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Sustainable green alternatives to fertilizers could boost food, energy security

Posted by External 11 days ago General
http://feeds.sciencedaily.com — Research is looking at formulating sustainable fertilizers from renewable energy waste. This new area of research aims to produce a sustainable, environmentally-friendlier source of soil conditioner and crop fertilizer that could also reduce costs to farmers and potentially, with wide-spread take-up, help to slow down rising food prices. Read More
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Food allergies more widespread among inner-city children

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http://feeds.sciencedaily.com — Already known for their higher-than-usual risk of asthma and environmental allergies, young inner-city children appear to suffer disproportionately from food allergies as well, according to results of a study. "Our findings are a wake-up call, signaling an urgent need to unravel the causes, contributors and mechanisms that drive the high prevalence of food allergies among an already vulnerable gr Read More
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Lead released from African cookware contaminates food

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http://feeds.sciencedaily.com — Researchers tested 29 samples of aluminum cookware made in Cameroon and found almost all had considerable lead content. This cookware is common throughout Africa and Asia and is made from recycled scrap metal including auto and computer parts, cans, and other industrial debris. Lead exposure in children is linked to brain damage, mental retardation, lower educational performance, and a range of o Read More
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'Gluten-Free' Food Labels Now Mean What They Say

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http://feedproxy.google.com — Gluten-free foods can contain no more than 20 parts per million of gluten, according to a new rule from the FDA that goes into affect today (Aug.5). Read More
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Lowly Jellyfish Uses High-Tech Strategy to Find Food

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http://feedproxy.google.com — The barrel jellyfish, isn't just the largest jelly found in the waters around the United Kingdom, it's also one of the animal kingdom's most strategic searchers, according to a new study. Read More
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Bisphenol A and food intolerance: Link established for first time

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http://feeds.sciencedaily.com — Perinatal exposure to low doses of BPA, which is considered to be risk-free in humans, could increase the risk of developing food intolerance in adulthood, research shows. More than 20% of the global population suffer from food allergy or intolerance. An environmental origin for these adverse food reactions is strongly suspected. Read More
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Study predicts climate change and pollution will combine to impact food production

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http://www.enn.com — Many studies have shown the potential for global climate change to cut food supplies. But these studies have, for the most part, ignored the interactions between increasing temperature and air pollution -- specifically ozone pollution, which is known to damage crops. A new study involving researchers at MIT shows that these interactions can be quite Read More
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Ozone + Rising Temperatures = Problems for Food Security

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http://www.enn.com — A new study shows that interactions between increasing temperature and air pollution can be quite significant when it comes to addressing food security. Conducted in part by researchers at MIT, a study looked in detail at global production of four leading food crops — rice, wheat, corn, and soy. It predicts that effects will vary considerably from region to region, and that some of the crop Read More
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