Grapevine & Wine18/06/2014

".wine” “.vin”, towards a green light to a global extortion scheme

The wine sector denounces some governments’ intervention that lead to the failure of negotiations between the sector and the candidate companies to the “.wine” and “.vin”

di S. C.
Health & Gastronomy18/06/2014

Going gluten-free can remove nutrients from diet

Gluten is a protein found in wheat, barley, rye and triticale. People who have the autoimmune disease, celiac disease, experience a toxic immune response when they ingest gluten and should eliminate gluten from their diets

di S. C.
Olive & Oil17/06/2014

New figures about olive oil production and market in latest months

Olive oil production in 2013/14 is expected to be 28% higher than in 2012/13, chiefly because of higher production in the EU producing countries as a whole. The first six months of the 2013/14 crop year, trade in olive oil and olive pomace oil decreased overall by 7.7% in seven big countries

di T N

Olive & Oil17/06/2014

What are the effects of Kaolin on olive trees and olive oil?

Kaolin efficacy depends on environmental conditions and morphological characteristics of the cultivar. Kaolin changed fatty acid composition and improved oil oxidative stability. The peroxide and iodine values were decreased

di R. T.
Health & Gastronomy17/06/2014

How marine life is responding to ocean acidification

di S. C.
Voices13/06/2014

Italian Brand Amdassador Award, an Italian shame

di Alberto Grimelli

Health & Gastronomy13/06/2014

‘Tomato pill’ improves function of blood vessels

A daily supplement of an extract found in tomatoes may improve the function of blood vessels in patients with cardiovascular disease, according to new research from the University of Cambridge

di S. C.
World News13/06/2014

New Zealand wine industry’s largest research & development programme underway

The largest research and development effort ever undertaken by the New Zealand wine industry designed to position New Zealand as number 1 in the world for high quality, lower alcohol and lower calorie wines is underway

di S. C.
Grapevine & Wine13/06/2014

Cold pasteurization for preservation of wine instead sulphite addition

The sulphites that dissolve in wine can cause allergic reactions, including asthma. Within the EU they must therefore be declared as an ingredient on the label and the limits for sulphites in wine have been reduced. The TÜV-approved pilot plant can treat up to 120 litres of wine per hour at a pressure of 250 to 500 bar and at temperatures below 40°C. The results are promising for the treatment of white wine as well as red wine

di R. T.

Health & Gastronomy13/06/2014

Discovery of new genes involved in food preferences will revolutionise diets

University of Trieste and the IRCCS Burlo Garofolo Institute for Maternal and Child Health set out to identify novel genes and pathways involved in taste perception and food preferences. People in the group who had followed the gene-based diet lost 33% more weight than the controls over two years

di T N
World News11/06/2014

Olive oil Spanish producers are envy and angry

Grow up olive oil exports but not olive oil prices. Different the trend in the major producing countries in the euro zone. Spanish farmers denounce "speculative and abusive practices of the three major traders, Sovena, Migasa and Deoleo, representing a market share of 75%"

di S. C.
Science News11/06/2014

Flowers' polarization patterns help bees find food

Bees use their ability to 'see' polarized light when foraging for food, researchers based at the University of Bristol have discovered. This is the first time bees have been found to use this ability for something other than navigation

di S. C.

World News10/06/2014

Consumers like veggies when bought in farmer market

When participants in a local Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) program received vouchers for fruits and vegetables at area farmers markets, they ate a greater variety of vegetables and more often chose fruits or vegetables as snacks

di T N
Olive & Oil10/06/2014

Decolouration in virgin olive oil is so natural?

Chlorophyll pigment fraction was thermally more stable than carotenoid pigment fraction. Differences between the oily matrices did not affect the reaction mechanisms

di R. T.
Health & Gastronomy10/06/2014

Porky & Friends, Italian artisan cured meats production & food experience

Italian cured meats, smallgoods or charcuterie are known as Salumi and include delicacies such as: Prosciutto, Speck, Culatello, Salame, Salsiccia, Cotechino, Porchetta. All a gastronomic success story

di T N

World News09/06/2014

Tunisia hoping for a good olive oil season

Collapsed the export of olive oil in 2014 due to a crop far below average. It raises the deficit Tunisian agro-food chain that depends mainly on the olive-oil production

di T N
World News09/06/2014

Large numbers of US West Coast wineries considering a sale

A study by Silicon Valley Bank's Wine Division indicates that 524 US West Coast wineries are strongly considering a sale within the next five years

di S. C.
World News09/06/2014

Halting biodiversity loss

di S. C.