Health & Gastronomy12/02/2015

Supermarket promotions boost sales of less healthy foods more than healthier foods

Supermarket price promotions are more likely to lead to an increase in sales of less healthy foods than healthier choices in supermarkets. However, the study of shopping patterns amongst almost 27,000 UK households found that supermarkets were no more likely to promote less healthy over healthier foods

di S. C.
Science News10/02/2015

GM crops: multiple toxins not a panacea for pest control

Overly optimistic assumptions about transgenic crops that produce two or more Bt toxins active against the same pest can lead to inadequate strategies for delaying evolution of pest resistance

di S. C.
World News10/02/2015

"We Olive" keeping hearts happy

All 15 We Olive locations across the country are participating in fundraising activities for the association while providing educational support and information about the importance of a healthy diet including the health benefits of olive oil

di S. C.

World News10/02/2015

World Expo can give new impetus to efforts to eradicate hunger

"Milan Charter" will help spur global dialogue on pivotal role of hunger and malnutrition in sustainable development

di S. C.
Olive & Oil10/02/2015

International buyers shocked by olive oil prices

The most sensitive markets seem to be those that do not produce olive oil themselves, such as Japan, where news of the poor olive oil campaign is not well-known

di S. C.
Science News09/02/2015

Biofuel without competition with food resources

The efficient production of both biofuel and animal feed from one crop is now possible, and can be done on a farm without the need for off-site processes

di T N

Health & Gastronomy09/02/2015

The extra virgin olive oil is safer than sunflower in frying

Monounsaturated groups degraded at faster rate than polyunsaturated groups. 4-Hydroxy-2-alkenals were not found and 2,4-alkadienals were formed in small amount in extra virgin olive oil

di R. T.
Health & Gastronomy09/02/2015

The future in diets could be chili peppers

Researchers at the University of Wyoming discover that adding capsaicin from chili peppers to a diet can help to prevent weight gain in mice on high-fat diet

di R. T.
World News08/02/2015

Ireland first EU state allowed to export bovine products to the US market

Ireland’s government announced that it will be the first EU state to export beef to the United States in more than 15 years

di S. C.

World News08/02/2015

Antibiotic-resistant E. coli detected on Vancouver farmers’ market produce

UBC researchers have detected antibiotic-resistant E. coli bacteria on lettuce from several Vancouver farmers’ markets.

di S. C.
World News08/02/2015

Climate change impacts on irrigation demand and reservoir evaporation

The study evaluated irrigation water requirements for the second half of the 20th century and, as compared to projected demand for the second half of the 21st century, found that net irrigation water requirements in the West may be six percent higher

di S. C.
Health & Gastronomy08/02/2015

FAO food price index declines in January, cereal output poised for record

Wheat, soy oil, pork among main drivers, helped by weaker euro and lower oil prices. Global inventory rate now 50% higher than in 2008

di S. C.

Health & Gastronomy08/02/2015

Drinking green tea before taking supplements may offer protection from toxicity

As high doses of green tea extract supplements for weight loss become more popular, potential liver toxicity becomes a concern. In the last decade, dozens of people have been diagnosed with the condition

di T N
Olive & Oil08/02/2015

Prediction of the antioxidant activity of extra virgin olive oils produced in the Mediterranean area

The proposed method could be used for monitoring oil quality in terms of nutraceutical properties. K225 is effective for estimating the oil antioxidant activity, expressed with IC50

di R. T.
Health & Gastronomy08/02/2015

Researchers identify peptide that reduces urge to eat

Researchers have identified a peptide and hormone that when administered to a specific area of the brain may reduce the desire for food. The study may one day lead to medications that treat obesity and binge eating disorders

di S. C.

Health & Gastronomy31/01/2015

How much differences between organic and conventional milk

Review of published research reveals inconsistencies in comparisons of organic and conventional milk. If animal genetics, health, breed, diet, management, or environment differs, then so will the composition of the milk produced

di S. C.
Health & Gastronomy31/01/2015

Added fructose is a principal driver of type 2 diabetes

Clinical experts reporting in Mayo Clinic Proceedings urge drastic reductions in the consumption of foods and beverages containing added sugars, particularly added fructose

di S. C.
Food Notes & Tousim31/01/2015

When an olive farm invests in innovation becomes a success story

The Carmine Farm is ever changing. Agriculture, high quality products, catering and hospitality

di Fausto Borella