science wire

« BACK

Agronomy/Food Science



Results 251 - 300 of 1495.


Agronomy / Food Science - Health - 07.11.2017
Serving water with school lunches could prevent child, adult obesity
Serving water with school lunches could prevent child, adult obesity
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Encouraging children to drink plain water with their school lunches could prevent more than half a million youths in the U.S. from becoming overweight or obese, and trim the medical costs and indirect societal costs associated with these problems by more than $13 billion, a new study suggests.

Life Sciences - Agronomy / Food Science - 31.10.2017
Flour power to boost food security
Flour power to boost food security
The discovery of genes that determine the yield of flour from wheat could increase milling yield, boosting food security and producing a healthier flour. University of Queensland researchers believe the discovery could increase the amount of flour produced from wheat by as much as 10 per cent. Wheat - the leading temperate climate crop - provides 20 per cent of the total calories and proteins consumed worldwide.

Agronomy / Food Science - Life Sciences - 28.10.2017

Agronomy / Food Science - Health - 27.10.2017
Vegetable intake a serious problem 50 years on
Diet will become the number one modifiable factor for disease and death, overtaking cigarettes, experts warn as Australia reflects on the golden anniversary of dietetics, which started at Sydney.

Agronomy / Food Science - Environment - 25.10.2017
Changing the face of Indian farming
Changing the face of Indian farming
Indian agriculture is expected to feed a growing and increasingly urbanised population. But if everyone wants to move to towns and cities, who is left to farm the land? The farming is left to the older women - the mothers and sometimes the grandmothers.

Agronomy / Food Science - Environment - 24.10.2017

Agronomy / Food Science - Health - 19.10.2017
Reducing salt in restaurant food: Some progress made but more needed
ANN ARBOR-Restaurants are reducing sodium in some newer items on their menus, but when it comes to existing fare and use of sodium overall there has been little change, according to research led by the University of Michigan.

Physics - Agronomy / Food Science - 17.10.2017
'Floating food' invention could start new culinary craze
’Floating food’ invention could start new culinary craze
'Floating food' invention could start new culinary craze Floating food could be the next culinary craze thanks to a new invention that levitates, transports and delivers food and drink directly onto your tongue. Scientists at the University of Sussex have, in collaboration with the University of Bristol, created a contactless food-delivery system that uses ultrasound to float taste sensations from the kitchen to the mouth.

Health - Agronomy / Food Science - 16.10.2017
Research in Nicaragua inspires career path for recent YSPH graduate
Before she even received her diploma, Cara Safon's research was already having an impact. A study that she conducted while still an M.P.H. student at the Yale School of Public Health led to two published peer-reviewed articles on breastfeeding practices in León, Nicaragua.   Safon entered the program knowing she wanted to pursue research on maternal-child health, and began seeking out research opportunities in the field.

Environment - Agronomy / Food Science - 16.10.2017
Now's not the time for
Now’s not the time for "my country first" thinking if we’re to get on with our global problems
Now's not the time for "my country first" thinking if we're to get on with our global problems By Professor Joseph Alcamo The political winds around the world are blowing stronger and stronger towards a "my country first" attitude of protectionism, isolationism and nationalism.

Health - Agronomy / Food Science - 16.10.2017
U. of I. nutrition scientist Sharon Donovan elected to National Academy of Medicine
U. of I. nutrition scientist Sharon Donovan elected to National Academy of Medicine
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Sharon M. Donovan , a professor of nutrition and the Melissa M. Noel Endowed Chair in Nutrition and Health at the University of Illinois , was elected today (Oct.

Agronomy / Food Science - Health - 16.10.2017
3 tips to being supermarket savvy
Food is big business. From paddock to plate and everything in between, Dr Alana Mann discusses the mega industry that is food and how it isn't free from politics in the latest episode of Open for Discussion .

Agronomy / Food Science - 11.10.2017
Street marshal scheme aims to make Brighton safer and quieter at night
Street marshal scheme aims to make Brighton safer and quieter at night
Street marshal scheme aims to make Brighton safer and quieter at night Marshals have taken to the streets of Brighton three nights each week as part of the University of Sussex's Street Wise scheme.

Agronomy / Food Science - Health - 10.10.2017
Tenfold increase in childhood and adolescent obesity in four decades
Tenfold increase in childhood and adolescent obesity in four decades
The world will have more obese children and adolescents than underweight by 2022, according to a new study by Imperial College London and WHO.

Health - Agronomy / Food Science - 10.10.2017
Lift less, gain more
Lift less, gain more
The belief that lifting heavy weights is necessary to build muscles is being challenged by University of Queensland researchers. UQ School of Human Movement and Nutrition Sciences researcher Charlie Davids said resistance training at low loads with blood flow restriction (BFR) has been shown to increase muscle size and strength.

Agronomy / Food Science - Psychology - 06.10.2017
Change behaviors by changing perception of normal
In a study, people ate less meat and conserved more water when they thought those behaviors reflected how society is changing. The findings could point to new ways of encouraging other behavior changes. Whether it be for the environment, one's health or other important causes, convincing people to adopt new or uncommon behaviors can be difficult.

Agronomy / Food Science - 05.10.2017

Agronomy / Food Science - 03.10.2017

Life Sciences - Agronomy / Food Science - 29.09.2017
Having cows put proteins into milk, not waste, is researcher’s goal
The University of Wisconsin-Madison has hired a new investigator to look into the case of the misplaced protein.

Environment - Agronomy / Food Science - 28.09.2017
Imperial start-up helps coffee farmers cope with climate change
Imperial start-up helps coffee farmers cope with climate change
An Imperial start-up is helping farmers in the tropics boost their crops in the face of climate change.

Agronomy / Food Science - Life Sciences - 27.09.2017
New food and agriculture not as we know it
The National Farmers' Federation launched the Sydney Institute of Agriculture with director Professor Alex McBratney, calling for a New Agriculture to address noble and global challenges while giving consumers what they want.

Agronomy / Food Science - Health - 25.09.2017
Researchers explore prominence of weight and race in Super Bowl ads
Thin is not always in when it comes to promoting food, drink, and other products during The Big Game, according to a new Yale study that examines weight and race in Super Bowl advertisements.

Agronomy / Food Science - Health - 20.09.2017
New network will pool nutrition expertise to tackle global health problems
New network will pool nutrition expertise to tackle global health problems
Keeping the growing global population healthy means not only boosting food production, but balancing our nutritional needs in line with our health.

Sport - Agronomy / Food Science - 20.09.2017

Health - Agronomy / Food Science - 18.09.2017
Yale experts explain what parents should know about pediatric obesity
Contrary to what many people think, childhood obesity  doesn't just happen if a child eats too much and exercises too little.

Life Sciences - Agronomy / Food Science - 15.09.2017
Research to help boost food production to feed the world
ANU will help to boost food production to feed a rapidly growing world population as part of a major international research collaboration supported by tens of millions of dollars in new funding.

Agronomy / Food Science - Life Sciences - 15.09.2017
The time is ripe to transform agriculture and feed the world
The time is ripe to transform agriculture and feed the world
Dr Elizabete Carmo-Silva and Professor Martin Parry are part of the multinational team carrying out transformative work to increase yields of food crops for farmers worldwide through Realizing Increa

Agronomy / Food Science - 15.09.2017
Sleep routine used to shape training for rugby league athletes
Sleep routine used to shape training for rugby league athletes
Junior rugby league players go to bed later than their senior counterparts and are therefore at risk of burning the candle at both ends if this isn't considered in their routine. PhD student Johnpaul Caia from The University of Queensland's School of Human Movement and Nutrition Sciences has been comparing the sleep patterns of junior and senior Brisbane Broncos, with a view to high performance implications.

Astronomy / Space Science - Agronomy / Food Science - 14.09.2017
Diet tracker in space
Diet tracker in space
Whether you are on a diet or just want to be healthier, you might be one of those millions of people around the planet who use a mobile app to track everything you eat.

Agronomy / Food Science - 05.09.2017
Combating Japanese Beetles with Fungi
Zurich-Reckenholz, 05.09.2017 - In June of this year, the Japanese beetle (Popillia japonica) was detected for the first time in Switzerland, in the canton of Ticino. Considered to be a quarantine pest, it is subject to obligatory control. Agroscope researchers are testing whether this quarantine pest can be controlled with fungi that are effective against May and June beetles.

Life Sciences - Agronomy / Food Science - 01.09.2017
Partnership reinforces UQ Gatton as Australian animal and agriculture research hub
Global US food and animal safety company Neogen Corporation is establishing an animal genomics facility at The University of Queensland Gatton campus in a move that will reinforce UQ's capacity to support the livestock industry and animal breeders.

Environment - Agronomy / Food Science - 30.08.2017
Extreme droughts projected to increase in Jordan
Jordan is among the world's most water-poor nations, and a new, comprehensive analysis of regional drought and land-use changes in upstream Syria suggests the conditions could get significantly worse.

Health - Agronomy / Food Science - 30.08.2017
5 evidence-based tips for healthy weight loss
Are we dieting ourselves fat? Dr Nick Fuller, one of Australia's leading obesity researchers, explains why 'diet' has become a dirty word and offers his top tips for healthy weight loss.

Agronomy / Food Science - Health - 28.08.2017
Is ’Big Sugar’ making us sick?
Mary Poppins said "a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down" but adding too much of the sweet stuff is contributing to poor health, says Dr Becky Freeman in this Open for Discussion podcast.

Agronomy / Food Science - 28.08.2017
Size matters when innovating dairy products
Size matters when innovating dairy products
Imagine low-fat cream that's easier to whip, cold butter that's more spreadable, and dairy cream powders that can be tailored for a range of products from milk to cheese to yoghurts.

Agronomy / Food Science - 24.08.2017
Tef benefits from further research funding
Tef benefits from further research funding
Media releases, information for representatives of the media Media Relations (E) Tef is Ethiopia's most important staple food crop.

Administration - Agronomy / Food Science - 23.08.2017
Smashing the avocado production bottleneck
Smashing the avocado production bottleneck
A method of supplying 500 times more avocado plants to industry than is currently possible has been invented by University of Queensland researchers.

Event - Agronomy / Food Science - 09.08.2017

Agronomy / Food Science - Health - 04.08.2017
Institute focuses on global nutrition policy impact
Cornell's Division of Nutrition is hosting the 4th annual WHO/Cochrane/Cornell University Summer Institute for Systematic Reviews in Nutrition for Global Policy Making July 24 to Aug.

Environment - Agronomy / Food Science - 03.08.2017
Dramatic changes needed in farming practices to keep pace with climate change
Dramatic changes needed in farming practices to keep pace with climate change
Major changes in agricultural practices will be required to offset increases in nutrient losses due to climate change, according to research published by a Lancaster University-led team. To combat repeated, damaging storm events, which strip agricultural land of soil and nutrients, farmers are already adopting measures to conserve these assets where they are needed.

Agronomy / Food Science - 03.08.2017
Cornell trains gender-responsive researchers in Africa
From left, Maria Nassuna-Musoke, Peace Musiimenta and Margaret Mangheni, all from Makerere University, look at wheat growing in the Ithaca Community Gardens with Devon Jenkins, GREAT project support specialist in IP-CALS, during a recent visit to Cornell.

Agronomy / Food Science - 30.07.2017

Life Sciences - Agronomy / Food Science - 26.07.2017
Huge stinky corpse flower to bloom - outdoors
How does a giant, foul-smelling plant from the tropics fare in an outdoor garden in New York? We will soon find out.

Agronomy / Food Science - 26.07.2017
Say cheese: Cornell lifts New York cheese market
Step into your local supermarket and chances are the cheese section looks vastly different than it did just a few years ago.

History / Archeology - Agronomy / Food Science - 24.07.2017
Archaeology shows there's more to millet than birdseed
Archaeology shows there’s more to millet than birdseed
Archaeological research shows that our prehistoric ancestors built resilience into their food supply.

Health - Agronomy / Food Science - 20.07.2017
Millennial challenge for the Mediterranean diet
Millennial challenge for the Mediterranean diet
A leading advocate of the Mediterranean diet will discuss challenges for the diet's uptake amongst millennials at the University of Queensland-hosted TropAg conference.

Agronomy / Food Science - 18.07.2017
Pomologist Chester Forshey dies at 92
Chester "Chick" Forshey, professor emeritus of pomology, died May 7 at the age of 92. Forshey, who held a bachelor's degree in horticulture and a Ph.D.

Chemistry - Agronomy / Food Science - 18.07.2017
Heritage and ancient grain project feeds a growing demand
After a century of markets dominated by a few types of wheat and white flour, ancient and heritage wheat varieties are making a comeback.

Life Sciences - Agronomy / Food Science - 18.07.2017
One amino acid, a whale of a difference
ANN ARBOR'A single amino-acid variation in a key receptor in whales may help explain why some species of cetaceans evolved sleek, muscular bodies to hunt fish and seals, while others grow to massive sizes by filter-feeding on large volumes of plankton, an international research team has found.