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23-Aug-2019

We live in an exciting time of upheaval and renewal. Much is changing and there are always important questions to answer in organic agriculture. How does nitrogen input from organic and conventional farming affect groundwater? How can organic products from Burkina Faso be marketed? Or what ...

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Evaluation of health risks of mixtures of substances

BfR contributes to improved evaluation in EuroMix project

21-Aug-2019

The EuroMix project (European Test and Risk Assessment Strategies for Mixtures) has been successfully completed after four years with the participation of the Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR). In the EU-funded research project, 26 European institutions jointly developed a strategy with ...

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Study: How smokers and drinkers benefit from apples and tea

20-Aug-2019

Plenty of fruit and vegetables can promote health. Now a study shows that it is above all those people who are particularly at risk who benefit from this. "An apple a day keeps the doctor away": According to an international study, this proverb could be true - especially for smokers and drinkers. ...

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Plant-Based Food Lowers Risk Of Cardiovascular Diseases

16-Aug-2019

Higher intake of plant-based food and lower consumption of animal-based food can reduce the risk of cardiovascular diseases and mortality rates, a new study says.Eating more plant based foods such as fruits, vegetables, whole grains, nuts and legumes, and fewer animal products like meat, seafood, ...

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Fight against the grape moth

13-Aug-2019

Vine protectors at the JKI want to develop an egg deposition card that can be read on a smartphone and can be used to better predict the occurrence of the wine pest. In this way, grape mothers could be combated even more specifically in the future and pesticides could be saved in viticulture. ...

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Every second consumer would buy products from vertical agriculture

Göttingen agricultural scientists investigate acceptance of novel floor cultivation systems

13-Aug-2019

Rising population numbers and poorer weather conditions due to climate change make it difficult to produce sufficient healthy and fresh food. Vertical agriculture could make a contribution to solving this problem. Here the vegetables and fruit are grown on top of each other in tiers. This system ...

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Too much caffeine may trigger migraines

13-Aug-2019

Afflicting more than one billion adults worldwide, migraine is the third most prevalent illness in the world. In addition to severe headache, symptoms of migraine can include nausea, changes in mood, sensitivity to light and sound, as well as visual and auditory hallucinations. People who suffer ...

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Is it okay to eat animals?

12-Aug-2019

May humans use animals? And if so, what does an ethically correct treatment of animals look like? The positions on such philosophical questions range from the original anthropocentrism, according to which man may deal with animals as he wishes, to abolitionism, which completely rejects the use of ...

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Designing a better low-fat potato chip

09-Aug-2019

Munching on low-fat potato chips might reduce the guilt compared with full-fat versions, but many people don't find the texture as appealing. Now, researchers have developed a technique to analyze potato chips' physical characteristics from simulated first bite to swallow, which they say could be ...

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People who eat dark chocolate less likely to be depressed

09-Aug-2019

Eating dark chocolate may positively affect mood and relieve depressive symptoms, finds a new UCL-led study looking at whether different types of chocolate are associated with mood disorders. The study, published in Depression and Anxiety, is the first to examine the association with depression ...

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