Food Bioscience

Turmeric could have Antiviral Properties

London, UK — Curcumin, a natural compound found in the spice turmeric, could help eliminate certain viruses, research has found.  A study published in the Journal of General Virology showed...

Feeds of the Future

Göttingen, Germany — Worldwide there is a growing demand for animal products for human nutrition, despite vegan and vegetarian diets becoming more popular in Western countries. Changing diets necessitate...

How Bacteria Fertilize Soya

Zürich, Switzerland — Plants need nitrogen in the form of ammonium if they are to grow. In the case of a great many cultivated plants, farmers are obliged to spread this ammonium on their fields as...

Coffee Changes Our Sense of Taste, Study Finds

Aarhus C, Denmark — Sweet food is even sweeter when you drink coffee. This is shown by the result of research from Aarhus University. The results have just been published in the scientific journal...

Drinking Green Tea may Help with Food Allergies

Nagano, Japan — Research findings suggest gut microbes can effect allergic immune responses. Tasuku Ogita who has recently joined Shinshu University is an expert on teas and their effects on gut bacteria....

Better Plant Edits by Enhancing DNA Repair

Thuwal, Saudi Arabia — A new genome editing system enhances the efficiency of an error-free DNA repair pathway, which could help improve agronomic traits in multiple crops. Genome editing involves...

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