Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science
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Medicinal Plants, Phytochemistry and Applied Botany
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Better Buying Lab plants sustainable eating seeds

Better Buying Lab plants sustainable eating seeds | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
Consumers say they want to eat sustainably but don't always buy sustainable food. In order to change this, The Better Buying Lab has enrolled Google, Quorn and Sodexo to understand why and accelerate the transition to plant-based proteins.  
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What does Greenpeace's palm oil report mean for IOI & RSPO?

What does Greenpeace's palm oil report mean for IOI & RSPO? | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
Greenpeace's damning report on Malaysian palm oil supplier IOI, just one month after its membership of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) was renewed, could be damaging for the certifier, according to one sustainability consultant.
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Flavour in focus: Natural and sophisticated florals on trend in Europe

Flavour in focus: Natural and sophisticated florals on trend in Europe | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
Floral flavours in food are on trend in Europe thanks to their perceived healthiness and sophistication. But which are the preferred categories, are extracts better than natural aromas and what should they be paired with? FoodNavigator talked flower power with
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Forget Tomayto/Tomahto: The Real Debate Is, Should It Be Refrigerated?

Forget Tomayto/Tomahto: The Real Debate Is, Should It Be Refrigerated? | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
In the great household debate about refrigerating tomatoes, there's some new scientific evidence on the no-fridge side. But some taste testers are not convinced.
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50 Years Ago, Sugar Industry Quietly Paid Scientists To Point Blame At Fat

50 Years Ago, Sugar Industry Quietly Paid Scientists To Point Blame At Fat | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
Documents show that in the '60s, the sugar industry funded Harvard researchers who, examining risk factors of heart disease, dismissed concerns about sugar and doubled down on the dangers of fat.
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Across The Globe, Our Diets Are Making Us Sicker, Report Finds

Across The Globe, Our Diets Are Making Us Sicker, Report Finds | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
The good news: fewer hungry people around the world. The bad news: Increased consumption of processed foods is pushing up global rates of overweight and obesity.
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Kratom ban being reconsidered by DEA

Kratom ban being reconsidered by DEA | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
After announcing the herbal supplement kratom would be made as illegal as heroin, the Drug Enforcement Administration is now reconsidering its decision.
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Is the gut microbiome an important cause of obesity?

Is the gut microbiome an important cause of obesity? | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
Simplistic claims that the microbiome has an important effect on human obesity are at best exaggerated and at worst wrong.
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Climate Change Threatens World’s Coffee Supply, Report Says

Climate Change Threatens World’s Coffee Supply, Report Says | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
A new analysis of environmental research has coffee companies and drinkers worried about the future of the product.
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Community Gardens Were All the Rage… in the 1700s | JSTOR Daily

Community Gardens Were All the Rage… in the 1700s | JSTOR Daily | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
An eighteenth-century precedent for today's community gardens in Sheffield, England.
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How Much Warmer Was Your City in 2015? - Blog About Infographics and Data Visualization - Cool Infographics

How Much Warmer Was Your City in 2015? - Blog About Infographics and Data Visualization - Cool Infographics | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
Infographics blog covering infographics, data visualization and visual thinking. Charts and graphs communicate data, infographics turn data into information.
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Agroforestry: surprising strategy reduces agricultural carbon emissions

Agroforestry: surprising strategy reduces agricultural carbon emissions | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
Farm forests majorly reduce carbon emissions on agricultural lands. Planting trees with crop land can offset carbon emissions caused by deforestation
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Stealth carrots: How veggies are finding victory in F&B

Stealth carrots: How veggies are finding victory in F&B | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
Carrots might look dull compared to trendy super fruits and leafy vegetables, but the humble vegetable is in demand as a subtle but powerful nutritional boost, as consumers seek to increase their vegetable intake. 
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'Miracle berry' could reduce sugar content of sour drinks, say scientists

'Miracle berry' could reduce sugar content of sour drinks, say scientists | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
Does the 'miracle berry' have potential for sweet success in reducing the sugar content of sour drinks, as Brazilian researchers suggest, or like its name is it too good to be true?
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Popeye was right: Could nitrate-rich spinach enhance strength & fitness?

Popeye was right: Could nitrate-rich spinach enhance strength & fitness? | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
Diet supplementation with nitrates, such as those found in spinach and beetroot could enhance sporting performance, a study has found.
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Most Vitamins Are Useless, But Here Are The Ones You Should Take

Most Vitamins Are Useless, But Here Are The Ones You Should Take | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
It seems like simple, obvious advice: Eat your vegetables, get some exercise, and — of course — take your vitamins.

Or not.

Decades of research has f
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Food is getting safer, baby step by baby step

Food is getting safer, baby step by baby step | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
Chase Purdy writing in Quartz says “The system for catching dangerous pathogens in America’s food supply is finally working.” Here’s the best evidence: the remarkable decline in c…
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Sugar Shocked? The Rest Of Food Industry Pays For Lots Of Research, Too

Sugar Shocked? The Rest Of Food Industry Pays For Lots Of Research, Too | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
A recent study revealed the sugar industry's efforts 50 years ago to shape medical opinion on how sugar affects health. But today, scores of companies continue to fund food and nutrition studies.
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Coffee And Climate Change: In Brazil, A Disaster Is Brewing

Coffee And Climate Change: In Brazil, A Disaster Is Brewing | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
Climate change is threatening the world's coffee, a new report says. In the biggest coffee supplier on the planet, Brazil, rising temperatures are being felt to devastating effect.
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Cosmetics set for new safety regulation. Why the industry is on board

Cosmetics set for new safety regulation. Why the industry is on board | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
Rising public concern over makeup, hair dyes, and fragrances has led lawmakers to try to toughen the regulatory framework for the $60 billion industry.
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What’s in Your Herbal Pills? Firm Promises DNA Testing for Proof

What’s in Your Herbal Pills? Firm Promises DNA Testing for Proof | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
One of the national’s largest supplement makers will conduct advanced DNA testing to ensure its products contain the ingredients listed on the label.
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Does Science Destroy Wonder? | JSTOR Daily

Does Science Destroy Wonder? | JSTOR Daily | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
Tom Wolfe's new book accidentally rehashes an age-old question: does scientific progress nullify beauty? What's the relationship between science and art?
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Local food isn't always environmentally sustainable

Local food isn't always environmentally sustainable | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
Strange as it might seem, local food uses about the same amount of energy  per pound to transport as long-distance food. Why is it so popular?
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