World News31/01/2016

Consumer perception of organic foods affected by food type and where they’re sold

Foods with the USDA organic label are not perceived uniformly across food types or retail outlets. Organic “virtue” products, such as strawberries, are more likely purchased based on taste. Organic “vice” products, such as cookies, are more likely purchased based on nutrition.

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Olive & Oil31/01/2016

How, when and why to fertilize the olive tree with nitrogen and potassium

Nitrogen and potassium are the two strategic minerals for growth and good fruiting olive tree but it is necessary to know how to give them and especially when to make the most of their power nutritious

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World News31/01/2016

New emergency plan to import 70,000 tonnes of Tunisian olive oil duty free in European Union

The terrorist attacks of 18 March 2015 in Tunis and 26 June 2015 in Sousse hit the Tunisian economy very hard. The olive oil sector indirectly employs more than a million people, accounting for one-fifth of jobs in the country’s agricultural industry. Olive oil is Tunisia’s main agricultural export

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Olive & Oil31/01/2016

Olive oil-enriched diet reduces brain oxidative damages

These findings open a pioneering line of investigation about dietary adjunctive therapeutic strategies and the potential of healthy dietary habits to prevent neonatal conditions, and their influence on adulthood

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Health & Gastronomy31/01/2016

Antimicrobial wash reduces health risks in fresh produce

A combination of lactic acid, fruit acids, and hydrogen peroxide can be used in a produce rinse for commercial food distributors against E. coli, Listeria, Salmonella and other foodborne pathogens

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Health & Gastronomy31/01/2016

Fiber-rich diet may reduce lung disease

A diet rich in fiber may not only protect against diabetes and heart disease, it may reduce the risk of developing lung disease. Fiber consumption was calculated based on the amount of fruits, vegetables, legumes and whole grains participants recalled eating

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World News30/01/2016

FAO presents $50 million emergency plan as Ethiopia faces worst drought in 30 years

Elsewhere on the African continent, El Niño has lowered crop prospects in southern Africa and many countries in the region are taking measures. South Africa has already declared drought status for five provinces, its main cereal producing regions, while Lesotho has issued a drought mitigation plan and Swaziland has implemented water restrictions as reservoir levels have become low

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Health & Gastronomy30/01/2016

Walnut health benefits for brain, heart, fertility and sleep

Due to their uniquely high amounts of healthy fats and potent plant chemicals, recent studies are showing evidence that walnuts can reduce brain stress, lower cholesterol, increase fertility in men and reduce inflammation

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Science News30/01/2016

Eating less meat might not be the way to go green

Reduced meat consumption might not lower greenhouse gas emissions from one of the world’s biggest beef producing regions, new research has found. The finding may seem incongruous, as intensive agriculture is responsible for such a large proportion of global greenhouse gas emissions

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World News30/01/2016

Advent of eco friendly bio pesticides

The report provides market size of India pesticides market, segmentation on the basis of type of pesticides, crops, organized and unorganized, regional consumption, import and indigenous pesticides

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Olive & Oil30/01/2016

World olive oil production has almost trebled

From 1 million tonnes in 1958/59 to close to 3 million tonnes in 2015/16. IOC members produce 97% of the world’s olive oil and account for 96% of world exports

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Grapevine & Wine30/01/2016

Toward consistently good pinot noir

The researchers identified 49 main odor compounds in young and ripe pinot noir grapes from two consecutive years, 2012 and 2013, using a technique called gas chromatography mass spectrometry

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Health & Gastronomy30/01/2016

Blueberries associated with reduced risk of erectile dysfunction

Flavonoid-rich foods are associated with a reduced risk of erectile dysfunction, according to a new collaborative study from the University of East Anglia (UEA) and Harvard University

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World News30/12/2015

El Niño lowers early production outlook in Southern Africa

To reduce the adverse effects of El Niño, FAO has already triggered several interventions across southern Africa that are also building on existing programmes following last season's reduced production

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World News30/12/2015

Commercial sea salt samples purchased in China contaminated with microplastics

The researchers tested 15 brands of sea salts, lake salts, and rock and well salts from underground deposits purchased at Chinese supermarkets. The sea salts contained the highest concentrations of microplastics from 550 to 681 particles per kilogram

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Grapevine & Wine30/12/2015

Wine quality and integrated vineyard management

The OIV is no stranger to these concerns in the wine industry, as they have been on its agenda since its founding in 1924. This is evidenced by the prioritisation of the promotion of sustainable viticulture within one of its five strategic axes for the 2015-2019 Strategic Plan

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World News30/12/2015

Plant health: compromise text between the Council and the Parliament

On 18 December 2015, under the Luxembourg Presidency and subject to the European Parliament and Council formal vote, the Coreper (Permanent Representatives Committee) approved a final package on plant health.

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Health & Gastronomy30/12/2015

Eating poorly and depressed? Yale team finds connection

Chronic overeating and stress are tied to an increased risk of depression and anxiety, and in a new study, Yale researchers explain why that happens and suggest a possible solution

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