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2010-12-20 16:00:28

The reproductive success of men and women is influenced by the food they receive at an early stage in life, according to new research by the University of Sheffield. The research, which was published online this month (17 December 2010) in the journal Ecology, is the first study of its kind to show that early life food can have a serious influence on the life-long fertility of individuals. The research team, led by Dr Ian Rickard from the Department of Animal and Plant Sciences at the...

2010-06-29 13:01:00

MINNEAPOLIS, June 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Cargill will introduce Clear Valley® Omega-3 Oil, a revolutionary new canola/flax seed oil blend, at the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) Food Expo July 18-20 in Chicago. Cargill recently completed a GRAS (Generally Recognized As Safe) self-determination for the ingredient, which will allow food manufacturers to make a "good source of ALA (alpha linolenic acid) omega-3" or "excellent source of ALA omega-3" Nutrient Content...

2010-05-05 15:37:02

Evidence from observational studies indicates that diets rich in whole grain reduce risk of obesity and other diseases related to the metabolic syndrome e.g. type 2 diabetes and cardio-vascular disease. The mechanisms involved are only partially elucidated. Work within HEALTHGRAIN has revealed novel insights regarding some potential mechanisms. Barley products rich in indigestible carbohydrates (dietary fibre and resistant starch), facilitated glycaemic regulation through a mechanism...

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2010-02-08 10:24:12

A new study suggests that beer is a significant source of dietary silicon, a key ingredient for increasing bone mineral density. Researchers from the Department of Food Science & Technology at the University of California, Davis studied commercial beer production to determine the relationship between beer production methods and the resulting silicon content, concluding that beer is a rich source of dietary silicon. Details of this study are available in the February issue of the Journal...

2010-02-05 15:18:21

Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists and Montana Microbial Products (MMP) of Butte, Mont., have developed a barley protein concentrate that could be fed to trout and other commercially produced fish. Physiologist Rick Barrows at the ARS Small Grains and Potato Germplasm Research Unit in Aberdeen, Idaho, teamed with MMP to apply for a patent on a new enzymatic method that concentrates barley protein and produces raw material for another valuable commodity--ethanol. This process...

2010-02-03 15:50:46

Many favorite breakfast cereals, candies, beers, and other foods and beverages owe much of their smooth, delicious flavor to malt. Malting barleys--the source of that malt--are the focus of studies at the Agricultural Research Service's (ARS) malting barley laboratory in Madison, Wis., part of the Cereal Crops Research Unit. There, chemist Mark Schmitt and plant physiologist Allen Budde are discovering more about what goes on inside barley grains as they germinate, or sprout, in the malt...

2010-02-02 16:11:52

Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists have developed an efficient and cost-effective method to speed up the breeding of scab-resistant barley cultivars, thus improving crop quality for small-grain breeders in the Northern Plains. Shiaoman Chao, a molecular geneticist at the ARS Cereal Crops Research Unit in Fargo, N.D., collaborated with scientists from North Dakota State University and the University of Minnesota in the study. Chao used genomics information provided by the breeders...

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2009-12-04 13:40:00

Japanese beer maker Sapporo Breweries Ltd. on Thursday announced it would market a new beer made from barley grown in space. Sapporo is launching the first-ever beer that uses malt entirely made from barley grown in space aboard the International Space Station. The beer has been dubbed Sapporo "Space Barley". The barley used to make the beer was developed by Sapporo to be kept on the ISS for five months in 2006 during a collaborative research project with the Russian Academy of Sciences and...

2009-07-21 14:21:14

Researchers at the University of Warwick have recovered significant DNA information from a lost form of ancient barley that triumphed for over 3000 years seeing off: 5 changes in civilisation, water shortages and a much more popular form of barley that produces more grains. This discovery offers a real insight into the couture of ancient farming and could assist the development of new varieties of crops to face today's climate change challenges.The researchers, led by Dr Robin Allaby from the...

2008-12-22 07:38:00

MILWAUKEE, Dec. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Snowed in? Heat up your holidays with winter warmers and barley wine marshmallows. Listen to Lucy Saunders, author of The Best of American Beer and Food ($22.95 Brewers Publications), on Milwaukee Public Radio's Lake Effect program, Wednesday, December 24, 10 a.m., online at wuwm.com. Adrienne Pierluissi from The Sugar Maple (http://www.myspace.com/sugarmaplebayview) also joins the show. The two women discuss holiday craft beers with Lake Effect arts...


Word of the Day
cruet
  • A vial or small glass bottle, especially one for holding vinegar, oil, etc.; a caster for liquids.
This word is Middle English in origin, and ultimately comes from the Old French, diminutive of 'crue,' flask.
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