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Released: 30-Jul-2021 4:20 PM EDT
Solar-Powered Microbes to Feed the World?
University of Göttingen

Microbes have played a key role in our food and drinks – from cheese to beer – for millennia but their impact on our nutrition may soon become even more important.

Newswise: New Cornell Sugarhouse Sweetens NY’s Maple Industry
Released: 30-Jul-2021 4:00 PM EDT
New Cornell Sugarhouse Sweetens NY’s Maple Industry
Cornell University

The Cornell Maple Program has opened an advanced, New York state-funded maple research laboratory, an upgrade that will enable research on how to produce the highest-quality syrup, develop new maple products and improve existing ones – all at commercial scales.

Newswise: New Insights on Flowering Could Boost Cassava Crops
Released: 30-Jul-2021 11:15 AM EDT
New Insights on Flowering Could Boost Cassava Crops
Cornell University

Two new publications examining cassava flowering reveal insights into the genetic and environmental factors underpinning one of the world’s most critical food security crops.

Newswise: Making Clear Biodegradable Film From Crop Residue
Released: 28-Jul-2021 6:10 PM EDT
Making Clear Biodegradable Film From Crop Residue
South Dakota State University

Making a transparent, biodegradable film from crop residue and native grasses can benefit farmers as well as the environment.

Newswise: Fruit Compound May Have Potential to Prevent and Treat Parkinson’s Disease, Mouse Study Suggests
26-Jul-2021 10:25 AM EDT
Fruit Compound May Have Potential to Prevent and Treat Parkinson’s Disease, Mouse Study Suggests
Johns Hopkins Medicine

Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers say they have added to evidence that the compound farnesol, found naturally in herbs, and berries and other fruits, prevents and reverses brain damage linked to Parkinson’s disease in mouse studies.

Released: 26-Jul-2021 12:00 PM EDT
Golden Rice Approved for Commercial Propagation in the Philippines
Donald Danforth Plant Science Center

Filipino rice consumers are close to benefiting from a provitamin A-infused rice with the approval of its commercial propagation permit.

Newswise: New Centre to Train Experts in Crop Resilience
Released: 23-Jul-2021 1:05 AM EDT
New Centre to Train Experts in Crop Resilience
University of Adelaide

University of Adelaide experts are part of a new research centre that will train the next generation of scientists to develop more resilient crops.

Newswise: A Wild Hair: Using Hair to Gauge Stress Response in Pigs
Released: 22-Jul-2021 3:45 PM EDT
A Wild Hair: Using Hair to Gauge Stress Response in Pigs
Iowa State University

Researchers at Iowa State University aim to use hair samples from pigs to identify genetics related to stress response. The effort could help produce pigs that lead less stressful lives and are more productive. And it all starts with a quick haircut.

20-Jul-2021 3:45 PM EDT
RNA Breakthrough Creates Crops That Can Grow 50% More Potatoes, Rice
University of Chicago

UChicago-led research could yield increased food production, boost drought tolerance

Newswise: UAE’s “Green Sheikh” Visits Green Bronx Machine, Gotham Greens and CS55
Released: 22-Jul-2021 6:00 AM EDT
UAE’s “Green Sheikh” Visits Green Bronx Machine, Gotham Greens and CS55
Green Bronx Machine

Green Bronx Machine founder Stephen Ritz and his students welcomed yesterday His Royal Highness Sheikh Abdulaziz bin Ali Al Nuaimi, to their classroom at the National Health and Wellness Learning Center (NHWLC) at CS 55 in the Bronx.

Newswise: Don’t Cry Over Spoiled Milk, Incentivize Supply Chain for Longer Shelf Life
Released: 21-Jul-2021 3:35 PM EDT
Don’t Cry Over Spoiled Milk, Incentivize Supply Chain for Longer Shelf Life
Washington University in St. Louis

Too much milk gets pitched, something that was an issue long before these pandemic times of global food insecurity. New research provides a blueprint for development of sustainable milk production supply chain, where waste is reduced in a cost-effective, socially acceptable and environmentally sound way.

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Released: 21-Jul-2021 1:40 PM EDT
Traditional Japanese Food May Hold Building Blocks of COVID-19 Treatments
Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology

Natto, a fermented soybean dish often served for breakfast in Japan, originated at the turn of the last millennium but may hold an answer to a modern problem: COVID-19, according to a new study based on cell cultures.

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Released: 21-Jul-2021 10:00 AM EDT
Attack of the Feral Weed
Donald Danforth Plant Science Center

The world depends on rice: it is a staple food for more than half the Earth’s population.

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Released: 20-Jul-2021 5:35 PM EDT
Untrained Beer Drinkers Can Taste Different Barley Genotypes
Washington State University

When it comes to craft beer, the flavor doesn't have to be all in the hops.

Newswise: The Seeds That Give: Retired WVU Plant Pathologist Donates Tomato Seeds to Developing Nations
Released: 19-Jul-2021 11:55 AM EDT
The Seeds That Give: Retired WVU Plant Pathologist Donates Tomato Seeds to Developing Nations
West Virginia University

Mannon Gallegly, professor emeritus of plant pathology at West Virginia University, is donating tomato seeds to the World Vegetable Center, a global nonprofit institute for vegetable research and development.

Released: 19-Jul-2021 11:15 AM EDT
Scientists on the Scent of Flavor Enhancement
Ohio State University

With hopes to capitalize on the smell factor in flavor development, researchers are exploring how the route an aroma takes to get to the olfactory system, through the nose or the back of the throat, influences our response to the scent in question.

Newswise: No “Vacation” for Green Bronx Machine This Summer
Released: 16-Jul-2021 7:05 AM EDT
No “Vacation” for Green Bronx Machine This Summer
Green Bronx Machine

For Green Bronx Machine, summer vacation is growing season – for plants, people and the organization itself. GBM spends June, July and August tending multiple community gardens and running asummer camp, as well as tackling food insecurity and promoting sustainable food systems with national and international leaders, and preparing for the return of in-person student learning this fall and all of the issues that will entail.

Newswise:Video Embedded cocoa-bean-dna-testing-offers-path-to-end-slavery-and-child-labour-in-chocolate-industry
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Released: 14-Jul-2021 6:05 PM EDT
Cocoa bean DNA testing offers path to end slavery and child labour in chocolate industry
University of Bath

A new method of DNA testing on cocoa beans could revolutionise the chocolate industry, offering consumers greater reassurance about the origins and ethics of their beloved confectionery, and giving the global cocoa industry a precision tool to help end slavery and child labour.

Released: 13-Jul-2021 1:10 PM EDT
Farm Marketing Success Linked to Natural, Cultural Assets
Cornell University

Farmers markets and roadside stands are more successful in communities with more nonprofits, social enterprises and creative industries, according to a new Cornell University study.


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