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food safety on social media
2014-08-05 03:15:54

Matt Shipman, North Carolina State University To help protect public health, researchers from North Carolina State University have developed guidelines on how to use social media to communicate effectively about food safety. “In a crisis context, the framework can be used by health officials, businesses or trade organizations affected by foodborne illness to help them reach key audiences with information that could be used to reduce the risk of foodborne illness,” says Dr. Ben...

2014-08-05 08:29:13

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Aug. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- RiceBran Technologies (NASDAQ: RIBT) (the "Company") announced today that it has engaged the services of Teak Media + Communication, LLC ("Teak"), and MarketPlace, the Food Marketing Agency ("MarketPlace"), to launch a comprehensive branding and marketing initiative for the Company. The project will focus on two key components to help RiceBran Technologies drive sales growth and build on momentum in the markets for its healthy, natural,...

vegetarian diet could save scarce water resources
2014-08-05 03:30:19

Aalto University Eating less meat would protect water resources in dry areas around the world, researchers at Aalto University have found. Reducing the use of animal products can have a considerable impact on areas suffering scarce water resources, as meat production requires more water than other agricultural products. "Diet change together with other actions, such as reduction of food losses and waste, may tackle the future challenges of food security," states researcher Mika...

2014-08-04 16:27:50

Interviews from FutureFood 2050 share scientific, entrepreneurial, and cultural perspectives on the food security and nutrition challenges facing Africa, including insights from Nobel Peace Prize Winner and former U.N. Secretary General Kofi Annan CHICAGO, Aug. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As President Obama welcomes leaders from Africa to Washington, D.C. this week for the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit, the latest FutureFood 2050 interview series, a publishing initiative from the...

2014-08-04 12:34:00

LONDON, Aug. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report: Sugar, Sugar Substitute, and Sweetener Trends in the U.S., 4th Edition http://www.reportbuyer.com/food_drink/flavours_ingredients/sugar_sweeteners/sugar_sugar_substitute_sweetener_trends_u_s_3rd_edition.html Intense focus on added sugars consumption and links to obesity, diabetes and heart disease is anticipated to motivate consumers to both reduce total consumption and switch to sweeteners...

2014-08-04 12:33:48

LONDON, Aug. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report: Food Gifting in the U.S. http://www.reportbuyer.com/food_drink/foodservice/food_gifting_u_s.html Buoyed by continued purchase and purchase frequency among higher-income consumers and growing food gifting strength among middle-income consumers, the food gifting market is on track for a 4.9% gain in 2014 and healthy growth through 2016. Across food gifting categories, food gifting marketers...

2014-08-04 12:30:54

LONDON, Aug. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report: The Ready Meals Market in Major 7 West European Countries http://www.reportbuyer.com/food_drink/ready_meals/ready_meals_market_major_west_european_countries.html ** The Ready Meals Market in Major 7 West European Countries ** Market demand for years 2008, 2012, 2013 and forecasts for years 2014, 2015 and 2016. Company market shares and brands for 2014 and continuously updated. COVERAGE -------- 7...

2014-08-04 12:30:51

LONDON, Aug. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report: The Dehydrated Products Market in Central Europe http://www.reportbuyer.com/food_drink/food_processing/dehydrated_products_market_central_europe.html ** The Dehydrated Products Market in Central Europe ** Market demand for years 2008, 2012, 2013 and forecasts for years 2014, 2015 and 2016. Company market shares and brands for 2014 and continuously updated. COVERAGE -------- 8 Individual Product...

2014-08-04 12:30:47

LONDON, Aug. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report: The Dairy Products Market in Major 7 West European Countries http://www.reportbuyer.com/food_drink/dairy/dairy_products_market_major_west_european_countries.html ** The Dairy Products Market in Major 7 West European Countries ** Market demand for years 2008, 2012, 2013 and forecasts for years 2014, 2015 and 2016. Company market shares and brands for 2014 and continuously updated. COVERAGE -------- 7...

2014-08-04 12:30:44

LONDON, Aug. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report: The Bakery Products Market in Central Europe http://www.reportbuyer.com/food_drink/bakery_cereals/bakery_products_market_central_europe.html ** The Bakery Products Market in Central Europe ** Market demand for years 2008, 2012, 2013 and forecasts for years 2014, 2015 and 2016. Company market shares and brands for 2014 and continuously updated. COVERAGE -------- 9 Individual...


Latest food Reference Libraries

Silvery Lutang, Trachypithecus cristatus
2014-04-11 10:45:42

The silvery lutang (Trachypithecus cristatus), also known as the silvery langur or the silvered leaf monkey, is a species of Old World monkey that can be found Sumatra, Borneo, and Peninsular Malaysia. It prefers to reside in mangrove, riverine, and coastal forests. This species holds two recognized subspecies known as Trachypithecus cristatus selangorensis and Trachypithecus cristatus cristatus. The silvery lutang varies in size depending upon the sex, with males reaching an average body...

Genetically Modified Wheat
2013-10-02 07:20:35

Genetically Modified Wheat is wheat that has been genetically engineered by the direct manipulation of its genome utilizing biotechnology. It has also been termed GMO wheat, GMO standing for genetically modified organism. As of the year 2013, no GM wheat is grown commercially, but many field tests have been performed. Wheat is an important domesticated grass that is used around the world for food, and its evolution has been influenced by human intervention since the dawn of agriculture....

Kodiak Bear, Ursus arctos middendorffi
2013-06-07 13:18:33

The Kodiak bear (Ursus arctos middendorffi), also known as the American brown bear, the Kodiak brown bear, or the Alaskan grizzly bear, is a subspecies of the brown bear. It can be found in southwestern Alaska, on the islands of the Kodiak Archipelago. Most coastal bears that occur in Alaska are called Kodiak bears, but the true Kodiak bear only inhabits the islands of the Kodiak Archipelago. The Kodiak bear was first described as a distinct species by the taxonomist C.H. Merriam. Merriam...

Grizzly Bear, Ursus arctos horribilis
2013-06-03 13:23:12

The grizzly bear (Ursus arctos horribilis), also known as the grizzly, the North American brown bear, or the silvertip bear, is one of many subspecies of the brown bear. It is typically found in upland areas of western North America. Its range once extended from Canada to Mexico and even into the western shores of the Hudson Bay in the east. Its range has been reduced to many areas of Canada, Alaska, and northwestern areas of the United States including Washington, Wyoming, Idaho, and...

Mediterranean feather star, Antedon mediterranea
2013-05-18 06:26:42

The Mediterranean feather star is a filter feeder that obtains food by straining suspended matter and food particles from water. The star has a stalk that has up to forty tendrils, (threadlike organs) which help the star cling to hard surfaces. The “body” of the star is called a calyx and is shaped like a small cup. This calyx is surrounded by feathery pinnules bearing arms. These arms are quite unique in the fact that they can regenerate if one should get broken off; these arms extend to...

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Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.