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The development of low-input minor cereal production systems in southern Europe

Nikolaos Volakakis of Geokomi plc and Leonidas Rempelos of Newcastle University present results from the experiments concerning low-input minor cereal production systems funded under the HealthyMinorCereals project and conducted in southern Crete, Greece – a typical semi-arid region of the Mediterranean
health supplements

New research reveals how much Britons know about the impact of health supplements

While a third of the UK describe themselves as 'fairly health conscious', only 5% are aware of the benefits that supplements such as Arsenic can have on their health.
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
Healthy Minor Cereals Project

HealthyMinorCereals project – Ensuring nutrition by growing diversity

The HealthyMinorCereals project studies five species of currently less cultivated cereals with the aim to ensure human nutrition through diversity. Cereal production across the EU is currently based on three main crops –wheat, barley and maize – accounting for more than 85 % of the cereals produced and grown on...
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...
open data policies

Can Open Data Feed the World?

Jaime Adams at U.S. Department of Agriculture explores the role of open data technology and if this can help feed the whole world Over 7.4 billion (1) people currently inhabit the Earth and an estimated 800 million (2) go to bed hungry every night – predominantly women and children. Experts...
ageing research

Physical Activity and Nutrition INfluences In ageing (PANINI)

Prof. Anna C. Whittaker from University of Birmingham’s School of Sport, Exercise & Rehabilitation Sciences looks at the need for ageing research in Europe Current demographic trends indicate that by the year 2020, almost 1 in 5 of the European population will be aged 65 years or over. Although life...
Health Promotion

Reducing the burden of non-communicable diseases in Finland

Minister of Social Affairs and Health in Finland, Pirkko Mattila explains how she aims to reduce the burden of non-communicable diseases in Finland Finland has a long successful history of health promotion and prevention of non-communicable diseases (NCD’s). Activities to influence the NCD’s were started in the early 70’s when...
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...
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

Added value to animal nutrition

The need for the world’s food products from animal origin, like meat, milk or eggs, will continue to grow in the coming decades. The main reasons are population growth and an increase in the numbers of people who can afford valuable food, like the fast growing middle-classes in China...

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