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Released: 23-Nov-2022 1:20 PM EST
Study finds picky eaters are put off by food depending on plateware colour
University of Portsmouth

Researchers examining the characteristics of picky eaters have found the colour of the bowl food is served in has an influence on taste

Newswise: Sequencing project to unleash the biotechnology potential of euglenoids
Released: 22-Nov-2022 12:05 PM EST
Sequencing project to unleash the biotechnology potential of euglenoids
European Molecular Biology Laboratory

The Euglena International Network (EIN) (https://euglenanetwork.org/), founded in 2020, is a global consortium of hundreds of scientists around the world with the collective goal of supporting euglenoid science through collaborative and integrative omics between academics and industry.

Newswise: United Nations Partnership - the Power of Education to Spread Mediterranean Diet as Framework for Urban Sustainable Growth – 600 School Partnership
Released: 22-Nov-2022 10:05 AM EST
United Nations Partnership - the Power of Education to Spread Mediterranean Diet as Framework for Urban Sustainable Growth – 600 School Partnership
Green Bronx Machine

Green Bronx Machine, Future Food Institute, Mayor of Pollica, President of ICCAR- UNESCO, and Italian coordination of the UNESCO Emblematic Communities announce LIFESTYLE FOR A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE to partner with 600 schools in Italy to promote human and planetary health via Mediterranean Diet.

Newswise: The Medical Minute: What’s making you sleepy on Thanksgiving?
Released: 21-Nov-2022 5:45 PM EST
The Medical Minute: What’s making you sleepy on Thanksgiving?
Penn State Health

Can’t … keep … eyes … open. Too ... much ... turkey … A Penn State Health pharmacologist weighs in on tryptophan – is it a myth or the reason you’re sleeping at the dinner table?

Released: 17-Nov-2022 8:25 PM EST
Science misinformation on GMOs reaches quarter of a billion people, study finds
Boyce Thompson Institute

Science misinformation about genetically modified crops and foods had a potential global readership of over a quarter of a billion people, according to a new study published by the Alliance for Science, which combats anti-science misinformation on topics like climate, vaccines and GMOs.

Newswise: Waste warriors: black soldier flies turn food scraps into value
Released: 16-Nov-2022 10:05 PM EST
Waste warriors: black soldier flies turn food scraps into value
University of South Australia

They’re the creepy crawlies with a voracious appetite, so when it comes food waste, black soldier fly larvae are nature’s number one composters. Now, these wriggly grubs are helping South Australia’s food bowl stay clean and green as part of a sustainable food initiative from Mobius Farms.

Released: 16-Nov-2022 1:10 PM EST
A win, win, win for dairy production in East Africa
Lancaster University

Adopting high yield dairy cattle breeds and improving feed would allow Tanzania to increase milk production, while reducing planet warming greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and alleviating poverty, a new study reveals.

Newswise: Chula Student Teams Win First and Second Runner-up Prizes in TSX Youth Award Program 2022
Released: 14-Nov-2022 8:55 AM EST
Chula Student Teams Win First and Second Runner-up Prizes in TSX Youth Award Program 2022
Chulalongkorn University

Congratulations to Chula student teams from the Student in Free Enterprise (SIFE) Club, Chula Business School and the Faculty of Science for winning first and second runner-up places in TSX Youth Award Program 2022. The competition was a part of the events at the Thailand Sustainability Expo 2022 at the Queen Sirikit National Convention Center on September 30, 2022.

Released: 11-Nov-2022 1:10 PM EST
Researchers transform popcorn into microbiome-boosting superfood
University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Nebraska researchers working with food processing giant Conagra have developed a new complete-protein popcorn variety that benefits the human gut microbiome.

Newswise: Study confirms that processed foods key to rising obesity
Released: 8-Nov-2022 6:05 PM EST
Study confirms that processed foods key to rising obesity
University of Sydney

A year-long study of the dietary habits of 9,341 Australians has backed growing evidence that highly processed and refined foods are the leading contributor of rising obesity rates in the Western world.

Released: 8-Nov-2022 1:30 PM EST
Tracing tomatoes’ health benefits to gut microbes
Ohio State University

Two weeks of eating a diet heavy in tomatoes increased the diversity of gut microbes and altered gut bacteria toward a more favorable profile in young pigs. After observing these results with a short-term intervention, the research team plans to progress to similar studies in people.

Newswise: Starved yeast poisons clones
Released: 7-Nov-2022 6:25 PM EST
Starved yeast poisons clones
University of Tokyo

When starved of glucose, yeast kills its own clones and other surrounding microorganisms to survive in a newly discovered phenomenon named latecomer killing.

Released: 7-Nov-2022 3:15 PM EST
Limiting antibiotics for cows may create a new dairy market
Cornell University

Consumers would be willing to buy milk from cows only treated with antibiotics when medically necessary – as long as the price isn’t much higher than conventional milk, according to researchers at Cornell University.

Newswise: Research Centre to Grow Space Food Expertise
Released: 3-Nov-2022 9:05 PM EDT
Research Centre to Grow Space Food Expertise
University of Adelaide

A new research centre, led by the University of Adelaide, will focus international expertise on finding ways to provide the next generation of space explorers with nutritious foods, and the on-demand supply of materials and medicines.

Newswise: Red Algae Improve Fish Immunity and Reduce the Need for Antibiotics
Released: 31-Oct-2022 12:00 PM EDT
Red Algae Improve Fish Immunity and Reduce the Need for Antibiotics
Russian Foundation for Basic Research

RUDN University biologist with colleagues from Iran, Canada, Thailand and Turkey found that the red algae Halopithys incurva increase the immunity of fish. This means that such algae can be used as a food additive in fish farming. This will reduce the need for overuse of antibiotics.

Newswise: UV-to-Red Light Converting Films Accelerate Plant Growth
Released: 26-Oct-2022 3:30 PM EDT
UV-to-Red Light Converting Films Accelerate Plant Growth
Hokkaido University

Plastic sheets coated with an Eu3+ film that converts UV light to red light were able to accelerate growth of vegetal plants and trees.

Released: 26-Oct-2022 2:15 PM EDT
Cornell to Co-Lead UN Agency’s New Agrifood Initiative
Cornell University

Ideas that sprang from a pre-pandemic panel discussion at Cornell University now inform a United Nations initiative aimed to meet looming global food needs in a healthy, equitable and sustainable way.

Released: 26-Oct-2022 1:15 PM EDT
Honeycrisp Genome Will Help Scientists Breed Better Apples
Cornell University

A team of researchers has sequenced the Honeycrisp apple genome, a boon for scientists and breeders working with this popular and economically important cultivar.

Newswise: What type of grass is best for beef cattle?
Released: 26-Oct-2022 8:00 AM EDT
What type of grass is best for beef cattle?
American Society of Agronomy (ASA), Crop Science Society of America (CSSA), Soil Science Society of America (SSSA)

Cool-season grasses are often used as forage for beef cattle in the eastern United States, but these grasses don’t do well during the summer. Can warm-season grasses be an alternative?

Released: 24-Oct-2022 5:40 PM EDT
The Environmental Footprint of Food
University of California, Santa Barbara

In an age of industrialized farming and complex supply chains, the true environmental pressures of our global food system are often obscure and difficult to assess.


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