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17 Current news of Universität Bonnrss
The EU exports large quantities of poultry meat to West African countries. This is criticized for harming West Africa and exacerbating poverty. The reason: Cheap imports depress the local price, making life difficult for local smallholders. Researchers at the Universities of Bonn and Göttingen ...
Animal welfare and health aspects motivate consumption
People who have a critical attitude toward factory farming or who pay attention to their health in everyday life are more likely to turn to meat substitutes. Concern for the environment, on the other hand, plays no role in this decision. This is the conclusion of a study conducted by the ...
However, in small quantities it can be quite sustainable
If our planet Earth is to continue feeding us in the future, rich countries must significantly reduce their meat consumption - ideally by at least 75 percent. This is the conclusion of a new study by the University of Bonn. The study reviews the current state of research on various aspects of ...
Perforated myelin layer
Multiple sclerosis sufferers often complain of more severe disease symptoms after consuming dairy products. Researchers at the Universities of Bonn and Erlangen-Nuremberg have now found a possible cause for this. According to the study, a protein in cow's milk can trigger inflammation that ...
Fish instead of steak: good for the environment, bad for animal welfare
Which diet is better: moderately reduce meat consumption and eat more fruit, vegetables and wholegrain products, as recommended by the German Nutrition Society? Follow our southern neighbors' example and eat more fish and seafood? Or even switch completely to a vegan diet? A new study by the ...
The importance of the root system for the level of agricultural yields is often underestimated. Whether roots can effectively access water and nutrients also determines how resistant important crops are to drought and climate change. Researchers from the Universities of Bonn and Bologna (Italy) ...
Physicists analyzed an as-yet barely researched phenomenon
Beer mats protect tables from unsightly condensation rings. However, they are sometimes also misused as projectiles. Usually with little success: after just a short time, the cardboard coaster leaves its path, spins off to the side, and falls to the ground. But why is that so? Physicists at the ...
Coconut oil has increasingly found its way into German kitchens in recent years, although its alleged health benefits are controversial. Scientists at the University of Bonn have now been able to show how it is metabolized in the liver. Their findings could also have implications for the ...
Almost 90,000 trade flows analysed
Global trade in soya at the expense of the climate Study by the University of Bonn examines CO2 emissions from Brazilian soya exports with unparalleled accuracy The extent to which the cultivation and trade of Brazilian soya pollutes the global climate depends to a large extent on the ...
A high-salt diet is not only bad for one's blood pressure, but also for the immune system. This is the conclusion of a current study under the leadership of the University Hospital Bonn. Mice fed a high-salt diet were found to suffer from much more severe bacterial infections. Human volunteers ...