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Health - Agronomy / Food Science - 07.10.2016
Type 2 diabetes and obesity - what do we really know?
Type 2 diabetes and obesity - what do we really know?
Social and economic factors have led to a dramatic rise in type 2 diabetes and obesity around the world. In a review in Science, Mark McCarthy, professor at the University of Oxford, UK, and Paul Franks, professor at Lund University, Sweden, examine the knowledge of the actual causes and the interplay between genetics and lifestyle factors.

Agronomy / Food Science - Life Sciences - 06.10.2016
Color-changing squash reveals ripeness
How do you know when squash is at its ripest and tastiest? Most vegetables offer a unique hint. Bananas turn a summery yellow.

Agronomy / Food Science - Economics / Business - 04.10.2016
Mabaya is president of African agricultural economists group
Edward Mabaya, M.S. '98, Ph.D. '03, was elected president of the African Association of Agricultural Economists (AAAE) Sept.

Environment - Agronomy / Food Science - 04.10.2016
N8 AgriFood success in securing £1.5m funding
N8 universities have been successful in securing more than £1.5m of funding through six awards from the Sustainable Agriculture Research and Innovation Club (SARIC).

Agronomy / Food Science - Life Sciences - 26.09.2016
Research points the way to better hard cider
Consumer interest in hard cider in North America has blossomed in the past five years, and apple growers are racing to catch up.

Health - Agronomy / Food Science - 23.09.2016
New study provides strongest evidence that oxygen levels were key to evolution of early animals
Do 'meal replacements' actually help you to lose weight in the long-term? Is weighing yourself every day enough to prevent obesity? Could feedback on the nutritional content of your shopping basket help you to make healthier choices in the supermarket? These are among the questions researchers across the University of Oxford are asking, through a raft of new studies funded by the NIHR Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care (CLAHRC) Oxford.

Agronomy / Food Science - 22.09.2016
Pollution driving Chinese demand for Australian farming land
China has a limited amount of land and water that can be used for agriculture. This is compounded by the fact that a massive amount of soil and water is contaminated.

Agronomy / Food Science - 16.09.2016
New York foods entice Capitol Hill lawmakers
Melanie Cordova, left, of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS), Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., Carl Moore, of Cornell Cooperative Extension, Lt.

Agronomy / Food Science - Environment - 15.09.2016
Extension specialists shine in disaster response role
New York Extension Disaster Education Network (EDEN) Director Keith Tidball, a senior extension associate in the College of Agriculture and Life Science's Department of Natural Resources, surveys drought damage to a Finger Lakes corn field.

Agronomy / Food Science - Life Sciences - 15.09.2016
Science you can touch
Science you can touch
Termin Coinciding with the opening ceremony of the Oktoberfest in Munich, the Bavarian Central Agricultural Festival (ZLF) will also be opening on September 17, 2016 on the Theresienwiese.

Life Sciences - Agronomy / Food Science - 12.09.2016
Archer, newest Cornell strawberry, hits the sweet spot
Courtney Weber, associate professor in the School of Integrative Plant Science, at the New York State Agricultural Experiment Station (NYSAES) in Geneva, New York.

Agronomy / Food Science - Health - 09.09.2016
Secrets of honey-making by bees unveiled
Secrets of honey-making by bees unveiled
Bern, 09.09.2016 - From never seen before X-ray images of honey bee combs, a research team from Agroscope and the Institute of Bee Health at the University of Bern (both Switzerland) could study how honey is produced. The team used computer tomography to measure sugar concentration in the wax cells, without disturb-ing the sensitive mechanisms of the colony.

Agronomy / Food Science - 08.09.2016
Uganda project puts focus on gender equality in agriculture
Margaret Mangheni, left, of Makerere University in Uganda and Hale Tufan, Cornell adjunct professor, will lead a training course on 'Gender Responsive Root, Tuber, and Banana Breeding,' September 12-21, in Kampala, Uganda.

Health - Agronomy / Food Science - 08.09.2016
Broncos on the pulse with science
Broncos on the pulse with science
A secret experiment has allowed Brisbane Broncos players to approach their games with fresher legs, as the club strives to become Australia's most scientifically advanced football team.

Agronomy / Food Science - 01.09.2016
Nadja El Benni to head 'Competitiveness and System Evaluation' Research Division
Nadja El Benni to head ‘Competitiveness and System Evaluation’ Research Division
Bern, 01.09.2016 - Dr. Nadja El Benni was appointed Head of the 'Competitiveness and System Evaluation' Strategic Research Division by Agroscope Council on 25 August 2016.

Environment - Agronomy / Food Science - 31.08.2016
Early-onset spring models may indicate ’nightmare’ for ag
Warm springs in the Great Lakes and Northeast regions - which create havoc for agriculture - may start earlier by mid-century if greenhouse gas emissions are not reduced, according to a new Cornell study published in Climate Dynamics.

Agronomy / Food Science - 30.08.2016
Using force to stifle dialogue
Using force to stifle dialogue
In a comment on ETH News, ETH President Lino Guzzella is strongly disapproving the attack on a plant breeding congress. 'I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend your right to say it.' Although Voltaire himself never uttered these words, they nevertheless capture the spirit of his thinking and thus provide us with a shining example of some of the most important achievements of Enlightenment philosophy: freedom of expression and the supremacy of reason over violence.

Environment - Agronomy / Food Science - 29.08.2016
Plants’ future water use affects long-term drought estimates
As humans pump carbon dioxide into the atmosphere and global temperatures rise, many questions loom. One major issue is how much fresh water will be available for people, forests and agriculture. A study led by the University of Washington shows that popular long-term drought estimates have a major flaw: They ignore the fact that plants will be less thirsty as carbon dioxide rises.

Agronomy / Food Science - Life Sciences - 29.08.2016
EUCARPIA Congress at ETH Zurich: Plant Breeding as both Art and Science
EUCARPIA Congress at ETH Zurich: Plant Breeding as both Art and Science
Zurich, 29.08.2016 - A good 400 researchers from the future-oriented field of plant breeding will meet this week at the 20th EUCARPIA General Congress in Zurich, organised by Agroscope and ETH Zurich.

Agronomy / Food Science - 25.08.2016

Health - Agronomy / Food Science - 23.08.2016
Berkeley’s soda tax linked to less thirst for sugary drinks
In an encouraging sign in the fight against obesity, a new UC Berkeley study shows a 21 percent drop in the drinking of soda and other sugary beverages in Berkeley's low-income neighborhoods after the city levied a penny-per-ounce tax on sugar-sweetened beverages.

Agronomy / Food Science - Environment - 17.08.2016
New minor focuses on food systems? equity, sustainability
Starting this fall, students can choose a new minor in Community Food Systems , a multidisciplinary minor that explores the agricultural, ecological and ethical dimensions of food systems.

Career - Agronomy / Food Science - 12.08.2016
Strong school meals programmes help children to learn and communities to prosper
Strong school meals programmes help children to learn and communities to prosper
Analysis shows well-designed school feeding programmes have multiple benefits. Effective school meals programmes boost primary school enrolment and attendance, raising educational achievement levels. They also improve nutrition and often bring economic benefits to communities, according to a new analysis.

Environment - Agronomy / Food Science - 11.08.2016
Guns, nets and bulldozers driving species loss
Guns, nets and bulldozers driving species loss
University of Queensland-led research published in Nature has found that nearly three-quarters of the world's threatened species are in peril because people are converting their habitat into agricultural lands and overharvesting species.

Life Sciences - Agronomy / Food Science - 10.08.2016
Plant scientist Ralph Hardy, who led GMO foods debate, dies
Ralph W.F. Hardy, a biochemist who called for better biotechnology research and scientific transparency as the controversy over genetically modified foods made headlines, died Aug.

Agronomy / Food Science - Life Sciences - 09.08.2016
Back the bees and friends - big agriculture has the chance to help or hinder our most important pollinators
Back the bees and friends - big agriculture has the chance to help or hinder our most important pollinators
New research published today in PeerJ has identified the most serious future threats to, but also opportunities for pollinating species, which provide essential agricultural and ecological services across the globe. From the expansion of corporate agriculture, new classes of insecticides and emerging viruses, pollinators are facing changing and increasingly challenging risks.

Agronomy / Food Science - 09.08.2016
Study to tackle obesity
Study to tackle obesity
The University of Liverpool is running the largest ever investigation into artificially sweetened drinks and their effect on weight loss and weight maintenance. Many people in the UK drink artificially sweetened drinks (such as diet cola or diet lemonade) on a daily basis, but their use is controversial.

Life Sciences - Agronomy / Food Science - 04.08.2016
Brains of overweight people ten years older? than lean counterparts at middle-age
From middle-age, the brains of obese individuals display differences in white matter similar to those in lean individuals ten years their senior, according to new research led by the University of Cambridge. White matter is the tissue that connects areas of the brain and allows for information to be communicated between regions.

Event - Agronomy / Food Science - 03.08.2016

Health - Agronomy / Food Science - 28.07.2016
Helping British dairy farms maintain their global competitive position
Scientists at The University of Nottingham have been awarded a further ¢1.7m in funding for a major research programme to help British dairy farms maintain a globally competitive position.

Health - Agronomy / Food Science - 27.07.2016
The Traditional Approach to Nutrition Education Does Nothing
In Texas this school year, we're likely to see between 15 and 20 percent of teens with obesity, and more than 15,000 cases of preventable forms of youth diabetes.

Life Sciences - Agronomy / Food Science - 26.07.2016
Ketone drink gives competitive cyclists a boost by altering their metabolism
A drink developed for soldiers to generate energy from ketones rather than carbs or fat allowed highly trained cyclists to add up to 400 meters of distance to their workouts, an Oxford-led study has reported in journal  Cell Metabolism . The supplement, which will be commercially available within the year, works by temporarily switching the primary source of cellular energy from glucose or fat to ketones - molecules derived from fat that are known to be elevated in people consuming a low-carb, Atkins-like, diet.

Health - Agronomy / Food Science - 26.07.2016
Dutch men and Latvian women tallest in world according to 100-year height study
Dutch men and Latvian women tallest in world according to 100-year height study
Dutch men and Latvian women are the tallest on the planet, according to the largest ever study of height around the world. The research, led by scientists from Imperial College London and using data from most countries in the world, tracked height among young adult men and women between 1914 and 2014.

Agronomy / Food Science - Physics - 26.07.2016
Big dreams lead to atomic posting
Big dreams lead to atomic posting
A University of Queensland researcher has been recruited by the UN International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) to lead projects combating malnutrition through nuclear nutrition techniques.

Environment - Agronomy / Food Science - 25.07.2016
Measure of age in soil nitrogen could help precision agriculture
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. What's good for crops is not always good for the environment. Nitrogen, a key nutrient for plants, can cause problems when it leaches into water supplies. University of Illinois engineers developed a model to calculate the age of nitrogen in corn and soybean fields, which could lead to improved fertilizer application techniques to promote crop growth while reducing leaching.

Life Sciences - Agronomy / Food Science - 12.07.2016
Gil Stoewsand, who helped to save N.Y. wine trade, dies
Gilbert Stoewsand, a Cornell food scientist who helped to rescue New York's fledgling wine industry in the early 1970s by debunking shoddy science and malicious rumors that attributed health risks to drinking wine made from hybrid grapes, died July 4 in Geneva, New York.

Veterinary - Agronomy / Food Science - 12.07.2016
Vet School research paves the way for improved horse welfare
Vet School research paves the way for improved horse welfare
A vision for improving horse welfare has been set out following research carried out by the University of Bristol's School of Veterinary Sciences and funded by World Horse Welfare. It is hoped the findings, to be unveiled at the House of Commons today [Tuesday 12 July], will enable the welfare priorities of the UK's 800,000 horses to be addressed.

Agronomy / Food Science - Environment - 08.07.2016
Soil increasingly at risk from household products
Soil increasingly at risk from household products
Changing Australian soil conditions are exposing crops to silver nanoparticles, which are widely used in household products, a study led by The University of Queensland has found.

Environment - Agronomy / Food Science - 01.07.2016
For dairy farms, flaring methane offers mitigation option
As New York's dairy farms get larger and store more manure - rather than spread it - methane emissions have doubled in the last two decades.

Agronomy / Food Science - Health - 30.06.2016
No more sneaking sugar into packaged foods
U.S. Food and Drug Adminstration UCLA's Michael Roberts says people will likely be surprised by what the new nutrition labels reveal about what they eat and drink.

Agronomy / Food Science - 30.06.2016
UQ plant breeding expertise recognised globally
UQ plant breeding expertise recognised globally
The University of Queensland's expertise in plant breeding has been recognised by a $3.8M grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to evaluate and improve breeding programs in developing countries.

Health - Agronomy / Food Science - 30.06.2016
The Problem with Food Subsidy in the Farm Bill
There's something new to worry about in your food. It's linked to obesity, higher levels of unhealthy fat and inflammation, and although few other countries have to deal with it, it's almost impossible to remove from our diet because it's baked into the way we eat in America.

Agronomy / Food Science - Health - 28.06.2016
Alumna Jan Low named a World Food Prize laureate
Jan Low, M.S. '85, Ph.D. '94, an agricultural economist whose pioneering work combining agriculture and nutrition has improved the health of millions in sub-Saharan Africa, has been named a 2016 World Food Prize co-laureate.

Environment - Agronomy / Food Science - 27.06.2016
New state pollinator protection plan announced at Cornell
Dean Kathryn Boor speaks at Cornell's Dyce Lab for Honey Bee Studies in Varna, New York, June 24, at an event to announce recommendations outlined in the NYS Pollinator Protection Plan.

Agronomy / Food Science - 23.06.2016
Life on the Land - discovering the agricultural past of Doncaster
A new exhibition will look at the rich and varied agricultural past of Doncaster, and will uncover hidden stories from the area's landowners and labourers.

Health - Agronomy / Food Science - 22.06.2016
Is 'when we eat' as important as 'what we eat'?
In a review of research on the effect of meal patterns on health, the few studies available suggest that eating irregularly is linked to a higher risk of metabolic syndrome (high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes and obesity). The limited evidence highlights the need for larger scale studies to better understand the impact of chrono-nutrition on public health, argue the authors of two new papers, particularly with the rise in shift workers and 'social jetlag' where many of us live by social clocks rather than our internal body clocks.

Health - Agronomy / Food Science - 21.06.2016
NIH provides $2.3M grant for FeverPhone development
The National Institutes of Health's (NIH) National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering has awarded to Cornell a four-year, $2.3 million grant to develop FeverPhone, which will d

Agronomy / Food Science - Health - 20.06.2016
Invasive species could cause billions in damages to agriculture
"Invasive pests and diseases are a major threat to agriculture, natural ecosystems and society in general.

Agronomy / Food Science - Environment - 20.06.2016
UK and Brazil join forces to improve agricultural nitrogen use efficiency
An international team of experts in soil, plant and environmental sciences have joined forces to help to reduce the use of synthetic Nitrogen fertilisers in Brazil and the UK.

Environment - Agronomy / Food Science - 17.06.2016
Alumni learn about effects of extreme weather on farming
An exhibit at Mann Library features stories of numerous farms across New York state and how they are adapting to climate change.
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