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2014-07-29 12:36:57

Thorough Review of New and Relevant Science Leads to Positive Recommendation WASHINGTON, July 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- At its 79th meeting in June, the Joint FAO/WHO Expert Committee on Food Additives (JECFA) completed an in-depth review of the science related to the safety of carrageenan--a soluble fiber made from red seaweed and used as a stabilizer in food--finding it to be safe for use in infant formula, including formula for special medical purposes. JECFA is a...

2013-04-30 22:58:59

Seaweed has been eaten for thousands of years by people all over the world, and it can be considered a tasty and healthy food item. This is the conclusion from professor Ole G. Mouritsen, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Pharmacy at the University of Southern Denmark, who has scientifically studied the species dulse (Palmaria palmata). Dulse has traditionally been eaten by populations along North Atlantic coasts in countries such as Iceland, Ireland, England, Scotland, France, Norway...

Scientific Name Finally Given To A Widely Distributed Red Alga From New Zealand
2013-03-28 16:06:17

Pensoft Publishers The most commonly occurring red alga in the algal order Bangiales in New Zealand has at last received a formal scientific name. Pyropia plicata, is an intertidal red alga, found in abundance in the North, South and Chatham Islands. It has been confused for many years with a species first collected from the New Zealand subantarctic islands in 1840. Recent research had clarified the identity and distribution of the southern species, Porphyra columbina, and also transferred...

Marine Algae Just As Capable As Fresh Water Algae In Producing Biofuels
2012-11-26 20:17:38

University of California, San Diego The scientists genetically engineered marine algae to produce five different kinds of industrially important enzymes and say the same process they used could be employed to enhance the yield of petroleum-like compounds from these salt water algae. Their achievement is detailed in a paper published online in the current issue of the scientific journal Algal Research. The ability to genetically transform marine algae into a biofuel crop is important...

2012-02-28 10:38:28

Loss of predatory fish leads to more sea urchins, less coralline algae, and lower recruitment of juvenile corals on Kenyan reefs A study of the tropical coral reef system along the coastline of Kenya has found dramatic effects of overfishing that could threaten the long-term health of the reefs. Led by scientists at the University of California, Santa Cruz, the study was published in the journal Coral Reefs (online publication January 28). The researchers found that the loss of...

2011-11-16 15:50:00

North America's senior natural foods company announces Organic EDEN Whole Leaf Dulse, an exceptionally soft crimson sea vegetable with a delicious tangy flavor. Clinton, Michigan (PRWEB) November 16, 2011 North America's senior natural foods company announces Organic EDEN Whole Leaf Dulse, an exceptionally soft crimson sea vegetable with a delicious tangy flavor. This addition to its line of quality sea vegetables, world renown for their purity, is the finest example of culinary dulse in...

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2010-06-04 09:40:51

Scientists have for the first time determined the complete genome sequence of a brown alga and opened a new door to the understanding of multicellularity and photosynthesis. With the world's first complete sequencing of a brown algal genome, an international research team has made a big leap towards understanding the evolution of two key prerequisites for higher life on Earth - multicellularity and photosynthesis. As the internationally renowned science magazine "Nature" reported in its...

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2009-08-11 12:41:21

France's northern coast is dealing with a build up of large amounts of putrefied green algae releasing poisonous fumes blamed for the recent death of a horse and the collapse of the rider, AFP reported. Local authorities have declared parts of the coastline off-limits, as they are currently unable to get rid of the decomposing seaweed that has washed up on shores in more than 80 communities across Brittany. Green groups have blamed intensive farming for producing nitrates that feed the...

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2009-07-30 11:30:00

Geologists of the University of Granada - UGR have successfully described for the first time ever the biological mechanism that explains how calcareous red algae grow on rocky substrates. This is an amazing finding that has allowed us to know the physiology of this type of algae better and explain an existing paradox in the field of Paleontology: the lack of these algae in sedimentary rocks of fossil cliffs. In particular, an organic layer lying between the red algae that grow on rocks and...

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2009-07-07 13:20:00

An international team of researchers has studied the coralline algae fossils that lived on the last coral reefs of the Mediterranean Sea between 7.24 and 5.3 million years ago. Mediterranean algae and coral reefs began to resemble present day reefs following the isolation of the Mediterranean from the Indian Ocean and global cooling 15 and 20 million years ago respectively. The research team from the University of Granada (UGR) and the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia (Italia) show...


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