World News14/01/2015

California Olive Ranch acquires Lucini Italia Olive Oil

The combined share makes them the fourth largest brand in the country with 4.45 % of US retail sales. The combined company will have revenues in excess of $80,000,000 in 2015

di S. C.
World News14/01/2015

New Zealand wineries increase profitability again in 2014

This run comes despite concerns over the impact of oversupply, high levels of external debt, the financial crisis and the turbulent bulk market

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Health & Gastronomy14/01/2015

More whole grains linked with lower mortality

The study also found that bran, a component of whole grain foods, was associated with similar beneficial effects

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Food Notes & Tousim14/01/2015

How much should cost extra virgin olive oil?

Commissioned and supervised by the management of the International Olive Council, this international study has been led by two experts with a solid track record in the subject area, José María Penco and Juan Vilar, who have drafted the study and its conclusions

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Voices14/01/2015

Ambitious agriculture

di Elisabeth Truss
Science News12/01/2015

Chitosan, a sustainable alternative for food packaging

A research group of the UPV/EHU-University of the Basque Country has used a material known as chitosan, made from crustacean shells, to substitute petroleum by-products

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Science News12/01/2015

The colour of the mug influences the taste of the coffee

The cup in which the coffee is served may affect us as a function of our perception of the general properties of the cup

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Health & Gastronomy12/01/2015

Dietary restriction is best known for its ability to slow aging in laboratory animals

Molecular mechanism behind health benefits of dietary restriction identified. The investigators also found that genes involved in H2S production were also required for longevity benefits of dietary restriction in other organisms, including yeast, worms, and flies

di S. C.
Olive & Oil12/01/2015

Xylella fastidiosa: risk to EU plants assessed

Xylella fastidiosa has affected more than 300 species of cultivated and wild plants in the world and is transmitted by certain types of sap-sucking hopper insects

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Health & Gastronomy12/01/2015

Study links common human protein to adverse parasitic worm infections

UC Riverside-led research could lead to new therapies for parasitic worm infections currently afflicting an estimated two billion people worldwide

di S. C.
Health & Gastronomy12/01/2015

FAO food price index drops in December

2014 is third consecutive year of falling prices as all commodity groups except for meat decline

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Health & Gastronomy12/01/2015

To trigger body’s energy-burning brown fat, just chill

Those who overindulged during the holidays may want to get a shot of cold air to kick-start some extra fat-burning activity for the new year

di S. C.
World News12/01/2015

Mexican energy reform will allow country to reduce dependence on fertilizer and imports of staple foods

After decades of underinvestment, Mexico’s natural gas pipeline network faces severe limitations in capacity and geographical coverage; consequently, the country is facing limitations in meeting domestic demand and dependency on imports of both nitrogen fertilizers and staple foods, according to a new policy paper from Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy

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Voices14/12/2014

From the wine led by mass media to the wine 2.0

di Sebastiano Di Maria
Olive & Oil14/12/2014

How extra virgin olive oil can help our bones?

The incidence of osteoporosis and associated fractures is found to be lower in countries where the Mediterranean diet is predominant. These observations might be mediated by the active constituents of olive oil and especially phenolic compounds

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