Health & Gastronomy11/09/2014

Flaxseed oil is not more health than olive oil

Olive oil is a rich source of monounsaturated fat and bioactive components. Flaxseed oil is rich in α-linolenic n-3 fatty acid, which also exhibits anti-inflammatory effects. How is the best?

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Health & Gastronomy04/09/2014

More action needed to move away from market-distorting farm support, says OECD

OECD Agricultural Policy Monitoring and Evaluation 2014 finds that support to producers in 2013 amounted to 18% of gross farm receipts, down slightly from 2012 and compared with around 30% two decades ago

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Grapevine & Wine04/09/2014

Wine only protects against cardiovascular disease in people who exercise

Some retrospective studies have found that wine increases levels of HDL, the "good" cholesterol. But until now there has been no long-term, prospective, randomised study comparing the effects of red and white wine on HDL cholesterol and other markers of atherosclerosis

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Health & Gastronomy03/09/2014

Influence of olive oil on carotenoid absorption from tomato juice

LDL and total cholesterol levels decrease significantly after the consumption of tomato juice with olive oil and the postprandial absorption of lycopene isomers in plasma increases

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Health & Gastronomy31/08/2014

Hunger and poverty at the root of many conflicts

FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva speaking at the 6th Global Forum of the UN Alliance of Civilizations: “Hunger leads to conflict and conflict exacerbates hunger”

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World News31/08/2014

Public health risks of table eggs due to deterioration and development of pathogens

Efsa reccomended new studies on risk assessment exploring the effect of different temperatures of storage of eggs on the risk posed by egg borne pathogens such as S. Enteritidis, and to investigate the occurrence and control of microorganisms during industrial production of egg products

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Science News31/08/2014

Many of the world’s most important crop-producing countries will be fully saturated with pests

The study identifies the pests likely to be the most invasive in coming years, including: three species of tropical root knot nematode; Blumeria graminis, a fungus that causes powdery mildew on wheat and other cereals; and the Citrus tristeza virus

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Olive & Oil31/08/2014

Phenolic bioaccesibility and bioavailability rises in olive oil and thyme extracts

In vitro bioaccessibilty of hydroxytyrosol increases in presence of thyme. Olive and thyme co-exposure in Caco-2 led to higher bioavailability of eriodictyol and naringenin

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Grapevine & Wine31/08/2014

French wines and spirits contaminated by phthalates, according British research

The scientists reveal that the packaging of these drinks may be just as damaging. The use of phthalates is regulated on an international level and includes those likely to come into contact with food and drink packaging

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Olive & Oil31/08/2014

Spanish olive harvest will be poor next Autumn due the severe drought

In the last weeks the prices of extra virgin and olive oil increased till 2,8 euro/kg in Spain and 4 euro/kg in Italy. The last drought season, in 2012/13, elevated US imported olive oil prices by 8%

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Health & Gastronomy31/08/2014

Protein in HDL cholesterol may be a key to treating pulmonary hypertension

A rare progressive condition, pulmonary hypertension can affect people of all ages. The disease makes it harder for the heart to pump blood through these vital organs, which can lead to heart failure

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World News31/08/2014

Gaza conflict costs agriculture and fisheries sector more than $100m

The food insecurity levels in Gaza were already at 57 per cent, and 40 per cent of the population were unemployed

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Health & Gastronomy29/08/2014

Microalgae: a phytonutrient-rich food

Chlorella and Spirulina are rich in carotenoids that include chlorophyll, phycocyanin, beta-carotene, lutein, and zeaxanthin

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