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Feeding Pigs With Food Waste Could Save Agricultural Land Half The Size Of Germany

By TLN

Currently, feeding food waste, alternatively named swill, to pigs is illegal in the European Union. The EU imposed the ban following the foot-and-mouth disease epidemic that ravaged European states in 2001. Researchers now think removing the ban will conserve 1.8 million hectares of agricultural land from being used for grain and soybean-based pig feed production. […]

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Action Required On Childhood Obesity

By Tim Sandle

The Health Select Committee (made up of Members of Parliament from all political parties) has called on the British Government to take new action to stem the rise in childhood obesity. Obesity rates are high in many areas, especially Scotland. In 2014, for example, 65 percent of Scottish adults aged 16 and over were overweight, including 28 percent […]

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Tomatoes See A Boost In Growth With Spraying Nanoparticles On Leaves

By Pankaj Mondal

With the global population projected to touch over 9.5 billion by 2050, scientists are devising strategies to cater to the increasing demand for food. This is being done without exhausting natural resources like energy and water – a drive referred to as the food-water-energy nexus. Researchers at Washington University in St. Louis (WUSTL) are now addressing […]

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A Good Diet Can Assist With Weight Loss

By Tim Sandle

Many people focus on losing weight, especially after over indulging during the holiday season. One important area to address is the type of diet. A recent Harris poll conducted across the United States found that losing a few pounds was the number one resolution that people set themselves for 2015. While time at the gym and an improved […]

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Oregano and Eucalyptus Oil Effective Against Food-Spoilage Fungi

By Tim Sandle

Microbiologists have successfully demonstrated anti-fungal action of essential oil of oregano and eucalyptus vapors against a range of fungi known to cause food spoilage. In studies, the oils have been demonstrated to be effective against the fungi Botrytis cinerea, Fusarium sp. and Colletotrichum sp. These are filamentous fungi or ‘molds’. Such molds grow in filaments, […]

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Call For Food Labeling To Be Clearer

By Tim Sandle

The U.K. government, supported by consumer groups, is pushing for food labeling to be made clearer. This is based on a desire by many consumers to know where their food has come from. Opinion polls suggest that many consumers would rather buy food that has been grown locally. Reasons for this are a mix of […]

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Is This Man The Next Colonel Sanders?

By Alexander Baron

The story of the man behind the world famous fried chicken with the secret recipe is well known, including that he was over sixty when his company to off. Now with a bit of luck, a man from Sydenham might just follow in his footsteps, the big difference is that his product is not chicken […]

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Will You Be Serving Genetically Modified Meat On Your Table?

By Tim Sandle

Officially no genetically modified animal has been bred, slaughtered and served for human consumption. This is due to a series of legal processes in all countries. However, several scientific institutions have been working on the process. Animals being studied include fish, pigs and cows. The most advanced research has been with transgenic salmon. Here the […]

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