Health & Gastronomy30/12/2015

Low zinc levels may suggest potential breast-feeding problems

Zinc levels in breast milk may be able to serve as an indicator of breast function during lactation, according to Penn State health researchers

di S. C.
Science News30/12/2015

How LED lighting treatments affect greenhouse tomato quality

Tomato plants received supplemental lighting from high-pressure sodium lamps or from intracanopy (IC) LED towers. Results showed that tomato quality was largely unaffected by the type of light treatment

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Science News30/12/2015

Optimize water usage and improve irrigation

70% of the world’s water is used for agriculture and food production. Irrigated agriculture accounts for 20% of the total cultivated land but contributes 40% of the total food produced worldwide

di S. C.

Health & Gastronomy30/12/2015

Robert Parker Wine Advocate brings matter of taste tour to New York City

Global series of exclusive wine experiences to feature top rated wines from around the world on Saturday, February 20, 2016

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Science News30/12/2015

How to protect from Listeria monocytogenes?

According to Western Daily News, one such pathogen is Listeria monocytogenes, the causative organism for listeriosis in livestock. It is also capable of causing significant disease in humans

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World News30/12/2015

U.S. Department of Energy Awards $13.5M to Enhance Sorghum for Biofuel

The Danforth Center takes part in a multi-institutional research effort to improve sorghum as a sustainable source for biofuel production

di S. C.

Olive & Oil30/12/2015

Sterols and triterpene diols in olive oil as indicators of variety and degree of ripening

Results demonstrated that sterols and triterpene diols can be used as indicators of variety and degree of ripening among virgin olive oils. The majority of indicators are stable after a 12-month storage

di R. T.
Health & Gastronomy30/12/2015

The glyphosate is unlikely to pose a carcinogenic hazard to humans

The conclusions were reached on the basis of the evaluation of the representative uses of glyphosate as a herbicide on emerged annual, perennial and biennial weeds in all crops and foliar spraying for desiccation in cereals and oilseeds (pre-harvest)

di S. C.
Olive & Oil30/12/2015

How to monitor quality parameters in olives for optimal harvesting time

NIR spectroscopy and chemometric study of three varieties of intact olive fruits. Water content, total fat content and free acidity as the quality parameters predicted

di R. T.

Olive & Oil30/12/2015

World olive oil balances for the 2014/15 and 2015/16 crop years

Last season the world production is provisionally assessed at 2.444.000 t, down by 25 pc from 2013/14. According to the latest official estimates, world olive oil production in 2015/16 is expected to reach around 2.988.500 t

di S. C.
Health & Gastronomy30/12/2015

Olive oil against chronic degenerative diseases

Extra virgin olive oil rich in polyphenols may account for a reduction of oxidative stress inflammatory-related sequelae. Previous studies have shown the antiinflammatory, antioxidant and antiangiogenic properties by pure olive oil polyphenols

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Olive & Oil31/10/2015

Thermal conditioning of olive paste comes into the mill contributing to the increase in quality parameters of extra virgin olive oil

The Thermal Conditioning Module consists in a highly efficient tubular heat exchanger installed in the line after the crusher, able to bring down the olive paste temperature immediately before sending it to malaxer for gradual heating and consequent release of oil

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Grapevine & Wine31/10/2015

World wine production in 2015 is at a good average

Global wine production is likely to reach 275.7 million hectolitres, a slight increase of 2% compared with 2014, according to the OIV's early estimates. Italy has again become the biggest producer in the world, followed by France

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Science News29/10/2015

Conventional, compost, organic production compared for strawberry

Compost, organic systems effectively reduce environmental, human health impacts. The scientists said that the report can be a guide for strawberry growers who want to improve soil management practices

di S. C.

Olive & Oil29/10/2015

Feed supplemented with byproducts from olive oil mill wastewater processing increases antioxidant capacity in broiler chickens

Broilers' feed supplemented with olive mill wastewater products reduced protein oxidation and lipid peroxidation in plasma and tissues

di R. T.
World News29/10/2015

Insects as food and feed: what are the risks?

Interest is growing in the potential benefits of using insects in food and animal feed, but what would be the risks from production, processing and consumption of this alternative source of protein?

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World News29/10/2015

‘Pigment of the imagination’ named National Historic Chemical Landmark

ARS scientist Harry A. Borthwick, Ph.D., helped discover the plant photoreceptor called phytochrome

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