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Marine feed. Food waste. Enhanced food. Food preservation. Food fads. Food contamination. Insects. Shell shocker: French oysters hit as mystery killer spreads - Nature - Environment. The bizarre weather – weeks of rain and cold followed by tropical temperatures – is officially blamed for the sudden death of scores of thousands of oysters in south-western France, Brittany and Normandy.

Shell shocker: French oysters hit as mystery killer spreads - Nature - Environment

But producers fear that an unknown disease may be devastating oyster beds, stricken since 2008 by a virus which massacres baby oysters. French output has been slashed by a third in the past four years. The rise of the protein drinks for ordinary people. 6 June 2013Last updated at 10:24 ET By Duncan Walker BBC News Magazine Protein products are increasingly being marketed in supermarkets to ordinary people.

The rise of the protein drinks for ordinary people

Do they serve any real purpose for non-athletes? The "sport-related" protein product sector is booming. UK farmers face disaster as 'perfect storm' strikes. British agriculture is facing a wider crisis than the foot-and-mouth disease outbreak of 2001, with around 90% of farmers affected, according to the Prince's Countryside Fund.

UK farmers face disaster as 'perfect storm' strikes

How Food Porn Is Made. “Our customers want the unseen.

How Food Porn Is Made

They require a unique image for their brand that no one’s created before.” That’s the philosophy of The Marmalade, a German production studio that's famous for capturing some of the most stunning, high-speed photography behind commercials. Mask Africa Renewable Energy Food Security News Mask Africa Mask-Africa: Food Security. A new, faster and more precise way of measuring hunger and food insecurity across the world is soon to be field-tested by FAO in several pilot countries.

Mask Africa Renewable Energy Food Security News Mask Africa Mask-Africa: Food Security

The new approach relies on gathering information on the extent and severity of hunger from food-insecure people, through a carefully-designed annual survey to be conducted in collaboration with polling specialists Gallup, Inc. Starting this month, the new approach – known as the Voices of the Hungry project — will be finalized in collaboration with major experts in the field and tested on a pilot basis in four countries – Angola, Ethiopia, Malawi and Niger. These countries have agreed to move towards the complete eradication of hunger, in line with UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon’s Zero Hunger challenge.

Food security through 'alternative agriculture' Crab's Metabolism May be Affected by Noise Pollution. Sitting at the dock of the bay you might hear the crash of breaking waves and squawking seagulls flying overhead.

Crab's Metabolism May be Affected by Noise Pollution

As you take in all the sites and sounds, you next hear a speeding boat racing by and an oil tanker a mile away. Potatoes could boost water supplies. Figures show 2012 was 'toughest year' for dairy - 5/14/2013. Media Centre: No green economy without blue economy, says FAO. Sustainability, nutrition, among priorities in the Pacific, says FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva. 12 April 2013, Apia, Samoa/Rome – Efforts to end hunger and fight the effects of climate change in the Pacific Islands will hinge on the success of sustainable development, including wise use of oceans and fisheries, FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva told ministers from the region today.

Media Centre: No green economy without blue economy, says FAO

“There can be no truly ‘green economy’ without a ‘blue economy’, one that makes the sustainable development of oceans and fishery resources a priority,” Graziano da Silva said. “The importance of capture fisheries and aquaculture cannot be neglected. They provide over 3 billion people with about 15 percent of their average per capita intake of animal protein. And these two activities contribute over 200 million jobs globally,” India's rice revolution. Sumant Kumar was overjoyed when he harvested his rice last year.

India's rice revolution

There had been good rains in his village of Darveshpura in north-east India and he knew he could improve on the four or five tonnes per hectare that he usually managed. But every stalk he cut on his paddy field near the bank of the Sakri river seemed to weigh heavier than usual, every grain of rice was bigger and when his crop was weighed on the old village scales, even Kumar was shocked. This was not six or even 10 or 20 tonnes. Incredible Yellow Treehouse Restaurant Rises Above New Zealand. We first showcased this incredible treehouse restaurant years ago while it was still in its design phase, and now we're thrilled to bring you pictures of the completed structure!

Incredible Yellow Treehouse Restaurant Rises Above New Zealand

The Redwoods Treehouse near Auckland, New Zealand is a wonderland of cocoons and walkways built in a redwood forest out of sustainably-harvested pine and poplar slats and locally-milled redwood balustrading. Natural light shines through the slats into the restaurant interior located 40 meters above the ground. London bee numbers 'could be too high' 12 October 2012Last updated at 06:58 ET Inmidtown said its scheme had led to a 40% increase in honey produced There may be too many bees in the capital, the London Beekeepers Association (LBKA) has said.

London bee numbers 'could be too high'

The association has criticised an initiative by a business group offering hives to central London firms. Fast food workers protest low wages, movement catches fire. NEW YORK - Low-wage workers with the help of community groups and labor unions are sending a message to the fast food industry Nov. 29, "We can't live on minimum wages and we won't be intimidated. " Fast food workers were the latest to take action for dignity and better wages, joining a movement of Walmart retail and warehouse workers, office cleaners and janitors who say, "Stand up!

Join together for a better life. " Shaday Martin from New York Communities for Change (NYCC) was on the line at a Burger King here in downtown Manhattan. "I'm here to help fast food wage workers to fight for fair wages and respect in their stores. Fast food workers have been under paid and working out of class and disrespected and cheated out of money for years," Martin said. The Really Slow Food Movement. Avocados Linked to Better Diet Quality.

Break out that guacamole! New data suggests avocado consumption may be associated with better diet quality! Obesity May Have A Biological Trigger - Health News. January 6, 2013 redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports – Your Universe Online While experts have long touted proper diet and exercise as ways to stay slim and trim, an international team of researchers have discovered a biological trigger that could pave the way for new way to help overweight individuals overcome their obesity. “In many cases, obesity is caused by more than just overeating and a lack of exercise. Something in the body goes haywire, causing it to store more fat and burn less energy,” researchers from the Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute explained in a recent statement. They believe the culprit is a protein called ps62. “Without p62 you´re making lots of fat but not burning energy, and the body thinks it needs to store energy,” said Dr. The Extraordinary Science of Addictive Junk Food.

‎www.baumwhiteman.com/2013trends.pdf. Rise of the dark store feeds the online shoppers. Greening the supply chain. Chicago’s urban farm district could be the biggest in the nation. Chicago’s Black Belt area, on the historic South Side, was once a hub for jazz, blues, and literature, but today is riddled with vacant lots, poverty, and blight. Now, a new plan envisions the area as a thriving urban farm district. In the coming weeks, the city’s planning department is expected to approve the creation of a green belt with a strong focus on urban agriculture within the neighborhood of Englewood. Swedish design student wins Electrolux Design Lab 2009 with his concept “Cocoon”24 September 2009. Londons Restaurant Trends plus Food Trends and Menu Trends 2013. Whey! The Downside to the Greek Yogurt Explosion. You know the verse: Little Miss Muffet, sat on a tuffet, eating of curds and whey. … But you never really knew what whey was, did you?

Whey is the watery byproduct of cheese, yogurt, and other dairy manufacturing. Trends in Food Science & Technology - Food Layered Manufacture: A new process for constructing solid foods. Additive Manufacturing is a digitally-controlled, robotic construction process which builds up complex solid forms layer by layer, applying phase transitions or chemical reactions to fuse layers together. Examples that utilise food materials (Food Layered Manufacture; FLM) are emerging in the public domain. UK sustainable palm oil statement ‘not really a commitment’: RSPO.

A UK government statement drawing together new and existing pledges on sustainable palm oil falls short of a real commitment to sustainable sourcing, according to the president of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) Dr Jan Kees Vis. The UK’s department for environment, food and rural affairs (Defra) said on Tuesday that it would only use palm oil from certified sustainable sources in the government’s own catering facilities by the end of 2015, and said it was ‘working towards’ a similar commitment from the various industries that use palm oil, including the food industry, which accounts for about 70% of total use.