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foodbourne illness

USDA: Protecting Americans from foodborne illness

Acting Deputy Under Secretary for Food Safety at the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Carmen Rottenberg explains how the Food Safety and Inspection Service protects Americans from foodborne illness
Cereal Species

The nutritional quality of minor cereals and their role in the human diet

Ismail Čakmak of Sabanci University sheds light on the nutritional quality of minor cereals and their importance in the human diet.
diet and health

Diet and health: A complex relationship

Senior Scientist at the British Nutrition Foundation (BNF), Dr Lucy Chambers, offers food for thought, by detailing the complex relationship between diet and health
hypnosis

How hypnosis could help the UK become a healthier nation

Research has found that the UK has the unhealthiest diet in Europe, consuming junk food that is as addictive as hard drugs but, hypnosis could be the key to eating healthier The UK currently consumes more processed food than Portugal, and four times higher than France, Greece or Italy. 50% of...
nutritional psychiatry

Understanding mental health – through our stomachs

Alex Schubert from the European College of Neuropsychopharmacology (ECNP) explores the link between our mental health and what we eat Every day we consume a wide variety of substances with the specific goal of modifying our mental states. These can range from substances that are overtly mood-altering, such as coffee...
Healthy Minor Cereals Project

From research to consumer: Demands for healthy, nutritious and innovative food

In this in-depth feature, we find out how the multidisciplinary HealthyMinorCereals project responds to consumers’ increasing demands for healthy, nutritious and innovative food A spokesperson from the HealthyMinorCereals reveals their thoughts on the demands of today’s consumers for food that is healthy, nutritious, innovative and produced sustainably. This in-depth article...
conservation of wild crops

IUCN pushes for the conservation of wild crops to boost food security

The IUCN has warned that the world needs to turn its effort to the conservation of wild crops, which are essential for food security
food waste

Co-op becomes first supermarket to tackle food waste issue in UK

East England Co-op becomes first major supermarket to sell food past its best before date in a bid to battle the food waste crisis Co-op has become the first major retailer to sell food past its 'best before' date to tackle food waste in the UK. According to the food safety standards,...
in-house research

Leading America towards a better future through in-house research

The Agricultural Research Service (ARS) is the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s scientific in-house research agency, as Open Access Government discovers The Agricultural Research Service (ARS) is the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s scientific in-house research agency. Their job is finding solutions to agricultural problems that affect Americans daily, from the field...
plant disease

Nanoparticles – a new weapon to fight plant disease and increase yield

Wade Elmer of The Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station explores the effects of nanoparticles on health, the environment, and plant disease
DNA markers

DNA markers for wheat genetic improvement

Director of USDA Central Small Grain Genotyping Lab, Guihua Bai turns the spotlight on to the wonderful world of wheat and DNA markers
Danish research

New agreement will see DKK 1 billion given to Danish research

A new broad political agreement will see DKK 1 billion given to Danish research to explore health, education, environment, and children & families
fish immunity

Investigating how to make farmed fish immunity more robust

Dr María Ángeles Esteban’s group is searching for new biomarkers involved in fish immunity and welfare in farmed environments
minor cereals

How can minor cereals enhance diversity and contribute to human nutrition

Dagmar Janovská and Martina Eiseltová from HealthyMinorCereals project explain the scope of their research concerning five minor cereals
fertility management

Improving poultry production through precision fertility management

University of Oxford’s Tommaso Pizzari argues that fertility management of commercial flocks requires a precision approach
modification of plants

Artificial chromosome technology in the modification of plants

James A. Birchler from University of Missouri, Columbia gives an absorbing insight into research around the modification of plants for food crops

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