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Trace heavy metals in plastics pose no immediate food safety threat but may lead to long-term environmental problems

Posted by External 8 days ago General — The trace amounts of toxic substances used to make plastics don’t contaminate the food or beverage products they contain at a significant level and pose no immediate threat to consumers, according to recent Iowa State University research. But the plastics may create environmental problems years after they’ve been used. Read More
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Mercury and Selenium are Accumulating in the Colorado River Food Web

Posted by External 12 days ago General — Although the Grand Canyon segment of the Colorado River features one of the most remote ecosystems in the United States, it is not immune to exposure from toxic chemicals such as mercury according to newly published research in Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry. The study, led by the U.S. Geological Survey, found that concentrations of mercury and selenium in Colorado River food webs of th Read More
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How will global food supply be affected by climate change?

Posted by External 13 days ago General — In 2007, drought struck the bread baskets of Europe, Russia, Canada, and Australia. Global grain stocks were already scant, so wheat prices began to rise rapidly. When countries put up trade barriers to keep their own harvests from being exported, prices doubled, according to an index of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. Just 3 years later, another spike in food prices Read More
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Which food wastes have greater environmental impacts?

Posted by External 18 days ago General — Approximately 31 percent of food produced in the U.S., or 133 billion pounds of food worth $162 billion, was wasted in 2011 according to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). Now, University of Missouri researchers have found that the type of food wasted has a significant impact on the environment. Although less meat is wasted (on average) compared to fruits and vegetables, the rese Read More
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Meat food waste has greater negative environmental impact than vegetable waste

Posted by External 18 days ago General — The type of food wasted has a significant impact on the environment, scientists have found. Although less meat is wasted (on average) compared to fruits and vegetables, the researchers found that significantly more energy is used in the production of meat compared to the production of vegetables. Read More
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Melting glaciers feed Antarctic food chain

Posted by External 21 days ago General — Nutrient-rich water from melting Antarctic glaciers nourishes the ocean food chain, creating feeding 'hot spots' in large gaps in the sea ice, according to a new study. Read More
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Food sovereignty and sharing the future of the herring in the North Pacific

Posted by External 22 days ago General — A new project with Dr Thomas Thornton and the IUCN examines the trans-Pacific herring trade-puzzle, which leads to overfishing and low prices, and seek wisdom from Tinglit communities who sustainably harvest herring food. 16/07/15 16 Jul 2015 - read more + Read More
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The benefits of eating spicy food

Posted by External 27 days ago General — People who eat spicy foods nearly every day have a 14% lower risk of death compared with those who consume spicy foods less than once a week, according to a new study. Regular spicy food eaters are also less likely to die from cancer, heart, and respiratory diseases than those who eat spicy foods infrequently.“The findings are highly novel,” said Lu Qi, associate professor in the Departmen Read More
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