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F.ood & H.ealth : T.echnologies Last Updated: Dec 8th, 2006 - 09:39:35


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F.ood & H.ealth : T.echnologies
Mushrooms Have a Future in Fighting a Fowl Parasite
Wide use of a mushroom extract to protect poultry against a major parasitic disease is now closer, thanks to an Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientist and her South Korean colleagues.
Dec 8, 2006, 09:38

F.ood & H.ealth : T.echnologies
Less Fertilizer Can Mean More Nutrition
Giving too much phosphorus to wheat and barley plants has been shown to raise the amount stored as phytate, rather than as more digestible forms of phosphorus. This finding is important for two reasons: Livestock that are fed high-phytate grains excrete more phosphorus in their manure, which can pollute water.
Nov 29, 2006, 10:38

F.ood & H.ealth : T.echnologies
Edible Coatings May Boost Food Safety
(HealthDay News) -- A natural, edible coating could help keep deadly E. coli bacteria and other nasty bugs away from fresh produce, U.S. government scientists report.
Nov 27, 2006, 15:43

F.ood & H.ealth : T.echnologies
Making Wheat Flour More Nutritious
Your favorite bread, breakfast cereal or pasta might tomorrow be made with wheat flour that's more nutritious than ever. Agricultural Research Service (ARS) and university scientists have identified a gene that can increase the protein, iron and zinc content of wheat kernels.
Nov 24, 2006, 11:38

F.ood & H.ealth : T.echnologies
Got Cotton? Texas Researchers' Discovery Could Yield Protein to Feed Millions
COLLEGE STATION - A scientific method used to explore cancer and HIV cures now has been successfully used by agricultural researchers in the quest to develop food for the world's hungry.
Nov 20, 2006, 16:00

F.ood & H.ealth : T.echnologies
Potatoes developed for new markets
CORVALLIS, Ore. -- The skin of the potato is a deep garnet red, its flesh a brilliant ruby. When boiled and mashed it turns a creamy fuchsia.
Nov 16, 2006, 18:05

F.ood & H.ealth : T.echnologies
Edible food wrap kills deadly E. coli bacteria
USDA chemist Tara McHugh displays edible food wraps designed to slow the spoilage of fresh fruits and vegetables. Similar wraps developed by McHugh also kill E. coli.
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Nov 16, 2006, 18:01

F.ood & H.ealth : T.echnologies
Apple Washes Shield Sliced Fruit From Pathogens
Experimental washes, also called antibrowning dips, for freshly sliced apples show promise for keeping the fruit safe to eat, while at the same time protecting its appealing textures, flavors and colors (Food Microbiology, volume 21, pages 319 to 326).
Oct 29, 2006, 11:33

F.ood & H.ealth : T.echnologies
Ground Beef Nutrient Profiles Now Made to Order
A broiled hamburger patty that's 80 percent lean and 20 percent fat has 20 grams of protein in it--but how much protein would the same-sized patty have if it were 94 percent lean and only 6 percent fat? Solving this puzzle would have been a problem in the past, but not today.
Oct 7, 2006, 00:34

F.ood & H.ealth : T.echnologies
Blazer Russet Potato Wins Top Reviews
Versatile and delicious, Blazer Russet potato is one of the newest graduates of the potato-breeding program of university and Agricultural Research Service scientists in the Pacific and Intermountain West. This potato is well-suited for fresh-market sale or for potato processors to make into frozen potato products.
Aug 9, 2006, 20:46

F.ood & H.ealth : T.echnologies
Black Pearl Pepper Plant Wins Garden Prize
Black Pearl, an edible ornamental pepper from Agricultural Research Service scientists in Beltsville, Md., has been named a 2006 All-America Selection. The award recognizes new flowers and vegetables that demonstrate "superior garden performance" in trials conducted throughout the country.
Jul 22, 2006, 13:30

F.ood & H.ealth : T.echnologies
Today's Pork: Leaner Than Ever
Eight of nine retail cuts of pork analyzed by Agricultural Research Service nutrition scientists and their colleagues were leaner than cuts measured a decade ago--yet still provided the same amount of protein.
Jul 22, 2006, 13:29

F.ood & H.ealth : T.echnologies
Corn waste potentially more than ethanol
After the corn harvest, whether for cattle feed or corn on the cob, farmers usually leave the stalks and stems in the field, but now, a team of Penn State researchers think corn stover can be used not only to manufacture ethanol, but to generate electricity directly.
Jul 19, 2006, 23:40

F.ood & H.ealth : T.echnologies
Self-cooling soda bottles?
Researchers work to shrink technology that harnesses sun's energy to both heat and cool
Jul 11, 2006, 22:55

F.ood & H.ealth : T.echnologies
A Bright Future for an Ancient Fruit
Maybe it's their dried-out skins, wrinkled from months spent in the sun. Or their lackluster brown hues, lost among the bright reds, yellows and oranges of the produce aisle. Whatever it is, dates aren't exactly flying off U.S. grocery store shelves.
Jul 11, 2006, 13:18

F.ood & H.ealth : T.echnologies
Prion find points way to test for human 'mad cow' disease
'Silent' vCJD phase can last 40 years in humans; assay could reveal extent of problem and stop further infection via transfusions and transplants
Jul 10, 2006, 07:45

F.ood & H.ealth : T.echnologies
High-Tech Packaging Keeps Cut Produce Fresh
An Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientist has identified specific packaging wraps, called films, which provide several fruit and vegetable varieties with a long shelf life.
Jul 6, 2006, 08:23

F.ood & H.ealth : T.echnologies
Prof makes seed decontamination breakthrough
A University of Guelph food scientist is part of a team that has made a breakthrough in finding a safe, effective way to decontaminate seeds used to produce bean sprouts, alfalfa sprouts and other types of sprouts culprits in several major food-borne illness outbreaks around the world.
Jul 4, 2006, 22:31

F.ood & H.ealth : T.echnologies
Killer tomatoes attack disease
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Jun 28, 2006, 14:49

F.ood & H.ealth : T.echnologies
Eating beans does not have to cause flatulence - study
Scientists have now found fermented and cooked beans are much less capable of producing the socially offensive gas, according to a new study.
Apr 26, 2006, 18:11

F.ood & H.ealth : T.echnologies
Helping Beans Run Out of Gas
Fermenting beans before cooking them reduces most of their flatulence-inducing soluble fiber, Venezuelan researchers report. It also enhances their nutritional quality, they add.
Apr 26, 2006, 09:58

F.ood & H.ealth : T.echnologies
Pregnant women's drinking milk linked to higher birth weight
Expectant mothers need to drink milk during pregnancy to make heavier babies, suggest a Canadian study, which does not explain if heavier babies are definitely healthier though.
Apr 25, 2006, 15:31

F.ood & H.ealth : T.echnologies
Study: Yogurt Might Stop the Spread of HIV Virus
'Friendly bacteria' found in yogurt might help stop the spreading of the HIV virus, according to an article in the international journal Nature and the Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS).
Jan 18, 2006, 13:24

F.ood & H.ealth : T.echnologies
New, Convenient Catfish Products Created
Jin Kim, a food technologist formerly with the Agricultural Research Service's Aquaculture Systems Research Unit, which is located at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff (UAPB), has developed several new food products from mis-cut fillets and nuggets, low-value byproducts of the catfish fillet processing industry.
Jan 12, 2006, 20:14

F.ood & H.ealth : T.echnologies
New, Convenient Catfish Products Created
Jin Kim, a food technologist formerly with the Agricultural Research Service's Aquaculture Systems Research Unit, which is located at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff (UAPB), has developed several new food products from mis-cut fillets and nuggets, low-value byproducts of the catfish fillet processing industry.
Jan 12, 2006, 20:14

F.ood & H.ealth : T.echnologies
New, Convenient Catfish Products Created
Jin Kim, a food technologist formerly with the Agricultural Research Service's Aquaculture Systems Research Unit, which is located at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff (UAPB), has developed several new food products from mis-cut fillets and nuggets, low-value byproducts of the catfish fillet processing industry.
Jan 12, 2006, 20:14

F.ood & H.ealth : T.echnologies
Scientists Develop Way to Grow Food in Extreme Climates
Scientists at the University of Arizona have developed a way to grow food in extreme climates.
Jan 11, 2006, 01:46

F.ood & H.ealth : T.echnologies
Scientists Develop Way to Grow Food in Extreme Climates
Scientists at the University of Arizona have developed a way to grow food in extreme climates.
Jan 11, 2006, 01:46

F.ood & H.ealth : T.echnologies
Scientists Develop Way to Grow Food in Extreme Climates
Scientists at the University of Arizona have developed a way to grow food in extreme climates.
Jan 11, 2006, 01:46

F.ood & H.ealth : T.echnologies
Plant-derived vaccines safeguard against deadly plague
Arizona State University have successfully turned tobacco plants into vaccine production factories to combat the deadliest form of plague.
Jan 9, 2006, 20:53


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