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Career - Agronomy / Food Science - 12.08.2016
Strong school meals programmes help children to learn and communities to prosper
Strong school meals programmes help children to learn and communities to prosper
Analysis shows well-designed school feeding programmes have multiple benefits. Effective school meals programmes boost primary school enrolment and attendance, raising educational achievement levels. They also improve nutrition and often bring economic benefits to communities, according to a new analysis.

Agronomy / Food Science - Life Sciences - 09.08.2016
Back the bees and friends - big agriculture has the chance to help or hinder our most important pollinators
Back the bees and friends - big agriculture has the chance to help or hinder our most important pollinators
New research published today in PeerJ has identified the most serious future threats to, but also opportunities for pollinating species, which provide essential agricultural and ecological services across the globe. From the expansion of corporate agriculture, new classes of insecticides and emerging viruses, pollinators are facing changing and increasingly challenging risks.

Agronomy / Food Science - 09.08.2016
Study to tackle obesity
Study to tackle obesity
The University of Liverpool is running the largest ever investigation into artificially sweetened drinks and their effect on weight loss and weight maintenance. Many people in the UK drink artificially sweetened drinks (such as diet cola or diet lemonade) on a daily basis, but their use is controversial.

Life Sciences - Agronomy / Food Science - 04.08.2016
Brains of overweight people ten years older? than lean counterparts at middle-age
From middle-age, the brains of obese individuals display differences in white matter similar to those in lean individuals ten years their senior, according to new research led by the University of Cambridge. White matter is the tissue that connects areas of the brain and allows for information to be communicated between regions.

Environment - Agronomy / Food Science - 03.08.2016

Health - Agronomy / Food Science - 28.07.2016
Helping British dairy farms maintain their global competitive position
Scientists at The University of Nottingham have been awarded a further ¢1.7m in funding for a major research programme to help British dairy farms maintain a globally competitive position.

Life Sciences - Agronomy / Food Science - 26.07.2016
Ketone drink gives competitive cyclists a boost by altering their metabolism
A drink developed for soldiers to generate energy from ketones rather than carbs or fat allowed highly trained cyclists to add up to 400 meters of distance to their workouts, an Oxford-led study has reported in journal  Cell Metabolism . The supplement, which will be commercially available within the year, works by temporarily switching the primary source of cellular energy from glucose or fat to ketones - molecules derived from fat that are known to be elevated in people consuming a low-carb, Atkins-like, diet.

Health - Agronomy / Food Science - 26.07.2016
Dutch men and Latvian women tallest in world according to 100-year height study
Dutch men and Latvian women tallest in world according to 100-year height study
Dutch men and Latvian women are the tallest on the planet, according to the largest ever study of height around the world. The research, led by scientists from Imperial College London and using data from most countries in the world, tracked height among young adult men and women between 1914 and 2014.

Veterinary - Agronomy / Food Science - 12.07.2016
Vet School research paves the way for improved horse welfare
Vet School research paves the way for improved horse welfare
A vision for improving horse welfare has been set out following research carried out by the University of Bristol's School of Veterinary Sciences and funded by World Horse Welfare. It is hoped the findings, to be unveiled at the House of Commons today [Tuesday 12 July], will enable the welfare priorities of the UK's 800,000 horses to be addressed.

Agronomy / Food Science - 23.06.2016
Life on the Land - discovering the agricultural past of Doncaster
A new exhibition will look at the rich and varied agricultural past of Doncaster, and will uncover hidden stories from the area's landowners and labourers.

Health - Agronomy / Food Science - 22.06.2016
Is 'when we eat' as important as 'what we eat'?
In a review of research on the effect of meal patterns on health, the few studies available suggest that eating irregularly is linked to a higher risk of metabolic syndrome (high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes and obesity). The limited evidence highlights the need for larger scale studies to better understand the impact of chrono-nutrition on public health, argue the authors of two new papers, particularly with the rise in shift workers and 'social jetlag' where many of us live by social clocks rather than our internal body clocks.

Agronomy / Food Science - Environment - 20.06.2016
UK and Brazil join forces to improve agricultural nitrogen use efficiency
An international team of experts in soil, plant and environmental sciences have joined forces to help to reduce the use of synthetic Nitrogen fertilisers in Brazil and the UK.

Agronomy / Food Science - 09.06.2016
Opinion: When it comes to sugary drinks, people prefer a nudge than a tax
Theresa Marteau (Behaviour and Health Research Unit) discusses how to get people to consume less sugar. If sugary drinks were sold in smaller bottles , stores stocked fewer of them, and positioned them less prominently , we would drink fewer of them. But would we find these changes acceptable? The results of our recent study show that most people find these "nudges" (altering cues in the environment to change people's behaviour) to be acceptable ways to prevent obesity.

Health - Agronomy / Food Science - 26.05.2016
Imperial and Nestle Research create research partnership on improving nutrition
Imperial and Nestle Research create research partnership on improving nutrition
Imperial College London and Nestlé Research are establishing a research and innovation partnership exploring metabolic health and nutrition. The collaboration will focus on nutritional science, and will initially aim to gain a greater understanding of the billions of bacteria in our gut, called the microbiome.

Health - Agronomy / Food Science - 26.05.2016
Professor Mandy Maclean receives grant of over a million to continue her research
The British Heart Foundation (BHF) have awarded Professor Mandy Maclean, Professor of Pulmonary Pharmacology, a further five years of programme grant funding of over £1m to further her research into the role of sex and sex hormones in the development of pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH).

Agronomy / Food Science - Health - 11.05.2016
Neighbourhoods with more takeaways amplify social inequalities in unhealthy eating and obesity
People who live or work near to a greater number of takeaway outlets are more likely to eat more takeaway food and to be overweight, but new research indicates that neighbourhoods that are saturated with fast food outlets may be particularly unhealthy for people who are socioeconomically disadvantaged.

Agronomy / Food Science - 11.05.2016
Opinion: Local takeaways create a double burden for obesity
Thomas Burgoine and Pablo Monsivais (Centre for Diet and Activity Research) discuss how takeaways can make social inequality worse.

Pedagogy - Agronomy / Food Science - 05.05.2016
15-year-old boys in India eat better diet than girls of the same age
A study of the diets of boys and girls living in two states in India has found that by the age of 15, boys are likely to be eating a wider variety of foods than girls. The gender gap in diet appears to be particularly marked in families that have high aspirations for their children's education. The study by the University of Oxford and Imperial College London, says adolescent girls are less likely than boys to consume those costlier foods that are rich in proteins, vitamins and micronutrients necessary for their healthy development.

Agronomy / Food Science - Life Sciences - 03.05.2016
Genetic variant may help explain why Labradors are prone to obesity
A genetic variation associated with obesity and appetite in Labrador retrievers - the UK and US's favourite dog breed - has been identified by scientists at the University of Cambridge. The finding may explain why Labrador retrievers are more likely to become obese than dogs of other breeds.

Pedagogy - Agronomy / Food Science - 27.04.2016
Teenage boys in India given better food than girls
A study of the diets of boys and girls living in two states in India has found that by the age of 15, boys are likely to be eating a wider variety of foods than girls. The gender gap in diet appears to be particularly marked in families that have high aspirations for their children's education. The study by the University of Oxford and Imperial College London says adolescent girls are less likely than boys to consume those costlier foods that are rich in proteins, vitamins and micronutrients necessary for their healthy development.

Environment - Agronomy / Food Science - 13.04.2016
Massive fertilizer buildup is taking a toll on land and water
Researchers studying three of the world's great rivers have found evidence of a damaging legacy that could affect our planet for generations. The study of three river basins where food and water security are directly linked to phosphorus - a chemical element in fertilizer essential for food production - included the Thames River basin in the U.K., the Maumee River Basin in the mid-western section of the U.S. and the Yangtze River Basin in China.

Health - Agronomy / Food Science - 11.04.2016
It’s time to change the way we think about changing what people eat
The Chancellor's recent announcement about a tax on sugary drinks is a step in the right direction towards fighting obesity, but we will need to use lot of different approaches simultaneously to make

Health - Agronomy / Food Science - 06.04.2016
Cost of diabetes hits 825 billion dollars a year, according to new study
Cost of diabetes hits 825 billion dollars a year, according to new study
The global cost of diabetes is now 825 billion dollars per year, according to the largest ever study of diabetes levels across the world. The research, which was led by scientists from Imperial College London, and involved Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, the World Health Organization and nearly 500 researchers across the globe, incorporated data from 4.4 million adults in most of the world's countries.

Health - Agronomy / Food Science - 06.04.2016
Toddlers' eating habits may harm long-term health
Toddlers’ eating habits may harm long-term health
UK toddlers are consuming more calories and protein than recommended, potentially putting them at risk of obesity in later life, according to UCL research.  The study, published today in the British Journal of Nutrition, shows children's diets are lacking in fibre, vitamin D and iron but contain too much sodium, which could lead to serious future health problems.  Lead author of the study, Hayley Syrad (UCL Epidemiology and Health) said: "The research suggests that the current diets of young children in England are a cause for concern.

Agronomy / Food Science - Health - 31.03.2016
World's obese population hits 640 million, according to largest ever study
World’s obese population hits 640 million, according to largest ever study
More than one in ten men and one in seven women across the globe are now obese, according to the world's biggest obesity study. The research, which was led by scientists from Imperial College London, involved the World Health Organization and over 700 researchers across the globe, incorporated measurements of weight and height from nearly 20 million adults in most of the world's countries.

Agronomy / Food Science - Health - 29.03.2016
Researchers target intensive care’s intensive noise problem
TV presents one picture of an intensive care unit (ICU) - dimmed lights, hushed voices and softly bleeping machines. The reality is that it's more like a busy restaurant and frequently it's noisy enough to compete with a pneumatic drill. That's why Oxford University researchers have been trying to make intensive care noise less intensive.

Health - Agronomy / Food Science - 09.03.2016
Opinion: Obesity: stop accusing the poor of making bad choices
Pablo Monsivais (Centre for Diet and Activity Research) discusses obesity and the influence of socioeconomic circumstances in shaping food choices.

Agronomy / Food Science - Event - 23.02.2016
Warwick academic to speak at public debate on the implications of Brexit and agriculture
As the countdown begins towards the EU referendum, the University of Warwick's Professor Wyn Grant is to speak at a public debate on the possible effects on Britain's agriculture.

Health - Agronomy / Food Science - 18.02.2016
Large amount of sugar found in many hot flavoured drinks
Large amount of sugar found in many hot flavoured drinks
The charity Action on Sugar , of which Professor Simon Capewell from the University of Liverpool   is a founding member, is warning of the dangerously high sugar content of certain hot beverages found in many high street coffee shop chains. Currently an estimated 1.7 billion cups of coffee sold each year in the UK from over 18,000 outlets and one in five of the population (including teenagers) visiting a coffee shop daily.

Agronomy / Food Science - Economics / Business - 01.02.2016
Brexit could place British farming in jeopardy warns new report
The future of many UK farming businesses looks uncertain, according to a new report on the agricultural implications of leaving the EU written by a University of Warwick academic.

Environment - Agronomy / Food Science - 28.01.2016
How ’more food per field’ could help save our wild spaces
Increased farm yields could help to spare land from agriculture for natural habitats that benefit wildlife and store greenhouse gases, but only if the right policies are in place.

Agronomy / Food Science - Environment - 21.01.2016
Storm Desmond stripped agricultural land of soil and nutrients
More large storms in the future, such as Storm Desmond, will increase the loss of valuable soil and nutrients from agricultural fields, according to new research published by a Lancaster University-led team.

Health - Agronomy / Food Science - 14.01.2016
Study by Bristol researchers to examine obesity treatment
Study by Bristol researchers to examine obesity treatment
Clinical researchers at the University of Bristol are studying treatment options for obesity, after a survey on behalf of National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) found more than four in 10 people in the West have noticed an increase in local obesity levels in the last five years. Despite the findings, the same survey shows that around three-quarters of the public in this region have a clear understanding of the most important causes of obesity: overeating and lack of exercise.

Agronomy / Food Science - Health - 07.01.2016
Reducing sugar content in drinks could prevent one million cases of obesity
Reducing sugar content in sugar sweetened drinks (including fruit juices) in the UK by 40 per cent over five years could prevent one million cases of obesity, according to research by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).

Health - Agronomy / Food Science - 05.01.2016
#AskNutrition - Twitter takeover
Lunch time Nutrition Twitter Takeover: Thursday 14 January 2016, midday - 2pm (UK time) From processed meats to the importance of calorie counting to new findings about your five-a-day, the news is chock full of headlines about food.

Environment - Agronomy / Food Science - 04.01.2016
Boosting farm yields to restore habitats could create greenhouse gas ’sink’
New study using UK data is first to show that raising farm yields and allowing 'spared' land to be reclaimed for woodlands and wetlands could offset greenhouse gas produced by farming industry to meet national target of 80% emissions reduction by 2050.

Social Sciences - Agronomy / Food Science - 14.12.2015
Millet: the missing piece in the puzzle of prehistoric humans’ transition from hunter-gatherers to farmers
New research shows a cereal familiar today as birdseed was carried across Eurasia by ancient shepherds and herders laying the foundation, in combination with the new crops they encountered, of 'multi-crop' agriculture and the rise of settled societies. Archaeologists say 'forgotten' millet has a role to play in modern crop diversity and today's food security debate.

History / Archeology - Agronomy / Food Science - 08.12.2015

Environment - Agronomy / Food Science - 03.12.2015
Comment: What are the challenges associated with developing a climate-smart agri-food system?
Researchers from the University of Sheffield's Grantham Centre for Sustainable Futures and are sharing their expertise at the United Nations Conference on Climate Change, COP21 (30 November-11 December 2015) to help world leaders and policy makers reach a global agreement on climate change.

Agronomy / Food Science - 30.11.2015
Nutrition lacking in vending machine products
Nutrition lacking in vending machine products
A study by researchers at the University of Bristol examined the nutritional value of foods sold from campus vending machines, and the dietary habits and body weight of students who use the machines.

Agronomy / Food Science - Environment - 30.11.2015
Soil loss: an unfolding global disaster
Nearly 33 per cent of the world's arable land has been lost to erosion or pollution in the last 40 years It takes about 500 years to form 2.5 cm of top soil under normal agricultural condition

Agronomy / Food Science - Environment - 28.11.2015
Good food for all - cultivating a new approach
Voltaire would have approved - new research shows there are distinct benefits in cultivating one's garden, particularly if it is a community garden. A team of researchers at the University of Glasgow, Professors Deirdre Shaw, Andrew Cumbers, Robert McMaster and Dr John Crossan, have uncovered strong evidence that participation in a community garden can boost health and well-being, promote social inclusion, enhance community relations, and improve learning.

Environment - Agronomy / Food Science - 27.11.2015
Opinion: How tasty forest foods can help solve the global hunger crisis
Dr Bhaskar Vira (Department of Geography) is co-editor of the open access book Forests and Food , which will be launched at the Global Landscapes Forum in Paris next month.

Health - Agronomy / Food Science - 23.10.2015
Health experts present evidence to the Health Select Committee
Health experts present evidence to the Health Select Committee
Health experts, Professor Simon Capewell and Dr Emma Boyland , from the University's Institute of Psychology, Health & Society presented evidence this week to the Health Select Committee enquiry on Childhood Obesity.

Life Sciences - Agronomy / Food Science - 16.10.2015
Genes involved in schizophrenia and obesity highlighted
Genes involved in schizophrenia and obesity have been highlighted in a new UCL study, which could lead to a better understanding of the DNA variants which affect risk of these conditions and aid the development of improved strategies for prevention and treatment. The research by the UCL Genetics Institute, published in Annals of Human Genetics, involved analysing over one million genetic variants in over two thousand research subjects who had either schizophrenia or severe childhood onset obesity.

Environment - Agronomy / Food Science - 09.09.2015
Paying farmers to help the environment works, but ’perverse’ subsidies must be balanced
First analysis of effectiveness of agri-environment schemes measured at a national level suggests that they work, but are still a drop in the ocean compared to huge government subsidies received by farming industries for environmentally damaging practices.

Health - Agronomy / Food Science - 27.08.2015
Mediterranean diet, not calorie counting, is key to good health
Eating a high-fat Mediterranean-style diet rich in olive oil nuts and oily fish, is more beneficial to your health than counting calories, according to Simon Capewell , Professor of Clinical Epidemiology at the University of Liverpool.

Health - Agronomy / Food Science - 26.08.2015
A bottle of water before each meal could help in weight reduction, researchers say
Researchers from the University of Birmingham have shown that drinking 500ml of water at half an hour before eating main meals may help obese adults to lose weight. They believe that the simple intervention could be hugely beneficial, and be easily promoted by healthcare professionals and through public health campaigns.

Environment - Agronomy / Food Science - 21.08.2015
Scientists warn only 'simplified', degraded tropical forest may remain by end of century
Scientists warn only ’simplified’, degraded tropical forest may remain by end of century
A new and more dangerous phase of impacts on the world's remaining tropical forests is emerging, threatening to simplify the world's most diverse ecosystem including mass species loss, according to new UCL-led research published today in Science.

Agronomy / Food Science - Health - 20.07.2015
Gene variation identified for teen binge eating
A variation of a gene that can lead teenagers to binge eat has been identified by researchers. The work, carried out by academics at UCL and the universities of Bristol and Queensland, hope the finding will allow a better understanding of why binge eating develops, and inform the development of future preventative strategies for teens at risk before they become overweight or obese.