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Fumonisins during industrial processing of cornmeal | LS9 - Bioactives & Health

Fumonisins during industrial processing of cornmeal | LS9 - Bioactives & Health | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it

Results showed that fumonisin amounts decreased significantly after cleaning and corn-flaking processes, achieving a final reduction of about 40% in the cornmeal semolina, while higher level of contamination in corn flour (fumetto) and middlings were detected. Furthermore, in order to better understand the influence of the different treatments on fumonisin distribution, the occurrence of their free and masked forms during this industrial processing was investigated. Results for masked fumonisins showed that they were not detected probably due to different climatic and technological factors.

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‘Natural viagra’ ruling makes a mockery of NHCR

‘Natural viagra’ ruling makes a mockery of NHCR | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
The Italian advertising standards body has pulled up Forsamax, a supplement for treating erectile dysfunction, for misleading advertising - providing further proof that the European Nutrition and Health Claims Regulation (NHCR) has no weight in Italy, according to one expert.
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Global Warming is Pushing Wine Harvests Earlier - But Not Necessarily For the Better | SciTech Connect

Global Warming is Pushing Wine Harvests Earlier - But Not Necessarily For the Better | SciTech Connect | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
Analysis showed that wine harvests are happening earlier, which has historically been a harbinger of high-quality wines. But changing local weather conditions could make it harder to determine when to expect high-quality wines, and that higher temperatures could force wine growers to use different grape varieties.
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Report provides first comprehensive assessment of world’s plants | Maine News Online

Report provides first comprehensive assessment of world’s plants | Maine News Online | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
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Rubber Plantations Contribute To Reduced Ant Biodiversity

Rubber Plantations Contribute To Reduced Ant Biodiversity | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
At a rubber plantation in China, researchers not only found a striking decrease in the number of ant species, but also in the ants’ functional and phylogenetic diversity.
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When Invasive Species Become Local Cuisine

When Invasive Species Become Local Cuisine | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
In Hawaii, scientists and farmers clash over regulating destructive plants that are important to food culture.
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Funded by vitamin makers, naturopaths push to expand in US

Funded by vitamin makers, naturopaths push to expand in US | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
Naturopaths, who practice an alternative medicine heavy on herbal supplements, are making a big push to gain more authority and stature across the US.
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Magic mushroom ingredient offers hope for treating depression

Magic mushroom ingredient offers hope for treating depression | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
In the first clinical trial of its kind, psilocybin helped improve symptoms in people who had long suffered from severe depression.
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Federal Microbiome Project Aims to Solve Tiny Riddles of Science

Federal Microbiome Project Aims to Solve Tiny Riddles of Science | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
The Obama administration and more than 100 institutions are set to announce an initiative that could advance efforts in a wide range of areas, including health and the environment.
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Gut microbiome able to ‘pass on’ disease, study suggests

Gut microbiome able to ‘pass on’ disease, study suggests | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
Gut bacteria implicated in the onset of obesity are able to survive outside the human body, raising suggestions this bacteria could be transferred from person to person, a study has suggested.
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Ten backyard weeds you can actually eat

Ten backyard weeds you can actually eat | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
Weeds by definition are unwanted and wild. But what you may not know is that many common culprits are actually edible — and quite nutritious.
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One in five of world's plant species at risk of extinction

One in five of world's plant species at risk of extinction | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
Global report highlights threat to food security and medicine supplies but also reveals 2,000 new species are discovered each year
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What Is 'Natural' Food? A Riddle Wrapped In Notions Of Good And Evil

What Is 'Natural' Food? A Riddle Wrapped In Notions Of Good And Evil | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
Time is almost up for consumers to tell the FDA what "natural" food means. It's an ancient philosophical question with no easy answers.
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The race to create super-crops

The race to create super-crops | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
Old-fashioned breeding techniques are bearing more fruit than genetic engineering in developing hyper-efficient plants.
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Why the scientific finding that trees "sleep" at night is beautiful

Why the scientific finding that trees "sleep" at night is beautiful | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
From the tiniest bacteria to the largest redwood tree, almost all life on planet Earth is ruled by the 24-hour clock.
Genes that code for a 24-hour circadian rhythm exist "in most every cell
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How Coca Leaf Became Colombia’s New Superfood

How Coca Leaf Became Colombia’s New Superfood | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
At the Embajada de la Coca, the green leaf is being restored to its rightful place as a powerful medicinal plant that should be revered instead of reviled.
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Why a drug that lowers cholesterol doesn’t save lives

Why a drug that lowers cholesterol doesn’t save lives | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
Five years ago, a new class of cholesterol-lowering drugs was drawing lots of praise, but the drugs have failed in various trials since then.
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Bacche di acai, il parere dell’esperta sul “superfood”

Bacche di acai, il parere dell’esperta sul “superfood” | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
APPROFONDIMENTO - Le bacche di acai sono i piccoli frutti esotici dell’Euterpe oleracea, una palma originaria dell’America centrale e meridionale. Nell’aspetto sono simili a mirtilli e hanno un buon contenuto di antocianine (pigmenti della classe dei flavonoidi), ma negli ultimi anni hanno letteralmente fatto il botto come superfood, elogiati per le loro proprietà antiossidanti e…
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Vegans Whip Up a Secret Weapon: Aquafaba

Vegans Whip Up a Secret Weapon: Aquafaba | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
Chickpea water has become a sensation as a frothy egg substitute in mousses, meringues and mayonnaise.
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Healthy? Natural? It’s up to the FDA.

Healthy?  Natural? It’s up to the FDA. | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
The terms “healthy” and “natural” help to sell food products.  They are about marketing, not health. This makes life difficult for the FDA, which has the unenviable job of d…
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Yale Environment 360: Trees Sleep, With Branches And Leaves Drooping at Night, New Study Says

Yale Environment 360: Trees Sleep, With Branches And Leaves Drooping at Night, New Study Says | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
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Plants are our lifeline – but we’re letting them die | Michael McCarthy

Plants are our lifeline – but we’re letting them die | Michael McCarthy | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
Human existence is utterly dependent on wild plant species we’ve shamefully neglected. Now Kew has become a global voice for plants
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New plant species discovered in 2015 - in pictures

New plant species discovered in 2015 - in pictures | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
A giant insect-eating plant and a 100-tonne tree were among the 149 species of plants and fungi described for the first time by scientists at the Royal Botanic Gardens Kew last year
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Strange seaweed rewrites history of green plants

Strange seaweed rewrites history of green plants | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
Ancient alga developed large size and complex structure independently of other plants.
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