World News29/10/2015

Larger food pack sizes increase consumer estimates of portion sizes

Larger food pack sizes can increase consumer estimates of portion sizes finds a new study completed by the European Food Information Council (EUFIC) and the University of Surrey

di S. C.
World News29/10/2015

To restrict children’s sugar intake

What is important is to consume a variety of food and beverages in moderation. That can include those containing sugar, which can be part of a balanced lifestyle as long as you are not having too much

di S. C.
Olive & Oil29/10/2015

Olive oil prevents induced colon carcinogenesis

Many studies have investigated factors that contribute to colon cancer in which dietary and environmental factors have been shown to play an integral role in the etiology of this disease

di R. T.

Science News29/10/2015

Scientists produce beneficial natural compounds in tomato

One tomato can produce the same quantity of Resveratrol as exists in 50 bottles of red wine, suggest researchers who have learned how to produce this compound naturally.

di S. C.
Health & Gastronomy29/10/2015

Links between processed meat and colorectal cancer

IARC’s review confirms the recommendation in WHO’s 2002, which advised people to moderate consumption of preserved meat to reduce the risk of cancer.

di S. C.
Olive & Oil29/10/2015

Olive oil production: provisional data for 2014/15

According to official data, world production in 2015/16 is expected to lie at around 2.900.000 tonns, about 22% higher than in 2014/15

di S. C.

Olive & Oil29/10/2015

Changes in squalene and sterols associated with olive maturation

Sterol content increased and its profile changed mainly from September to November. Early harvest in November has little impact on squalene and sterols in olive oil

di R. T.
Health & Gastronomy29/10/2015

Eating more fruits, veggies in youth linked to healthy heart decades later

Young adults who ate more than five daily servings of fruits and vegetables were less likely to have developed plaque deposits in their coronary arteries 20 years later

di S. C.
World News30/09/2015

The business of farming: Agribusiness Congress East Africa

The business of farming, the effect of climate change in agriculture and attracting young people to the agri-sector are some of the main topics on the agenda at the annual Agribusiness Congress East Africa

di S. C.

Voices30/09/2015

Agricultural growth remains one of the top most priorities

di Shri Radha Mohan Singh
Health & Gastronomy30/09/2015

United Kingdom people like to buy wine on line

Still light wine also had a strong quarter, with volumes up 8% and value up 10%, a welcome boost for the wine industry where sales continue to be tough across the more established on- and off-trade channels.

di S. C.
Science News30/09/2015

How to increase wheat yield during drought in rainfed environments

Researchers investigated the use of film-forming antitranspirants, which are emulsions of wax or latex that reduce water loss through transpiration, by forming a thin film on foliage

di S. C.

Olive & Oil30/09/2015

Italian olive oils need protection from mislabelling

Edmund Mach Foundation finds all the imported Tunisian olive oils were found to be of poor quality. IRMS and H-NMR are powerful techniques for verifying claims of origin

di R. T.
World News30/09/2015

Ukraine and Russia in the sunoil market: competitors or partners?

The 2013/14 season saw sunseed records in Ukraine and Russia. Both countries harvested bumper total sunseed crops and are processing them at a record pace: a combined almost 6.6 MMT of sunoil has been produced in Ukraine and Russia this season

di S. C.
Health & Gastronomy30/09/2015

Women with moderate beer consumption run lower risk of heart attack

Women who drink beer at most once or twice per week run a 30% lower risk of heart attack, compared with both heavy drinkers and women who never drink beer. The study shows also a statistically significant connection between high consumption of spirits and an almost 50% higher risk of dying of cancer

di R. T.

Olive & Oil30/09/2015

Forecasts for olive oil production in the campaign 2015/16

For the second year olive oil world production will be lower than the demand. Spain and Italy recovered but do not shine. Tunisia will face a campaign halved. Greek smiles. The forecast indicate possible tensions on prices

di Alberto Grimelli, Marcello Scoccia
Olive & Oil30/09/2015

Olive oil consumption continues to increase

Good news from Japan. US imports remain stable after seeing decreases in March and April followed by increases in May and June. Imports by China likewise hold steady

di S. C.
Health & Gastronomy30/09/2015

Capsaicin in chili peppers could help kill cancer cells

The study showed that capsaicin lodges in the membranes near the surface. Add enough of it, and the capsaicin essentially causes the membranes to come apart

di S. C.