

Agronomy / Food Science - 15.08.2022
Policy modelling - still a lot to gain
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Agronomy / Food Science - 09.08.2022
How artificial intelligence can make our food safer
How artificial intelligence can make our food safer
Food recalls could be a thing of the past if artificial intelligence (AI) is utilized in food production, according to a recent study from UBC and the University of Guelph. The average cost of a food recall due to bacterial or microbial contamination, like E. coli , is US$10 million according to study co-author Dr. Rickey Yada (he/him) , a professor and the dean of the UBC faculty of land and food systems.

Agronomy / Food Science - 08.08.2022
'Dream' discovery to help breed more water-efficient crops
’Dream’ discovery to help breed more water-efficient crops
Scientists from The Australian National University (ANU) and James Cook University (JCU) have identified an "exquisite" natural mechanism that helps plants limit their water loss with little effect on carbon dioxide (CO2) intake - an essential process for photosynthesis, plant growth and crop yield.

Agronomy / Food Science - Life Sciences - 03.08.2022
Utilizing substantial genetic potential for higher yields
The disruptions in global trading markets resulting from the war in Ukraine, among other causes, have focused public attention on the issue of securing a sufficient supply of high-quality foods for the global population. Researchers at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) are searching for modern methods to boost global harvests and thus to ensure global food security.

Environment - Agronomy / Food Science - 29.07.2022
Plant-based meat ’healthier and more sustainable than animal products’ - new study
A new review from Dr Chris Bryant focuses on the health and environmental benefits of plant-based products, as well as consumer attitudes. Plant-based dietary alternatives to animal products are better for the environment and for human health when compared with the animal products they are designed to replace, say the authors of a new study.

Environment - Agronomy / Food Science - 15.07.2022
Urban agriculture can promote bee communities in tropical megacities
Urban agriculture can promote bee communities in tropical megacities
Research team led by Gttingen University compares biodiversity across rural and urban landscapes Urbanization is a primary threat to biodiversity. However, scientists know little about how urbanization affects biodiversity and ecosystem services in tropical regions of the Global South.

Environment - Agronomy / Food Science - 13.07.2022
Using compost instead of nitrogen as fertilizer in Canada can slow global warming
Using compost instead of nitrogen as fertilizer in Canada can slow global warming
Greenhouse gas production is significantly less when biobased residues like compost replaces widely used nitrogen fertilizer during spring freeze-thaw events in cold temperate regions. A new study led from the University of Waterloo discovered greenhouse gas production is significantly less when biobased residues like compost replaces widely used nitrogen fertilizer during spring freeze-thaw events in cold temperate regions.

Health - Agronomy / Food Science - 11.07.2022
Consumption of extra virgin olive oil during pregnancy increases the level of antioxidants in breast milk and in infants
Consumption of extra virgin olive oil during pregnancy increases the level of antioxidants in breast milk and in infants
The consumption of extra virgin olive oil (EVOO) —a product with widely known benefits for our health— increases the level of phenolic compounds in breast milk and can cross the placental barrier, reaching the descendant. This has been stated in a study carried out by a team of the Faculty of Pharmacy and Food Sciences , the UB Institute for Research on Nutrition and Food Safety (INSA-UB ) and the Physiopathology of Obesity and Nutrition Networking Biomedical Research Centre ( CIBEROBN ).

Agronomy / Food Science - Life Sciences - 08.07.2022
Key to global food security?
Key to global food security?
International research team investigates genetic yield gaps in wheat Exploiting the genetic yield gap in wheat could significantly improve global food security. This is one of the key findings of an international study on yield gaps in wheat, in which the University of Gttingen was involved. The study, which uses a novel process-based modeling approach, also suggests that global wheat production could be doubled if wheat genotypes were better adapted to their target environment.

Health - Agronomy / Food Science - 08.07.2022
Food insecurity amid the COVID-19 pandemic
The pandemic has exacerbated food insecurity concerns while also interrupting critical data gathering efforts to assess food insecurity in vulnerable populations Even before the COVID-19 pandemic disrupted food supplies, health systems, and global nutrition programs, 800 million around the world were undernourished (supplied with less than the minimum amount of the nutrients or foods essential for sound health and growth).

Life Sciences - Agronomy / Food Science - 06.07.2022
Photorhabdus luminescens - a true all-rounder: Insect pathogenic bacterium also helps to combat fungal infestation
Photorhabdus luminescens - a true all-rounder: Insect pathogenic bacterium also helps to combat fungal infestation
Using beneficial microorganisms in plant protection not only as bioinsecticides but also as biofungicides could make agriculture more sustainable and improve food security Future food shortages are expected to become exacerbated in many parts of the world. With this in view, sustainable biological techniques are being explored that could increase the yield of cereals and other food crops and which, unlike the use of chemical pesticides, are environmentally compatible.

Agronomy / Food Science - Economics - 30.06.2022
Happy at work, local farmers?
Happy at work, local farmers?
Study shows that the more producers sell directly to consumers, the more they enjoy their work and the more economically satisfied they are A major Leger survey has already revealed that dentists and hairdressers are among the happiest workers in Quebec. What about farmers? Sometimes they are really happy, for example in terms of recognition in society, sometimes it is very difficult in terms of remuneration.

History / Archeology - Agronomy / Food Science - 28.06.2022
An Age-Old Story: Farmers against Pests
An Age-Old Story: Farmers against Pests
As early as the Neolithic period, pests posed a threat to agricultural yields, as shown by the remains of mice and insects found in prehistoric wells by a Basel-led archaeological research team. However, there are also indications that people knew how to defend against these pests - for example, by switching to less vulnerable kinds of grain.

Environment - Agronomy / Food Science - 28.06.2022
Grassland bird food supply could be under threat from pesticides
Researchers have found 129 different pesticides on 23 cattle farms in Gelderland that likely have a negative impact on grassland birds. The Buijs Agro-services and WECF Nederland research agencies published a report on this in 2019, and have recently extended this research in collaboration with Radboud scientists, publishing their results in the journal Science of the Total Environment.

Agronomy / Food Science - 24.06.2022
Intensive farming may actually reduce risk of pandemics, experts argue
Intensive farming may actually reduce risk of pandemics, experts argue
Scientists evaluate the evidence that intensive livestock farming is causing pandemics, and find that intensive farming could actually reduce the risk of future pandemics compared to 'free range' farming. Those calling for a move away from intensive farming often fail to consider the counterfactual Harriet Bartlett In the wake of COVID-19, many have pointed to modern industrial farms with tightly-packed livestock as potential hothouses for further pandemics caused by "zoonotic" diseases: those transmitted from animals to humans.

Environment - Agronomy / Food Science - 16.06.2022
Responses to climate change: Carefully weigh up the consequences for water bodies
Responses to climate change: Carefully weigh up the consequences for water bodies
It is no secret that climate change has a serious impact on the quality and ecology of aquatic environments. Researchers at Eawag have revealed that human responses to climate change are just as impactful on our water systems - for example, in the areas of agriculture and hydropower. When thermometers in California recorded scorching temperatures in the summer of 2000, even the salmon in Klamath River felt the effects.

History / Archeology - Agronomy / Food Science - 06.06.2022
Chickens for life not just for dinner
Chickens were introduced to Britain, mainland Europe, and Northern Africa later than previously thought, and were primarily regarded as exotica not food, new research suggests. The study, led by Cardiff University and published in the journal Antiquity is one of two papers published today which together, transform our understanding of how humans' relationship with the popular poultry has evolved over time.

Agronomy / Food Science - Innovation - 03.06.2022
Saving Resources with Precision Agriculture
Saving Resources with Precision Agriculture
Developing Sustainable Agriculture and Saving Resources with New Measurement Techniques Using smart sensor and measurement techniques to make farming more efficient and sustainable is the goal of a team of researchers at TUM. The core idea of precision agriculture is simple: The more farmers know about soil conditions, the weather, and plants and animals, the better they can adapt their decisions to the circumstances.

Agronomy / Food Science - Materials Science - 02.06.2022
Avatar against food waste
Avatar against food waste
Around one third of all food worldwide ends up in the trash bin instead of on our plate. With the help of digital twins, researchers at Empa and Stellenbosch University are now aiming to reduce food waste, for example in the case of citrus fruits, along the production and supply chains. The hygrothermal measurement data needed to improve the shelf life of oranges and the like would actually be available.