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Health - Agronomy / Food Science - 06.03.2023
More evidence that sugary drinks cause weight gain: Study
A review of dozens of studies from the last decade recently found that sugar-sweetened beverages promote weight gain in children and adults. The review, led by researchers at the University of Toronto and Harvard University, is the largest and most thorough analysis to date of research on sweetened drinks, and overweight and obesity - both of which heighten risks for diabetes, heart disease, some cancers and other diseases.

Environment - Agronomy / Food Science - 03.03.2023
Additive to make slurry more climate-friendly
Additive to make slurry more climate-friendly
Study by the University of Bonn confirms reduction of the greenhouse gas methane by 99 percent Livestock farming produces large quantities of greenhouse gases, especially methane, which is particularly harmful to the climate. Among other things, it escapes during the storage of animal excrement, the slurry.

Environment - Agronomy / Food Science - 28.02.2023
Modelling to protect crops of the future
Modelling to protect crops of the future
International research team shows benefits of adapting barley varieties to climate change Extreme weather events such as heavy rains and flooding triggered by the intensification of the water cycle due to climate change, are increasingly threatening food security. Large collaborative research projects around the world are working to better adapt plant genetics to the climate conditions of current and future barley-growing regions.

Life Sciences - Agronomy / Food Science - 27.02.2023
The Weight of Responsibility: Biomass of Livestock Dwarfs That of Wild Mammals
Wild land mammals weigh less than 10 percent of the combined weight of humans and are outweighed by cattle and other domesticated mammals by a factor of 30 We often think that our world is an infinite realm comprising great plains, jungles and oceans, teeming with wild animals featured in memorable nature shows like the BBC's Planet Earth.

Agronomy / Food Science - Environment - 23.02.2023
War in Ukraine could escalate the global land rush
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Computer Science - Agronomy / Food Science - 23.02.2023
Farming with AI: Optimising pollination for better food production
A new monitoring system developed by Monash researchers uses artificial intelligence (AI) to track bees' movement to help improve pollination and crop yield. The research, published in the International Journal of Computer Vision , involved recording pollinators like honey bees, hover flies, moths, butterflies and wasps, to build a database of over 2000 insect tracks at a commercial strawberry farm in Victoria.

Environment - Agronomy / Food Science - 21.02.2023
A study establishes the appropriate level of irrigation for a more profitable and sustainable almond crop
A study establishes the appropriate level of irrigation for a more profitable and sustainable almond crop
Scientists from the Desertification Research centre (UV-CSIC-GVA) have analysed the irrigation strategies of the almond tree, in order to determine the optimum water levels for this crop. The analysis serves to establish sustainable irrigation protocols under semi-arid conditions such as those found in Spain, the world's second largest producer of almonds.

Social Sciences - Agronomy / Food Science - 20.02.2023
Older men seen as opinion leaders, but women drive real change
Older men seen as opinion leaders, but women drive real change
A new study, which analysed the social networks of agricultural communities on the island of Sulawesi, Indonesia, identified women as the most influential opinion leaders when it came to encouraging others to trial a new farming tool.

Environment - Agronomy / Food Science - 17.02.2023
Clever orchard design for more nuts
Clever orchard design for more nuts
International research team investigates pollination performance in macadamia plantations To reduce biodiversity loss in agricultural landscapes, more sustainable and environmentally friendly agricultural practices are needed. A research team from the Universities of Göttingen and Hohenheim in Germany, and Venda in South Africa, investigated how ecosystem services such as pollination could be improved in macadamia plantations.

Agronomy / Food Science - Innovation - 16.02.2023
Agroscope obtains a patent for its new cheese maturing process
Agroscope obtains a patent for its new cheese maturing process
The European Patent Office has granted Agroscope a patent for its new cheese maturing process. This patent was published - and thus became effective - on January 25, 2023 in the European Patent Bulletin. It will now be registered in some countries. In 2020, Agroscope applied for a patent for its new maturing process, which works as follows: after leaving the salt bath, the cheeses are wrapped in a biodegradable cloth.

Agronomy / Food Science - 16.02.2023
According to a study, the sulphur treatment would reduce the formation of seeds in the Narcodot mandarin
According to a study, the sulphur treatment would reduce the formation of seeds in the Narcodot mandarin
The sulphur treatment would significantly reduce the formation of seeds in the Narcodott's mandarin variety, without affecting the performance and the quality of the fruit. This is the main conclusion of a survey that was carried out by - Universitat de Valencia- and - Universitat Politècnica de València- research staff, with the Serrano Agricultural holdings Company, that was recently published by the -Plus One- journal.

Agronomy / Food Science - Economics - 09.02.2023
Carbon emissions from fertilisers could be reduced by as much as 80% by 2050
Researchers have calculated the carbon footprint for the full life cycle of fertilisers, which are responsible for approximately five percent of total greenhouse gas emissions - the first time this has been accurately quantified - and found that carbon emissions could be reduced to one-fifth of current levels by 2050.

Environment - Agronomy / Food Science - 09.02.2023
Doubling protected lands for biodiversity could require tradeoffs with other land uses
Although more than half the world's countries have committed to protecting at least 30% of land and oceans by 2030 in support of biodiversity, various questions emerge: Where and what type of land should be protected? How will new land protections impact carbon emissions and climate change, or the land needed for energy and food production? As a result, many decision makers are left questioning how to take action around protecting new land as they set their sights on achieving ambitious targets to preserve biodiversity in regions around the globe.

Life Sciences - Agronomy / Food Science - 08.02.2023
Discovery of a protein’s key role in plant metabolism
Publication of the RDP in the journal The Plant Cell on February 8, 2023. Press realease of the INRAE on February 8, 2023. Nitrogen is an essential element for plant growth and therefore agricultural production. Understanding how plants assimilate nitrogen is essential for developing sustainable agriculture using less fertiliser.

Environment - Agronomy / Food Science - 08.02.2023
Extensive global wetlands loss over past 300 years
Extensive global wetlands loss over past 300 years
International research team including Göttingen University investigates extent of drainage and conversion The drainage of natural wetlands has been useful for farming, forestry and peat extraction, but has also had a major impact on greenhouse gas emissions, flood control, nutrient loss and biodiversity.

Environment - Agronomy / Food Science - 01.02.2023
Browsing Herbivores Increase Savanna Resilience to Droughts
Browsing Herbivores Increase Savanna Resilience to Droughts
Biologist Katja Irob from Freie Universität publishes results of a joint study carried out by German and Namibian researchers in the Journal of Applied Ecology Extreme climate events pose an ever-increasing threat to savannas around the world. However, the ability of these mixed woodland-grassland ecosystems to resist periods of drought can be improved with a higher number of browsing herbivores - i.e., animals such as kudus, springboks, and common elands that feed on woody vegetation.

Environment - Agronomy / Food Science - 27.01.2023
Farming more seaweed for food, feed and fuel
Farming more seaweed for food, feed and fuel
A University of Queensland-led study has shown that expanding global seaweed farming could go a long way to addressing the planet's food security, biodiversity loss and climate change challenges. PhD Candidate Scott Spillias , from UQ's School of Earth and Environmental Science , said seaweed offered a sustainable alternative to land-based agricultural expansion to meet the world's growing need for food and materials.

Agronomy / Food Science - 23.01.2023
Meat import ban in Africa hurts local population
Meat import ban in Africa hurts local population
Study by the University of Bonn analyzes effects of European chicken exports to Ghana The EU regularly exports large quantities of poultry meat to West African countries. These exports have been criticized for harming importing countries in West Africa and exacerbating poverty there. The reason: Cheap imports depress the local price of chicken, making life difficult for local smallholders.

Health - Agronomy / Food Science - 17.01.2023
Dietary Exposure to Nitrites Associated with Increased Type 2 Diabetes Risk
In addition to their role in food preservation, nitrites and nitrates give a pink color to ham and other processed meat products. © Adobe Stock More than 15,000 packaged products on the French market currently contain nitrites or nitrates. Although commonly used to ensure better preservation of processed meats (ham, sausages, etc.), the safety of these food additives is the subject of debate.

Environment - Agronomy / Food Science - 17.01.2023
Mixture of crops provide ecological benefits for agricultural landscapes
Mixture of crops provide ecological benefits for agricultural landscapes
Researchers at Göttingen University investigate attractiveness of wheat-bean crop mixtures for pollinating insects There are often too few flowering plants in agricultural landscapes, which is one reason for the decline of pollinating insects. Researchers at the University of Göttingen have now investigated how a mixture of crops of faba beans (broad beans) and wheat affects the number of pollinating insects.