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Agronomy / Food Science - 07.12.2015
Vegetable storage expert James Russell Hicks dies
James Russell Hicks, an expert in vegetable storage and post-harvest physiology, died Nov. 26. He was 78.

Health - Agronomy / Food Science - 04.12.2015
Contaminated food a significant cause of disease »
Associate Professor Martyn Kirk has issued a warning about the risks of foodborne disease in the wake of new figures from the World Health Organization. Image: Stuart Hay, ANU. One of Australia's leading epidemiologists has issued a warning about the risks of foodborne disease in the wake of new figures from the World Health Organization (WHO) which show contaminated food to be a major cause of death.

Environment - Agronomy / Food Science - 03.12.2015
Comment: What are the challenges associated with developing a climate-smart agri-food system?
Researchers from the University of Sheffield's Grantham Centre for Sustainable Futures and are sharing their expertise at the United Nations Conference on Climate Change, COP21 (30 November-11 December 2015) to help world leaders and policy makers reach a global agreement on climate change.

Agronomy / Food Science - Life Sciences - 03.12.2015
$13.4 million grant will help combat malnutrition in India
A Cornell University project to enhance access to nutritious food in India is set to grow thanks to a $13.4 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

Life Sciences - Agronomy / Food Science - 02.12.2015
Alliance for Science launches hunger conversation at UN
Max Pfeffer, senior associate dean for the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, left, Lia Hardiantry, one of the Cornell Alliance for Science fellows, and Desra Percaya, the Indonesian Ambassador to the UN, Nov.

Agronomy / Food Science - Event - 01.12.2015
All eyes are on UQ sweet corn innovation winner
A nutritionally-enhanced sweet corn developed at The University of Queensland to help prevent blindness in the elderly has won a national innovation award.

Agronomy / Food Science - 30.11.2015
Nutrition lacking in vending machine products
Nutrition lacking in vending machine products
A study by researchers at the University of Bristol examined the nutritional value of foods sold from campus vending machines, and the dietary habits and body weight of students who use the machines.

Agronomy / Food Science - Environment - 30.11.2015
Soil loss: an unfolding global disaster
Nearly 33 per cent of the world's arable land has been lost to erosion or pollution in the last 40 years It takes about 500 years to form 2.5 cm of top soil under normal agricultural condition

Agronomy / Food Science - Environment - 28.11.2015
Good food for all - cultivating a new approach
Voltaire would have approved - new research shows there are distinct benefits in cultivating one's garden, particularly if it is a community garden. A team of researchers at the University of Glasgow, Professors Deirdre Shaw, Andrew Cumbers, Robert McMaster and Dr John Crossan, have uncovered strong evidence that participation in a community garden can boost health and well-being, promote social inclusion, enhance community relations, and improve learning.

Environment - Agronomy / Food Science - 27.11.2015
Opinion: How tasty forest foods can help solve the global hunger crisis
Dr Bhaskar Vira (Department of Geography) is†co-editor of†the open access book Forests and Food , which will be launched at the Global Landscapes Forum in Paris next month.

Agronomy / Food Science - 27.11.2015
Sudanese fields
ESA Space in Images Title Khartoum, Sudan Released 27/11/2015 10:00 am Copyright Copernicus Sentinel data (2015)/ESA Description This false-colour image of south Khartoum in Sudan was one of the first from Sentinel-2A on 28 June, five days after it arrived in orbit.

Astronomy / Space Science - Agronomy / Food Science - 20.11.2015
Spanish mosaic
ESA Space in Images Title Merida, Spain Released 20/11/2015 10:00 am Copyright Copernicus Sentinel data (2015)/ESA Description This true-colour image of Merida was taken by Sentinel-2A on 11 August.

Life Sciences - Agronomy / Food Science - 19.11.2015
Do you need protein supplements to get ripped?
Do you need protein supplements to get ripped?
View this story on Science Over Coffee. Many people spend hours in the gym every week and fill up on protein supplements in the quest for a ripped physique, but could all that hard work and money spent on sweet tasting powder be in vain?

Agronomy / Food Science - Life Sciences - 17.11.2015
"Green light in the tunnel": Opinion of the Swedish Board of Agriculture - A CRISPR-Cas9-mutant but not a GMO
The Swedish Board of Agriculture has, after questions from researchers in UmeŚ and Uppsala, confirmed the interpretation that some plants in which the genome has been edited using the CRISPR-Cas9 technology do not fall under the European GMO definition.

Chemistry - Agronomy / Food Science - 17.11.2015
Pesticides, a love story
Our relationship with synthetic pesticides is complicated, says Penn State Berks historian Michelle Mart.

Agronomy / Food Science - Life Sciences - 12.11.2015
New Cornell cohort enters global food security conversation
What do a Catholic priest, three vegan advocates and a Ugandan farmer have in common? They are part of a diverse, international group of 25 newly graduated Cornell Alliance for Science Global Leaders

Environment - Agronomy / Food Science - 12.11.2015
Can Queensland’s crops cope with climate change?
Climate forecasts to 2050 suggest sorghum is set to remain Queensland's top crop as temperatures rise and rainfall decreases across the State.

Agronomy / Food Science - Health - 05.11.2015
Soda, junk food not why we're fat
Indulgences like sodas and junk foods have long been blamed as the prime culprits responsible for worrying obesity trends across the United States. But a new analysis by a pair of Cornell University researchers suggests that, for the majority of the population, those food and drink choices may not be the scourge of the American waistline as commonly imagined.

Health - Agronomy / Food Science - 05.11.2015
Fitness versus fatness
A finding that cardio-respiratory fitness is more important than fat loss for people suffering so-called 'Syndrome X' has landed a Queensland researcher a New Investigator Award.

Life Sciences - Agronomy / Food Science - 03.11.2015
A-plus potatoes may lead to more nutritious cassava
Paul Debbie, director of technology transfer and assistant professor Joyce Van Eck hold the newly issued patent for boosting beta-carotene levels in potatoes and other crops. The humble potato may become an important source of beta-carotene, thanks to research from the Boyce Thompson Institute (BTI).

Agronomy / Food Science - Health - 30.10.2015
Nutritionists from Tanzania turn knowledge into action
Jeanne Moseley, Luitfrid Nnally, Clara Mollay, Rebecca Stoltzfus and Rune Philemon brainstorm potential goals for community nutrition in rural Tanzania during workshops with Cornell Division of Nutritional Sciences faculty members and researchers on Cornell's campus.

Agronomy / Food Science - Health - 26.10.2015
Targeted policy actions could help discourage obesity, Stanford expert says
Stanford law Professor Deborah Rhode suggests that a societal strategy involving public awareness, new taxes, enhanced zoning regulations and tougher restrictions on food marketing and packaging could alleviate the obesity epidemic.

Life Sciences - Agronomy / Food Science - 26.10.2015
Are your genes to blame when your jeans don't fit?
Are your genes to blame when your jeans don’t fit?
How much does your genetic make-up have to do with your weight? A University of Cambridge scientist will discuss the issue at a public lecture at The University of Queensland on 2 November.

Health - Agronomy / Food Science - 23.10.2015
Health experts present evidence to the Health Select Committee
Health experts present evidence to the Health Select Committee
Health experts, Professor Simon Capewell and Dr Emma Boyland , from the University's Institute of Psychology, Health & Society presented evidence this week to the Health Select Committee enquiry on Childhood Obesity.

Economics / Business - Agronomy / Food Science - 22.10.2015
Cornell grape research boosted by $6 million grant
The ancient art of grape growing is getting a high-tech boost thanks to Cornell University research and a $6 million federal grant.

Life Sciences - Agronomy / Food Science - 16.10.2015
Genes involved in schizophrenia and obesity highlighted
Genes involved in schizophrenia and obesity have been highlighted in a new UCL study, which could lead to a better understanding of the DNA variants which affect risk of these conditions and aid the development of improved strategies for prevention and treatment. The research by the UCL Genetics Institute, published in Annals of Human Genetics, involved analysing over one million genetic variants in over two thousand research subjects who had either schizophrenia or severe childhood onset obesity.

Agronomy / Food Science - Economics / Business - 15.10.2015
Ag experts agree 'NY Loves Food' at Oct. 14 event
Brian Nicholson, second from right, discusses his company Red Jacket Orchards during an Oct. 14 panel focused on farm and food innovators led by Dean Kathryn Boor.

Agronomy / Food Science - Administration - 15.10.2015
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From "Brewers’ Course" to beverage science with global impact
In some circles, brewing science is referred to be the "original Bavarian" discipline, since it started out at the Weihenstephan brewery 150 years ago.

Agronomy / Food Science - Administration - 13.10.2015
N.Y. boosts funding to $7 million for Food Venture Center
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Director of State Operations Jim Malatras attend the third annual Beer, Wine, Spirits and Cider Summit Oct.

Agronomy / Food Science - Life Sciences - 08.10.2015
President Garrett touts innovation at Geneva campus
President Elizabeth Garrett, tours the Pilot Plant on the Geneva campus with College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Dean Kathryn Boor, left, and Susan Brown, associate dean and director of Cornell's New York Agricultural Experiment Station.

Agronomy / Food Science - Health - 07.10.2015
Soda tax boosts retail prices of sugary drinks in Berkeley
Soda tax boosts retail prices of sugary drinks in Berkeley
Not long after Berkeley became the first city in the country to levy an excise tax on sugar-sweetened beverages, questions arose about whether the move would have its desired effect by increasing the retail price of soda. The latest signs, coming from a new study by UC Berkeley researchers say yes. The findings, published today†in the American Journal of Public Health , come nearly a year after Berkeley voters approved an excise tax of one cent per ounce on sugary drinks.

Agronomy / Food Science - Economics / Business - 07.10.2015
Cornell's Harvest NY plots northern expansion
From left, David Fisher '84, Patricia Fisher, State Sen. Patricia A. Ritchie, R-48th Dist., and LouAnne King '85 celebrate the expansion of the Harvest NY program Oct.

Environment - Agronomy / Food Science - 01.10.2015

Agronomy / Food Science - 01.10.2015
Broncos do their research in pursuit of title
They've set the pace for much of the National Rugby League season, and the Brisbane Broncos are working with the University of Queensland to lead the competition off the park as well.

Health - Agronomy / Food Science - 29.09.2015
Arsenic found in many U.S. red wines, but health risks depend on total diet
Arsenic found in many U.S. red wines, but health risks depend on total diet
A new University of Washington study that tested 65 wines from America's top four wine-producing states - California, Washington, New York and Oregon - found all but one have arsenic levels that exceed what's allowed in drinking water. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency allows drinking water to contain no more than 10 parts per billion of arsenic.

Health - Agronomy / Food Science - 29.09.2015
EPFL Dedicated to Research on the Challenges of Nutrition
29.09.15 - Facing the lack of scientifically based evidence in the field of nutrition, a university and a foundation unite forces in the areas of research and public outreach.

Agronomy / Food Science - Life Sciences - 25.09.2015
Agreement signed with Asia's biggest dairy producer
Laura Spitz, interim vice provost for International Affairs and the associate dean for International Affairs at Cornell Law School, signs a research agreement Wednesday in Seattle on behalf of Cornell to create a novel cheese product for Yili Industrial Group.

Agronomy / Food Science - Health - 16.09.2015
Researchers diversify Kenyan greens to improve nutrition
When Cornell horticulture professor Phillip Griffiths launched a multidisciplinary project in sub-Saharan Africa in 2012, he was not surprised to find that Kenyan communities are just as picky about their food as most Americans. What sets the region apart is that children and adults are frequently undernourished, with micronutrient deficiencies caused by a lack of vitamin A and iron-rich foods.

Agronomy / Food Science - Economics / Business - 14.09.2015

Agronomy / Food Science - Health - 14.09.2015
Dairy Products: What Is their Influence on Inflammation?
Dairy Products: What Is their Influence on Inflammation?
Bern, 14.09.2015 - An international team led by Agroscope has published a study on the influence of dairy products on inflammatory responses in the human body. The study's conclusion: Despite persistent beliefs to the contrary, dairy products exert a slightly anti-inflammatory effect, and individuals with an impaired metabolism are particularly likely to benefit from consuming products from this food group.

Health - Agronomy / Food Science - 11.09.2015
Leading risk factors for death include smoking, high blood pressure and obesity
A huge international study of global causes of death has revealed high blood pressure is the number-one individual risk factor associated with Australian deaths, contributing to 28,500 deaths a year.

Health - Agronomy / Food Science - 11.09.2015
Number one risk factors for death include smoking, high blood pressure and obesity
A huge international study of global causes of death has revealed high blood pressure is the number-one individual risk factor associated with Australian deaths, contributing to 28,500 deaths a year.

Environment - Agronomy / Food Science - 09.09.2015
Paying farmers to help the environment works, but ’perverse’ subsidies must be balanced
First analysis of effectiveness of agri-environment schemes measured at a national level suggests that they work, but are still a drop in the ocean compared to huge government subsidies received by farming industries for environmentally damaging practices.

Environment - Agronomy / Food Science - 09.09.2015
Millions of hectares of forest lost since 1990
The globe's forests have shrunk by three per cent since 1990 - an area equivalent to the size of South Africa - despite significant improvements in conservation over the past decade.

Agronomy / Food Science - Event - 08.09.2015

Agronomy / Food Science - Life Sciences - 02.09.2015
Garrett savors New York State Fair's Cornell connections
Richard Lawson, a 4-H member from Ontario County, shows President Elizabeth Garrett an incubator with eggs and newly hatched chicks at the fair's Youth Building.

Health - Agronomy / Food Science - 01.09.2015
Menzies scholarship gives $55k boost to UQ cancer study
Menzies scholarship gives $55k boost to UQ cancer study
Head and neck cancer patients stand to benefit from a $55,000 scholarship awarded to a University of Queensland School of Human Movement and Nutrition Sciences researcher.

Agronomy / Food Science - Life Sciences - 28.08.2015
Millet Project shows grain isn't just for the birds
Millet Project shows grain isn’t just for the birds
Amrita Hazra, a postdoctoral researcher in the Department of Plant and Microbial Biology, is on a mission - to introduce people to the benefits of eating millet, which primarily is used in the United States in bird feed.

Agronomy / Food Science - Economics / Business - 28.08.2015
Combating obesity as a market failure
ANN ARBOR-The obesity epidemic is growing and becoming ever more costly in the U.S. and other industrialized countries. Generally, that is where agreement ends on the subject. How to best combat obesity-and the proper role of the markets and government in that mission-is far from settled.

Health - Agronomy / Food Science - 27.08.2015
Mediterranean diet, not calorie counting, is key to good health
Eating a high-fat Mediterranean-style diet rich in olive oil nuts and oily fish, is more beneficial to your health than counting calories, according to Simon Capewell , Professor of Clinical Epidemiology at the University of Liverpool.
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