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Health - Agronomy / Food Science - 11.04.2016
It’s time to change the way we think about changing what people eat
The Chancellor's recent announcement about a tax on sugary drinks is a step in the right direction towards fighting obesity, but we will need to use lot of different approaches simultaneously to make

Health - Agronomy / Food Science - 06.04.2016
Cost of diabetes hits 825 billion dollars a year, according to new study
Cost of diabetes hits 825 billion dollars a year, according to new study
The global cost of diabetes is now 825 billion dollars per year, according to the largest ever study of diabetes levels across the world. The research, which was led by scientists from Imperial College London, and involved Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, the World Health Organization and nearly 500 researchers across the globe, incorporated data from 4.4 million adults in most of the world's countries.

Health - Agronomy / Food Science - 06.04.2016
Toddlers' eating habits may harm long-term health
Toddlers’ eating habits may harm long-term health
UK toddlers are consuming more calories and protein than recommended, potentially putting them at risk of obesity in later life, according to UCL research.  The study, published today in the British Journal of Nutrition, shows children's diets are lacking in fibre, vitamin D and iron but contain too much sodium, which could lead to serious future health problems.  Lead author of the study, Hayley Syrad (UCL Epidemiology and Health) said: "The research suggests that the current diets of young children in England are a cause for concern.

Health - Agronomy / Food Science - 04.04.2016
Australia making no progress to prevent obesity, alcohol harm
Australia's investment in life-saving health promotion programs now lags well behind many other comparable Western countries, public health experts say.

Agronomy / Food Science - Health - 31.03.2016
World's obese population hits 640 million, according to largest ever study
World’s obese population hits 640 million, according to largest ever study
More than one in ten men and one in seven women across the globe are now obese, according to the world's biggest obesity study. The research, which was led by scientists from Imperial College London, involved the World Health Organization and over 700 researchers across the globe, incorporated measurements of weight and height from nearly 20 million adults in most of the world's countries.

Agronomy / Food Science - 31.03.2016
School of Restaurant and Culinary Arts extends their premises
Since the start of the Gastronomy programme in 2013, the School of Restaurant and Culinary Arts has grown out of its premises.

Agronomy / Food Science - Economics / Business - 30.03.2016
High-calorie package images mislead eaters
While a picture may be worth a thousand words, pictures displayed on food packages, like cake mix, may be worth hundreds of extra calories, according to research from the Cornell Food and Brand Lab.

Agronomy / Food Science - Health - 29.03.2016
Researchers target intensive care’s intensive noise problem
TV presents one picture of an intensive care unit (ICU) - dimmed lights, hushed voices and softly bleeping machines. The reality is that it's more like a busy restaurant and frequently it's noisy enough to compete with a pneumatic drill. That's why Oxford University researchers have been trying to make intensive care noise less intensive.

Computer Science - Agronomy / Food Science - 24.03.2016
Voice-controlled calorie counter
Voice-controlled calorie counter
For people struggling with obesity, logging calorie counts and other nutritional information at every meal is a proven way to lose weight. The technique does require consistency and accuracy, however, and when it fails, it's usually because people don't have the time to find and record all the information they need.

Health - Agronomy / Food Science - 22.03.2016
Baby of the family most likely to miss out on breast
A woman's education level and the number of children she has affects breast feeding, with the "baby of the family" most likely to miss out, University of Queensland research shows. UQ School of Public Health PhD candidate Natalie Holowko analysed data reported by more than 4700 mothers in the Australian Longitudinal Study on Women's Health to determine relationships between socioeconomic factors, birth order and breastfeeding rates.

Agronomy / Food Science - Health - 16.03.2016
Rui Hai Liu’s whole grains research earns nutrition prize
Professor Rui Hai Liu has been named the 2016 General Mills Bell Institute of Health and Nutrition Innovation Award winner for his contributions to cereal grain and grain component research.

Health - Agronomy / Food Science - 09.03.2016
Opinion: Obesity: stop accusing the poor of making bad choices
Pablo Monsivais (Centre for Diet and Activity Research) discusses obesity and the influence of socioeconomic circumstances in shaping food choices.

Agronomy / Food Science - Event - 08.03.2016
Grant benefits female farmers in sub-Saharan Africa
GREAT course participants and local farmers discuss gendered aspects of cassava farming during a field visit to Wakiso District, Kampala, Uganda.

Agronomy / Food Science - Event - 08.03.2016
Grant benefits female farmers in sub-Saharan African
GREAT course participants and local farmers discuss gendered aspects of cassava farming during a field visit to Wakiso District, Kampala, Uganda.

Environment - Agronomy / Food Science - 08.03.2016
How to feed Africa as the climate changes »
A team of international scientists has quantified the threat that climate change poses to nine staple food crops in sub-Saharan Africa and outlined actions and timelines needed to adapt to head off the risk of crop and food shortages.

Health - Agronomy / Food Science - 29.02.2016
Cornell to fight for food safety as CDC Center of Excellence
Dr. Martin Wiedmann, the Gellert Family Professor in Food Safety, will co-direct the CDC-approved Center of Excellence with members of the New York State Department of Health.

Agronomy / Food Science - Pedagogy - 29.02.2016
Major Risk Factors For Childhood Obesity Lie Outside School
AUSTIN, Texas - Increases in overweight and obesity rates among young children occur during summer vacations, not during the school year, according to new research from the LBJ School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin.

Agronomy / Food Science - Health - 25.02.2016
Schoolkids Learn Gardening and Cooking for Better Health
Children in Los Angeles participated in a 12-week gardening, nutrition and cooking program which aimed to reduce obesity and related metabolic disorders.

Agronomy / Food Science - Pedagogy - 25.02.2016
Researchers to Bring School Gardens to Austin-Area Schools
Children in Los Angeles participated in a 12-week gardening, nutrition and cooking program which aimed to reduce obesity and related metabolic disorders.

Veterinary - Agronomy / Food Science - 24.02.2016
Professor John Fazakerley announced as new FVAS Dean
The University of Melbourne is pleased to announce the appointment of Professor John Fazakerley as its new Dean of the Faculty of Veterinary and Agricultural Sciences (FVAS).

Agronomy / Food Science - Event - 23.02.2016
Warwick academic to speak at public debate on the implications of Brexit and agriculture
As the countdown begins towards the EU referendum, the University of Warwick's Professor Wyn Grant is to speak at a public debate on the possible effects on Britain's agriculture.

Agronomy / Food Science - Health - 23.02.2016
Nutrition division partners with World Health Organization
The World Health Organization (WHO) has named Cornell's Division of Nutritional Sciences a collaborating center, establishing the division as a research and training partner in WHO's public health and nutrition policies.

Health - Agronomy / Food Science - 18.02.2016
Large amount of sugar found in many hot flavoured drinks
Large amount of sugar found in many hot flavoured drinks
The charity Action on Sugar , of which Professor Simon Capewell from the University of Liverpool   is a founding member, is warning of the dangerously high sugar content of certain hot beverages found in many high street coffee shop chains. Currently an estimated 1.7 billion cups of coffee sold each year in the UK from over 18,000 outlets and one in five of the population (including teenagers) visiting a coffee shop daily.

Agronomy / Food Science - 18.02.2016

Agronomy / Food Science - Economics / Business - 15.02.2016
Harvesting model rescues castoff food to feed the hungry
Food banks may soon be able to boost the nutritional value of the food they distribute to the hungry, thanks to a new harvesting model created by a team of Cornell economists and their Boston College collaborators.

Economics / Business - Agronomy / Food Science - 04.02.2016
Beyond the big ads: teaching kids ad literacy and nutrition in grade school classrooms
Beyond the big ads: teaching kids ad literacy and nutrition in grade school classrooms
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — The Super Bowl will feature car ads, beer ads, food ads - but probably none for carrots.

Agronomy / Food Science - Economics / Business - 01.02.2016
Brexit could place British farming in jeopardy warns new report
The future of many UK farming businesses looks uncertain, according to a new report on the agricultural implications of leaving the EU written by a University of Warwick academic.

Environment - Agronomy / Food Science - 28.01.2016
How ’more food per field’ could help save our wild spaces
Increased farm yields could help to spare land from agriculture for natural habitats that benefit wildlife and store greenhouse gases, but only if the right policies are in place.

Agronomy / Food Science - 26.01.2016
Cooking for Mars
TEDxESA talk at the European Space Agency on 11 November, 2015: Thorsten Schmidt of Malling & Schmidt is known for his gastronomic experiments and his kitchens are places where rules are broken, textures invented, produce adapted.

Agronomy / Food Science - Environment - 21.01.2016
Storm Desmond stripped agricultural land of soil and nutrients
More large storms in the future, such as Storm Desmond, will increase the loss of valuable soil and nutrients from agricultural fields, according to new research published by a Lancaster University-led team.

Agronomy / Food Science - Economics / Business - 21.01.2016
CALS research key to New York farming growth
Professor Thomas Bjorkman explains findings from the Eastern Broccoli Project, a research effort he is leading to establish a broccoli industry in the eastern United States.

Agronomy / Food Science - Environment - 19.01.2016
UW scientists contribute to state’s Pollinator Protection Plan effort
For News Media : Christina Locke, clocke [a] wisc (p) edu ; Claudio Gratton, cgratton [a] wisc (p) edu , (608) 265-3762 PHOTOS: http://go.wisc.edu/pollinator_plan × Insects and pollinators working the gardens in front of Agricultural Hall on the UW-Madison campus.

Agronomy / Food Science - Health - 19.01.2016
This smartphone app 3-D maps your meal and counts its calories
This smartphone app 3-D maps your meal and counts its calories
How many calories are on the plate of food you're about to eat? You could eyeball it, but science says you'd probably underestimate.

Agronomy / Food Science - Environment - 19.01.2016

Health - Agronomy / Food Science - 14.01.2016
Penn Nursing’s Community Champions Engage to Improve Health
From outside the Sayre Recreation Center at 58th and Walnut streets, the only indication of something happening on a chilly December Tuesday is a dozen or so parked cars.

Health - Agronomy / Food Science - 14.01.2016
Somali, Swahili and Other Ethnic Recipes Go Low-Cal Thanks to Community Health Partnership
Several women who participated in the low-cal ethnic recipe project cut up some healthy fare at the Copley-Price Family YMCA in City Heights.

Health - Agronomy / Food Science - 14.01.2016
Study by Bristol researchers to examine obesity treatment
Study by Bristol researchers to examine obesity treatment
Clinical researchers at the University of Bristol are studying treatment options for obesity, after a survey on behalf of National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) found more than four in 10 people in the West have noticed an increase in local obesity levels in the last five years. Despite the findings, the same survey shows that around three-quarters of the public in this region have a clear understanding of the most important causes of obesity: overeating and lack of exercise.

Health - Agronomy / Food Science - 13.01.2016
Fad diets shape societal trends about health, Stanford scholar reveals
Stanford doctoral candidate Adrienne Rose Johnson says contemporary diet advice idealizes lifestyles of the past in ways that contribute to global health problems.

Agronomy / Food Science - Career - 11.01.2016
Restaurant industry unharmed by modest minimum wage hikes
In the past 20 years, whenever federal, state or local laws have modestly raised minimum wages, the U.S. restaurant industry has opposed them. Restaurateurs say higher wages force them to cut staff and jack up prices to offset reduced revenue, which in turn makes their customers unhappy, slashes profits and even puts their restaurants' survival in jeopardy.

Agronomy / Food Science - Health - 07.01.2016
Reducing sugar content in drinks could prevent one million cases of obesity
Reducing sugar content in sugar sweetened drinks (including fruit juices) in the UK by 40 per cent over five years could prevent one million cases of obesity, according to research by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).

Agronomy / Food Science - 06.01.2016
Droughts hit cereal crops harder since 1980s
Drought and extreme heat events slashed cereal harvests in recent decades by 9% to 10% on average in affected countries - and the impact of these weather disasters was greatest in the developed natio

Life Sciences - Agronomy / Food Science - 06.01.2016
Cornell wine expert Ben Gavitt dies at 59
Ben Gavitt '79, director of Cornell's New York State Wine Analytical Lab in Geneva, New York, who helped improve the taste and quality of wines made in New York and around the world, died of cancer Dec.

Health - Agronomy / Food Science - 05.01.2016
#AskNutrition - Twitter takeover
Lunch time Nutrition Twitter Takeover: Thursday 14 January 2016, midday - 2pm (UK time) From processed meats to the importance of calorie counting to new findings about your five-a-day, the news is chock full of headlines about food.

Environment - Agronomy / Food Science - 04.01.2016
Boosting farm yields to restore habitats could create greenhouse gas ’sink’
New study using UK data is first to show that raising farm yields and allowing 'spared' land to be reclaimed for woodlands and wetlands could offset greenhouse gas produced by farming industry to meet national target of 80% emissions reduction by 2050.

Agronomy / Food Science - Economics / Business - 18.12.2015
New Institute for Food Safety to fight foodborne illness
Cornell University will be home to a comprehensive center combining food safety research and training for New York growers and producers, offering a farm-to-fork bulwark against foodborne illness in compliance with new, stricter federal regulations.

Life Sciences - Agronomy / Food Science - 16.12.2015
Research project ripe for fruit quality breakthrough
It is one of life's little disappointments: that piece of fruit so fresh in the grocery store turns soft and withered in only a few days, and an anticipated snack ends up as garbage instead. Multiply that scenario millions of times and add with it all the fruit grocers discard before it's ever sold, and those many minor disappointments suddenly become a very real and expensive waste of food and resources.

Health - Agronomy / Food Science - 15.12.2015
Pill that targets gut receptor treats fatty liver disease, obesity in mice
Patterson said the mice ate only a small amount of the compound to lead to metabolic benefits. For a human, the equivalent would be a single dose in pill form once a day. UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. A bile acid that can turn off a receptor in the gut has prevented and reversed fatty liver disease in mice, according to an international team of researchers.

Social Sciences - Agronomy / Food Science - 14.12.2015
Millet: the missing piece in the puzzle of prehistoric humans’ transition from hunter-gatherers to farmers
New research shows a cereal familiar today as birdseed was carried across Eurasia by ancient shepherds and herders laying the foundation, in combination with the new crops they encountered, of 'multi-crop' agriculture and the rise of settled societies. Archaeologists say 'forgotten' millet has a role to play in modern crop diversity and today's food security debate.

Agronomy / Food Science - Career - 11.12.2015
UQ to help Broncos eat their way to the top
The Brisbane Broncos are known to have big appetites, but they'll be paying special attention to what they eat after announcing a scholarship for their own nutritional advisor.

Health - Agronomy / Food Science - 08.12.2015
NutriPhone dials in fast, affordable health care
David Erickson, associate professor of mechanical engineering, tests the smartCARD, which uses an application system to read cholesterol levels in about a minute. The modern medical lab is an amazing place. With just a few drops of blood, technicians can use state-of-the-art equipment to gather complex information about a person's nutrition, monitor cholesterol levels and screen for diseases.
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