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Mediterranean diet good for health?

    Mediterranean diet good for health?

Researchers at the APC Microbiome Institute in University College Cork and University of Naples Federico II have shown that a Mediterranean diet rich in fruit and vegetables is linked to

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Future challenges for food production in Europe

    Future challenges for food production in Europe

Mary Anne Carrigan reports from UCD Engineering Graduates Association’s Autumn Panel Discussion, where experts warned that we face major food shortages if we do not tackle climate change and increase

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“Components for processing and packaging” to introduce revamped concept at interpack 2017

Event for packaging industry suppliers to take place at new location, concurrently with world’s leading trade fair.   Following its debut at interpack 2014, “components for processing and packaging” will return

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Cork students make Time’s most influential teenager list

    Cork students make Time’s most influential teenager list

Three Irish students from Cork have made it onto Time magazine’s annual list of most influential teenagers, alongside Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai and New Zealand singer Lorde. Ciara

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Three Irish schoolgirls win Google Science Fair

    Three Irish schoolgirls win Google Science Fair

Ciara Judge, Emer Hickey and Sophie Healy-Thow from Kinsale Community School were last night named the overall winners of the Grand Prize as well as the 15-16 Age category at

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Wireless sensors to improve poultry production wins UCD award

    Wireless sensors to improve poultry production wins UCD award

An early-stage business idea focused on using wireless sensors to monitor environmental conditions in chicken barns to improve poultry production has been declared winner of the UCD Agri-Food Sprint Programme.

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Scientists producing hydrogen energy from water at 30x faster rate

    Scientists producing hydrogen energy from water at 30x faster rate

Scientists from the University of Glasgow have claimed to have cracked the process of creating hydrogen fuel from water 30 times faster and is fast, cheap and clean. The ability

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BT Young Scientist winners selected as Google Science Fair Global finalists

    BT Young Scientist winners selected as Google Science Fair Global finalists

The 2014 Google Science Fair Global finalists have been announced and, among the 15 projects selected from teenagers around the world, Ireland’s BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition winners are

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Stem cells a future source for eco-friendly meat

    Stem cells a future source for eco-friendly meat

The scientific progress that has made it possible to dream of a future in which faulty organs could be regrown from stem cells also holds potential as an ethical and

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Study finds, drinking more coffee may reduce risk of type 2 diabetes

    Study finds, drinking more coffee may reduce risk of type 2 diabetes

New research published in Diabetologia (the journal of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes) shows that increasing coffee consumption by on average one and half cups per day (approx 360ml)

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‘Spaceship’ viruses that can kill e.coli in food

    ‘Spaceship’ viruses that can kill e.coli in food

Treating food products with select bacteriophages—viruses that target and kill bacteria—could significantly reduce concentrations of E. coli, a new study shows. In the study, an injection of bacteriophages—also known informally as

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Food Testing Firm AltraTech Secures €900k Investment

    Food Testing Firm AltraTech Secures €900k Investment

Clare-based food diagnostics firm AltraTech has secured significant financial backing after developing a single-use test kit that can identify the DNA content of a food sample in a matter of

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Irish BFree Foods Market Leaders in Gluten-Free Food Innovations

    Irish BFree Foods Market Leaders in Gluten-Free Food Innovations

Gluten-free foods have suffered from a bad press over the years. It has been seen as low quality, with poor taste and mouthfeel, and was regarded as being of low

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Ireland’s Largest Beef Cow Fertility Research Under Way

    Ireland’s Largest Beef Cow Fertility Research Under Way

There is clear evidence of a decline in the reproductive efficiency of Irish beef cow herds, according to Teagasc, and it is now undertaking a large-scale research to examine this issue

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British Scientists Produce Blight-Immune GM Potatoes

    British Scientists Produce Blight-Immune GM Potatoes

A new strain of genetically modified potato appears immune to the devastating fungus responsible for the great Irish Famine of 1845, research has shown. Late blight, caused by the organism

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Test Detects Genetic Modification in Food

    Test Detects Genetic Modification in Food

As the abundance of genetically modified (GM) foods continues to grow, so does the demand for monitoring and labeling them. The genes of GM plants used for food are tweaked

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New Study Shows How to Get More People Buying Healthy Foods

    New Study Shows How to Get More People Buying Healthy Foods

A new study, the first of its kind in the UK, indicates that shoppers are more likely to buy healthy foods in the supermarket if faced with strong visual health

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Action on Sugar Launched in the UK

    Action on Sugar Launched in the UK

Leading health experts from across the globe have united to form ‘Action On Sugar’ – an unprecedented call to tackle and reverse the obesity and diabetes epidemic. Obesity is a

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British Study on Geographic Origin of Foods

    British Study on Geographic Origin of Foods

The Food Standards Agency, in partnership with the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, is carrying out a study to look at the geographic origin of foods claiming to

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SRL Research Scales For Future Growth With Merger

    SRL Research Scales For Future Growth With Merger

As part of continuing expansion at leading Irish sensory, scientific and consumer research firm, SRL Research has announced a merger with Independent Sensory Services (ISS). The partnership will strengthen SRL

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T-Stór Joins RIAN, the National Open Access Portal

    T-Stór Joins RIAN, the National Open Access Portal

T-Stór, Teagasc Open Access Repository, has been included as a participating repository in RIAN, the national open access portal, which aims to make Irish research material more freely accessible. RIAN

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