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UW and Stanford researchers reveal findings of nationwide study of the relationship between food environment and healthy eating

19-Jan-2022

An estimated 19 million people in the U.S. live in so-called food deserts, which have lower access to healthy and nutritious food. More than 32 million people live below the poverty line — limiting their options to the cheapest food regardless of proximity to potentially healthier options. ...

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Aston University to develop new applications of optical frequency technology to benefit telecommunications and the food industry

£1.6m awarded to Aston University to develop new optical frequency technology. Project will target applications of new technology such as food industry, agri-tech and telecommunications

14-Jan-2022

Aston University is heading up a European collaboration that will explore new optical frequency comb (OFC) technology and its applications in various areas including telecommunications and thefoodindustry. An OFC is a particular kind of light which acts as an ultra-precise optical ruler which ...

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Three ways to reduce the carbon footprint of food purchased by US households

05-Nov-2021

Most consumers want to make food purchases that are smart for their wallets, their health and the environment. And while switching to a vegetarian or vegan diet can lower one’s impact on greenhouse gas emissions, it may not be realistic or healthful for everyone. Now, researchers in ACS’ ...

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Warm milk makes you sleepy — peptides could explain why

15-Oct-2021

According to time-honored advice, drinking a glass of warm milk at bedtime will encourage a good night’s rest. Milk’s sleep-enhancing properties are commonly ascribed to tryptophan, but scientists have also discovered a mixture of milk peptides, called casein tryptic hydrolysate (CTH), that ...

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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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What to call seafood made from fish cells

Rutgers study confirms “cell-based” and “cell-cultured” work best

11-Aug-2021

Food companies, regulators, marketers, journalists and others should use the terms “cell-based” or “cell-cultured” when labeling and talking about seafood products made from the cells of fish or shellfish, according to a new Rutgers study in the Journal of Food Science. The U.S. Food and Drug ...

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CSU scientists awarded $3.2M to make algae a better crop

09-Aug-2021

Scientists have long studied properties of algae in hopes that it could someday act as a substitute for petroleum-derived vehicle and jet fuels and contribute to global food production with its significant protein component. Now a Colorado State University team will develop ways to grow algae ...

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Largest meat producer getting back online after cyberattack

09-Jun-2021

The world's largest meat processing company has resumed most production after a weekend cyberattack, but experts say the vulnerabilities exposed by this attack and others are far from resolved. In a statement late Wednesday, the FBI attributed the attack on Brazil-based meat processor JBS SA to ...

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Backyard chickens, rabbits, soybeans can meet household protein demand

18-May-2021

In 2020, stores sold out of garden seed, coops and rabbit cages. Now, we have an idea how much protein people can grow in their backyards. The 2020 meat shortages led many to wonder what to eat for protein when supply chains are disrupted. Some people turned to gathering eggs, raising animals and ...

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Kelp, maggots and mycoprotein among future foods that must be mass-farmed to combat malnutrition

18-May-2021

Radical changes to the food system are needed to safeguard our food supply and combat malnutrition in the face of climate change, environmental degradation and epidemics, says new report. Researchers at the University of Cambridge say our future global food supply cannot be safeguarded by ...

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