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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.

Health - Agronomy / Food Science - 17.07.2015
Grandparents’ affection piling on the pounds in Chinese children
New research published today (Friday 17 July) has revealed that affection from grandparents towards their grandchildren may play a major role in contributing to the childhood obesity pandemic in China. A study by the University of Birmingham (UK) shows that grandparents tend to indulge, overfeed and protect grandchildren in their care from physical chores, thus increasing their risk of obesity.

Agronomy / Food Science - Health - 16.07.2015
Low chance of recovering normal body weight
The chance of an obese person attaining normal body weight is 1 in 210 for men and 1 in 124 for women, increasing to 1 in 1,290 for men and 1 in 677 for women with severe obesity, according to a study of UK health records led by King's College London. The findings, published in the American Journal of Public Health , suggest that current weight management programmes focused on dieting and exercise are not effective in tackling obesity at population level.

Health - Agronomy / Food Science - 09.07.2015
Many overweight teenagers do not recognise they are too heavy
Many overweight teenagers do not recognise they are too heavy
More than a third of overweight or obese teenagers don't see themselves as being too heavy and think their weight is about right, according to a UCL study published today in the International Journal of Obesity . The study used data from around 5,000 13-15-year-olds who were asked about their weight and if they thought they were too heavy, about right or too light.

Health - Agronomy / Food Science - 08.07.2015
Nutritional health promotion: the message is not getting across, and terms get hijacked for commercial marketing
The general public is confused about how foods provide a mix of nutrients, what the body needs and what a 'nutritionally balanced' or nutritionally complete diet is, according to a new study.

Health - Agronomy / Food Science - 03.07.2015
Shoppers confused by ’traffic light’ food labels, says study
Nutritional labels on food packaging are confusing to consumers and may be hindering attempts to promote healthy diets and reduce obesity, according to a new study from the University of Birmingham. The report, based on the results of face-to-face's with shoppers, finds that while most people check front-of-pack (FOP) labels and recognise their importance, the 'traffic light' system used by many retailers is ambiguous to consumers, who also suffer from 'information overload' and a lack of contextual knowledge.

Event - Agronomy / Food Science - 16.06.2015
Canadian links honoured by University of Glasgow

Health - Agronomy / Food Science - 12.06.2015
Possible association between obesity and male breast cancer
Researchers at the University of Leeds have found a possible association between the rise in obesity and the increase in cases of male breast cancer. The findings, published in the journal BMC Medicine and funded by the charity Yorkshire Cancer Research , suggest a link between female hormones produced in the fat cells of obese men and the growth of cancerous tumours.

Economics - Agronomy / Food Science - 01.06.2015
Lancaster University launches unique postgraduate agricultural course with support from Waitrose

Health - Agronomy / Food Science - 26.05.2015
Pregnant women lack guidance on iodine intake levels
Pregnant women are not getting enough information about the need to include iodine in their diets, despite high awareness of general advice for pregnancy nutrition.

Administration - Agronomy / Food Science - 20.05.2015
Comment: Why one of the wealthiest countries in the world is failing to feed its people
Megan Blake, Director of the MA Food Security and Food Justice at the University of Sheffield, comments on the growing number of people in the UK who need emergency food assistance.

Agronomy / Food Science - Event - 06.05.2015
Festival will get off to a tasty start with science breakfast
Festival will get off to a tasty start with science breakfast
Cereal crop researchers will be discussing their work over coffee and croissants at a science breakfast in the run up to the Imperial Festival.

Environment - Agronomy / Food Science - 06.05.2015
Forests could play a vital role in efforts to end global hunger
A new report underlines the crucial role that forests play in food security and poverty reduction with one billion people worldwide dependent on forests and trees for balanced diets and sustainable incomes.

Agronomy / Food Science - Life Sciences - 04.05.2015
Fungi enhances crop roots and could be a future 'bio-fertilizer'
"Ancient relationship" between fungi and plant roots creates genetic expression that leads to more root growth.

Agronomy / Food Science - Life Sciences - 04.05.2015
Fungus enhances crop roots and could be a future 'bio-fertilizer'
"Ancient relationship" between fungi and plant roots creates genetic expression that leads to more root growth.

Agronomy / Food Science - Life Sciences - 04.05.2015
Fungus enhances crop roots and could be a future 'bio-fertiliser'
"Ancient relationship" between fungi and plant roots creates genetic expression that leads to more root growth.

Agronomy / Food Science - 30.04.2015
Eating different brands of the same food product could contribute to overconsumption
People who eat different types and brands of commonly available food items, such as pizza, are more likely to overeat than people who tend to consume the same brand, according to new research conducted at the University of Bristol.

Life Sciences - Agronomy / Food Science - 09.04.2015
The cutting-edge science taking on some of the world’s most notorious parasitic plants
Caroline Wood, a PhD student in Plant Biology at the University of Sheffield, discusses how modern science is developing techniques to protect crops from parasitic plants.

Health - Agronomy / Food Science - 01.04.2015
The rise of the takeaway
The number of takeaway food outlets has risen substantially over the past two decades, with a large increase seen in areas of socioeconomic disadvantage, according to a study carried out across Norfolk by researchers at the University of Cambridge.

Agronomy / Food Science - Health - 01.04.2015
New funding to transform food security research
The University of Leeds will be driving innovation in food security after a new multi-million pound research grant was awarded by government.

Social Sciences - Agronomy / Food Science - 24.03.2015
Educating China’s elderly to fight obesity in the young
Academics from the University of Birmingham are engaging with grandparents in China, to help tackle the increasing problem of obesity amongst Chinese children in a trailblazing public health programme.

Health - Agronomy / Food Science - 18.03.2015
'Tobacco policies teach us how to tackle obesity'
Poor diet is the number one risk factor for disease in the UK that could be improved with some lifestyle changes.

Health - Agronomy / Food Science - 18.03.2015
Healthy diet lowers risk of heart disease by a third
Men and women who adapt their daily diet to meet current UK dietary guidelines could reduce their risk of a heart attack or a stroke by up to a third, according to a new study by King's College London.

Agronomy / Food Science - Life Sciences - 16.02.2015
Changing stem cell structure may help fight obesity
Scientists have found that reducing the size of tiny hair like structures on stem cells stops them turning into fat. The discovery could be used to develop a way of preventing obesity. The research, conducted at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL), found that a slight regulation in the length of primary cilia, small hair-like projections found on most cells, prevented the production of fat cells from human stem cells taken from adult bone marrow.

Agronomy / Food Science - Life Sciences - 06.02.2015
New tools to breed cereal crops that survive flooding
Scientists at The University of Nottingham hope new research could lead to the introduction of cereal crops better able to tolerate flooding.

Agronomy / Food Science - Health - 30.01.2015
A third of children in England are overweight/obese
A third of children in England are overweight/obese, finds a 20-year King's College London study of electronic health records, published online in Archives of Disease in Childhood . But the rapid rise in prevalence may be starting to level off—at least in younger children—the findings indicate, although there are no grounds for complacency, warn the researchers.

Environment - Agronomy / Food Science - 05.12.2014
Advances in soil carbon could be the key to improving food security and water quality
Advances in soil carbon could be the key to improving food security and water quality
Home > News > News releases > Advances in soil carbon could be the key to improving food security and water quality Scientists from the University of Sheffield have identified advances in im

Agronomy / Food Science - 05.12.2014
New cafe opening times over Christmas vacation
New cafe opening times over Christmas vacation

Life Sciences - Agronomy / Food Science - 27.11.2014
UK and India collaborate on future-proof crops
Lancaster University is working with researchers across the UK and India to provide improved crops for the future. The University is working on one of seven new research projects launched today to help provide new or improved crops for the future. The projects involve collaborations between researchers in the UK and India and aims to provide crops suitable for a changing climate and to produce more food with fewer inputs.

Health - Agronomy / Food Science - 20.11.2014
Study on health impact of wheat challenges Stone Age myths and costly diets – providing you go whole grain
A review, undertaken by scientists at the University of Warwick, of the current evidence on the dietary and health impact of whole grain cereal consumption finds that many of the myths attributed to wheat free diets are just that - myths, and that whole grains such as wheat are beneficial for the majority of people.

Health - Agronomy / Food Science - 14.11.2014
Britain's obese in denial about their weight
Britain’s obese in denial about their weight
A majority of obese people in Britain would not describe themselves as "obese", and many would not even describe themselves as "very overweight", according to research by UCL and Cancer Research UK published in BMJ Open.

Health - Agronomy / Food Science - 03.11.2014
Weight loss surgery reduces the risk of type 2 diabetes
Bariatric (weight loss) surgery, such as gastric bypass or gastric banding, could reduce the risk of developing type 2 diabetes by around 80 per cent in obese people, compared with standard care, new research published in The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology journal suggests. Being overweight or obese is the main modifiable risk factor for type 2 diabetes.

Agronomy / Food Science - Health - 23.10.2014
School meals made healthier with new planning tool
School meals made healthier with new planning tool
An innovative free School Meals Planner developed at Imperial College London is improving the nutritional intake of millions of schoolchildren.

Environment - Agronomy / Food Science - 20.10.2014
University centre will focus on finding sustainable ways to feed the world
University centre will focus on finding sustainable ways to feed the world
Home > News > News releases > University centre will focus on finding sustainable ways to feed the world Grantham Centre for Sustainable Futures reveals 12 key areas of research to solve som

Health - Agronomy / Food Science - 08.10.2014
Price gap between more and less healthy foods grows
Novel use of UK national data finds a growing gap between the prices of more and less healthy foods between 2002 and 2012. Healthy foods in 2012 were three times more expensive per calorie than less healthy foods. We need to address the high and rising prices of healthier foods, which is likely to be influenced by a number of factors including agricultural policy and production, food distribution, and retail pricing strategies Pablo Monsivais A new study, published today in the journal PLOS One, tracked the price of 94 key food and beverage items from 2002 to 2012.

Health - Agronomy / Food Science - 18.09.2014
We are all sweet enough; it’s time for less sugar now
Katharine Jenner, Lecturer in Nutrition and Public Health at QMUL, asks - should we be eating sugar at all? A gold standard of evidence in nutritional science is notoriously hard to achieve. Calls for double blind trials of free sugars, or systematic reviews on intakes are often used as delaying tactics favoured by organisations that are backed, openly and surreptitiously, by the food industry.

Health - Agronomy / Food Science - 17.09.2014
Improving the health and wellbeing of young Bristolians
Press release issued: 17 September 2014 A new project to improve the health of children across Bristol gets underway this month as experts from across the city join forces to tackle the inequalities faced by 20,000 youngsters living in poverty.

Agronomy / Food Science - Health - 17.09.2014
Global importance of pollinators underestimated
Declines in populations of pollinators, such as bees and wasps, may be a key threat to nutrition in some of the most poorly fed parts of the globe, according to new research. A major study, published today in the Proceedings of the Royal Society B and co-authored by a University of Leeds academic, looked at the importance of pollinators to 115 of the most common food crops worldwide and the importance of those crops in delivering vital nutrients to vulnerable populations.

Life Sciences - Agronomy / Food Science - 16.09.2014
Comment: Creating 480 varieties of wheat is deserving of the World Food Prize
Home > News > News releases > Comment: Creating 480 varieties of wheat is deserving of the World Food Prize Angela White, a PhD student in Plant Biology at the University of Sheffield, comments on the challenges faced by scientists trying to increase wheat yield.

Health - Agronomy / Food Science - 16.09.2014
Dental and nutrition experts call for radical rethink on free sugars intake
Dental and nutrition experts call for radical rethink on free sugars intake
Sugars in the diet should make up no more than 3% of total energy intake to reduce the significant financial and social burdens of tooth decay, finds new research from UCL and the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine.

Health - Agronomy / Food Science - 11.08.2014
Combatting childhood obesity from the age of two
Press release issued: 11 August 2014 A successful American initiative to tackle childhood obesity will be trialled in the UK, thanks to a new £431,495 research project targeting children as young as two.

Economics - Agronomy / Food Science - 11.07.2014
Economic impact of El Niño
El Niño has a significant impact on the world and local economies - and not always for the worst - and countries should plan ahead to mitigate its effects, according to a new Working Paper from the University of Cambridge.

Health - Agronomy / Food Science - 07.07.2014
Babies born to healthy mums are strikingly similar in size worldwide
Babies' growth in the womb and their size at birth are strikingly similar the world over - when babies are born to healthy, well-educated and well-nourished mothers.

Health - Agronomy / Food Science - 10.06.2014
'Dietitians Week': Where are all the male dietitians? And, creating healthy and budget meals
A lecturer in dietetics at The University of Nottingham has helped to start a campaign to encourage more men to consider taking up careers in the field of nutrition.

Environment - Agronomy / Food Science - 05.06.2014
New EU reforms fail European wildlife
Despite political proclamation of increased environmental focus, experts argue that the European Union's recent agricultural reforms are far too weak to have any positive impact on the continent's shrinking farmland biodiversity, and call on member states to take action.

Economics - Agronomy / Food Science - 07.05.2014
Agricultural markets and the Great Depression: lessons from the past
Seventy five years ago, the publication of John Steinbeck's novel The Grapes of Wrath shocked the world with its description of starvation in the midst of plenty.