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New Tech Sheds Light on the Future of Food​

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http://feedproxy.google.com — We need to make better use of land, light and logistics for an increasingly urban population. And we need to incorporate zero-waste and low-energy technologies into the task of food production. Read More
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Short circuit in the food web: Complex interaction between algae and viruses

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http://feeds.sciencedaily.com — They are amongst the most numerous inhabitants of the sea: tiny haptophytes of the type Emiliania huxleyi. Not visible to the naked eye, when they are in bloom in spring, they form square kilometer sized patches, they are even visible on satellite images. “Together with other phytoplankton, Emiliania huxleyi is responsible for approximately half of the global photosynthesis output,” states one re Read More
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Ecologists make first image of food niche

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http://feeds.sciencedaily.com — The ecological niche concept is very important in ecology. But what a niche looks like is fairly abstract. Now, for the first time, researchers have concretely visualized the ecological niche. The biologists have been able to determine the position of fourteen fish species in relationship to their food in a four-dimensional food diagram. Read More
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Nutritional, food safety benefits of organic farming documented by major study

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http://feeds.sciencedaily.com — Organic foods and crops have a suite of advantages over their conventional counterparts, including more antioxidants and fewer, less frequent pesticide residues, the largest study of its kind has found. The study looked at an unprecedented 343 peer-reviewed publications comparing the nutritional quality and safety of organic and conventional plant-based foods, including fruits, vegetables, and gr Read More
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From deep sea to deep space: Creating and optimizing food for people living and working in extreme conditions

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http://feeds.sciencedaily.com — How do you feed a six-person crew on a three-year mission to Mars? Food scientists are working on this and other challenges related to creating and optimizing food for astronauts, soldiers, pilots and other individuals working and living in extreme environments. Read More
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Forest loss starves fish: Forest debris that drains into lakes is important to freshwater food chains

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http://feeds.sciencedaily.com — Research shows forest debris that drains into lakes is an important contributor to freshwater food chains – bolstering fish diets to the extent that increased forest cover causes fish to get ‘fat’ and sparse forest leaves smaller, underfed fish. Read More
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More than just food for koalas: Scientists sequence genome of eucalyptus -- a global tree for fuel and fiber

Posted by External 40 days ago General
http://feeds.sciencedaily.com — Researchers seek to harness and improve upon Eucalyptus' potential for enhancing sustainable biofuels and biomaterials production. It can be harvested from tropical and temperate zones and has over 700 species that are rich in genetic variation. The international effort to sequence and analyze the genome of Eucalyptus grandis engaged more than 80 researchers from 30 institutions, representing 18 Read More
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How forest debris affects freshwater food chains

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http://www.enn.com — While one may think that forest and lake ecosystems are two separate networks, new research shows how forest debris is an important contributor to freshwater food chains. How? Debris in the form of organic carbon from trees washes into freshwater lakes, which consequently supplements the diets of microscopic zooplankton and the fish that feed on them. Read More
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