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December 1, 2015

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December 1, 2015

DNA Sequences in GMOs: Largest Database Now Publicly Available

Nov. 26, 2015 — The JRC has published a new database, JRC GMO-Amplicons, which contains more than 240 000 DNA sequences appearing in genetically modified organisms (GMOs). It will help to verify the presence of ... read more

Safety Last?

Nov. 24, 2015 — With the globalization of our food supply, food safety issues are a major concern for both public health and for the food industry. Media and industry warn consumers of major recalls and problems ... read more

Rats: Sniff and Track, or Run and Scan?

Nov. 24, 2015 — Strategies used by rats to identify specific targets through odor cues in a familiar environment with a known number of choices has been the focus of recent ... read more

New Project Aims to Develop Advanced Tools and Research Strategies for Parasite Control in European Farmed Fish

Nov. 18, 2015 — A new research project aims to improve our understanding of fish-parasite interactions and develop innovative solutions and tools to prevent, control and mitigate harmful parasites which affect the ... read more

Nov. 18, 2015 — Farmers can maintain high yields and boost nature by signing up to a wildlife-friendly scheme, new research suggests. The research suggests that some government schemes designed to encourage farmers ... read more

Intensive Farming Link to Bovine TB

Nov. 11, 2015 — Intensive farming practices such as larger herd size, maize growth, fewer hedgerows and the use of silage have been linked to higher risk of bovine TB, new research has ... read more

Nov. 10, 2015 — Cacao trees evolved around 10 million years ago, earlier than previously believed, new research shows. Considerable genetic variation might remain to be discovered among wild cacao populations, which ... read more

Eliminating Fungi That Attack Produce With Oregano and Eucalyptus Oil

Nov. 10, 2015 — Researchers have demonstrated the anti-fungal in vitro activity of the essential oil of oregano and eucalyptus in a vapor phase, which have already proven effective in controlling fungi which cause ... read more

The Gut Microbiota Can Influence the Effectiveness of Dietary Treatments

Nov. 10, 2015 — Why a dietary treatment works for some but not others seems to depend on interactions between the gut microbiota and the diet. A new study shows that people with better control of blood sugar after ... read more

Nov. 9, 2015 — Diets high in meat may lead to an increased risk of developing renal cell carcinoma (RCC) through intake of carcinogenic compounds created by certain cooking techniques, such as barbecuing and ... read more

Cholesterol-Lowering 'Portfolio Diet' Also Reduces Blood Pressure

Nov. 7, 2015 — A diet developed for reducing cholesterol also lowers blood pressure, a new study has found. The portfolio diet lowered blood pressure by an average two per cent, when compared with another diet ... read more

Food Policy: Cutting Waste, Broadening Systems

Nov. 6, 2015 — In two separate articles, researchers detail strategies aimed at cutting food waste and broadening approaches to food policy, moves that the researchers say would ultimately improve public health and ... read more

Nov. 6, 2015 — Baby birds that have a difficult start in life grow to be fatter and greedier than their more fortunate siblings, new research shows. The scientists discovered that stress and difficulties as a chick ... read more

Nov. 5, 2015 — While scientists are still investigating the causes of colony collapse disorder, beekeepers could benefit from technologies that help them track the health of their hives, and researchers have ... read more

Nov. 5, 2015 — Two captive elephants blast air through their trunks to grasp hard-to-reach food, suggests an initial study. This behavior, studied in a zoo population of Asian elephants, is altered according to the ... read more

Obesity: Is Junk Food Really to Blame?

Nov. 5, 2015 — Soda, candy, and fast food are often painted as the prime culprits in the national discussion of obesity in the United States. While a diet of chocolate bars and cheese burgers washed down with a ... read more

Nov. 5, 2015 — New information about the diets of chimpanzees has been gained by scientists based on teeth remains. This is especially relevant because it provides objective data on behaviors revealed by diet that ... read more

Reducing Cholesterol With Food Made from Soybeans, Amaranth

Nov. 5, 2015 — Scientists developed a supplement to maintain optimal health that contributes to the growth and development of children and adolescents. It also prevents osteoporosis and certain cancers such as ... read more

Study Shows Siblings of Kids With Food Allergies Aren't Necessarily Also Allergic

Nov. 5, 2015 — According to new research 53 percent of siblings of children with food allergies had a food sensitivity, but only 13 percent had actual food allergy. Food allergy testing in siblings of kids with ... read more

Nov. 5, 2015 — Why does a kangaroo expel less methane than a cow? Researchers decided to investigate -- and discovered that the emission of this climate-damaging gas in kangaroos is linked to how long food is ... read more

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