Olive & Oil30/11/2014

Extra virgin olive oil could cut your heart attack risk in just six weeks

Olive oil contains omega-6 fats, a form of healthy polyunsaturates which blocks the body's response to inflammation in chronic conditions such as heart disease and arthritis. Olive oil unsaponifiable fraction, as poliphenols, exerts an anti-inflammatory role in inflammatory bowel disease patients.

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Grapevine & Wine30/11/2014

Sensory-active compounds influencing wine experts' and consumers' perception of red wine

For experts, wine quality is linked to high contents of norisoprenoids. For consumers, wine quality is linked to high contents of oak-related volatiles. Ethanol increases finish intensity and duration of coconut and floral flavors in red wine

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Health & Gastronomy30/11/2014

The neurological response to comfort foods

Stress appeared to turn off self-control regions of the brain when volunteers viewed calorie-rich comfort foods

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Health & Gastronomy30/11/2014

About 75% of allergic reactions among children are caused by egg, peanut, cows’ milk, fish and nuts

The Authority’s Scientific Opinion looks in detail at all the allergenic products and substances whose presence in food must be indicated on labelling, according to EU law

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World News30/11/2014

Moratorium on nano-foods and labelling of cloned meat

Draft plans to encourage food innovation via a new, simplified authorization procedure for novel foods were approved by the Environment Committee of the European Parlament

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World News30/11/2014

Two Italians in Taipei for the culture of the extra virgin olive oil

Marco Antonucci and Fausto Borella, collaborators of Teatro Naturale, despite the crisis this year, continue undeterred to divulge to the world the culture of extra virgin Italian and in December will be in Taipei

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World News30/11/2014

The olive oil world giants are betting on Spain

Huge investments in Cordoba both the Portuguese Sovena and the Spanish Deoleo. In Italy no investment is planned or for quality control or for olive

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Health & Gastronomy30/11/2014

Excessive contact between cellular organelles disrupts metabolism in obesity

The research highlights a previously unrecognized molecular pathway that contributes to the malfunction of liver cells in obesity, leading to insulin resistance and diabetes

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Health & Gastronomy30/11/2014

Beer gets the barista touch

The brewing and dry-hopping process that normally takes up to two weeks has been transformed to enable the consumer to change their beer flavour in seconds

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Health & Gastronomy30/11/2014

Risks from extreme weather are significant and increasing

Human societies are not resilient to extreme weather, according to a new report released by the Royal Society

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World News30/11/2014

Brazilian Soy Moratorium extended to 2016

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Health & Gastronomy30/11/2014

Modernization in least developed countries requires economic diversification and more jobs

Subtitled Growth with Structural Transformation: A Post-2015 Development Agenda, the Report says policy proposals must go beyond those aimed at large-scale urban manufacturing to embrace measures for agricultural upgrading and rural economic diversification

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Health & Gastronomy29/11/2014

Prehistoric farming on the roof of the world

Animal teeth, bones and plant remains have helped researchers from Cambridge, China and America to pinpoint a date for what could be the earliest sustained human habitation at high altitude

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Olive & Oil29/11/2014

SPME-GCM to detect sensory defects in olive oil

The quality parameters were studied for each one of 29 compounds. The performance of the method assessing sensory quality was checked with samples

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Health & Gastronomy25/11/2014

How to avoid foodborne illness over the holidays

This is the time of year when we gather to feast on roasted turkey, stuffing and other fixings. For many, it will be the first time they will prepare a holiday dinner, while for others, it will be the latest of many memorable occasions. But those memories should not revolve around foodborne illnes

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Health & Gastronomy25/11/2014

Safe food during holidays: 12 things you didn't know

From poultry to pies and sugar to soil, UC scientists are uncovering insights across the food spectrum that can make your holidays healthier, happier and more mindful.

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Health & Gastronomy25/11/2014

A novel mechanism causing type 2 diabetes

The researchers demonstrated that by disrupting the ER-mitochondrial interactions and calcium transfer, they could markedly improve the metabolic health of obese diabetic mice

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Health & Gastronomy19/11/2014

Low vitamin D levels increase mortality

New research from the University of Copenhagen and Copenhagen University Hospital shows that low blood vitamin D levels increase mortality. The study included 96,000 Danes

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