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Study finds no change in antibody levels associated with food allergy
A new study using 5,000 stored blood samples found no increase in the presence of food-specific immunoglobulin E (IgE) -- a blood marker associated with food allergy -- in children's blood between the 1980s and the 2000s. (2016-04-25)

Changing the world, 1 fridge at a time
To help change the world, have a look inside your fridge -- this is one of the messages contained in an article published in the most recent issue of the authoritative academic journal Science. Food waste has attained monumental proportions in both the developed and developing worlds, and the sum of individual consumer´s actions can have major impacts on a global scale, according to the article's author, Jessica Aschemann-Witzel, an associate professor at Aarhus BSS, the business school of Aarhus University, Denmark. (2016-04-22)

International pediatric research meeting showcases cutting-edge discoveries on children's health
Researchers will present thousands of original research abstracts and posters on children's health at the Pediatric Academic Societies (PAS) 2016 Meeting in Baltimore, including new research on the Zika virus, the impact of lead poisoning in Flint, Mich., sports-related concussions, autism, media, e-cigarettes, and marijuana exposure in states that have made it legal. The largest international meeting focused on research in child health, the event will take place April 30 to May 3 at the Baltimore Convention Center. (2016-04-22)

Should the food industry fund health research?
In The BMJ today, leading experts debate whether the food industry should fund health research, and if so, under what circumstances. (2016-04-20)

Baboons watch neighbors for clues about food, but can end up in queues
Baboons learn about food locations socially through monitoring the behavior of those around them. While proximity to others is the key to acquiring information, research shows that accessing food depends on the complex hierarchies of a baboon troop, and those lower down the pecking order can end up queuing for leftovers. (2016-04-20)

$4.7 million available in grants for food safety training, outreach and technical assistance
The US Department of Agriculture today announced the availability of $4.7 million in grants for food safety education, training, and technical assistance projects that address the needs of owners and operators of small to mid-sized farms, beginning farmers, socially-disadvantaged farmers, small processors, small fresh fruit and vegetable merchant wholesalers, food hubs, farmers' markets, and others. (2016-04-18)

Water recovered from whey can be used for clean-in-place procedures
Given the amount of water needed and concerns regarding resource scarcity, researchers from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln sought to find a method to recycle and reuse water from whey for clean-in-place systems. Their findings provide scientific evidence of the safety of reuse of reconditioned water in food processing plants, contributing to building a culture of water conservation and sustainable production throughout the food supply chain. (2016-04-14)

Fast food may expose consumers to harmful chemicals called phthalates
People who reported consuming more fast food in a national survey were exposed to higher levels of potentially harmful chemicals known as phthalates, according to a study published today by researchers at Milken Institute School of Public Health at the George Washington University. (2016-04-13)

Neanderthals may have been infected by diseases carried out of Africa by humans
Review of latest genetic evidence suggests infectious diseases are tens of thousands of years older than previously thought, and that they could jump between species of 'hominin.' Researchers says that humans migrating out of Africa would have been 'reservoirs of tropical disease' -- disease that may have sped up Neanderthal extinction. (2016-04-10)

Reducing food waste could help mitigate climate change
About a tenth of overall global greenhouse-gas emissions from agriculture could be traced back to food waste by mid-century, a new study shows. A team from the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research for the first time provides comprehensive food loss projections for countries around the world while also calculating the associated emissions. (2016-04-07)

Cause of Maryland food poisoning outbreak traced to Asia
Vibrio parahaemolyticus caused an outbreak of food poisoning in Maryland in 2010. The pathogen strain sequenced from patients proved to be the same strain as one of those found in raw oysters from local restaurants, strong evidence that the oysters were the source of the illness. That particular strain of V. parahaemolyticus was not local, but was traced to Asia. The research is published March 18 in Applied and Environmental Microbiology, a journal of the American Society for Microbiology. (2016-04-06)

Paper-based test could help prevent food poisoning
Food poisoning is a stomach-churning, miserable condition that sends thousands of Americans to hospital emergency rooms every year. Now scientists report in ACS' journal Analytical Chemistry a simple, paper-based test that could help detect pathogens hitchhiking on food before they reach store shelves, restaurants and, most importantly, our stomachs. (2016-04-06)

Food should be labeled with 'activity equivalent' calorie information
Food should be labeled with the equivalent exercise to expend its calories to help people change their behavior, argues an expert in The BMJ today. (2016-04-06)

High in calories and low in nutrients when adolescents share pictures of food online
A new study from the University of Gothenburg show that adolescents like to present foods that are high in calories but low in nutrients in social media. (2016-04-06)

Household food insecurity at record high in the North: University of Toronto researchers
Despite anti-poverty efforts, hunger in Canada has not decreased -- and it has now reached epidemic levels in Nunavut, where almost half of households suffer from food insecurity, according to a new study by University of Toronto researchers. (2016-04-05)

Sweet tooth? Flies have it too -- new study shows how they know what to eat and when to stop
In studying the eating behavior of fruit flies, scientists have discovered a set of throat neurons that regulate food intake based on how hungry the flies are and whether they've had enough sugar. A similar neural circuit may exist in vertebrates, like us. (2016-03-31)

Frosting on the cake
When estimating portion size, we may be more influenced by food images on the packaging than by the listed serving size leading us to serve more than is recommended. When additional food items are depicted on packages -- such as frosting on cake-mix boxes -- we are even more likely to overserve! (2016-03-30)

Sweet, tasty and healthy -- the new essence of juice?
A cocktail consisting of lime, stevia and β-glucans can help make a tasty fruit beverage that is both low in sugar and high in fibre, according to a study at Aarhus University. (2016-03-29)

Food insecurity and hospital visits -- is there a link?
More than half of patients with high hospitalization rates (at least three inpatient visits in a 12-month period) used food pantries or other community food resources, and 40 percent were worried that they would run out of food, according to the results of a study published in Population Health Management. (2016-03-29)

Michigan State University awarded $4.4 million for food security work in Mali
Michigan State University has been awarded $4.4 million from the US Agency for International Development in Mali to strengthen the Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Food Security Policy and its efforts to battle hunger, reduce poverty and improve nutrition through better food policy in Mali. The grant supports USAID's work under Feed the Future, the U.S. government's global hunger and food security initiative. (2016-03-28)

NYU study examines where and why New York City retailers sell organic foods
A store's decision to sell organic food depends on its neighborhood demographics, and the range of organic foods offered for sale is linked to the size of the store, finds research by NYU Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development. (2016-03-23)

Fish bond when they eat the same food
For some fish, it makes more sense to swim around with those that share their taste in food -- and smell similar in the process -- than to shoal with members of their own species. That is among the findings of a study led by Tanja Kleinhappel of the University of Lincoln in the UK, in Springer's journal Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology. (2016-03-22)

Government use of technology has potential to increase food security
Acceptance of information technology can play a vital role in meeting the demand for food in developing countries, according to a new study by Iowa State University researchers. They say increasing production is not the only solution to address food insecurity. (2016-03-22)

Experts urge UK parliament to take action to reduce food waste
As UK supermarkets pledge to cut food waste by 20 percent within the next decade, experts are calling on the government to take legislative action and debate the Food Waste (Reduction) Bill. (2016-03-22)

Adherence to Japanese diet guidelines linked to longer life
Closer adherence to Japanese dietary guidelines is associated with a lower risk of death from all causes and death from cardiovascular disease, particularly stroke, finds a study published by The BMJ today. (2016-03-22)

New effects of ketamine abuse uncovered
Research conducted by scientists at the University of York has revealed how recreational ketamine abuse damages the bladder. (2016-03-18)

Physicians Committee applauds EPA decision to reduce animal use in pesticides testing
The Environmental Protection Agency announced yesterday in a letter to stakeholders from the Director of the Office of Pesticide Programs that to 'better ensure protection of human health... its immediate goal is to significantly reduce the use of animals' in pesticides testing requirements collectively called the '6-pack.' (2016-03-18)

Enzyme controls food intake and drives obesity
Researchers have identified an enzyme in the brain that plays a key role in regulating how much food mice eat in one sitting, finding that deletion of this enzyme caused the mice to increase their food intake to the point of becoming obese. (2016-03-17)

This necklace hears what you eat
Researchers are developing a necklace that tracks what we eat via microphone and a mobile app. (2016-03-16)

Lasers help speed up the detection of bacterial growth in packaged food
A group of researchers from Zhejiang Normal University in China and Umeå University in Sweden report a fast, accurate, and noninvasive technique for monitoring bacterial growth. They report the results in Applied Optics, a journal of The Optical Society. (2016-03-16)

Tooth loss and untreated caries predict food intake limitations
Today at the 45th Annual Meeting & Exhibition of the American Association for Dental Research, researcher Hongjun Yin, DB Consulting Group, Inc., Alpharetta, Ga., USA, will present a study titled 'Tooth Loss and Untreated Caries Predict Food Intake Limitations.' (2016-03-16)

Storks give up on winter migration in favor of junk food
A new study from the University of East Anglia shows that storks are giving up on winter migration in favor of junk food. The research shows that the birds make round-trips of almost 100km to get their fix. Storks are among a growing number of migratory species that have changed their behavior due to human influences and global environmental change. The research is the first to confirm that white storks are now resident nesting and living near landfill sites all year round. (2016-03-15)

The sounds of eating may reduce how much you eat
New doctor's orders: No earbuds, no music, and no watching TV while eating. Researchers at Brigham Young University and Colorado State University have found that the noise your food makes while you're eating can have a significant effect on how much food you eat. (2016-03-15)

Protein from bacteria alleviates food allergy symptoms
Probiotics may contain the cure for food allergies. (2016-03-15)

Incredible images reveal bacteria motor parts in unprecedented detail
Nanoscopic 3-D imaging has revealed how different bacteria have geared their tiny propeller motors for a wide range of swimming abilities. (2016-03-15)

More than bugs: Spiders also like to eat vegetarian
Spiders are known to be the classic example of insectivorous predators. Zoologists from the University of Basel, the US and UK have now been able to show that their diet is more diverse than expected. Their findings show that spiders like to spice up their menu with the occasional vegetarian meal. The Journal of Arachnology has published the results. (2016-03-14)

57 different pesticides found in poisoned honeybees
European honeybees are being poisoned with up to 57 different pesticides, according to new research published in the Journal of Chromatography A. A new method for detecting a whole range of pesticides in bees could help unravel the mystery behind the widespread decline of honeybees in recent years, and help develop an approach to saving them. (2016-03-10)

Real-life aliens extremely efficient at turning their hosts into new parasites
The way parasitoid wasps feed may be gruesome, but it is an extremely efficient way to exploit prey, University of Exeter research has found. (2016-03-09)

Media advisory: USDA officials to address critical plant pest, disease detection
Dr. Sonny Ramaswamy, Director, National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA), and Osama El-Lissy, Deputy Administrator, Plant Protection and Quarantine Division, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service will be key speakers at the National Meeting of the USDA's National Plant Diagnostic Network (NPDN) March 9 in Arlington, Va. (2016-03-08)

International partners join to reduce postharvest losses in sub-Saharan Africa
A JRC-initiated system estimating postharvest cereal losses in sub-Saharan Africa will be upgraded to allow for monitoring of other crops and improve postharvest management. The African Postharvest Losses information System (APHLIS), now being expanded by the APHLIS+ project, will involve major US, UK and African research organisations with funding from the Gates Foundation. (2016-03-08)

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