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September 4, 2015

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September 4, 2015

Five Reasons Why Sugar Is Added to Food

Aug. 18, 2015 — From a food science and technology perspective, sugar (sucrose) plays several roles when it comes to the functional properties in food. Experts explain the functional properties of sugars and why ... read more

Biotechnologist Achieves Larger, Stronger Fruits With Plant Hormone Crystals

Aug. 14, 2015 — Wanting to produce large and juicy fruits without losing their texture and maintain all their nutrients, researchers developed a bioprocess for the production of phytohormones (plant hormones) that ... read more

Artificial Intelligence Improves Fine Wine Price Prediction

Aug. 4, 2015 — The price fluctuation of fine wines can now be predicted more accurately using a novel artificial intelligence approach. The method could be used to help fine wine investors make more informed ... read more

June 22, 2015 — Researchers have analyzed the mycotoxins produced by certain microscopic fungi in the beer and dried fruits, such as figs and raisins, confirming that these products meet food regulations. Only for ... read more

Scientists Turn White Fat Into Obesity-Fighting Beige Fat

June 18, 2015 — Scientists have shown that berries, grapes and other fruits convert excess white fat into calorie-burning 'beige' fat, providing new strategies for the prevention and treatment of obesity. ... read more

Wine-Making Shortcut Gives Bubbly a Fruitier Aroma

June 17, 2015 — The best sparkling wines take months to ferment to perfection. In recent years, many winemakers have turned to commercial yeast products to give this process a boost. How they ultimately affect ... read more

June 9, 2015 — A new species of leafmining moth has been discovered and described from grapevines in Western Cape. A new study looks into the morphology and biology of the potential ... read more

June 9, 2015 — A possible connection between fermented foods, which contain probiotics, and social anxiety symptoms, is the focus of recent study. The study is just the first in a series that the researchers have ... read more

May 11, 2015 — Wine grape vineyards experimenting with sustainable pest management systems are seeing an unexpected benefit: an increase in butterflies. Over the years, loss in natural habitat has seen the decline ... read more

China to Dominate Asia's Growth in Wine Imports

May 6, 2015 — New projections of growth in global wine markets to 2018 show Asian countries will dominate global wine consumption and import growth, led by a surge in wine consumption in ... read more

Apr. 23, 2015 — Today, Americans are more likely to be heavy drinkers and binge drinkers than in recent years due in large part to rising rates of drinking among women, according to a new analysis of county-level ... read more

Surviving the Heat for a Good Beer

Apr. 16, 2015 — Beer brewers face a tricky problem. The high level of activity in the yeast used to produce beer generates a lot of heat during the brewing process raising the temperature at the bottom of brewing ... read more

What's in Your Wine? How Production Methods Affect Color and Taste of Pinot Noir

Apr. 13, 2015 — The taste and color of your wine depends on the methods used to produce it and the chemicals added during production, says new research. The researchers behind the study say wine bottles should carry ... read more

New Piece in the 'French Paradox' Diet and Health Puzzle: Cheese Metabolism

Apr. 8, 2015 — Figuring out why the French have low cardiovascular disease rates despite a diet high in saturated fats has spurred research and many theories to account for this phenomenon known as the 'French ... read more

Through the Grapevine: Molecular Mechanisms Behind Pinot Berry Color Variation

Apr. 2, 2015 — Variations in the color of grapevine berries within the Pinot family result from naturally-occurring genetic mutations that selectively shut down the genes responsible for the synthesis of red ... read more

Critical Windows to Turn Away Junk Food Craving

Apr. 2, 2015 — Researchers have shown there are two critical windows during the developmental pathway to adulthood when exposure to junk food is most harmful, particularly for female ... read more

Component of Red Grapes, Wine Could Help Ease Depression

Mar. 30, 2015 — A link between inflammation and depression, which affects approximately 148 million people in the United States, has been identified by researchers. A new study finds that resveratrol -- a natural ... read more

Mar. 26, 2015 — Straw-powered cars could be a thing of the future thanks to new research. A new study pinpoints five strains of yeast capable of turning agricultural by-products, such as straw, sawdust and corncobs, ... read more

Vineyard's Soil Microbes Shape Grapes' Microbial Community

Mar. 24, 2015 — In the first study of an entire wine grapevine's microbiome, researchers have found that the microbes associated with the grapes, leaves and flowers are largely derived from the soil microbes ... read more

Jailbreaking Yeast Could Amp Up Wine's Health Benefits, Reduce Morning-After Headaches

Mar. 16, 2015 — A 'jailbreaking' yeast has been developed that could greatly increase the health benefits of wine while reducing the toxic byproducts that cause your morning-after ... read more

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