Olive & Oil07/07/2014

The interaction between plastic food packaging and olive oil

The science results showed a gradual loss of quality during storage, especially in plastic or glass bottles. What's the interaction of polypropylene and polylactide packaging with olive oil? How much olive oil was sorbed into the packaging material?

di R. T.
Health & Gastronomy05/07/2014

Compounds in dark chocolate can improve circulation and aid patients

Polyphenols could yield small benefit for people with PAD. The compounds found in cocoa and other foods may help people with peripheral artery disease walk a little longer and farther before pain sets in

di R. T.
Olive & Oil04/07/2014

Use of de-oiled pomace as a tool for weed control in olive orchards.

Five methods of weed control have been compared in a two-year experimental orchard at the Bari University

di R. T.

Olive & Oil04/07/2014

Andalusia asks to be protected by Unesco

The Spaniards are hoping to celebrate the Unesco recognition in occasion of Expo2015. Meanwhile Deoleo open to U.S. requests: green light to a review of the commercial categories of olive oil

di T N
Health & Gastronomy04/07/2014

Acrylamide in food potentially increases the risk of developing cancer

Coffee, fried potato products, biscuits, crackers and crisp breads, soft bread and certain baby foods are important dietary sources of acrylamide

di S. C.

Health & Gastronomy03/07/2014

Calabria history and stories in ancient olive trees

This south Italia Region is not famous only for sea ancd beaches but also for olive oil. In Aspromonte you can see olive trees planted by the Normans, then belonged to the various baronies and again to the Aragonese and the Bourbons

di Rosario Franco
Olive & Oil30/06/2014

The quality of the extra virgin olive oil is the secret in the prevention of bladder cancer

The extra virgin olive oil polyphenols suppress the invasive capacity of bladder cancer cells through the modulation of matrix metalloproteinases.  Only an extra virgin young people of high quality, local produced and stored with care preservse maximum biological characteristics and the potential nutraceutical effects

di T N

Science News30/06/2014

Land grabbing could help feed at least 300 million people

According Italian-American researchers the maximum amount of food that could be produced from crops grown on acquired lands and the number of people that this could feed. They also compared the use of traditional farming techniques to industrialised agricultural methods, to come up with the yield gap

di T N
Grapevine & Wine30/06/2014

A glass of Champagne every day for women

Moderate wine consumption is associated with lower hemostatic and inflammatory risk in women. Although white wines are generally low in polyphenol content as compared to red wines, Champagne wine has been shown to contain relatively high amounts of phenolic acids

di R. T.
Health & Gastronomy30/06/2014

EU asks WTO to rule on Russian pork import restrictions

di S. C.

Voices30/06/2014

Global solutions to save the world's oceans

di Maria Damanaki
Health & Gastronomy30/06/2014

Health spending starts to rise but remains weak in Europe

di S. C.

Health & Gastronomy28/06/2014

High CO2 levels cause warming in the tropics

Higher concentrations of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere cause warming not only at high latitudes but also across tropical regions

di S. C.
Health & Gastronomy27/06/2014

Sugar can is the future of the biofuel crops

New research demonstrates the high carbon costs of converting intact Brazilian savanna compared to the carbon gains obtained from converting underutilized pastureland for biofuel crops

di R. T.