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Acidic Arctic Ocean Threatens Food Web

Posted by External 17 days ago General — One byproduct of rising carbon-dioxide levels is increasing ocean acidity — a phenomenon that scientists have termed an existential threat to marine life. The waters of the Arctic and the far-north Pacific are particularly prone to acidification as a result of several natural factors, so scientists regard the region as the proverbial canary in the coal mine for the rest of the world's ocean Read More
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Innovative food systems teaching and learning programme to improve food security and environmental outcomes.

Posted by External 17 days ago General — Hefce have awarded funding to a consortium of 5 universities to offer post-graduate training on food systems in order to address the urgent need for a workforce skilled in food systems thinking. 15/07/15 15 Jul 2015 - read more + Read More
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Finally, Bacon-Flavored Health Food Has Arrived

Posted by External 17 days ago General — Bacon-flavored seaweed is the new kale. Read More
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Groundwater from aquifers important factor in food security

Posted by External 25 days ago General — Thirsty cities, fields and livestock drink deeply from aquifers, natural sources of groundwater. But a study of three of the most-tapped aquifers in the United States shows that overdrawing from these resources could lead to difficult choices affecting not only domestic food security but also international markets. Read More
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Reusable shopping bags encourage shoppers to buy produce -- and junk food?

Posted by External 26 days ago General — Bringing reusable bags to the grocery store often means you are an environmentally friendly shopper. But it also influences the very things you buy. According to a new study, bringing your own bags makes you more likely to purchase organic food -- and junk food as well. Read More
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Scientists study ways to integrate biofuels, food crops on farms

Posted by External 26 days ago General — Planting bioenergy crops like willows or switchgrass in rows where commodity crops are having difficulty growing could both provide biomass feedstock and also limit the runoff of nitrogen fertilizer into waterways -- all without hurting a farmer's profits. Read More
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How rain can enhance food safety

Posted by External 27 days ago General — To protect consumers from foodborne illness, produce farmers should wait 24 hours after a rain or irrigating their fields to harvest crops, according to new research published in the journal Applied and Environmental Microbiology.Rain or irrigation creates soil conditions that are more hospitable to Listeria monocytogenes, which when ingested may cause the human illness Listeriosis. Waiting to ha Read More
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Rising fossil fuel energy costs spell trouble for global food security

Posted by External 28 days ago General — In an analysis of food preservation and transportation trends, scientists warn that new sustainable technologies will be needed for humanity just to stay even in the arms race against the microorganisms that can rapidly spoil the outputs of the modern food system. Read More
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