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Environment - Agronomy / Food Science - 03.07.2020
Agroscope Publishes Study on Environmental Impacts of Drinking-Water Initiative
In an in-depth study, Agroscope analysed the possible environmental impacts of implementing the Drinking-Water Initiative. The life-cycle assessment shows that pesticide and nutrient pollution of Swiss water bodies and groundwater could be reduced. In addition, inland biodiversity could be improved slightly.

Health - Agronomy / Food Science - 02.07.2020
Nutrition in the days of COVID
Nutrition in the days of COVID
An interview with Prof. Hans Hauner about COVID-19 and nutritional medicine The current Corona outbreak affects nearly all aspects of medicine and of everyday life in general. In this context, questions about the importance of nutrition arise frequently; these include questions about how the right diet could protect you from contracting a COVID infection or about the influence nutrition could have on the progression of the disease.

Agronomy / Food Science - 25.06.2020
Significant number of Halal meat-eaters might be persuaded to switch to 'stunned' meat, survey suggests
Significant number of Halal meat-eaters might be persuaded to switch to ’stunned’ meat, survey suggests
The UK may need to adopt the New Zealand model, which has done just that, say the researchers from the University of Bristol Vet School.

Agronomy / Food Science - Life Sciences - 09.06.2020
Rewiring plant reproduction for higher seed yields
Rewiring plant reproduction for higher seed yields
Exploiting quirks in plant reproduction could boost yields in two staple crops, sorghum and cowpea, for crop farming communities in sub-Saharan Africa (SA).

Environment - Agronomy / Food Science - 05.06.2020
Analysis: Bangladesh has saved thousands of lives from a devastating cyclone - here’s how
Professor Ilan Kelman and Dr Bayes Ahmed (both UCL Institute for Risk & Disaster Reduction) discuss how Bangladesh's population survives cyclones through extensive messaging and preparation.

Environment - Agronomy / Food Science - 19.05.2020
Staying off the murder hornet hit list
Staying off the murder hornet hit list
Experts from the Stanford-based Natural Capital Project explain the value of wild bees in our agricultural systems, especially in light of the increased risk murder hornets pose to domesticated honey bees.

Agronomy / Food Science - Environment - 05.05.2020
Meat alternatives at the Empa restaurant
Meat alternatives at the Empa restaurant
One Two We is a sustainability program launched by the SV Group and WWF Switzerland. The goal is to reduce CO2 emissions of staff restaurants through sustainable food.

Environment - Agronomy / Food Science - 04.05.2020
John Marzluff explores how farming, food production and wildlife can coexist in new book 'In Search of Meadowlarks'
John Marzluff explores how farming, food production and wildlife can coexist in new book ’In Search of Meadowlarks’
Farming and food production can be made more compatible with bird and wildlife conservation, says University of Washington ornithologist John Marzluff in his latest book.

Economics / Business - Agronomy / Food Science - 29.04.2020

Health - Agronomy / Food Science - 28.04.2020
Eat safe: The takeaway on takeout (and other food)
In the weeks since the safer-at-home ordinance went into effect in Los Angeles, we've had to learn to do a lot of things differently.

Environment - Agronomy / Food Science - 17.04.2020
Greenhouse Gas Emissions From Pittsburgh’s Food System
A first-of-its-kind study by a team of 19 Carnegie Mellon University students has estimated the carbon footprint of the entire food system of Allegheny County.

Economics / Business - Agronomy / Food Science - 01.04.2020

Agronomy / Food Science - 13.02.2020
Pioneering crop monitoring for food security wins Newton Prize
A new way to monitor crop production for global food security developed by scientists at UCL and the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, has won the Newton Prize 2019 Chair's Award.

Health - Agronomy / Food Science - 10.02.2020
Post-Brexit farming should support more fruit and veg to help reduce CVD deaths
Post-Brexit farming should support more fruit and veg to help reduce CVD deaths
Earmarking more land for growing fruits and vegetables after Brexit could help to reduce deaths from cardiovascular disease.

Agronomy / Food Science - Economics / Business - 15.01.2020
Healthy commercial ads don't change teens' desire to eat junk food
Healthy commercial ads don’t change teens’ desire to eat junk food
How teens' brains respond to TV commercials for fast food can predict what they are going to eat for dinner, according to new University of Michigan research.

Agronomy / Food Science - 13.01.2020
Diners want better access to restaurant inspection information
In late 2019, the city of Minneapolis started posting restaurant inspection results online with supporting data from a University of Minnesota School of Public Health study recently published in the Journal of Food Protection.

Life Sciences - Agronomy / Food Science - 09.01.2020
Feeling full happens in the brain as well as the stomach: Sussex professor explains in new podcast
Feeling full happens in the brain as well as the stomach: Sussex professor explains in new podcast
Professor Martin Yeomans ' research is helping food producers address the growing problem of obesity. In the latest episode of Impacted , the University of Sussex podcast series about research for real change, Yeomans explains how sharing his research on satiety with industry helps manufacturers create new food products that satisfy consumers and reduce the risk of overeating.

Environment - Agronomy / Food Science - 20.12.2019

Agronomy / Food Science - Veterinary - 20.12.2019

Agronomy / Food Science - Social Sciences - 17.12.2019

Agronomy / Food Science - 05.12.2019

Agronomy / Food Science - 02.12.2019
Click, click, cook: Online grocery shopping leaves 'food deserts' behind
Click, click, cook: Online grocery shopping leaves ’food deserts’ behind
There's a new path out of the "food desert," and it's as close as the nearest Internet connection.

Agronomy / Food Science - Innovation - 20.11.2019

Agronomy / Food Science - Health - 11.11.2019
Maintain weight and quit smoking to reduce menopausal symptoms
Maintain weight and quit smoking to reduce menopausal symptoms
Maintaining normal weight and quitting smoking before the age of 40 may significantly prevent symptoms such as hot flushes and night sweats in menopausal women, known as vasomotor symptoms (VMS).

Agronomy / Food Science - Life Sciences - 25.10.2019
Veronika Somoza succeeds Thomas Hofmann
Veronika Somoza succeeds Thomas Hofmann
Veronika Somoza will take on her new post as Scientific Director of the Executive Board of the Leibniz-Institute for Food Systems Biology at the Technical University of Munich (Leibniz-LSB@TUM) as of November 1, 2019. She succeeds Prof. Thomas Hofmann, who is leaving the Leibniz-Institute, located in Freising, for his new position as President of the Technical University of Munich (TUM).

Agronomy / Food Science - 23.10.2019
New North American trade deal has minor impacts on textiles, apparel and agriculture
New North American trade deal has minor impacts on textiles, apparel and agriculture
Changes coming to the textiles, apparel and agriculture sectors under the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) are relatively minor, although they reflect somewhat greater protectionism, par

Innovation - Agronomy / Food Science - 11.10.2019

Agronomy / Food Science - Innovation - 08.10.2019

Life Sciences - Agronomy / Food Science - 07.10.2019
University of Sussex is leading on vegan according to animal rights' charity
University of Sussex is leading on vegan according to animal rights’ charity
The University of Sussex has been named one of the most vegan-friendly universities in the country by a leading animal rights' charity.

Life Sciences - Agronomy / Food Science - 30.09.2019
Highly complex genome of the devastating soybean disease Phakopsora pachyrhizi unraveled by a unique consortium of private and public partners
Highly complex genome of the devastating soybean disease Phakopsora pachyrhizi unraveled by a unique consortium of private and public partners
Asian soybean rust caused by the obligate biotrophic fungus Phakopsora pachyrhizi is a critical challenge for soybean growers, especially in Latin America where 192 million metric tons are produced (

Agronomy / Food Science - Event - 19.09.2019
Solutions for the future of nutritional research
Every day, we choose the food we eat and influence our health, whether consciously or not. This link between diet and health is a core concern of nutritional scientists, who met in Bern from 7 to 12 September 2019 for the 16th annual conference of the NuGO nutrigenomics association.

Agronomy / Food Science - 13.09.2019

Agronomy / Food Science - Health - 13.09.2019
Experts warn UK food safety at risk with public softened up for lower standards
There are signs that the government is trying to soften up the public for lower food standards post-Brexit, including imported chlorinated chicken and hormone-treated beef, a new briefing from the Food Research Collaboration has highlighted.

Environment - Agronomy / Food Science - 10.09.2019
Climate protection thanks to agroforestry
Zurich-Reckenholz, 10.09.2019 - Producing food and feed while protecting the climate - is that possible? Yes, and agroforestry is one option, combining agriculture and wood production on the same land.

Agronomy / Food Science - 20.08.2019
10 million new cases of vitamin D deficiency will be prevented by adding vitamin D to wheat flour
Adding vitamin D to wheat flour would prevent 10 million new cases of vitamin D deficiency in England and Wales over the next 90 years, say researchers at the University of Birmingham.

Agronomy / Food Science - 25.07.2019
Phosphorus Recycling: Switzerland as Trailblazer
Phosphorus Recycling: Switzerland as Trailblazer
In Zurich last week, some 200 experts discussed the future of the essential nutrient phosphorus. Without phosphorus, no cell, plant, or animal can function.

Agronomy / Food Science - 15.07.2019
Why urban planners should pay attention to restaurant-review sites
MIT researchers have found that online restaurant data can be used to accurately predict key socioeconomic factors for neighborhoods in China, reports the Xinhua news agency. The researchers found that "in nine Chinese cities, the presence of restaurants could effectively predict a neighborhood's daytime and nighttime population, the number of businesses and overall spending."

Agronomy / Food Science - Music - 11.07.2019
Berkeley Talks transcript: What can be done to protect pollinators
[Music: "Silver Lanyard” by Blue Dot Sessions] Anne Brice: This is Berkeley Talks, a Berkeley News podcast that features full-length lectures and conversations that happen at UC Berkeley.

Social Sciences - Agronomy / Food Science - 08.07.2019
Gut-friendly bush tucker bread takes off in Darwin
A superfood bread roll made with Australian native bush foods and developed by University of Queensland researchers is now on the menu at Qantas Club in Darwin.

Agronomy / Food Science - Environment - 25.06.2019
Grassland Researchers Meet in Zurich
Switzerland is a grassland. The climate and soil provide ideal conditions for grass production, and thus for sustainable milk and meat production, whilst natural conditions are often unfavourable for arable farming. However, grass production too is facing new challenges. Despite extreme weather such as drought, the agricultural sector aims to produce top-quality forage, so that concentrate use can be reduced as much as possible.
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