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Study shows that getting pesticide reduction policies right is crucial for food security

24-Jun-2022

The term peri-urbanagricultureis generally used to describe the cultivation of plants and livestock on the fringes oflarge population centres. However, factors such as urban expansion, rising labour costs and limited labour supply are putting peri-urban agriculture under increasing pressure. ...

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IRI’s 2021 New Product Pacesetters Report Highlights Continued Innovation Drives CPG Growth Despite the Pandemic

Innovative Manufacturers Navigated an Uncertain Year by Focusing on New Flavors and Experiences, and Household and Personal Cleanliness

16-Jun-2022

Information Resources, Inc. (IRI®), a fast-growing global technology leader in innovative solutions and services for consumer, retail and media companies, released today its 2021 New Product Pacesetters™, featuring the top new food and beverage and nonfood product launches. This is IRI’s 27th ...

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Arla strengthens international business

New 190 million euro production plant inaugurated

01-Jun-2022

After around three years of construction, the European dairy cooperative Arla Foods, headquartered in Viby, Denmark, today officially inaugurated its new milk powder production plant in Pronsfeld, Rhineland-Palatinate. With the second milk powder production plant at the largest Arla site in the ...

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Health risk due to micro- and nanoplastics in food

25-Mar-2022

Five grams of plastic particles on average enter the human gastrointestinal tract per person per week. This is roughly equivalent to the weight of a credit card. Whether ingested micro- and nanoplastics pose a health risk is being investigated in numerous studies but is largely unknown to date. A ...

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Relocating farmland could turn back clock twenty years on carbon emissions, say scientists

14-Mar-2022

Scientists have produced a map showing where the world’s major food crops should be grown to maximise yield and minimise environmental impact. This would capture large amounts of carbon, increase biodiversity, and cut agricultural use of freshwater to zero. The reimagined world map of agriculture ...

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Arsenic in Connecticut wells may be a legacy of past pesticide use on orchards

oisons can linger in the ecosystem decades after they were last applied

21-Dec-2021

The rolling hills of Connecticut were once home to tens of thousands of fruit orchards – 47,000 by the 1930s. Anyone who has ever grown fruit trees, like apples, knows that insects love fruit as much as humans, and until the 1950s orchards were heavily fortified with lead arsenate-based ...

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Africa's "Green Wall" also makes economic sense

17-Nov-2021

The Sahel extends south of the Sahara from Senegal in the west to Ethiopia in the east of Africa. Vast areas of the formerly fertile region are now virtually uncultivated. Reasons are droughts, poor agricultural cultivation methods as well as overuse due to the growing demand for food and ...

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How to remove pesticides from drinking water

14-Oct-2021

Let’s start by stating a fact: No drinking water is completely clean, and it makes no sense to strive for completely clean drinking water. The water we in Denmark drain from the tap, and which in other countries is bought at the supermarket, has always contained and will always contain a myriad ...

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A new method for removing lead from drinking water

Engineers have designed a relatively low-cost, energy-efficient approach to treating water contaminated with heavy metals.

27-Sep-2021

Engineers at MIT have developed a new approach to removing lead or other heavy-metal contaminants from water, in a process that they say is far more energy-efficient than any other currently used system, though there are others under development that come close. Ultimately, it might be used to ...

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New filtering method promises safer drinking water, improved industrial production

Synthetic polymer membranes mimic the highly selective properties of biological cell membranes

08-Sep-2021

A team of scientists at the Tufts University School of Engineering has developed a new filtering technology inspired by biology that could help curb a drinking water-related disease that affects tens of millions of people worldwide and potentially improve environmental remediation, industrial and ...

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