Health & Gastronomy22/10/2014

Energy drinks may pose danger to public health

Increased consumption of energy drinks may pose danger to public health, especially among young people, warns a team of researchers from the World Health Organization Regional Office for Europe in the open-access journal Frontiers in Public Health

di S. C.
Health & Gastronomy22/10/2014

Researchers teach us why you need a delicate extra virgin olive oil for mayonnaise

In recipes, often, it is not recommended to use only extra virgin olive oil for the mayonnaise. The use of olive oils significantly affected both droplet size and distribution. The changes in the properties could be related to the content of polyphenols of the oils

di Graziano Alderighi

World News21/10/2014

In France, wine is part of its cultural heritage

Following in the footsteps of Uruguay or Argentina, which recognised wine as the "national drink", France is thus recognising special protection for wine and viticultural terroirs by integrating them into France's cultural, gastronomic and landscape heritage

di S. C.
Science News21/10/2014

How plants take care of their offspring?

Plants may not travel around as animals do, but they have evolved many strategies that allow them to cope and make the most of the environment they live in

di Bianca Santini
Health & Gastronomy21/10/2014

Children and adults tend to choose high-calorie food

As you glance over a menu or peruse the shelves in a supermarket, your brain is making decisions based more on a food’s caloric content. New study examines link between brain cortex and food buying habits.

di S. C.

Health & Gastronomy20/10/2014

Fruit and vegetables have been identified as a vital key to mental well-being

Dr Mujcic's study suggests eating eight or more portions of fruit and vegetables a day can improve mental health

di S. C.
Health & Gastronomy20/10/2014

Recognizing Family Farmers on World Food Day

di S. C.
World News20/10/2014

Energy for growing and harvesting crops is a large component of farm operating costs

Agricultural energy consumption includes both direct and indirect energy consumption. Direct energy consumption includes the use of diesel, electricity, propane, natural gas, and renewable fuels for activities on the farm. Indirect energy consumption includes the use of fuel and feedstock (especially natural gas) in the manufacturing of agricultural chemicals such as fertilizers and pesticides

di S. C.

Voices14/10/2014

The failure of the International Olive Oil Council

di Alberto Grimelli
Olive & Oil14/10/2014

Italy and Pakistan together. Insights on a local and wild promising cultivar

The oils obtained from olives of the species Olea ferruginea showed a chemical composition similar to that typical of the oils obtained from Olea europaea, except for negligible amounts of erucic acid and brassicasterol and a small presence of linoleic acid, slightly more than 1%.

di Alessandra Bendini, Tullia Gallina Toschi, Pervez Anwar, Enrico Valli
Grapevine & Wine14/10/2014

The influence of the multisensory environment on the wine drinking experience

These results demonstrate that the environment can exert a significant influence on the perception of wine, at least in a random sample of social drinkers. For example, the wine was perceived as fresher and less intense under green lighting and sour music, as compared to any of the other three environments

di Graziano Alderighi

Olive & Oil14/10/2014

The olive oil production will stop to 2.560.000 tons

Bad harvest in Spain and great in Greece. Higher imports by Canada, the United States, Australia and Japan and lower import levels in China and Brazil

di S. C.
Grapevine & Wine14/10/2014

Researchers pinpoint mechanism for aroma formation in wine

The majority of wines are produced from around 20 different types of grape, all of which have their own typical aroma. This is due to the terpenes, a diverse category of chemical substances including cholesterol and estrogen

di R. T.
Olive & Oil14/10/2014

The University of Pisa patented new method of extracting extra virgin olive oil

The advantages of the innovative technique are many: a higher yield, improved nutritional quality of the oil and a greater resistance to oxidative processes

di S. C.

Health & Gastronomy14/10/2014

The relationship between selenium and health outcomes

For lactating women, an additional selenium intake of 15 µg/day was estimated to cover the amount of selenium secreted in breast milk, and an AI of 85 µg/day was set

di S. C.
Health & Gastronomy14/10/2014

Effects of maternal dietary olive oil on diabetic embryopathy

The effects of an olive oil-supplemented diet in pregnant diabetic rats reduced resorption and malformation rates. Embryos and decidua are targets of olive oil benefits on maternal diabetes

di R. T.
Health & Gastronomy14/10/2014

New principles for responsible investments in agriculture and food systems

International forum will also endorse policy recommendations on food losses and waste and sustainable fisheries and aquaculture

di S. C.