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Food shortage will have serious implications for people and governments in the world

Food shortage will have serious implications for people and governments in the world

The world is less than 40 years away from a food shortage that will have serious implications for people and governments, according to a top scientist at the U.S. Agency for International Development. [More]

Researchers find concise information on how best to prevent soil contamination

Consuming foods grown in urban gardens may offer a variety of health benefits, but a lack of knowledge about the soil used for planting, could pose a health threat for both consumers and gardeners. [More]
Hemp flour with decaffeinated green tea leaves could be used to develop gluten-free snack cracker

Hemp flour with decaffeinated green tea leaves could be used to develop gluten-free snack cracker

The market for gluten-free foods with functional properties is growing immensely across virtually all food categories on a global level. The need to replace wheat proteins, fibers, and minerals is very important in order to provide a better selection and more nutritious food for consumers that belong to this segment of the population. [More]

Natural low-sodium salt ingredient addresses challenges to reduce sodium in bakery products, cereals

Salt of the Earth Ltd. introduces a novel, low-sodium sea salt ingredient to address food manufacturers' challenges to reduce sodium in bakery products, such as bread, breakfast cereals and snacks. [More]
Potential climate change can disrupt food production in the Northeastern US

Potential climate change can disrupt food production in the Northeastern US

If significant climate change occurs in the United States it may be necessary to change where certain foods are produced in order to meet consumer demand. [More]
iCOMOS conference to explore science behind ‘One Health’ in complex environments

iCOMOS conference to explore science behind ‘One Health’ in complex environments

The University of Minnesota will present an international conference on the science behind One Health this spring in Minneapolis. [More]

New book encourages critical thinking and effective action for future of global agrifood system

Carbon dioxide emissions from transportation, energy generation and built infrastructure may be major contributors to climate change, but they may not be the biggest ones. According to UC Santa Barbara environmental science professor David A. Cleveland, that dubious distinction could go to the agrifood system. [More]

NRP 69 aims to identify new approaches to food production

Healthy food products that are produced in an environmentally-friendly manner will boost the health of the Swiss population while protecting natural resources. The National Research Programme "Healthy Nutrition and Sustainable Food Production" (NRP 69) aims to identify new approaches to food production. [More]
Biocides used in food industry at sublethal doses may be endangering public health

Biocides used in food industry at sublethal doses may be endangering public health

Biocides used in the food industry at sublethal doses may be endangering, rather than protecting, public health by increasing antibiotic resistance in bacteria and enhancing their ability to form harmful biofilms, according to a study published ahead of print in Applied and Environmental Microbiology. This is among the first studies to examine the latter phenomenon. [More]

Research report on the European food safety testing market

Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "European Food Safety Testing Market Report 2013-2018" report to their offering. [More]
UCSB anthropologists find successful hunting boosts testosterone, cortisol levels in Tsimane men

UCSB anthropologists find successful hunting boosts testosterone, cortisol levels in Tsimane men

While small-scale horticulture is a relatively recent addition to the human repertoire of food provisioning, hunting has deep evolutionary roots. In practically every society, hunting ability correlates with reproductive success - the better the hunter, the more children he is likely to father. [More]

Garlic compounds can kill foodborne pathogen present in infant formula powder

Garlic may be bad for your breath, but it's good for your baby, according to a new study from the University of British Columbia. [More]
Curie-Cancer inks partnership agreements with Meiogenix to develop SpiX technology

Curie-Cancer inks partnership agreements with Meiogenix to develop SpiX technology

Curie-Cancer, the body responsible for developing Institut Curie's industry partnership activity, today announces two three-year partnership agreements with Meiogenix, a French SME. Meiogenix develops SpiX technology under license from Institut Curie and Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique. [More]
EcoHealth Alliance to study land use alteration in disease emergence, climate change in Asia

EcoHealth Alliance to study land use alteration in disease emergence, climate change in Asia

EcoHealth Alliance, a nonprofit organization that focuses on local conservation and global health issues, announced the award of a three-year, $2 million award to address land use alteration as a significant driver of both disease emergence and climate change in Asia. [More]

Researchers explore challenges involved in urban agriculture

In many cities around the world, patrons of high-end restaurants want quality food that is flavorful and fresh. To satisfy their guests, chefs are looking closer and closer to home - to locally grown produce from neighboring farms or even from their own, restaurant-owned gardens. [More]
American Journal of Preventive Medicine evaluates existing diabetes guidelines and potentially supportive laws

American Journal of Preventive Medicine evaluates existing diabetes guidelines and potentially supportive laws

New cases of diabetes continue to increase as does the health burden for those with diabetes. Law is a critical tool for health improvement, yet assessments reported in a new study published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine indicate that federal, state, and local laws give only partial support to guidelines and evidence-based interventions relevant to diabetes prevention and control. [More]
Worsening air pollution could increase annual premature deaths in 21st century

Worsening air pollution could increase annual premature deaths in 21st century

This century, climate change is expected to induce changes in air pollution, exposure to which could increase annual premature deaths by more than 100,000 adults worldwide. [More]

Spikes in Tsimane testosterone responsible for performing physically demanding task

The everyday physical activities of an isolated group of forager-farmers in central Bolivia are providing valuable information about how industrialization and its associated modern amenities may impact health and wellness. [More]

New technology enables all of the world's crops to take nitrogen from the air

A major new technology has been developed by The University of Nottingham, which enables all of the world's crops to take nitrogen from the air rather than expensive and environmentally damaging fertilisers. [More]
Princeton University researcher explores seriousness of peanut allergy

Princeton University researcher explores seriousness of peanut allergy

The path of the peanut from a snack staple to the object of bans at schools, day care centers and beyond offers important insights into how and why a rare, life-threatening food allergy can prompt far-reaching societal change, according to a Princeton University researcher. [More]