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Life Sciences - Agronomy/Food Science
26.04.2018
Art and science installation to develop new genetically diverse chicken for Africa
Image credit: Koen Vanmechelen A unique initiative to launch the world's ‘most intriguing' poultry facility is bringing together art and science in a bid to develop disease-resistant, climate-resilient chickens to improve nutrition and income for farmers in East Africa.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Agronomy/Food Science
19.04.2018
Redefining the preconception period
New research published in The Lancet this week and co-authored by Professor Lucilla Poston CBE , shows that the diet and lifestyle of both parents before conception plays a key role in the long-term health of their children.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Agronomy/Food Science
17.04.2018
Healthy habits during pregnancy not enough
Changing diet and lifestyle during pregnancy is too little and too late to reduce the risk of major complications, according to a University of Queensland researcher.
Agronomy/Food Science - Earth Sciences
30.03.2018
Agricultural fires can double Delhi pollution during peak burning season
It's become a deadly autumn tradition in northern India: after the rains of the late summer monsoon subside, farmers set fires to their fields to clear stubble after the harvest and send choking smoke rolling across the countryside.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Agronomy/Food Science
26.03.2018
Qantas flight heralds second stage of research partnership
Researchers at the Charles Perkins Centre have collaborated with Qantas to transform air travel health and wellbeing, ahead of the airline's first Perth to London flight that departed Australia on Saturday.
Environment/Sustainable Development - Agronomy/Food Science
22.03.2018
Agronomy/Food Science - Environment/Sustainable Development
22.03.2018
Environment/Sustainable Development - Agronomy/Food Science
21.03.2018
Life Sciences - Agronomy/Food Science
21.03.2018
Genomic selection, microbiota, development of methanisation, nutrition... INRA and India strengthen ties
Genomic selection, microbiota, development of methanisation, nutrition... INRA and India strengthen ties
From 9-15 March 2018, on the occasion of the French President's visit to India, accompanied by the Minister of Research and Philippe Mauguin, President of INRA, several draft agreements were signed with a view to strengthening cooperation with France's Indian partners.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Agronomy/Food Science
19.03.2018
Yale Medicine ’D’-bunks common vitamin D myths
You may have heard every vitamin D myth under the sun-so many, in fact, that you might be at the point of throwing your hands up in the air in frustration.
Agronomy/Food Science - Life Sciences
14.03.2018
Agroscope Celebrates 10th Anniversary of Global Seed Vault
Agroscope Celebrates 10th Anniversary of Global Seed Vault
Changins, 14.03.2018 - Agroscope went to Svalbard, Norway, to celebrate the tenth anniversary of the Global Plant Seed Vault, where over a million seed varieties from all around the world are stored in duplicate.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Agronomy/Food Science
09.03.2018
Weight plays a role in menopause age
Being underweight or overweight could affect the age at which women experience menopause, a University of Queensland study has found.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Agronomy/Food Science
09.03.2018
Weight plays a role in menopause age
Being underweight or overweight could affect the age at which women experience menopause, a University of Queensland study has found.
Agronomy/Food Science - Medicine/Pharmacology
08.03.2018
Why we need to make room for food
Every year we lose two million hectares of land to urban sprawl. With Sydney's property market booming, an expert panel explained why we need to make room for the production of nutritious food.
Environment/Sustainable Development - Agronomy/Food Science
08.03.2018
Agricultural Sustainability Project Reached 20.9 Million Smallholder Farmers Across China
Agricultural Sustainability Project Reached 20.9 Million Smallholder Farmers Across China
Smallholder farmers who cultivate perhaps only a few hectares of land dominate the agricultural landscape in places like China, India, and sub-Saharan Africa.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Agronomy/Food Science
26.02.2018
Human health needs a healthy planet
Last week, the University of Sydney held its first workshop with priority partners on planetary health with representatives from the University of Edinburgh and University of California, Davis.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Agronomy/Food Science
23.02.2018
Award to fund U-M food systems anemia research in Africa
Award to fund U-M food systems anemia research in Africa
ANN ARBOR-The University of Michigan School of Public Health has received a $1.3 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to study the impact of the fish processing industry on persistent anemia among adolescent girls and women in Ghana.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Agronomy/Food Science
22.02.2018
Securing a child’s future needs to start during parents’ teen years
A child's growth and development is affected by the health and lifestyles of their parents before pregnancy - even going back to adolescence - according to a new paper.  The article in the latest edition of Nature argues that tackling health problems including obesity, mental health, poor nutrition and substance abuse in young people before they become parents is essential for the best possible start to life for their future children.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Agronomy/Food Science
08.02.2018
Studying the effects of early childhood circumstances on long-term health
In the study of birth outcomes, going to extremes is not always necessary. While intense events such as heat waves, deep cold or famine can impact fetal development and play a major role in the health of newborns, scientists who study birth outcomes can learn a great deal from more moderate scenarios.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Agronomy/Food Science
08.02.2018
Schools alone cannot help to prevent childhood obesity, study finds
School-based healthy lifestyle interventions alone are not effective in the fight against childhood obesity, according to research conducted in the West Midlands. The warning comes after one of the largest childhood obesity prevention trials undertaken to date has found that a healthy lifestyle intervention carried out in dozens of schools did not lead to significant changes in pupils' weight.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Agronomy/Food Science
07.02.2018
We Should Strengthen SNAP, Not Add New Restrictions
The Trump administration has recently proposed an overhaul of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly known as food stamps.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Agronomy/Food Science
07.02.2018
We Should Strengthen SNAP, Not Add New Restrictions
The Trump administration has recently proposed an overhaul of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly known as food stamps.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Agronomy/Food Science
01.02.2018
Bringing UC San Diego’s Healthy Diet and Natural Medicine Research into the Spotlight
A focus on natural approaches is central to Richard N. Krupp's philanthropic legacy, which may be realized at over $30 million in the coming years The late Richard N. ("Dick") Krupp, bo
Life Sciences - Agronomy/Food Science
29.01.2018
Environment/Sustainable Development - Agronomy/Food Science
25.01.2018
Think of honeybees as 'livestock' not wildlife, argue experts
Think of honeybees as ’livestock’ not wildlife, argue experts
Contrary to public perception, die-offs in honeybee colonies are an agricultural not a conservation issue, argue Cambridge researchers, who say that manged honeybees may contribute to the genuine biodiversity crisis of Europe's declining wild pollinators.
Agronomy/Food Science - Medicine/Pharmacology
25.01.2018
Imperial academics present food solutions to world leaders at Davos
Imperial academics present food solutions to world leaders at Davos
Imperial academics joined global leaders at the World Economic Forum in Davos to discuss innovative ideas around nutrition and food production.
Agronomy/Food Science - Medicine/Pharmacology
15.01.2018
Improvements in Mortality Rates Are Slowed by Rise in Obesity in the United States
With countless medical advances and efforts to curb smoking, one might expect that life expectancy in the United States would improve.
Agronomy/Food Science - Life Sciences
15.01.2018
Should GM crops be grown in the EU? Let the countries decide for themselves, propose a group of experts
Should GM crops be grown in the EU? Let the countries decide for themselves, propose a group of experts
Even though the EU's food safety authority, EFSA, has classified genetically modified (GM) crops as safe, several member states always vote against authorisation, which poses an obstacle for countries thinking of growing these crops.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Agronomy/Food Science
10.01.2018
A problem in paradise: Working to improve public health in Samoa
The Samoan islands are grappling with public health problems; children may provide some solutions. For 3,000 years, people have fished and farmed the Samoan islands of the South Pacific Ocean.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Agronomy/Food Science
03.01.2018
Processed meat may increase breast cancer risk
Processed meat may increase breast cancer risk
Consumption of processed meat may increase the risk of breast cancer, according to a new study. The paper, published in the European Journal of Cancer , confirmed findings of carcinogenic risk of processed meat and suggested the overall association is largely driven by the risk of post-menopausal breast cancer.
Agronomy/Food Science - Medicine/Pharmacology
18.12.2017
£4.4m to help reduce 'hidden hunger' in Ethiopia and Malawi
A multidisciplinary team of researchers including those working in agriculture, nutrition, socio-economics, geography, and ethics has received more than £4.4m from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to help alleviate micronutrient deficiencies (MNDs). The GeoNutrition project, led by the University of Nottingham , will focus on Ethiopia and Malawi where MNDs - also known as hidden hunger - are widespread.
Chemistry - Agronomy/Food Science
18.12.2017
Risk of
Risk of "dirty" turkey after Brexit if UK strikes a US trade deal
Risk of "dirty" turkey after Brexit if UK strikes a US trade deal Consumers could be eating “dirty” chlorinated turkey at Christmas if the UK agrees a post-Brexit trade deal with the USA, according to a new briefing paper by leading food policy experts. The team - from the University of Sussex, Cardiff University and City, University of London - found US poultry, washed in up to four chemical disinfectants, does not meet EU safety standards.
Chemistry - Agronomy/Food Science
18.12.2017
Risk of "dirty" turkey after Brexit if UK strikes a US trade deal
Consumers could be eating “dirty” chlorinated turkey at Christmas if the UK agrees a post-Brexit trade deal with the USA, according to a new briefing paper by leading food policy experts. The team - from Cardiff University, the University of Sussex, and City, University of London - found US poultry, washed in up to four chemical disinfectants, does not meet EU safety standards.
Agronomy/Food Science - Medicine/Pharmacology
14.12.2017
Environment/Sustainable Development - Agronomy/Food Science
13.12.2017
UW project seeks sustainable blueprint for hydropower dams
UW project seeks sustainable blueprint for hydropower dams
In the Pacific Northwest, the conversation about hydroelectric dams is complicated: Dams hamper the natural migration of salmon, yet they are an important source of cheap, renewable energy for the region.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Agronomy/Food Science
11.12.2017
Lifespan research examines the impact of childhood disease on adult health
YCCI's renewed CTSA grant award allows Yale to continue its leadership in cutting-edge areas of research.
Agronomy/Food Science - Careers/Employment
08.12.2017
From Paris to Penn, Pursuing a Culinary Passion
From Paris to Penn, Pursuing a Culinary Passion
Rachel Prokupek was rolling out pastry two years ago, pursuing a culinary degree at Le Cordon Bleu in Paris.
Agronomy/Food Science - Astronomy
08.12.2017
Life Sciences - Agronomy/Food Science
04.12.2017
Managing the microbes - the key to solving the global nitrogen crisis
Experts from the UK and Brazil have joined forces to address the challenges and opportunities for agricultural nitrogen science in Florianopolis, Brazil. In the first meeting of its kind 24 leading experts from the UK and Brazil came together to find practical, low cost solutions that make more effective use of nitrogen (N) inputs in agriculture, while attempting to decrease N pollution losses to the environment either to the atmosphere or through the soil.
Environment/Sustainable Development - Agronomy/Food Science
01.12.2017
African protected area saving endangered megafauna
African protected area saving endangered megafauna
One of Africa's last remaining wilderness areas is in good shape and could potentially support 50,000 elephants and 1000 lions, a University of Queensland-led study has found.
Environment/Sustainable Development - Agronomy/Food Science
30.11.2017
EU payments to farmers fail to deliver on competitiveness and sustainability
EU payments to farmers fail to deliver on competitiveness and sustainability
Over 40 billion euro is given annually to European agriculture as direct payments under the Common Agricultural Policy.
Environment/Sustainable Development - Agronomy/Food Science
30.11.2017
EU direct payments fail to deliver on competitiveness and sustainability
EU direct payments fail to deliver on competitiveness and sustainability
Over 40 billion euro is given annually to European agriculture as direct payments under the Common Agricultural Policy.
Environment/Sustainable Development - Agronomy/Food Science
27.11.2017
Switzerland’s international environmental performance review: mixed results
Bern, 27.11.2017 - The OECD's 3rd Environmental Performance Review of Switzerland shows that despite progress, Switzerland still has a very high environmental impact.
Agronomy/Food Science - Medicine/Pharmacology
23.11.2017
Oral health impact of sugar-sweetened beverages overlooked
New research on sugar-sweetened beverages reveals one in seven adolescents is drinking more than two cups a day, and is two to three times more likely to have oral health problems than those who don't drink the beverages.
Agronomy/Food Science
23.11.2017
Mindfulness training shows promise for maintaining weight loss
Can mindfulness training help overweight people shed pounds and keep them off?  McGill University researchers surveyed the growing body of studies investigating that question, and came away encouraged.
Agronomy/Food Science - Environment/Sustainable Development
21.11.2017
’Food’ cut into wheat that could make a million pasta packets
Crop mapping plans have taken a back seat to this 'agwork' to focus attention on the Sydney Institute of Agriculture's key message as part of the inaugural National Agriculture Day, which is focussed on all things food.
Agronomy/Food Science - Environment/Sustainable Development
21.11.2017
Food the focus for National Agriculture Day
Crop mapping plans have taken a back seat to this 'agwork' to focus attention on the Sydney Institute of Agriculture's key message as part of the inaugural National Agriculture Day, which is focussed on all things food.
Agronomy/Food Science - Life Sciences
20.11.2017
Business/Economics - Agronomy/Food Science
20.11.2017
The Brexit hit to living standards
The referendum vote is already costing UK households according to a Nottingham economist. Ahead of Wednesday's Budget the first detailed analysis of how the Brexit vote has impacted inflation, wages and living standards, has been released.
Environment/Sustainable Development - Agronomy/Food Science
14.11.2017
Hidden nitrate pollution beneath our feet threatens water supplies worldwide
Hidden nitrate pollution beneath our feet threatens water supplies worldwide
Researchers have found vast quantities of nitrate are stored in the rocky layer between our soils and the water table Researchers have quantified for the first time the long term threat to global drinking water posed by agricultural pollution trapped in the rocks beneath our feet. In a paper published , researchers from the British Geological Survey (BGS) and Lancaster University show that vast quantities of nitrate are stored in the rocky layer between our soils and the water table.
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