Satellites and high-tech solutions help African farmers face historic drought
Aug 29, 2016
African and European researchers are employing high-tech water management research methods to help low-tech South African smallholders improve food security. Additionally, extremely high levels of Microcystin toxicity and ...
Ecological consequences of amphetamine pollution in urban streams
Aug 25, 2016
Pharmaceutical and illicit drugs are present in streams in Baltimore, Maryland. At some sites, amphetamine concentrations are high enough to alter the base of the aquatic food web. So reports a new study released today in ...
Climate change: Trade liberalization could buffer economic losses in agriculture
Aug 24, 2016
Global warming could create substantial economic damage in agriculture, a new study conducted by a team of scientists of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research finds. Around the globe, climate change threatens ...
Carp demonstrate rapid de-evolution to get their scales back
Aug 24, 2016 report
(Phys.org)—A team of researchers with members from France, Hungary and Madagascar has found that a type of carp bred to have fewer scales and subsequently released into the wild in Madagascar a century ago has devolved ...
New device could help improve taste of foods low in fat, sugar and salt
Aug 22, 2016
Scientists may be closing in on a way to let consumers savor the sweet taste of cake, cookies and other culinary delights without the sugar rush. In preliminary tests using a new device developed in-house that allows them ...
Edible food packaging made from milk proteins
Aug 21, 2016
At the grocery store, most foods—meats, breads, cheeses, snacks—come wrapped in plastic packaging. Not only does this create a lot of non-recyclable, non-biodegradable waste, but thin plastic films are not great at preventing ...
Video: The science of spotting fake foods
Aug 18, 2016
There's not much that can top a big bowl of spaghetti and meatballs—except, of course, for what belongs on top: parmesan cheese. But, it turns out, what we're eating might not be parmesan at all—the Food and Drug Administration ...
A biofortified rice high in iron and zinc is set to combat hidden hunger in developing countries
Aug 18, 2016
Rice is the staple food for billions of people throughout the developing world. But beyond easing hunger pains and providing carbohydrates for energy, it has little nutritional value.
Flowering meadows benefit humankind
Aug 17, 2016
The more it swarms, crawls and flies the better it is for humans. This is the finding of a study published in Nature. More than 60 researchers from a number of universities were involved, including the Technical University ...
How a protein could become the next big sweetener
Aug 17, 2016
High-fructose corn syrup and sugar are on the outs with calorie-wary consumers. As a result, low- and no-calorie alternatives have become popular, and soon, there could be another option that tastes more sugar-like than other ...