Science News27/06/2014

Organic agriculture boosts biodiversity on farmlands

The study shows that even organic farms have to actively support biodiversity by, for example, conserving different habitats on their holdings

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Olive & Oil27/06/2014

A super extra virgin olive oil for California

A continue discussing at Coi to lower the limits of some chemical parameters, the first of acidity. In Italy High Quality is still at stake. So the United States wants to launch a new commercial classification, and introducing new limits and parameters

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World News26/06/2014

Italy remained olive oil leader

Extra virgin oilve oil accounted for 73.5% of total sales in Italy, followed by olive oil with 22.5%. International sales fell by 14.7% in 2013 over the previous year

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Health & Gastronomy26/06/2014

The influence of the artistic visual presentation of food on the dining experience

The use of artistic (visual) influences can enhance a diner’s rating of the flavour of a dish. These results are consistent with previous findings, suggesting that visual display of a food can influence both a person’s expectations and their subsequent experience of a dish

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Olive & Oil25/06/2014

Olive–pomace oil can be used for biodiesel production

Olive–pomace oil from steam-treated alperujo was successfully converted to biodiesel. The highest conversion for the alkali-catalyzed transesterification reached 95%

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World News25/06/2014

UK supermarkets minimise price rises for the cheapest alcohol when taxes are increased

Supermarkets could be hindering efforts to reduce harmful drinking. Retailers 'under-shifting' their cheaper alcohol products to avoid passing tax increases onto customers

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World News23/06/2014

The wine landscape Langhe Roero and Monferrato is Unesco Heritage

The news comes from the 38th World Heritage Committee of Unesco still going on in Doha, Qatar. "Unesco has recognized, with the inclusion of the Langhe- Roero and Monferrato in its list of excellence, the essentiality of agriculture and farmers as watchmen in the conservation of the landscape. " said the Italian Minister of Agriculture, Food and Forestry, Maurizio Martina

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Health & Gastronomy23/06/2014

Reaction to UN Climate Change Report

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Health & Gastronomy23/06/2014

Ancient parasite suggests human technology contributed to spread of diseases

The discovery of a schistosomiasis parasite egg in a 6,200-year-old grave at a prehistoric town by the Euphrates River in Syria may be the first evidence that agricultural irrigation systems in the Middle East contributed to disease burden.

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Health & Gastronomy19/06/2014

Nanomaterials in food and drinks could interfere with digestive cells

Nanoparticles from dietary supplement drinks are likely to reach environment, say scientist.  Consumers might absorb some of these materials through their skin, and inhale and ingest them. What doesn’t get digested is passed in urine and feces to the sewage system

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World News19/06/2014

What “Italian” extra virgin olive oil was sold in Germany?

The supermarket Rewe under investigation. The group would buy huge quantities of oil rancid or obtained from suspicious mixtures connected with the Italian police operations Arbequino and Fuente

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World News19/06/2014

The Mediterranean Diet Foundation launches an App for kids: "MedDiet Chef"

The Mediterranean Diet Foundation launches an App for kids: " MedDiet Chef ", as one of the most outstanding and innovative activities of the European Project MedDiet: Mediterranean Diet and enhancement of traditional foodstuff

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