World News13/10/2014

Healthy foods are three times more expensive per calorie than less healthy foods

Novel use of UK national data finds a growing gap between the prices of more and less healthy foods between 2002 and 2012

di S. C.
Health & Gastronomy13/10/2014

New genetic variants associated with coffee drinking

Genetics have long been suspected of contributing to individual differences in response to coffee and caffeine. However, pinpointing the specific genetic variants has been challenging

di S. C.
Food Notes & Tousim13/10/2014

The scent of excellence for Ascolana tenera extra virgin olive oil

The family Marcantoni decided to devote himself to the production of extra virgin less than ten years old but has already reached considerable heights, thanks to ingenuity and innovation

di Indra Galbo

Health & Gastronomy13/10/2014

Good harvests and ample stockpiles continue to drive international food prices down

Biannual FAO Food Outlook report and new Food Price Index released. Global wheat production in 2014 is projected to reach a new record

di S. C.
Food Notes & Tousim13/10/2014

How to prepare a simple ice cream with extra virgin olive oil

Andrea Dolciotti, Restaurant Inopiain Rome, teach us how to prepare, without ice maker, a delicate ice cream with odors of lemongrass and extra virgin olive oil

di Piero Palanti
Science News13/10/2014

A new way of identifying genes that are important for photosynthesis in maize and in rice

C4 crops including maize, sorghum, switchgrass and sugarcane are able to withstand drought, heat, nitrogen and carbon dioxide limitations better than C3 crops, such as rice, wheat, barley and oats, due to their ability to efficiently make use of carbon dioxide and water that make carbohydrates we eat and cell wall polysaccharides

di R. T.

Health & Gastronomy13/10/2014

Food Myths Debunked: Why our food is safe

Book on "Why our food is safe" answers most questions about food rumors. The book also explains about what peer-reviewed science actually is and how it is self-correcting

di S. C.
Olive & Oil13/10/2014

How to purify olive mill wastewater?

Simultaneous removal of pollutant ions from model water simulating secondary treatment. Researchers used a combination of Dowex Marathon-C + Amberlite IRA-67 resins

di R. T.
Health & Gastronomy13/10/2014

Peter Kendall Resigns as WFO President

di S. C.

Health & Gastronomy06/10/2014

UCLA study points to resveratrol as key for acne treatment

Researchers found that resveratrol may weaken bacteria by causing their outer membranes to lose definition. The early lab findings demonstrated that resveratrol and benzoyl peroxide attack the acne bacteria, called Propionibacterium acnes, in different ways

di T N
World News06/10/2014

Sweet sorghum production guide released

Sweet sorghum in Louisiana is planted from mid-April to mid-May with harvest in August

di S. C.

Olive & Oil30/09/2014

The outlook of the olive oil production in the Mediterranean basin

A bad harvest year in Spain and Italy, instead Greece and Tunisia celebrate record harvests. It will be a difficult campaign, not only for the quality, but also for the amount of olive oil. The global demand may exceed supply

di Alberto Grimelli, Marcello Scoccia
Grapevine & Wine30/09/2014

Alcohol sensations is influenced by genes

People may differ in the sensations they experience from a food or beverage, and these perceptual differences have a biological basis. Normally, sweet and bitter sensations suppress each other, so in foods and beverages, genetic differences in bitter perception can also influence perceived sweetness

di R. T.

Health & Gastronomy30/09/2014

Heart disease and stroke, salt reduction saves lives

In countries where iodine deficiency needs to be addressed, all salts should be iodized. Consuming too much salt can lead, or contribute, to hypertension, or high blood pressure, and greatly increase the risk of heart disease and stroke. Target: 30% salt reduction by 2025

di T N
Health & Gastronomy30/09/2014

An apple a day could keep obesity away

The study showed that Granny Smith apples surpass Braeburn, Fuji, Gala, Golden Delicious, McIntosh and Red Delicious in the amount of nondigestible compounds they contain

di S. C.
Science News30/09/2014

Against pathogenic contamination seeds are colonized by benefical microbes

The symbiotic bacteria help the plants extract nutrients and defend against invaders – an important step in preventing pathogens from contaminating fruits and vegetables

di S. C.