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Innovation / Technology - Agronomy / Food Science - 18.05.2018

Medicine / Pharmacology - Agronomy / Food Science - 03.05.2018
Improvements needed in end of life care
A study looking at the personal perceptions and experiences of patients, families and healthcare professionals has highlighted the need for improvement in symptom management for end of life care. The analysis by the Marie Curie Palliative Care Research Centre and the School of Healthcare Sciences at Cardiff University has identified several areas of treatment which were often perceived as sub-optimally managed by healthcare professionals, including; pain, breathing difficulties, nutrition, and hydration.

Life Sciences - Agronomy / Food Science - 26.04.2018
Art and science installation to develop new genetically diverse chicken for Africa
Image credit: Koen Vanmechelen A unique initiative to launch the world's ‘most intriguing' poultry facility is bringing together art and science in a bid to develop disease-resistant, climate-resilient chickens to improve nutrition and income for farmers in East Africa.

Medicine / Pharmacology - Agronomy / Food Science - 19.04.2018
Redefining the preconception period
New research published in The Lancet this week and co-authored by Professor Lucilla Poston CBE , shows that the diet and lifestyle of both parents before conception plays a key role in the long-term health of their children.

Agronomy / Food Science - Administration / Government - 09.03.2018
Government urged to halt food-safety overhaul
Government urged to halt food-safety overhaul
Government urged to halt food-safety overhaul Leading food-safety experts have urged the UK Government to halt plans to outsource food safety inspections to private companies.

History / Archeology - Agronomy / Food Science - 09.02.2018
Workshops to give people a real taste of cooking, the Neolithic way
Workshops to give people a real taste of cooking, the Neolithic way
Archaeologists from Cardiff University are collaborating with colleagues from the University of York and English Heritage to explore the food consumed by the masses who constructed the world heritage site, Stonehenge.

Medicine / Pharmacology - Agronomy / Food Science - 08.02.2018
Schools alone cannot help to prevent childhood obesity, study finds
School-based healthy lifestyle interventions alone are not effective in the fight against childhood obesity, according to research conducted in the West Midlands. The warning comes after one of the largest childhood obesity prevention trials undertaken to date has found that a healthy lifestyle intervention carried out in dozens of schools did not lead to significant changes in pupils' weight.

Environment / Sustainable Development - Agronomy / Food Science - 25.01.2018
Think of honeybees as 'livestock' not wildlife, argue experts
Think of honeybees as ’livestock’ not wildlife, argue experts
Contrary to public perception, die-offs in honeybee colonies are an agricultural not a conservation issue, argue Cambridge researchers, who say that manged honeybees may contribute to the genuine biodiversity crisis of Europe's declining wild pollinators.

Agronomy / Food Science - Medicine / Pharmacology - 25.01.2018
Imperial academics present food solutions to world leaders at Davos
Imperial academics present food solutions to world leaders at Davos
Imperial academics joined global leaders at the World Economic Forum in Davos to discuss innovative ideas around nutrition and food production.

Medicine / Pharmacology - Agronomy / Food Science - 03.01.2018
Processed meat may increase breast cancer risk
Processed meat may increase breast cancer risk
Consumption of processed meat may increase the risk of breast cancer, according to a new study. The paper, published in the European Journal of Cancer , confirmed findings of carcinogenic risk of processed meat and suggested the overall association is largely driven by the risk of post-menopausal breast cancer.

Agronomy / Food Science - Medicine / Pharmacology - 18.12.2017
£4.4m to help reduce 'hidden hunger' in Ethiopia and Malawi
A multidisciplinary team of researchers including those working in agriculture, nutrition, socio-economics, geography, and ethics has received more than £4.4m from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to help alleviate micronutrient deficiencies (MNDs). The GeoNutrition project, led by the University of Nottingham , will focus on Ethiopia and Malawi where MNDs - also known as hidden hunger - are widespread.

Chemistry - Agronomy / Food Science - 18.12.2017
Risk of
Risk of "dirty" turkey after Brexit if UK strikes a US trade deal
Risk of "dirty" turkey after Brexit if UK strikes a US trade deal Consumers could be eating “dirty” chlorinated turkey at Christmas if the UK agrees a post-Brexit trade deal with the USA, according to a new briefing paper by leading food policy experts. The team - from the University of Sussex, Cardiff University and City, University of London - found US poultry, washed in up to four chemical disinfectants, does not meet EU safety standards.

Chemistry - Agronomy / Food Science - 18.12.2017
Risk of "dirty" turkey after Brexit if UK strikes a US trade deal
Consumers could be eating “dirty” chlorinated turkey at Christmas if the UK agrees a post-Brexit trade deal with the USA, according to a new briefing paper by leading food policy experts. The team - from Cardiff University, the University of Sussex, and City, University of London - found US poultry, washed in up to four chemical disinfectants, does not meet EU safety standards.

Life Sciences - Agronomy / Food Science - 14.12.2017

Life Sciences - Agronomy / Food Science - 04.12.2017
Managing the microbes - the key to solving the global nitrogen crisis
Experts from the UK and Brazil have joined forces to address the challenges and opportunities for agricultural nitrogen science in Florianopolis, Brazil. In the first meeting of its kind 24 leading experts from the UK and Brazil came together to find practical, low cost solutions that make more effective use of nitrogen (N) inputs in agriculture, while attempting to decrease N pollution losses to the environment either to the atmosphere or through the soil.

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.
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