Found 87 Research News Article for Food.
Rising food prices around the world have already impacted on the poorest communities. Here we highlight the many experts and research projects on food. Experts are listed in this article.
Supporting food security solutions Technology
As the world observed World Food Day on October 16, IDRC asked researchers: What can be done to help small-scale farmers become more productive, resilient, and profitable?
New era of fisheries policy needed to secure nutrition for millions People
16 May 2013 - A new study published in PNAS argues that for fisheries policies to be effective they must take in to account not just fish stock conservation and environmental issues, but also research data on the patterns and dynamics of fish trade, markets and user consumption.
Simple grain mill boosts production and eases women’s workload People
A project supported by the Canadian International Food Security Research Fund (CIFSRF) is overcoming key obstacles to increasing the production and consumption of hardy and healthy grains in India.
Know your tomatoes Science
Assessing the chemical diversity of genetically modified organisms is an important first step for evaluating their safety
Nanotechnology points the way to greener pastures Science
Solar-powered ‘nanoalloys’ can convert polluting nitrates into ammonia fertilizer without releasing carbon dioxide
WorldFish aquaculture project providing sustainable solutions People
In the year 2050, it is projected that 9 billion people will inhabit our planet and the food we get from the sea will have dwindled to almost nothing. But less fish in our oceans doesn’t necessarily mean less fish on our tables.
Drought worsens dilemma for African maize Science
Summaries of newsworthy papers: Drought worsens dilemma for African maize
Mercury in fish may affect brain function Science
Seafood is known to often contain small quantities of mercury. A team of researchers from the Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) have been investigating the impacts of long term exposure to mercury on the brain, determining its effect on protein expression.
PolyU to host 5th Functional Food Symposium Science
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) will host the fifth International Functional Food Symposium, which is themed on “Promoting Good Health and Developing a Sustainable Environment”, on its campus from 10 to 11 March 2011.
Improving Rice Yield in Salty Soils Science
Researchers have measured the genetic diversity of saline tolerant rice from across India. This analysis is used to predict which genotypes should be used to develop higher yields in difficult, salt rich soil conditions, and the work is published in the February edition of Pertanika Journal of Tropical Agricultural Science (JTAS).
RM200 000 FUNDING FROM TEXCHEM FOR MANGROVE CRAB RESEARCH Science
Texchem Food Sdn. Bhd is committed to providing funding worth RM200,000 to Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) for research development on mangrove crabs, a seafood that is very popular both locally and internationally.
Success Stories in Asian Aquaculture People
The stories presented in Success Stories in Asian Aquaculture reflect the unique nature of Asian aquaculture, providing first-time insight into how and why it has become so successful.
Fish cage culture catches on in Nepal People
For most of the 2,000 people who had to abandon their homes, fish farming turned misfortune into opportunity.
The stage is set for another food crisis Medicine
Water vapour in ‘hot-Jupiter’ atmosphere?, Heating far-off oceans, The stage is set for another food crisis, Antibody therapy helps SIV-infected monkeys, Changing its spots, Mirror image molecules made with ease, Melanoma mutation, Solid-state storage device for single photons and Bacterial clean-up job
A fruitless campaign ; The future is Lithium Science
Fed up of years of arguments about the pros and cons of GM crops, the African Union brought together key individuals and institutions to discuss the issue ; A new generation of lithium-ion batteries, coupled with rising oil prices and the need to address climate change, has sparked a global race to electrify transportation.
New Insights on AIDS, Food, and Nutrition Science
The global food crisis is putting more people at risk of contracting HIV/AIDS, argue food security experts.
Purple tomatoes may keep cancer at bay Medicine
Summaries of newsworthy papers in Nature and Nature research journals also including Combating muscle fatigue Ranking geo-engineering schemes
Jargon-Busters Cut Through Thicket Around Food People
A new book helps make sense of the complexities and controversies surrounding agriculture-related intellectual property rights.
Forecasting China’s aftershocks Medicine
Summaries of newsworthy papers including Nanotechnology: Look to the stars, Mutation associated with increased rice yield, How EGFR promotes skin cancer, A natural ligand for PPAR-gamma, Ingesting and digesting intracellular bacteria, Sensing light without eyes, Muscling in on disease imaging and Enzyme implicated in risk of common obesity.
Livestock And Oil Palm Integration In Sarawak Technology
Sarawak, which is free from the incidence of foot and mouth diseases, is embarking in livestock-oil palm integration as a strategy to increase local livestock production, and as a holistic approach to maximise land use and increase farm income. A research in UNIMAS was conducted to look at the potential.
ResearchSEA Citizen Journalism Award Winner People
As our global poverty rate continues to rise, so with it will our global hunger...... Read Kristin Schaaf's winning essay on "Feeding the poor today and everyone on the planet tomorrow: What are the issues, and what can be done to avert a global food crisis?"
A Multipronged Approach to Ensuring Food Security People
IDRC believes that poverty alleviation, food security, and environmental sustainability go hand in hand. This article outlines some notable IDRC supported research towards food security.
Natural genetic variant regulates yield potential in rice Medicine
Summaries of newsworthy papers include Evolution: New look at human family tree, Your number of fat cells stays constant in adulthood, Starting out on the road to maleness, Earth’s early magnetic field, Genetic susceptibility to obesity and Generating human autoimmune cells
Inside the DNA of a tropical fruit tree Medicine
Papayas are not just exotic fruits with nutritional and medicinal benefits, they are also model plants for studying genetics and evolution. Summaries of newsworthy papers include Beetle key to carbon switch, Test-tube recipe makes functioning heart cells, Linking events across a key climate transition and more
Sago starch factory effluent: salvaging a potential pollutant Technology
Sarawak is the world's largest exporter of sago, exporting up to 40,000 ton sago a year. Sago mills that produced sago starch through debarking and processing of sago trunk, generates effluent which is channelled into nearby rivers. A research conducted in UNIMAS currently looks at turning this potential pollutants into commerciable entities.
Gates funding to help poor rice farmers succeed amid climate change and other challenges Technology
Rice research community seeks to reach 18 million households with improved rice varieties, increase yields by 50% within 10 years
Bird’s-eye views of an enduring rice culture: stunning photography sheds light on an age-old way of life Technology
Spectacular rice terraces, some of which are thought to be more than 1,000 years old, are the landscape signature of Ifugao Province in the northern Philippines. The new issue of Rice Today combines anthropology and photography to explore the cultural and scientific significance of rice farming in this fascinating place.
Herbal tea for body weight maintenance Medicine
Garcinia atroviridis known in Malaysia as Asam Gelugor is popularly used as seasoning in curries, sour relish and fish dressing. FRIM researchers have discovered that it also has the ability to help reduce weight and have developed it into a herbal tea.
New hybrid rice group aims to raise rice yields in the tropics Technology
Manila – A new international research initiative, linking the private and public sectors for the first time and launched today at the 2007 Asian Seed Congress, aims to boost the research and development of hybrid rice for the tropics.
A low-cost technology boosts farm income in Kazakhstan Technology
ALEPPO, Syria: A low-cost technology developed by scientists at ICARDA to treat high level of magnesium in soil by using calcium has demonstrated the potential to double the crop yield in magnesium-rich soils in Central Asia.
The China challenge—how to feed one-fifth of humanity? Technology
One of the keys to China’s food security in recent decades is the country’s development of high-yielding hybrid rice varieties, which helped pull millions out of the hunger of the 1960s. The new issue of Rice Today looks at the fascinating history of hybrid rice, documenting how China, with help from IRRI, has become the hybrid world leader.
Rice-producing nations call for increased focus on production Business
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam – The world’s major rice-producing nations – including China and India – are calling for closer collaboration in efforts to feed Asia’s billions of rice consumers in the face of unprecedented new challenges.
Important rice production system under pressure Technology
Hanoi, Vietnam – In the face of growing pressure on one of Asia’s most important food production systems, experts are warning that farmers must get more help to make them more efficient.
Making a paddy field out of a swamp Medicine
Early farmers in eastern China used fire and flood control to manage coastal swamps and turn them into the first known rice paddy fields. Summaries of other newsworthy papers include MicroRNAs & metastasis, Effective gene silencing, Processing with superconducting circuits, Lovelock proposes global warming fix, Taking dendritic cells into medicine
Differentiating strains of Gumboro disease Medicine
Infectious bursal disease (IBD) also known as Gumboro disease is the second most important poultry disease after Newcastle disease. In this study, we reported for the first time the use of Sybr Green I based real-time PCR to differentiate different strains of IBD virus.
Plenty of food in the sea Science
Determination of the diet composition of 15 fish species in the Visayan Sea reveals unlimited food resources and a wide range of habitats available to fish communities.
New Chickpea Variety Survives Drought in Turkey Technology
A new kabuli chickpea variety, Gokce, developed by the International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA), in collaboration with Turkish national scientists, has withstood severe drought in Turkey and produced an impressive yield in adverse weather conditions.
Carotene from Crude Palm Oil Technology
Palm oil is rich in carotene. However current commercial production of edible oil results in the loss of carotenes. Now, researchers have found a way to recover carotenes from crude palm oil.
Vegetable matters Medicine
Japanese researchers identify genes controlling health-giving compounds in common food crops. Vegetables like cabbage, broccoli and cauliflower are anti-carcinogenic with antioxidant properties and offer a natural defense against crop pests, potentially reducing the need for synthetic pesticides.
Hibiscus for tea and coconut oil for beauty Technology
Researchers in Universiti Teknologi Mara are working on pre-nanoemulsion gel from coconut oil which can help repair skin damage and chewable vitamin C tablets and herbal tea made from hibiscus.
Coping with climate change—the continuing battle to feed the world’s rice consumers. People
The latest from Rice Today, the magazine of the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI)
Fight against Cancer — Tapioca! Medicine
UPM scientists are researching the possibility of using "tapai ubi", or fermented tapioca, as a prevention against cancer. Preliminary tests indicated that seven types of cancer, including cervical, ovarian, breast and leukaemia, could be prevented by eating tapai ubi.
New Knowledge Improves Rice Quality - Could Help Poor Farmers Boost Income Science
A major international initiative is being launched to try to boost the income of the world’s millions of poor rice farmers and at the same time provide consumers with more nutritious, better tasting food.
Agro-biodiversity in Nepal: Wise Insurance People
Saraswati Adhikari has reason to be proud: 16 times the Nepali farmer and her husband Surya Nath have successfully improved local varieties of rice by cross-breeding, in the process helping to conserve agricultural biodiversity.
New agreement to boost rice production, avoid food shortages in Indonesia Technology
Efforts by Indonesia to avoid food shortages by increasing its rice production have received an important boost with the signing of a new agreement to help the nation’s millions of poor rice farmers with new technologies.
Mint-ing Money Medicine
ICARDA and its partners in Afghanistan are promoting mint and mint products as a profitable alternative to cultivation of opium poppies. Research focuses on mint production technologies, processing methods, value addition, training, and development of markets and trade capacity – and mint cultivation is expanding rapidly.
Rust diseases – a threat to global food security Science
Next week, some of Australia’s and the world’s foremost experts in the field of rust diseases will be in Sydney to attend a symposium on the topic – “Rust Diseases: Threats to Global Food Security in the Context of Climate Change.”
Will we have fish tomorrow? Science
As the world marks this year's World Wetlands Day on February 2, the Director General of WorldFish Center, based in Penang, and the Executive Director of the UN Environment Programme jointly write a piece to create awareness on the plight of wetland fisheries worldwide, as well as mobilize appropriate action.
Beefing up resistance to mad cow disease Medicine
Summaries of newsworthy papers from Nature Research Journals include New breast cancer susceptibility gene identified, Evidence for a stem cell origin of cancer, Genetic risk factor for Crohn disease found and Tolerating the gut
ASEAN endorses major initiatives to boost regional rice production Technology
Singapore – Rice production in Southeast Asia – arguably the region’s most important industry – has received a major boost with the endorsement of three new strategies by the Ministers of Agriculture and Forestry of the ten-nation Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).
A New Vision for International Rice Research Attacks the Roots of Poverty Science
New Delhi, India – More income for the world’s millions of poor rice farmers and consumers is the first goal of a major new revamp to the agenda of the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) – the largest and most successful international agricultural research institute in Asia.
Solar-treated water Technology
Some three million people die from water-related diseases each year. This research from the National Atomic Energy Commission (CNEA) in Argentina is beneficial to millions. On sunny days, the SOLWATER reactor is able to disinfect about 20 litres of water in four to six hours.
Submersible rice offers crop safeguard against flood Medicine
Summaries of newsworthy papers from Nature. Frozen rocks spotted by X-ray blocking, New technique glimpses half-billion-year-old embryos, Egg donation, compensation and regulation, The case of the missing lithium may be solved, Watching a crystal shake with light, Controlling the super-traffic, Origins of body patterning
Mangrove Red Snapper Now Bred in Captivity Technology
The mangrove red snapper (Lutjanus argentimaculatus), is an important food fish in Southeast Asia. Several trials were conducted to evaluate the efficacy of hormones to induce spawning of mangrove red snapper.
Aquaculture: The Next Best Alternative Business
This policy paper on Aquaculture Productivity determines sources of growth of the aquaculture industry, identify problems constraining the growth and threshes out issues and concerns that must be attended to for sustained growth of the aquaculture industry.
Science Council Explains "Fish Kill" Phenomenon in the Philippines Business
The recent fish kill that wiped out 80% of the fish cages in Lake Taal, Batangas with an estimated loss of P50 million was caused by a phenomenon known as lake overturn, according to specialists of the Los Baños-based PCAMRD
RICKETS IN BANGLADESH: RAPID ASSESSMENT OF TRIBAL COMMUNITIES People
In an attempt to understand the potential cause of rickets in Bangladesh, SARPV conducted a study of 70 households. The results show that diet, food preparation, sunlight exposure and breastfeeding are all major possibilities
Fertilizer from Oil Palm Ash Technology
The fertilizer produced was found to be comparable to those available in the market and can be used in the palm oil plantation, reducing the cost of fertilizer.
FERMSOSTAT – A New industrial innovation in solid state fermentation Technology
The application and utilization of agricultural and other domestic wastes through fermentation processes and enzymatic conversation are limited due to their low volume systems. Therefore, a good and reproducible solid-state fermentation (SSF) is badly needed.
Farming in the desert-advantage and limitation, the Israeli experience Technology
The main advantages of the desert are intensive sun radiation, wasteland and a very low population density. The main disadvantages are not only scarcity of water resources but also the high salinity, as well as frequently occurring extreme climate conditions.
Opportunites for producing more food with less water in dry areas Technology
This paper examines the potential for improved water productivity in rainfed and irrigated agriculture as well as in the marginal drylands, with examples of on-farm water management, germplasm improvement and agronomic practices within an integrated natural resource management framework.
Sustainable development: agricultural management and groundwater recharge Technology
Case studies in Iran shows that all agriculture management cases based on sustainable development, resulted in increased yield. Researchers in India show the integrated use of geophysical techniques for sustainable management of ground water
Desertification and its control in India People
Land degradation (including desertification in drylands) is estimated to affect at least one-third of the 328 mha geographical area in India.
The use of spatial data for integrated agricultural planning and management Technology
The use of climatic data could help in providing tools for proper pest management through the possibility of forecasting the incidence of pests and diseases, and hence reduce the risk in plant production and help to minimize the amounts of chemicals used to control pests.
A Natural Colorant for the Aquaculture Industry Technology
The process of Astaxanthin extraction is not only expensive but environementally unfriendly as well. This new research offers an environmentally friendly and cheap alternative
Future challenges to the sustainable use of natural resources in the dry areas People
Nearly 50% of the arid regions globally, including one-quarter of the irrigated land, one-half of the rainfed cropland and three-quarters of the rangeland, are estimated to be degraded. Unless this trend is checked, the food security of the people in the dry areas will continue to be under threat.
Protected areas will not be enough to save Amazon; Rice pathogen scrutinized; Alzheimer's protein player exposed; Squeezing light onto chips; Down's syndrome; Antarctic ice core secrets; Plant promiscuity… Medicine
Summaries of newsworthy papers from Nature. Vol.440 No.7083 Dated 23 March 2006
View article 'Protected areas will not be enough to save Amazon; Rice pathogen scrutinized; Alzheimer's protein player exposed; Squeezing light onto chips; Down's syndrome; Antarctic ice core secrets; Plant promiscuity…'
Adding value to Sago Business
Recent advances in the use of lactic acid for the production of biodegradable thermoplastics and cosmetics (skin care, toiletries, hair care products) have created an impetus in the lactate industries, which spurs the growth of sago industries.
Health and Nutrition of Children and Women in Disaster Situations: Experience from Pakistan and Sri Lanka People
The Tragedy of the Tsunami of 26th December 2004; Health and Nutrition Status of Earthquake-affected Population in Pakistan
HIV Infection and Nutrition People
HIV in Bangladesh-Current Scenario; Nutrition and HIV: Science vs Hyperbole- Where Is the Intersection?; Management of Severe Malnutrition in HIV-infected Children: Recent Review of Current Evidence; Nutrition and HIV Programming Framework-Evidence and Policy Implications
Can Food and Micronutrient Supplementations during Pregnancy Influence Infants' Subsequent Development and Behaviour?- Findings from the MINIMat Trial in Bangladesh Medicine
Maternal under-nutrition and low birth-weight are highly prevalent in developing countries. Many countries have nutritional supplementation programmes during pregnancy to improve the situation. However, the impact of prenatal supplementations on infants’ developmental outcome has not been adequately studied.
Breastfeeding Initiation and Determinants of Exclusive Breastfeeding in an Urban Population of Western Nepal People
Breastfeeding practices have wide sociocultural connections and vary according to geographic regions. Published literature on breastfeeding initiation and exclusive breastfeeding is not available for urban population of western Nepal.
Low-cost Intervention Not Enough to Reduce Case Fatality in Hospitalized Severely-malnourished Children in Uganda Medicine
Simple behavioural change interventions may reduce early hospital deaths among children admitted with severe malnutrition but do not reduce case fatality.
A Home-made Energy-dense Weaning Formula Decreases Growth Faltering in Infancy: An Intervention Study Medicine
The study has shown that the home-made complementary feeding preparation with high energy density is more effective in improving the weight gain of infants than conventional weaning foods.
Food Systems Approaches to Improving Micronutrient Nutrition: The Example of Zinc in Bangladesh Science
The study was carried out to demonstrate the potential to improve zinc nutrition of children through a series of improvements to agricultural production, rice varieties, processing and cooking of rice, and improvements to water sources.
Deep-sea species in critical danger from overfishing; How viruses pack their punch; The farthest moon; Single stem cell can form milk-producing mammary glands; Greenhouse conditions triggered deep-ocean circulation shift; Medicine
Summaries of newsworthy papers from Nature. Vol.438 No.7072 Dated 5 January 2006 including Cancer: Caspase-8 as a metastasis suppressor gene; Nanoparticles assemble themselves and Bees show how pollen and nectar collectors diverge.
View article 'Deep-sea species in critical danger from overfishing; How viruses pack their punch; The farthest moon; Single stem cell can form milk-producing mammary glands; Greenhouse conditions triggered deep-ocean circulation shift; '
Stand up for bigger rice harvests! Technology
Japanese researchers have found that a rice plant that grows with its shoots more erect will produce more grains than normal.
Oldest recorded noodles come from China Culture
Researchers describe the discovery in China of a bowl of beautifully preserved, thin yellow noodles that are half a metre long and about 4,000 years old.
Chimps show social conformity, New plant gene could help allay concerns over GM crops, Unwinding Fanconi anemia , Avoiding new food allergens Medicine
NATURE AND THE NATURE RESEARCH JOURNALS - Press release for papers that will be published online on 21 August 2005
Genomics: International consortium reports complete rice genome, A rose by any other colour Technology
The completed rice genome sequence and the gene characteristics will hopefully lead to improvements in rice production; The red pigment in roses also makes cornflowers blue, which has puzzled scientists until now.
Contamination of Chicken Eggs Near the Dump Site on The Edge of Peshawar, Pakistan by dioxins, PCBs and Hexachlorobenzene People
Dioxin levels in chicken eggs from Peshawar was almost 3-times higher than the background levels and levels of DDT was more than four and a half times higher than the EU limit
Enhancing Rice Seeds Germination Technology
Serious infestation of weedy rice or locally known as "padi angin" had been reported to reduce rice yield up to 75%. UPM researchers have developed a novel seed treatment to counter the infestation
Newcastle Disease Vaccine Science
Newcastle disease is one of the most important viral diseases of poultry in the world. It occurs in most countries and has a devastating effect on poultry production.
Fast Target White Spot Syndrome Virus Detection Kit Technology
Detection kit for White spot syndrome virus (WSSV) which causes millions of dollars losses to the shrimp industry in Asia.
Agro biotechnology for Fusarium-tolerant in Banana Technology
A new tool is available to contribute to the genetic improvement of banana in Malaysia.
Ripeness Meter for Oil Palm Fruits Technology
Digital meter to measure ripeness of oil palm fruits
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