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Environment - Agronomy / Food Science - 19.04.2017
Shale gas threat to forests can be eased by consolidating infrastructure
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. Fragmentation of ecologically important core forests within the northern Appalachians - driven by pipeline and access road construction - is the major threat posed by shale-gas development, according to researchers, who recommend a change in infrastructure-siting policies to head off loss of this critical habitat.

Health - Agronomy / Food Science - 12.04.2017
On-the-range detection technology could corral bovine TB
On-the-range detection technology could corral bovine TB
The idea for the bovine application evolved from discussions between Lab researchers and scientists at the New Mexico health laboratory. 'We have validated the assay in cows that were positive controls of a vaccination study done at the US Department of Agriculture, tested at different time points during the course of infection.

Agronomy / Food Science - Law - 07.04.2017
Confusing food labels are about to get a lot simpler
Confusing food labels are about to get a lot simpler
Pop quiz: What's the difference between "best by," "sell by" or "expires on"' If you're not sure, you aren't alone.

Environment - Agronomy / Food Science - 06.04.2017
Survey details impact of 2016 drought on New York farming
A survey of more than 200 New York farmers late last summer - during the worst drought in two generations - found that more than 70 percent of unirrigated, rain-fed field crops and pasture acreage ha

Health - Agronomy / Food Science - 05.04.2017
Attention to common risk factors can impact disability rates
ANN ARBOR?Reducing or eliminating five common risk factors could decrease the prevalence of disability across the United States, according to research led by the University of Michigan. The percentage of people with disabilities in the U.S. declined steadily during the 1980s and '90s but has since plateaued.

Environment - Agronomy / Food Science - 04.04.2017
Avoiding deforestation as agriculture expands into Africa
Avoiding deforestation as agriculture expands into Africa
Multinational companies are increasingly looking to Africa to expand production of in-demand commodity crops such as soy and oil palm.

Health - Agronomy / Food Science - 04.04.2017
Women with healthy BMI may have higher risk of breast cancer
Women with a healthy body mass index (BMI) may be at risk of developing breast cancer because of enlarged fat cells in their breast tissue that trigger an inflammatory process, according to a new study from Weill Cornell Medicine and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center researchers.

Life Sciences - Agronomy / Food Science - 03.04.2017
Draft sequence of the rye genome
Draft sequence of the rye genome
Research news A team of German plant researchers from the Technical University of Munich (TUM) and from the Leibniz-Institute of Plant Genetics and Crop Plant Research in Gatersleben (IPK) reports on a whole-genome draft sequence of rye.

Environment - Agronomy / Food Science - 30.03.2017
Set strawberry alarm clock for post-apple bloom
Growers who time their strawberries to bloom just after apples do, can reap a better harvest, according to new research.

Agronomy / Food Science - 29.03.2017
‘With or without EU’ - priorities for the UK’s four trading nations post Brexit
'With or without EU' - priorities for the UK's four trading nations post Brexit If the UK leaves the EU without a trade deal, the effects across regions will be quite different and this should therefore influence our trading priorities, new analysis shows.

Life Sciences - Agronomy / Food Science - 29.03.2017
Researchers look for genetic clues to help grapes survive cold
Months before northern vineyards burst into their lush summer peak, the delicate grape buds holding the nascent fruit in its tiny core must first withstand the freezing onslaught of winter.

Agronomy / Food Science - Economics / Business - 29.03.2017
’Meat and Greet’ fair brings farmers to local tables
Paul Batz, right, owner of Ox Creek Farm in Canandaigua, New York, greets potential customers at the 2017 Meat & Greet Farmer and Chef Fair.

Health - Agronomy / Food Science - 16.03.2017
Type 2 diabetes on the rise
The number of people in the UK with type 2 diabetes has trebled over the last two decades, concludes a study led by Cardiff University.

Environment - Agronomy / Food Science - 10.03.2017
Cheese, cows and manure: Systems approach makes tough decisions easier to digest
Holstein dairy cows feed at the UW?Madison Dairy Cattle Center. Milk is not the only thing they produce in prodigious quantities.

Economics / Business - Agronomy / Food Science - 08.03.2017
Looking at rural debt through the eyes of India’s farmers
Without insurance, farmers often rely on loans when a drought wipes out their crops. But credit access is a poor risk management strategy.

Agronomy / Food Science - Career - 08.03.2017
The next-generation water cooler
The next-generation water cooler
MIT spinout Bevi believes it can cut the world's use of bottled drinks with a smart beverage machine of the same name that delivers high quality, flavored water - straight from the tap.

Agronomy / Food Science - Life Sciences - 07.03.2017
Mom’s weight in early pregnancy associated with child’s cerebral palsy
ANN ARBOR'Being overweight or obese during pregnancy increases the chance of having a child with cerebral palsy, according to new research led by the University of Michigan School of Public Health and the Karolinska Institute in Sweden.

Health - Agronomy / Food Science - 06.03.2017
IPad app lets plant specialists assess disease severity
The app Estimate relies on Standard Area Diagrams (SADs), a series of photographs of diseased leaves, with each photo containing a leaf incrementally more diseased than the previous one.

Agronomy / Food Science - Environment - 02.03.2017
Investigating the relationship between the environment and the food industry
READING, Pa. Chances are that you don't think about industrial agriculture and its effect on the environment and local farming when you're going through the drive-through of your favorite fast-food restaurant.

Life Sciences - Agronomy / Food Science - 02.03.2017
How do we talk about the
How do we talk about the "GMO tomato"?
Termin Biotechnology's intrusions into the realm of animals and plants has blurred the distinction between animate nature and inanimate technology.

Agronomy / Food Science - Mathematics - 02.03.2017
Hand-picked specialty crops 'ripe' for precision agriculture techniques
Hand-picked specialty crops ‘ripe’ for precision agriculture techniques
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Timing the harvest and transport of highly perishable, hand-picked crops such as strawberries so these delicate products reach consumers at peak flavor and freshness is an intricate dance that partners Mother Nature with manual labor.

Agronomy / Food Science - Life Sciences - 01.03.2017
Sleeping habits linked to increase in obesity
Getting a bad night's sleep could be increasing some people's likelihood of becoming obese.‌‌ According to a study led by the University of Glasgow, and published today in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition (AJCN), abnormal sleeping habits increase the risk of obesity for those who are genetically predisposed to being overweight.

Life Sciences - Agronomy / Food Science - 01.03.2017
Housefly’s love of manure could lead to sustainable feed
Could the common housefly, which has evolved to recycle nutrients from waste products, help address the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations - warning that food production will need to double by 2050 to feed a growing world population? An interdisciplinary team of Cornell researchers in animal science, entomology, nutritional sciences, business, microbiology and immunology is investigating a system for using housefly larvae to biodegrade manure and harvest the larvae for use as protein-rich animal feed.

Agronomy / Food Science - 24.02.2017
Soils were warm thoughout the state this winter
Warmer winter soils may have an effect on agriculture and crop pest control this spring, according to researchers at the Prairie Research Institute at Illinois.

Health - Agronomy / Food Science - 23.02.2017
Type 2 diabetes prevented in 80 percent of at-risk patients with repurposed drug
Type 2 diabetes prevented in 80 percent of at-risk patients with repurposed drug
A weight loss drug has reduced the risk of type 2 diabetes by 80 per cent compared to placebo. The drug, which increases the amount of appetite-supressing hormones produced by the gut, was tested on overweight people with ' prediabetes '.

Environment - Agronomy / Food Science - 22.02.2017
Widely accepted vision for agriculture may be inaccurate, misleading
Agricultural research, like that conducted at Penn State's Russell E. Larson Agricultural Research Center (shown) is facing daunting challenges as scientists attempt to greatly increase food production in a sustainable way and protect the environment. UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa.

Agronomy / Food Science - Career - 22.02.2017
Cornell inaugurates new seed systems initiative in Nepal
Sarala-Sharma, fourth from left,'plant pathologist'with'the'Nepal'Agricultural-Research'Council,'gives'farmers'a'field'tour'as'part'of'the'Seed Systems for Nepal inauguration-activities.

Agronomy / Food Science - Life Sciences - 22.02.2017
Obesity reprogrammes muscle stem cells
Obesity reprogrammes muscle stem cells
Obesity is associated with reduced muscle mass and impaired metabolism. Epigenetic changes that affect the formation of new muscle cells may be a contributing factor, according to new research from Lund University, Sweden. In a new study, doctoral student Cajsa Davegårdh has studied so-called DNA methylation in muscle stem cells in both obese and non-obese individuals.

Health - Agronomy / Food Science - 17.02.2017
Denmark seeks UQ expertise on gestational diabetes
Denmark seeks UQ expertise on gestational diabetes
Mothers who develop diabetes during pregnancy will be the focus of a University of Queensland researcher's work on a Visiting Professor Fellowship in Denmark.

Computer Science - Agronomy / Food Science - 12.02.2017
The first OpenFood hackathon at EPFL is a hit
The first OpenFood hackathon at EPFL is a hit
EPFL hosted the first OpenFood Hackdays this past Friday and Saturday. The event attracted 110 participants, whose goal was to brainstorm technological solutions to food-related challenges.

Health - Agronomy / Food Science - 10.02.2017
Take Valentine's Day to heart: 10 tips to better heart health
Take Valentine’s Day to heart: 10 tips to better heart health
While boxes of decadent chocolate treats, celebratory champagne and romantic, high-calorie dinners may dance in your mind as a way to celebrate Valentine's Day, your heart may be pining for something else.

Agronomy / Food Science - 10.02.2017

Health - Agronomy / Food Science - 09.02.2017
Findings of a major international study into the diets and lifestyles of European children
Findings of a major international study into the diets and lifestyles of European children
European governments must act to help families improve their children's health and tackle the obesity epidemic.That's the advice of I.Family researchers who today [9 Feb] revealed the findings of a major international study into the diets and lifestyles of European children.

Health - Agronomy / Food Science - 09.02.2017
Families can't tackle obesity alone
Families can’t tackle obesity alone
Governments must act to combat childhood obesity, warn experts following major European Commission-funded study.

Agronomy / Food Science - Health - 09.02.2017
UQ serves up new Food Science Innovation Precinct
Australia's food-centric culture - illustrated by the popularity of dining out, healthy eating and television cooking shows - will benefit from a new $1 million facility at The University of Queensland.

Health - Agronomy / Food Science - 06.02.2017
Cultural, linguistic gaps may deter Latinos from joining health programs
Cultural, linguistic gaps may deter Latinos from joining health programs
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — The success of community health interventions targeting Latinos could be hindered by linguistic and cultural gaps unless researchers recognize the diversity that exists among Latino populations and work closely with community members to adapt programming accordingly, a new study suggests.

Agronomy / Food Science - Linguistics / Literature - 06.02.2017
Shakespeare in my kitchen: Abington scholar transforms recipes for modern cooks
Marissa Nicosia, assistant professor of English at Penn State Abington and co-founder of the Cooking in the Archives blog.

Health - Agronomy / Food Science - 03.02.2017
'The Iron Lady' and the paradox of treating anaemia
’The Iron Lady’ and the paradox of treating anaemia
Iron deficiency can be fatal. But in countries where patients are also likely to have other serious diseases, so too can the iron supplements used to treat it.

Agronomy / Food Science - 02.02.2017
Update: Boil-Water Order Still in Effect
1 p.m., Feb. 2 The PWSA has lifted its boil-water order and customers are no longer required to boil tap water before consumption.

Agronomy / Food Science - Health - 01.02.2017
New high-pressure processor destroys foodborne pathogens
Cornell food scientists are putting the squeeze on the microorganisms that spoil food and make people sick.

Agronomy / Food Science - 31.01.2017
Update: PWSA Boil-Water Order Expanded
Based on new information from the PWSA this morning and to follow an abundance of caution, we are asking the entire campus community to follow the precautionary flush and boil order for drinking water supplies issued last evening.

Agronomy / Food Science - Health - 30.01.2017
Study tallies extra calories Americans consume in their coffee, tea
Study tallies extra calories Americans consume in their coffee, tea
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — More than 160 million people in the U.S. drink coffee or tea on a regular basis, and many of them use sugar, cream, flavored syrups or other calorie-laden additives in their drinks of choice. A new analysis reveals just how much Americans are adding to their caloric intake by spicing up or sweetening their coffee or tea.

Agronomy / Food Science - Economics / Business - 26.01.2017
Momentum from 2016 economy will benefit first half of 2017
Steve Kyle explains to the Agricultural and Food Business Outlook Conference Jan. 24 that the new Trump administration is introducing negative economic shocks that may well trigger a trade war.

Agronomy / Food Science - Health - 25.01.2017
Cornell receives U.K. support to fight global wheat supply threats
Ronnie Coffman, right, Cornell plant breeder and director of the new Delivering Genetic Gain in Wheat project, surveys rust resistant wheat in fields of the Ethiopian Institute for Agricultural Research with Bedada Girma, wheat breeder and Ethiopian coordinator for the new project.

Agronomy / Food Science - 25.01.2017
Potato industry commits $5M to support UW-Madison potato and vegetable research program
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Agronomy / Food Science - 09.01.2017
The UK's post-Brexit farm policy could see reintroduction of border controls in Ireland
The UK’s post-Brexit farm policy could see reintroduction of border controls in Ireland
The UK's post-Brexit farm policy could see reintroduction of border controls in Ireland The latest briefing paper from the UK Policy Trade Observatory ( UKTPO ) at the University of Sussex suggests t

Health - Agronomy / Food Science - 05.01.2017
Good long-term results of obesity surgery in young people
Bariatric surgery on teenagers gives results that are equally as good as for adults, but the operations carries complications.

Health - Agronomy / Food Science - 03.01.2017
Sugar-free and
Sugar-free and "diet" drinks no better for healthy weight than full sugar drinks
Sugar-free and "diet" drinks are often seen as the healthier option - but researchers at Imperial have argued that they do not promote healthy weight.

Agronomy / Food Science - Health - 03.01.2017
Smart food - science shines a spotlight on diets
Smart food - science shines a spotlight on diets
Campus news Edition No. 11 of our science and technology magazine "Technologist" is here! It provides cutting-edge research from the Eurotech Universities Alliance and beyond.

Agronomy / Food Science - Environment - 01.01.2017
New Stanford project will study development of Iran's economy
New Stanford project will study development of Iran’s economy
The Iranian Studies Program at Stanford launched a new initiative, called Stanford Iran 2040 Project, that will produce research and analyses on Iran's economy.
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