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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.

Health - Agronomy / Food Science - 17.06.2016
Stanford physicians use innovation to protect children’s health in Guatemala
A Stanford team has created a "nutrition surveillance" app that can help boost nutrition for children in some of the world's poorest and most remote regions.

Agronomy / Food Science - Economics / Business - 14.06.2016
Cornell joins call to up fed investment in agricultural research
Thirteen prominent research institutions in the United States joined the Supporters of Agricultural Research (SoAR) Foundation today in calling for a surge in federal support of food and agricultural science.

Economics / Business - Agronomy / Food Science - 14.06.2016
Indian cotton supply chain benefits traders, hurts farmers
In the Vidarbha region of India, 3.4 million people spend most of their lives farming cotton and living in poverty.

Environment - Agronomy / Food Science - 14.06.2016
Barrier Reef rodent is first mammal declared extinct due to climate change
Barrier Reef rodent is first mammal declared extinct due to climate change
A Dropbox file of images is available to media here. University of Queensland and Queensland Government researchers have confirmed that the Bramble Cay melomys - the only mammal species endemic to the Great Barrier Reef - is the first mammal to go extinct due to human-induced climate change.

Agronomy / Food Science - 09.06.2016
Opinion: When it comes to sugary drinks, people prefer a nudge than a tax
Theresa Marteau (Behaviour and Health Research Unit) discusses how to get people to consume less sugar. If sugary drinks were sold in smaller bottles , stores stocked fewer of them, and positioned them less prominently , we would drink fewer of them. But would we find these changes acceptable? The results of our recent study show that most people find these "nudges" (altering cues in the environment to change people's behaviour) to be acceptable ways to prevent obesity.

Life Sciences - Agronomy / Food Science - 09.06.2016
Four Cornell projects receive $1.65 million from USDA
Uncovering novel compounds from soil microbes that could be used to manage weeds. Understanding the genetics of how insects develop resistance to engineered crops that express a bacterial insecticide.

Agronomy / Food Science - Veterinary - 09.06.2016
Weak bees make strong colonies
Weak bees make strong colonies
Bern, 09.06.2016 - Colonies of the Eastern honey bee, the original host of parasitic Varroa destructor mites, survive infestations that are fatal to Western honey bees.

Agronomy / Food Science - Life Sciences - 08.06.2016
Consumers sour on milk exposed to LED light
Got LED light? Display cases and grocery stores increasingly do, and that's bad news for milk drinkers. Cornell researchers in the Department of Food Science found exposure to light-emitting diode (LED) sources for even a few hours degrades the perceived quality of milk more so than the microbial content that naturally accumulates over time.

Health - Agronomy / Food Science - 07.06.2016
Weight gain between pregnancies increases risk of birth as-phyxia
The risk of asphyxia in a second child is higher if the mother has put on weight since the birth of her first child, according to a new large Swedish registry study conducted by researchers at Karolinska Institutet and published in PLOS Medicine . The results show that a more substantial weight gain between two pregnancies, even in women of normal weight, increases risks of neonate complications.

Health - Agronomy / Food Science - 06.06.2016
Intervention reduces rates of overweight tots by half
"By getting to know their baby's temperament and establishing predictable routines early in life, parents are able to help their baby learn self-regulation," said Savage.

Life Sciences - Agronomy / Food Science - 31.05.2016
Plant researchers get powerful new resource in Weill Hall
Matthew Willmann wants to partner with Cornell scientists to make plant research faster, cheaper and more productive.

Agronomy / Food Science - Life Sciences - 27.05.2016
Bruno Studer - New ETH Zurich Professor of Molecular Plant Breeding in Partnership with Agroscope
Bruno Studer - New ETH Zurich Professor of Molecular Plant Breeding in Partnership with Agroscope
Zurich, 27.05.2016 - ETH Zurich is appointing Bruno Studer Associate Professor of Molecular Plant Breeding, i.e. joint holder of the newly created Chair for Molecular Plant Breeding.

Health - Agronomy / Food Science - 26.05.2016
Imperial and Nestle Research create research partnership on improving nutrition
Imperial and Nestle Research create research partnership on improving nutrition
Imperial College London and Nestlé Research are establishing a research and innovation partnership exploring metabolic health and nutrition. The collaboration will focus on nutritional science, and will initially aim to gain a greater understanding of the billions of bacteria in our gut, called the microbiome.

Health - Agronomy / Food Science - 26.05.2016
Professor Mandy Maclean receives grant of over a million to continue her research
The British Heart Foundation (BHF) have awarded Professor Mandy Maclean, Professor of Pulmonary Pharmacology, a further five years of programme grant funding of over £1m to further her research into the role of sex and sex hormones in the development of pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH).

Environment - Agronomy / Food Science - 25.05.2016
Ecosystems with many and similar species can handle tougher environmental disturbances
How sensitive an ecosystem is to unforeseen environmental stress can be determined, according to Daniel Bruno, previous visiting researcher at Umeå University.

Life Sciences - Agronomy / Food Science - 23.05.2016
Cornell plant breeder Bill Pardee dies at 86
William Pardee, a seed expert who led plant breeding efforts at Cornell during the pivotal era when biotechnology transformed the field, died May 1 in Ithaca.

Agronomy / Food Science - 19.05.2016
Tough neighborhoods linked to teen obesity and cognitive delays
The real estate maxim about the importance of location is true for teenagers too. Their intellectual and physical health depends on location, location, location. Teens living in disadvantaged neighborhoods face a higher risk of obesity and reduced cognitive ability, according to new research by a Cornell sociologist.

Agronomy / Food Science - Environment - 18.05.2016

Health - Agronomy / Food Science - 16.05.2016
Prawn spawn secrets unlocked in 3D images
Discovering the secrets of how one of the world's most popular prawn species produces sperm and transfers it to create the next generation could help free aquaculture from reliance on brood stock from the wild.

Astronomy / Space Science - Agronomy / Food Science - 12.05.2016
Water for crops
ESA Space in Images Title Root-zone soil moisture May 2016 Released 12/05/2016 12:00 pm Copyright ESA/Cesbio Description ESA's SMOS mission was launched in 2009 to provide global observations of soil moisture and ocean salinity - two important variables in Earth's water cycle. While this novel Earth Explorer satellite continues to advance our understanding of the planet, it is also showing considerable potential for real-world applications to improve everyday life.

Agronomy / Food Science - Health - 11.05.2016
Neighbourhoods with more takeaways amplify social inequalities in unhealthy eating and obesity
People who live or work near to a greater number of takeaway outlets are more likely to eat more takeaway food and to be overweight, but new research indicates that neighbourhoods that are saturated with fast food outlets may be particularly unhealthy for people who are socioeconomically disadvantaged.

Agronomy / Food Science - 11.05.2016
Opinion: Local takeaways create a double burden for obesity
Thomas Burgoine and Pablo Monsivais (Centre for Diet and Activity Research) discuss how takeaways can make social inequality worse.

Health - Agronomy / Food Science - 09.05.2016
WHO turns to Cornell experts for advice on Zika-infected moms
As the global community races to better understand the Zika virus, the World Health Organization (WHO) has called on Cornell nutritional sciences professors Julia Finkelstein and Saurabh Mehta to lead an international team of experts to quickly review the risk of transmitting Zika virus through breastfeeding.

Life Sciences - Agronomy / Food Science - 09.05.2016
Carrot genome paints picture of domestication, could help improve crops
For News Media FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 5/9/16 : Phil Simon, (608) 262-1248, psimon [a] wisc (p) edu PHOTOS: × Carrots derive their color from pigment compounds called carotenoids. Orange carrots are colored by alphaand beta-carotene, while red carrots get their color from lycopene, yellow from lutein and purple from anthocyanin.

Agronomy / Food Science - 09.05.2016
Relationships drive Cornell Vegetable Program’s reach
Commercial vegetable grower Nelson Hoover does not own a car, a computer or a degree. In fact, the 28-year-old never attended high school.

Pedagogy - Agronomy / Food Science - 05.05.2016
15-year-old boys in India eat better diet than girls of the same age
A study of the diets of boys and girls living in two states in India has found that by the age of 15, boys are likely to be eating a wider variety of foods than girls. The gender gap in diet appears to be particularly marked in families that have high aspirations for their children's education. The study by the University of Oxford and Imperial College London, says adolescent girls are less likely than boys to consume those costlier foods that are rich in proteins, vitamins and micronutrients necessary for their healthy development.

Agronomy / Food Science - 05.05.2016
Potato plants get defensive after underground attacks
Potato plants boost the chemical defenses in their leaves when Guatemalan tuber moth larvae feed on their tubers, according to researchers at the Cornell-affiliated Boyce Thompson Institute (BTI).

Agronomy / Food Science - Life Sciences - 03.05.2016
Genetic variant may help explain why Labradors are prone to obesity
A genetic variation associated with obesity and appetite in Labrador retrievers - the UK and US's favourite dog breed - has been identified by scientists at the University of Cambridge. The finding may explain why Labrador retrievers are more likely to become obese than dogs of other breeds.

Economics / Business - Agronomy / Food Science - 03.05.2016
New toolkit clarifies agricultural economic assessment
The surge in consumer demand for local foods in recent years has prompted fresh investment in agricultural enterprises, from farmers expanding their marketing efforts to communities establishing new co-ops.

Health - Agronomy / Food Science - 02.05.2016
Fat-fighting nanoparticles
Fat-fighting nanoparticles
Researchers at MIT and Brigham and Women's Hospital have developed nanoparticles that can deliver antiobesity drugs directly to fat tissue. Overweight mice treated with these nanoparticles lost 10 percent of their body weight over 25 days, without showing any negative side effects. The drugs work by transforming white adipose tissue, which is made of fat-storing cells, into brown adipose tissue, which burns fat.

Pedagogy - Agronomy / Food Science - 27.04.2016
Teenage boys in India given better food than girls
A study of the diets of boys and girls living in two states in India has found that by the age of 15, boys are likely to be eating a wider variety of foods than girls. The gender gap in diet appears to be particularly marked in families that have high aspirations for their children's education. The study by the University of Oxford and Imperial College London says adolescent girls are less likely than boys to consume those costlier foods that are rich in proteins, vitamins and micronutrients necessary for their healthy development.

Agronomy / Food Science - 22.04.2016
Radar vision
ESA Space in Videos ESA Web-TV Watch in: MP4 (26.29 MB) SOURCE MP4 (367.50 MB) Title Radar vision Released : 22/04/2016 Length 00:03:00 Language English Footage Type Documentary Copyrig

Economics / Business - Agronomy / Food Science - 21.04.2016
Engineers working on a better blueberry picker
The United States produced more than 500 million pounds of blueberries with a farm gate value of $860 million in 2011, making the it the largest blueberry-producing country, accounting for almost two-thirds of the world's production.

Politics - Agronomy / Food Science - 20.04.2016
Two on faculty named international faculty fellows
The Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies has announced two new international faculty fellows for 2016-19: Rachel Bezner Kerr , associate professor of development sociology in the College of

Economics / Business - Agronomy / Food Science - 19.04.2016
Land grant university programs helped keep farmers on the farm
Cooperative extension and agricultural research translate into higher farm profits, allowing farmers to stay in agriculture, said Goetz.

Astronomy / Space Science - Agronomy / Food Science - 18.04.2016
Sentinel-1 sees rice paddy drop in the Mekong Delta
Europe's Sentinel-1A satellite has shown that the Mekong River Delta - one of the world's major rice-growing areas - saw a significant drop in productivity over the past year, illustrating the effect of El Niño on food security.

Agronomy / Food Science - 14.04.2016
"Does beer even have to be liquid?"
Professor Thomas Becker of the Chair of Brewing and Beverage Technology at Technical University of Munich (TUM) on the discussion surrounding the Reinheitsgebot - the German beer purity law -, the latest research projects and the beer of tomorrow.

Agronomy / Food Science - 14.04.2016
Homeless Australians eat only two meals a day
Prof David Ribar   Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research david.ribar [a] (p) au Homeless Australians eat only 14 meals per week on average according to a University of Melbourne report about homelessness and access to food.   Homeless men have more difficulty accessing food and suffer more food hardships than housed men, found the report, Food Insecurity and Homelessness in the Journeys Home Survey .

Environment - Agronomy / Food Science - 13.04.2016
Massive fertilizer buildup is taking a toll on land and water
Researchers studying three of the world's great rivers have found evidence of a damaging legacy that could affect our planet for generations. The study of three river basins where food and water security are directly linked to phosphorus - a chemical element in fertilizer essential for food production - included the Thames River basin in the U.K., the Maumee River Basin in the mid-western section of the U.S. and the Yangtze River Basin in China.
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