Reorganization of crop production and trade could save China's water supply
China's rapid socioeconomic growth continues to tax national water resources – especially in the agricultural sector – due to increasing demands for food. And, because of the country's climate and geography, ...
Study reveals important environmental trade-offs for biogas production on dairy farms
There is increasing interest in on-farm anaerobic digestion (AD) in the UK to manage animal manures and food waste, and to generate renewable electricity and heat via combustion of biogas.
Odor code for food is based on a few volatile substances
(Phys.org) —The actual flavor of a food is experienced through our sense of smell rather than with our tongue. However, of the large number of volatile compounds in foods, only about 230 are involved in ...
Arctic mammals can metabolize some pesticides, limits human exposure
Fortunately, you are not always what you eat – at least in Canada's Arctic. New research from the University of Guelph reveals that arctic mammals such as caribou can metabolize some current-use pesticides (CUPs) ingested ...
New study reveals surprising similarities between the way mammals and flies eat
A new study reveals surprising similarities between the way mammals and flies eat. What and how we eat is a crucial determinant of health and wellbeing. Model organisms such as fruit flies have provided crucial ...
Smart labels detect contaminated meat before it hits shelves
Have you ever worried about getting salmonella or E. coli poisoning from meat? Researchers at the University of Alberta are working on a new way to spot spoiled meat before it hits grocery-store shelves.
Pie in the sky: Russian chain delivers pizza by drone
A Russian fast food chain claims to have taken a slice out of the competition by becoming the first to offer pizza delivery by drone.
Discovering the impact of the horse meat scandal using social media
Cardiff University researchers will discover public perceptions of the recent horse meat scandal for the first time by analysing social media data.
No, metal oxide nanoparticles in your food won't kill you
Recently the American publication Mother Jones published an article on the dangers of food laced with tiny metal oxide particles. The article, however, is laced with errors and misinformation. ...
Nanoparticles from dietary supplement drinks likely to reach environment, say scientists
Nanoparticles are becoming ubiquitous in food packaging, personal care products and are even being added to food directly. But the health and environmental effects of these tiny additives have remained largely ...
The natural way to keep fruit fresh and stop the rot
Nearly a third of all the food produced in the world is lost or wasted, according to the UN's World Resources Institute. If we convert this mass into calories, it constitutes nearly a quarter of all food ...
FDA outlines policy for overseeing nanotechnology
Federal regulators want to hear from companies using tiny, engineered micro-particles in their products, part of an effort to stay abreast of the growing field of nanotechnology.
US campaigners hope to engineer GMO labeling laws
Two decades after genetically modified foods first hit the shelves of American supermarkets, a fight is sprouting over whether consumers should be told more about what's in their grocery bags.
Major study documents nutritional and food safety benefits of organic farming
The largest study of its kind has found that organic foods and crops have a suite of advantages over their conventional counterparts, including more antioxidants and fewer, less frequent pesticide residues.