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May 30, 2015

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May 30, 2015

Diabetic Patients! Cactus, Chia and Soy Decrease High Glucose in Blood

May 27, 2015 — The so called functional foods such as cactus pads, chia and soybean, when included in a balanced diet, help reduce obesity and control diabetes, say Mexican ... read more

Plant Biosecurity Course Combats Wheat Blast

May 22, 2015 — Wheat blast, an emerging disease that threatens worldwide food security, is the focus of a plant biosecurity course at an American university. The course is designed to help participants learn how to ... read more

Fresh Milk, Off the Grid

May 19, 2015 — Milk preservation depends upon refrigeration and boiling, but in developing countries these methods are costly and often impractical due to the sporadic availability of continuous electricity. New ... read more

Vitamin D Levels Predict Survival Chances for Sick Cats, Study Finds

May 13, 2015 — Higher levels of vitamin D are linked to better survival chances for hospitalized pet cats, a study has found. The findings suggest that cats may hold vital clues about the health benefits of vitamin ... read more

Using Ozone to Protect Papaya and Other Fruit Exports

May 14, 2015 — Researchers are developing an ozone treatment to protect papaya and other exotic fruits from diseases and decay during storage and ... read more

Growing Interest: School-Grown Vegetables Increase Salad Selection

May 14, 2015 — If kids grow vegetables, they're more likely to eat them. A new study shows that when garden grown vegetables were slipped into school salads, kids were over four times as likely to take a ... read more

May 13, 2015 — While examining how airplane noise affects the palate, food scientists found umami-rich foods become your taste bud's best ... read more

May 13, 2015 — Coffee has gone from dietary foe to friend in recent years, partly due to the revelation that it's rich in antioxidants. Now even spent coffee grounds are gaining attention for being chock-full ... read more

May 13, 2015 — Researchers have established how clostridia bacteria emerge from spores. This could help them understand how these bacteria germinate and go on to produce the deadly toxin responsible for botulism, a ... read more

First Beef With the Goodness of Fish

May 11, 2015 — Chinese scientists have reared beef rich in the beneficial fatty acids associated with fish oils. The study highlights the scientific challenges that remain following the successful introduction of a ... read more

Food and Fuel: Model for Bioenergy Feedstock/vegetable Double-Cropping Systems

May 8, 2015 — Researchers realize that biomass feedstock will need to come from many different sources, in order to meet the revised Renewable Fuel Standard mandating the production of 36 billion gallons of ... read more

Fish Oil May Help With Diabetic Neuropathy

May 6, 2015 — Approximately 50 percent of patients with diabetes suffer from nerve damage, or neuropathy. No cure exists, and the most effective treatment, keeping blood sugar in control, only slows neuropathy. A ... read more

Property Inhibiting Growth of Bird Flu Virus Discovered in Eggs

May 8, 2015 — An egg is many things. It is a versatile food but also an efficient source of bioactive compounds. A researcher has discovered that fractions isolated from the ovomucin protein in egg white can ... read more

May 4, 2015 — A new variety of low-allergenic soybean has been created by researchers. The new crop could have a major impact on the production of baby formula, processed foods and livestock feed, they ... read more

Antioxidant Effects of Coffee by-Products 500 Times Greater Than Vitamin C

May 7, 2015 — The coffee industry plays a major role in the global economy. It also has a significant impact on the environment, producing more than 2 billion tons of coffee by-products annually. Coffee silverskin ... read more

May 6, 2015 — An X-ray study may lead to higher quality chocolate. The study offers new insights into the formation of fat bloom, an unwelcome white layer that occasionally forms on ... read more

Sensor Detects Spoilage of Food

May 6, 2015 — A sensor that detects ethanol in the headspace of a food package has been developed by scientists. Ethanol, in addition to carbon dioxide, has been found to be the main volatile spoilage metabolite ... read more

Forests Could Be the Trump Card in Efforts to End Global Hunger

May 6, 2015 — About one in nine people globally still suffer from hunger with the majority of the hungry living in Africa and Asia. The world's forests have great potential to improve their nutrition and ... read more

May 5, 2015 — An apple a day keeps the doctor away, and perhaps a serving of broccoli or watercress can help keep cancer at bay. A compound and an enzyme that occur naturally in cruciferous ... read more

'Silver Bullet' Kills Phytophthora, a Fungus That Affects More Than 400 Plants and Trees

May 5, 2015 — Silver nanoparticles produced with an extract of wormwood can stop several strains of the fungus phytophthora dead in its ... read more

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