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Health - Agronomy / Food Science - 26.08.2015
A bottle of water before each meal could help in weight reduction, researchers say
Researchers from the University of Birmingham have shown that drinking 500ml of water at half an hour before eating main meals may help obese adults to lose weight. They believe that the simple intervention could be hugely beneficial, and be easily promoted by healthcare professionals and through public health campaigns.

Chemistry - Agronomy / Food Science - 25.08.2015
Organic: Not always the best choice for you or the planet
Eating organically grown food might make you feel good inside, but a University of Queensland researcher says organic agriculture is not necessarily sustainable and— contrary to popular belief — often relies on chemical sprays.

Agronomy / Food Science - 24.08.2015
Beyond blue ribbons, cheese buoys New York economy
Cornell's Rob Ralyea, background, looks on as Heather Spraker, a dairy products specialist from the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets, examines a cheddar core in judging the state's best cheeses.

Environment - Agronomy / Food Science - 21.08.2015
Scientists warn only 'simplified', degraded tropical forest may remain by end of century
Scientists warn only ’simplified’, degraded tropical forest may remain by end of century
A new and more dangerous phase of impacts on the world's remaining tropical forests is emerging, threatening to simplify the world's most diverse ecosystem including mass species loss, according to new UCL-led research published today in Science.

Health - Agronomy / Food Science - 19.08.2015
Stiffer breast tissue in obese women promotes tumors
Women who are obese have a higher risk and a worse prognosis for breast cancer, but the reasons why have remained unclear. A Cornell study published Aug. 19 in Science Translational Medicine explains how obesity changes the consistency of breast tissue in ways that are similar to tumors, thereby promoting disease.

Agronomy / Food Science - Health - 17.08.2015
Berkeley soda tax falls flat
A Cornell-University of Iowa analysis of a soda tax passed last fall by voters in Berkeley, California - the first such city ordinance in the country - found the measure so far has fizzled, raising retail prices for high-calorie sugary drinks by less than half the amount expected. The law, which took effect this March, imposes a penny-per-ounce tax on distributors of sugar-sweetened beverages, such as soft drinks, energy drinks and presweetened teas.

Life Sciences - Agronomy / Food Science - 17.08.2015
Rare baby a testament to roo poo study success
Rare baby a testament to roo poo study success
University of Queensland researchers and Dreamworld staff are celebrating the birth of one of Australia's rarest species of tree kangaroo. Mupee is the first Lumholtz tree kangaroo to be born into Dreamworld's Australasian captive management program. UQ School of Agriculture and Food Sciences reproductive biologist Dr Tamara Keeley worked with Dreamworld staff to investigate potential breeding problems in a female Lumholtz tree kangaroo.

Agronomy / Food Science - Life Sciences - 17.08.2015
We Need to Change our Food System to Eliminate Food Waste
We need to think more about how food gets to us. You know, those big semitrailer trucks that hang in the right lanes of our highways, with the word "logistics" painted on their sides.

Agronomy / Food Science - Health - 17.08.2015
It’s Good That Dietary Guidelines Put Spotlight on Sugar
A newly released set of federal dietary guidelines has brought renewed and timely focus on reducing sugar intake.

Health - Agronomy / Food Science - 13.08.2015
Heavy smokers and smokers who are obese gain more weight after quitting
HERSHEY, Pa. For smokers, the number of cigarettes smoked per day and current body mass index are predictive of changes in weight after quitting smoking, according to researchers at Penn State College of Medicine. Quitting smoking may lead to some weight gain but how much weight gain depends on the individual.

Physics - Agronomy / Food Science - 13.08.2015
Food for thought: book prize to UQ scientist
Food for thought: book prize to UQ scientist
The next time you visit the supermarket, spare a thought for how food scientists are able to safely get omega-3 into milk, or probiotics into juice to bring health benefits to consumers.

Agronomy / Food Science - Health - 10.08.2015
Obesity center tests ways to make healthy choices easier
Cornell's Northeast Regional Nutrition Education and Obesity Prevention Center of Excellence awarded grants to six agencies to test promising obesity prevention interventions that could make healthy choices easier for low-income families.

Life Sciences - Agronomy / Food Science - 04.08.2015
Feed supplement greatly reduces dairy cow methane emissions
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. A supplement added to the feed of high-producing dairy cows reduced methane emissions by 30 percent and could have ramifications for global climate change, according to an international team of researchers.

Agronomy / Food Science - 30.07.2015
V8 Supercar drivers chase accelerated results
The quest to find even the slightest advantage has led V8 Supercars team Brad Jones Racing to the University of Queensland.

Agronomy / Food Science - Health - 28.07.2015
More secondary schools serve healthier lunches
ANN ARBOR-Secondary students found healthier foods on more lunch menus in 2013 than in 2011, resulting in fewer nutrition disparities for small schools or those with racially diverse student bodies. The findings by University of Michigan researchers show significant improvements made in the National School Lunch Program at public middle and high schools in 2013 after many years of meal disparities based on school size or demographics.

Agronomy / Food Science - Life Sciences - 28.07.2015
Chill-tolerant hybrid sugarcane also grows at lower temperatures
U. of I. postdoctoral researcher Katarzyna Glowacka, left, crop sciences professor Erik Sacks, visiting scholar Shailendra Sharma and their colleagues found that chill-tolerant sugarcane hybrids, called "miscanes," also photosynthesize at lower temperatures. CHAMPAIGN, Ill. U.S. farmers have long hoped to extend sugarcane's growing range northward from the Gulf coast, substantially increasing the land available for sugar and biofuels.

Health - Agronomy / Food Science - 24.07.2015
Star client drops 67kg, rediscovers passions
Terry Starbuck didn't run for the best part of 30 years before consulting The University of Queensland Nutrition and Dietetics Practice at Ipswich.

Agronomy / Food Science - Health - 22.07.2015
Today's news predicts obesity three years from now
When it comes to obesity rates, journalists appear to hold a crystal ball. A new study describes a surprising, yet reliable, source for predicting obesity rates three years in advance: national news stories.

Agronomy / Food Science - Economics / Business - 22.07.2015

Agronomy / Food Science - Health - 20.07.2015
Gene variation identified for teen binge eating
A variation of a gene that can lead teenagers to binge eat has been identified by researchers. The work, carried out by academics at UCL and the universities of Bristol and Queensland, hope the finding will allow a better understanding of why binge eating develops, and inform the development of future preventative strategies for teens at risk before they become overweight or obese.

Health - Agronomy / Food Science - 17.07.2015
Grandparents’ affection piling on the pounds in Chinese children
New research published today (Friday 17 July) has revealed that affection from grandparents towards their grandchildren may play a major role in contributing to the childhood obesity pandemic in China. A study by the University of Birmingham (UK) shows that grandparents tend to indulge, overfeed and protect grandchildren in their care from physical chores, thus increasing their risk of obesity.

Agronomy / Food Science - Health - 16.07.2015
Low chance of recovering normal body weight
The chance of an obese person attaining normal body weight is 1 in 210 for men and 1 in 124 for women, increasing to 1 in 1,290 for men and 1 in 677 for women with severe obesity, according to a study of UK health records led by King's College London. The findings, published in the American Journal of Public Health , suggest that current weight management programmes focused on dieting and exercise are not effective in tackling obesity at population level.

Health - Agronomy / Food Science - 16.07.2015
Public appetite for healthier vending machines
Health conscious Australians are hungry for more nutritious options in fast food vending machines according to new research by the University of Sydney and University of Wollongong.

Agronomy / Food Science - Health - 15.07.2015
Iron deficiency in children resolved by biofortified pearl millet
Anemia affects more than 1.6 billion people worldwide, and iron deficiency is the leading cause of the condition.

Health - Agronomy / Food Science - 09.07.2015
Many overweight teenagers do not recognise they are too heavy
Many overweight teenagers do not recognise they are too heavy
More than a third of overweight or obese teenagers don't see themselves as being too heavy and think their weight is about right, according to a UCL study published today in the International Journal of Obesity . The study used data from around 5,000 13-15-year-olds who were asked about their weight and if they thought they were too heavy, about right or too light.

Psychology - Agronomy / Food Science - 08.07.2015
Victory tastes...oh, so sweet
Sweet victory: Defenseman Joakim Ryan '15 celebrates the go-ahead, game-winning goal (by forward Eric Freschi '17, in the background) against Harvard, with 41 seconds remaining in the Jan. 23, 2015 game, at Lynah Rink, before 4,267 frenzied Cornell fans. Vanquishing the agony of defeat, Cornell food scientists have a better grasp on the sweet, thrilling taste of victory.

Health - Agronomy / Food Science - 08.07.2015
Nutritional health promotion: the message is not getting across, and terms get hijacked for commercial marketing
The general public is confused about how foods provide a mix of nutrients, what the body needs and what a 'nutritionally balanced' or nutritionally complete diet is, according to a new study.

Agronomy / Food Science - 08.07.2015
Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No it’s a man on a bike
Former University of Queensland student and global adventurer Aaron Austin-Glen has been likened to "Superman" after returning to UQ to have his fitness checked.

Health - Agronomy / Food Science - 03.07.2015
Shoppers confused by ’traffic light’ food labels, says study
Nutritional labels on food packaging are confusing to consumers and may be hindering attempts to promote healthy diets and reduce obesity, according to a new study from the University of Birmingham. The report, based on the results of face-to-face's with shoppers, finds that while most people check front-of-pack (FOP) labels and recognise their importance, the 'traffic light' system used by many retailers is ambiguous to consumers, who also suffer from 'information overload' and a lack of contextual knowledge.

Agronomy / Food Science - Health - 02.07.2015
Waiting to harvest after a rain enhances food safety
To protect consumers from foodborne illness, produce farmers should wait 24 hours after a rain or irrigating their fields to harvest crops, according to new research published June 26 in the journal Applied and Environmental Microbiology.

Agronomy / Food Science - Health - 01.07.2015
Restaurant meals can be as bad for your waistline as fast food is
University of Illinois kinesiology and community health professor Ruopeng An used U.S. national data to determine the nutritional effects of eating meals outside the home.

Environment - Agronomy / Food Science - 26.06.2015
Cornell introduces silver flies to save hemlock forests
Mark Whitmore, left, Ky Barnett '18 and arborist Tracy Yardley apply a population of silver flies to a hemlock tree infested with woolly adelgids in Skaneateles, New York, June 25.

Agronomy / Food Science - Administration - 25.06.2015
Russians to fight alfalfa snout beetle with expert help
Russian farmers are visiting northern New York state to meet with a Cornell expert and learn how to tackle devastating alfalfa snout beetles native to their homeland.

Agronomy / Food Science - Health - 25.06.2015
One-quarter of California adults are obese
iStock.com Obesity rates tend to be higher in communities without access to fresh vegetables. More Californians than ever are obese, according to a new report by the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research. The study found that 24.8 percent of adults were obese in 2011-12, compared to 19.3 percent a decade earlier.

Economics / Business - Agronomy / Food Science - 23.06.2015
N.Y. food industry leaders consider workforce challenges
Warren Brown, director of the Program on Applied Demographics in the College of Human Ecology, speaks at "Meeting the Workforce Needs of the Food Processing Industry" June 22 in Syracuse.

Environment - Agronomy / Food Science - 23.06.2015
Researchers seek least destructive balance of agriculture vs. forests
Researchers seek least destructive balance of agriculture vs. forests
Scientists show that deforestation can have vastly different impacts. For example, clearing intact forest can damage biodiversity and carbon storage up to four times more than clearing forest edges. In the rush to feed the world's growing population, many forests may as well have a bull's-eye on them.

Event - Agronomy / Food Science - 16.06.2015

Health - Agronomy / Food Science - 12.06.2015
Possible association between obesity and male breast cancer
Researchers at the University of Leeds have found a possible association between the rise in obesity and the increase in cases of male breast cancer. The findings, published in the journal BMC Medicine and funded by the charity Yorkshire Cancer Research , suggest a link between female hormones produced in the fat cells of obese men and the growth of cancerous tumours.

Agronomy / Food Science - 12.06.2015
Keeping track of weight daily may tip scale in your favor
For those wishing to lose weight and keep it off, here's a simple strategy that works: step on a scale each day and track the results. A two-year Cornell study, recently published in the Journal of Obesity, found that frequent self-weighing and tracking results on a chart were effective for both losing weight and keeping it off, especially for men.

Linguistics / Literature - Agronomy / Food Science - 09.06.2015
Plant experts discuss new seeds and old seed catalogs
Plant researchers and home gardeners learned about efforts to preserve both ancient traits in the tomato and Cornell's collection of historical seed catalogs at Mann Library's Harvesting Heritage event June 5.

Health - Agronomy / Food Science - 08.06.2015
Free app helps diagnose leaf-or-death situations
Free app helps diagnose leaf-or-death situations
A new app lets users practice eMedicine on plants. Leaf Doctor analyzes a photograph of a damaged leaf and quantifies the percentage and severity of disease on that leaf, an important measure for researchers and extension agents in the field.

Agronomy / Food Science - Life Sciences - 03.06.2015
Leap of faith proves pollination can be honeybee free
As the state's land-grant institution, Cornell University was born to explore science for the public good - a mission that can sometimes require a leap of faith.

Health - Agronomy / Food Science - 29.05.2015
School lunchbox inspections ’perverse’
A University of Queensland health expert has labelled the practice of inspecting children's lunchboxes at school as both "perverse" and unlikely to improve children's health.

Agronomy / Food Science - 27.05.2015
Boutique bread just a gene away for Aussie farmers
Boutique bread just a gene away for Aussie farmers
Australian farmers can look forward to growing a boutique, high-yield wheat that is adapted to local conditions - and among the best in the world for making bread. Scientists at UQ's Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation (QAAFI) have identified a hereditary component in wheat that is essential for anyone hoping to consistently make premium-quality bread.

Health - Agronomy / Food Science - 26.05.2015
Pregnant women lack guidance on iodine intake levels
Pregnant women are not getting enough information about the need to include iodine in their diets, despite high awareness of general advice for pregnancy nutrition.

Environment - Agronomy / Food Science - 21.05.2015
Sustainable agriculture boosted in new ARC Research Hub
The University of Sydney will play home to one of four multimillion-dollar Australian Research Council (ARC) Industrial Transformation Research Hubs announced by Education Minister Christopher Pyne.

Administration - Agronomy / Food Science - 20.05.2015
Comment: Why one of the wealthiest countries in the world is failing to feed its people
Megan Blake, Director of the MA Food Security and Food Justice at the University of Sheffield, comments on the growing number of people in the UK who need emergency food assistance.

Agronomy / Food Science - 20.05.2015

Health - Agronomy / Food Science - 14.05.2015
Recipe for Wellness
UC San Diego nutrition expert helps define national prescription for healthy diet What if there were a nearly universal prescription for better health, one that could save untold thousands of lives annually, lower health care costs and even help shrink the nation's carbon footprint? There is.