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Business/Economics - Agronomy/Food Science
20.11.2017
The Brexit hit to living standards
The referendum vote is already costing UK households according to a Nottingham economist. Ahead of Wednesday's Budget the first detailed analysis of how the Brexit vote has impacted inflation, wages and living standards, has been released.
Environment/Sustainable Development - Agronomy/Food Science
14.11.2017
Hidden nitrate pollution beneath our feet threatens water supplies worldwide
Hidden nitrate pollution beneath our feet threatens water supplies worldwide
Researchers have found vast quantities of nitrate are stored in the rocky layer between our soils and the water table Researchers have quantified for the first time the long term threat to global drinking water posed by agricultural pollution trapped in the rocks beneath our feet. In a paper published , researchers from the British Geological Survey (BGS) and Lancaster University show that vast quantities of nitrate are stored in the rocky layer between our soils and the water table.
Agronomy/Food Science - Environment/Sustainable Development
25.10.2017
Changing the face of Indian farming
Changing the face of Indian farming
Indian agriculture is expected to feed a growing and increasingly urbanised population. But if everyone wants to move to towns and cities, who is left to farm the land? The farming is left to the older women - the mothers and sometimes the grandmothers.
Physics/Materials Science - Agronomy/Food Science
17.10.2017
'Floating food' invention could start new culinary craze
’Floating food’ invention could start new culinary craze
'Floating food' invention could start new culinary craze Floating food could be the next culinary craze thanks to a new invention that levitates, transports and delivers food and drink directly onto your tongue. Scientists at the University of Sussex have, in collaboration with the University of Bristol, created a contactless food-delivery system that uses ultrasound to float taste sensations from the kitchen to the mouth.
Environment/Sustainable Development - Agronomy/Food Science
16.10.2017
Now's not the time for
Now’s not the time for "my country first" thinking if we’re to get on with our global problems
Now's not the time for "my country first" thinking if we're to get on with our global problems By Professor Joseph Alcamo The political winds around the world are blowing stronger and stronger towards a “my country first” attitude of protectionism, isolationism and nationalism.
Agronomy/Food Science
11.10.2017
Street marshal scheme aims to make Brighton safer and quieter at night
Street marshal scheme aims to make Brighton safer and quieter at night
Street marshal scheme aims to make Brighton safer and quieter at night Marshals have taken to the streets of Brighton three nights each week as part of the University of Sussex's Street Wise scheme.
Agronomy/Food Science - Medicine/Pharmacology
10.10.2017
Tenfold increase in childhood and adolescent obesity in four decades
Tenfold increase in childhood and adolescent obesity in four decades
The world will have more obese children and adolescents than underweight by 2022, according to a new study by Imperial College London and WHO.
Environment/Sustainable Development - Agronomy/Food Science
28.09.2017
Imperial start-up helps coffee farmers cope with climate change
Imperial start-up helps coffee farmers cope with climate change
An Imperial start-up is helping farmers in the tropics boost their crops in the face of climate change.
Agronomy/Food Science - Medicine/Pharmacology
20.09.2017
New network will pool nutrition expertise to tackle global health problems
New network will pool nutrition expertise to tackle global health problems
Keeping the growing global population healthy means not only boosting food production, but balancing our nutritional needs in line with our health.
Agronomy/Food Science - Environment/Sustainable Development
18.09.2017
Visitors can feast on the latest food ideas at Borough Market
Visitors can feast on the latest food ideas at Borough Market
Researchers from Imperial College London will be asking visitors to London's Borough Market to discover what food design thinking is.
Agronomy/Food Science - Life Sciences
15.09.2017
The time is ripe to transform agriculture and feed the world
The time is ripe to transform agriculture and feed the world
Dr Elizabete Carmo-Silva and Professor Martin Parry are part of the multinational team carrying out transformative work to increase yields of food crops for farmers worldwide through Realizing Increa
Environment/Sustainable Development - Agronomy/Food Science
03.08.2017
Dramatic changes needed in farming practices to keep pace with climate change
Dramatic changes needed in farming practices to keep pace with climate change
Major changes in agricultural practices will be required to offset increases in nutrient losses due to climate change, according to research published by a Lancaster University-led team. To combat repeated, damaging storm events, which strip agricultural land of soil and nutrients, farmers are already adopting measures to conserve these assets where they are needed.
History/Archeology - Agronomy/Food Science
24.07.2017
Archaeology shows there's more to millet than birdseed
Archaeology shows there’s more to millet than birdseed
Archaeological research shows that our prehistoric ancestors built resilience into their food supply.
Agronomy/Food Science - Environment/Sustainable Development
19.07.2017
Brexit’s impact on food
The UK is unprepared for the most complex ever change to its food system, which will be required before Brexit, according to a new briefing paper.
Agronomy/Food Science - Administration/Government
17.07.2017
UK not ready for Brexit's impact on food, report warns
UK not ready for Brexit’s impact on food, report warns
UK not ready for Brexit's impact on food, report warns Severe problems with the UK food system are likely unless issues are addressed, according to latest expert report The retail industry is predict
Agronomy/Food Science - Environment/Sustainable Development
14.07.2017
Buried alive: Aquatic plants survive in ‘ghost ponds' under agricultural fields
Buried alive: Aquatic plants survive in ‘ghost ponds’ under agricultural fields
Aquatic plants in ‘ghost ponds' are able to survive more than 100 years buried beneath cropped agricultural fields, according to new UCL research. Ghost ponds are abundant across many agricultural regions, often visible as damp depressions, areas of poor crop cover, or changes in soil colour. Many UK ponds were filled-in during agricultural land intensification that took place after the 1950s.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Agronomy/Food Science
10.06.2017
New research centre to improve health of women and unborn babies
New research centre to improve health of women and unborn babies
Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) has received ‚?2m from Barts Charity to launch the Barts Research Centre for Women's Health, with the aim of tackling problems that affect mothers and their unborn and newborn children. Diabetes is one of the key issues the Centre will focus on. In East London where the Centre is based, as many as 10-15 per cent of mothers develop diabetes in pregnancy.
History/Archeology - Agronomy/Food Science
05.06.2017
Ancient grain tells the tale of our ancestors‚?- cities
Archaeological digs in the Middle East have revealed the remains of ancient harvests that record how some of the world‚??s earliest cities grew and developed. A study published in Nature Plants sheds new light on the agricultural and political economy that underpinned the growth of some of the world‚??s oldest cities in Mesopotamia, in present-day northern Syria.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Agronomy/Food Science
05.06.2017
Obesity and diabetes rising across Africa, according to Imperial study
Obesity and diabetes rising across Africa, according to Imperial study
Obesity and diabetes are rising in Africa, led by higher income countries in the north and south. Diabetes can contribute to early death and lead to health problems such as nerve damage, blindness and amputation.
Earth Sciences - Agronomy/Food Science
16.05.2017
Earth Sciences - Agronomy/Food Science
08.05.2017
Medicine/Pharmacology - Agronomy/Food Science
04.05.2017
Extending weight loss programme helps overweight people keep more weight off and is cost-effective
Extending weight loss programme helps overweight people keep more weight off and is cost-effective
Extending NHS weight loss programmes from one session per week for 12-weeks to one session per week for a year helped people who are overweight to lose more weight and keep it off for longer, according to a study published in The Lancet , and led by researchers from the University of Cambridge, University of Liverpool and University of Oxford.
Life Sciences - Agronomy/Food Science
21.04.2017
Agronomy/Food Science
29.03.2017
‘With or without EU’ - priorities for the UK’s four trading nations post Brexit
‘With or without EU' - priorities for the UK's four trading nations post Brexit If the UK leaves the EU without a trade deal, the effects across regions will be quite different and this should therefore influence our trading priorities, new analysis shows.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Agronomy/Food Science
16.03.2017
Type 2 diabetes on the rise
The number of people in the UK with type 2 diabetes has trebled over the last two decades, concludes a study led by Cardiff University.
Agronomy/Food Science - Life Sciences
01.03.2017
Sleeping habits linked to increase in obesity
Getting a bad night's sleep could be increasing some people's likelihood of becoming obese.‌‌ According to a study led by the University of Glasgow, and published today in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition (AJCN), abnormal sleeping habits increase the risk of obesity for those who are genetically predisposed to being overweight.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Agronomy/Food Science
23.02.2017
Type 2 diabetes prevented in 80 percent of at-risk patients with repurposed drug
Type 2 diabetes prevented in 80 percent of at-risk patients with repurposed drug
A weight loss drug has reduced the risk of type 2 diabetes by 80 per cent compared to placebo. The drug, which increases the amount of appetite-supressing hormones produced by the gut, was tested on overweight people with ‘ prediabetes '.
Life Sciences - Agronomy/Food Science
22.02.2017
Carol Ibe: Making training for African researchers affordable
Carol Ibe: Making training for African researchers affordable
Do you have to choose between an academic career and activism? Gates Cambridge Scholar Carol Ibe is one of an increasing number of students are choosing to keep a foot in both camps.
Agronomy/Food Science
10.02.2017
Scientist helps to tackle new invasive crop pest in southern Africa
Scientist helps to tackle new invasive crop pest in southern Africa
Professor Kenneth Wilson of Lancaster Environment Centre has flown to Zambia to assess the Fall armyworm outbreaks that are devastating crops in southern Africa.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Agronomy/Food Science
09.02.2017
Findings of a major international study into the diets and lifestyles of European children
Findings of a major international study into the diets and lifestyles of European children
European governments must act to help families improve their children's health and tackle the obesity epidemic.That's the advice of I.Family researchers who today [9 Feb] revealed the findings of a major international study into the diets and lifestyles of European children.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Agronomy/Food Science
09.02.2017
Families can't tackle obesity alone
Families can’t tackle obesity alone
Governments must act to combat childhood obesity, warn experts following major European Commission-funded study.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Agronomy/Food Science
03.02.2017
'The Iron Lady' and the paradox of treating anaemia
’The Iron Lady’ and the paradox of treating anaemia
Iron deficiency can be fatal. But in countries where patients are also likely to have other serious diseases, so too can the iron supplements used to treat it.
Agronomy/Food Science
09.01.2017
The UK's post-Brexit farm policy could see reintroduction of border controls in Ireland
The UK’s post-Brexit farm policy could see reintroduction of border controls in Ireland
The UK's post-Brexit farm policy could see reintroduction of border controls in Ireland The latest briefing paper from the UK Policy Trade Observatory ( UKTPO ) at the University of Sussex suggests t
Medicine/Pharmacology - Agronomy/Food Science
03.01.2017
Sugar-free and
Sugar-free and "diet" drinks no better for healthy weight than full sugar drinks
Sugar-free and "diet" drinks are often seen as the healthier option - but researchers at Imperial have argued that they do not promote healthy weight.
History/Archeology - Agronomy/Food Science
19.12.2016
The history of Christmas turkeys
Professor Rebecca Earle, food historian at the University of Warwick has been investigating the traditional Christmas turkey, in order to find out how this north American bird has become a mainstay of festive food.
Environment/Sustainable Development - Agronomy/Food Science
15.12.2016
Road planning 'trade off' could boost food production while helping protect tropical forests
Road planning ’trade off’ could boost food production while helping protect tropical forests
Scientists hope a new approach to planning road infrastructure that could increase crop yield in the Greater Mekong region while limiting environmental destruction will open dialogues between developers and the conservation community.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Agronomy/Food Science
15.12.2016
Obesity in adolescents increases risk of heart disease
Obesity in adolescents significantly increases their risk of heart disease regardless of ethnicity A new study published today in BMJ Open has found a link between obesity in adolescents and their risk of developing heart disease in early adulthood, regardless of ethnicity. People of South Asian or Black African descent are known to have a four and three-fold higher risk of diabetes compared with White Europeans.
Environment/Sustainable Development - Agronomy/Food Science
28.11.2016
Warwick and Waitrose tackle global food security together
Food security is at the heart of a new doctoral training collaboration between the University of Warwick and Waitrose, thanks to an award from the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC).
Medicine/Pharmacology - Agronomy/Food Science
23.11.2016
Team receives research grant to improve infant health and development
A research team at the University of Oxford has received a $2.8million research grant from the Swiss-based Family Larsson-Rosenquist Foundation, to improve health and development of preterm infants around the world. A global research project that aims to improve the health, nutritional status and development of preterm infants has been awarded a $2.8million grant from the Family Larsson-Rosenquist Foundation (FLRF).
Medicine/Pharmacology - Agronomy/Food Science
16.11.2016
Fish oil supplements may improve muscle function in older women
Taking omega-3 supplements could improve muscle function in older women, potentially increasing their quality of life into old age and preventing unnecessary falls and loss of independence. In a new study led by the Universities of Glasgow and Aberdeen and published today in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition , scientists have found that supplementing the diet of older women with 3g of fish oil results in greater increases (when compared to a 3g of safflower oil placebo) in their muscle function when combined with resistance exercise training over 18 weeks.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Agronomy/Food Science
15.11.2016
Sugar content of fizzy drinks alarmingly high
Sugar content of fizzy drinks alarmingly high
The sugar content in carbonated sugar-sweetened beverages was found to be up to 52.8 grams per 330 mL can, or 12 teaspoons, according to a study by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).
Agronomy/Food Science - Medicine/Pharmacology
24.10.2016
GP referral to weight loss programme is effective, welcomed and takes 30 seconds
Tackling obesity by offering the opportunity to attend a weight loss programme during a routine consultation is effective, welcomed by patients and takes 30 seconds of physicians' time, according to a new randomised trial of more than 1,800 people published in The Lancet . The findings should provide reassurance to doctors who rarely talk to patients about their weight for fear of causing offence, lack of time or belief that they are ineffective.
Environment/Sustainable Development - Agronomy/Food Science
13.10.2016
Scientists call for urgent rethink of tropical peatland palm oil and drainage-based agriculture
An honorary associate professor at The University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus (UNMC) is among scientists campaigning to dispel the myth that palm oil and other drainage-based agriculture can be developed on tropical peat soils through current agricultural practices.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Agronomy/Food Science
13.10.2016
Preventing child obesity in the next generation
Preventing child obesity in the next generation must start before conception The key to preventing obesity in future generations is to make (their) parents healthier before they conceive, leading health researchers suggest.
Environment/Sustainable Development - Agronomy/Food Science
04.10.2016
N8 AgriFood success in securing £1.5m funding
N8 universities have been successful in securing more than £1.5m of funding through six awards from the Sustainable Agriculture Research and Innovation Club (SARIC).
Medicine/Pharmacology - Agronomy/Food Science
23.09.2016
New study provides strongest evidence that oxygen levels were key to evolution of early animals
Do 'meal replacements' actually help you to lose weight in the long-term? Is weighing yourself every day enough to prevent obesity? Could feedback on the nutritional content of your shopping basket help you to make healthier choices in the supermarket? These are among the questions researchers across the University of Oxford are asking, through a raft of new studies funded by the†NIHR Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care (CLAHRC) Oxford.
Careers/Employment - Agronomy/Food Science
12.08.2016
Strong school meals programmes help children to learn and communities to prosper
Strong school meals programmes help children to learn and communities to prosper
Analysis shows well-designed school feeding programmes have multiple benefits. Effective school meals programmes boost primary school enrolment and attendance, raising educational achievement levels. They also improve nutrition and often bring economic benefits to communities, according to a new analysis.
Agronomy/Food Science - Life Sciences
09.08.2016
Back the bees and friends - big agriculture has the chance to help or hinder our most important pollinators
Back the bees and friends - big agriculture has the chance to help or hinder our most important pollinators
New research published today in PeerJ has identified the most serious future threats to, but also opportunities for pollinating species, which provide essential agricultural and ecological services across the globe. From the expansion of corporate agriculture, new classes of insecticides and emerging viruses, pollinators are facing changing and increasingly challenging risks.
Agronomy/Food Science
09.08.2016
Study to tackle obesity
Study to tackle obesity
The University of Liverpool is running the largest ever investigation into artificially sweetened drinks and their effect on weight loss and weight maintenance. Many people in the UK drink artificially sweetened drinks (such as diet cola or diet lemonade) on a daily basis, but their use is controversial.
Life Sciences - Agronomy/Food Science
04.08.2016
Brains of overweight people ten years older? than lean counterparts at middle-age
From middle-age, the brains of obese individuals display differences in white matter similar to those in lean individuals ten years their senior, according to new research led by the University of Cambridge. White matter is the tissue that connects areas of the brain and allows for information to be communicated between regions.
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