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Chemists discover a key to greener food production

Arguably the most important (if least well known) industrial advancement of the 20th century, the Haber-Bosch ammonia synthesis process essentially conquered food scarcity by creating the means to mass produce fertilizer—fertilizer then used to for.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgJul 30th, 2021

On course for healthier, more sustainable soil

If we want to transition to a greener, healthier and more climate resilient Europe, it is important to ensure our soils are in good condition. However, the quality of soils is worsening because of unsustainable management practices, depletion of reso.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News21 hr. 54 min. ago

New agreements needed now to improve food systems

In 2020, between 720 and 811 million people suffered from hunger, and almost as many (768 million) were malnourished. Two billion people did not get enough essential nutrients and vitamins due to unbalanced diets or a lack of fresh food. At the same.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News21 hr. 54 min. ago

Social media "likes" found to positively influence healthy food choices

Social media users who view images of healthy foods that have been heavily endorsed with 'likes' are more likely to make healthier food choices, a new study has found......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News21 hr. 54 min. ago

Can sustainability standards effectively mitigate food system challenges?

While agrifood production is essential for feeding our growing global population, it can also contribute to environmental and social problems, including deforestation, biodiversity loss, poor or precarious labor conditions, and persistent poverty. Ce.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsSep 24th, 2021

New vertical farms will tackle global food challenges, and are set to be used by retailers, caterers and schools

A next generation "vertical farming" system is being developed which will address global food challenges by using hi-tech growing methods to produce high quantities of nutritious fresh crops all year round......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsSep 24th, 2021

Copper foil supply remains constrained

Supply of copper foils has been constrained due to longer delivery times for crucial production equipment, while copper foil suppliers continue to encounter rising costs, according to industry sources......»»

Category: itSource:  digitimesRelated NewsSep 24th, 2021

Chinese LCD panel makers lower capacity utilization

China-based LCD panel makers, in a bid to reduce output, are estimated to have reduced utilization of production capacities in September from an average of 94.6% in August to about 90%, according to CINNO Research......»»

Category: itSource:  digitimesRelated NewsSep 24th, 2021

Lite-on CEO expects chip shortage to ease in 2H22

The supply chain shortage has not seen any relief in 2021, particularly when it entered the third-quarter traditional electronic peak season. Market demand has increased, but overall production capacity has not......»»

Category: itSource:  digitimesRelated NewsSep 24th, 2021

Engineers Figured Out How To Cook 3D-Printed Chicken With Lasers

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: Engineers at Columbia University [...] figured out how to simultaneously 3D-print and cook layers of pureed chicken, according to a recent paper published in the journal npj Science of Food. [........»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsSep 24th, 2021

New York Passes Sweeping Bills To Improve Conditions for Delivery Workers

The New York City Council overwhelmingly approved a groundbreaking package of legislation on Thursday that will set minimum pay and improve working conditions for couriers employed by app-based food delivery services like Grubhub, DoorDash and Uber E.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsSep 23rd, 2021

The defensive arsenal of plant roots

Plants adapt to their nutritional needs by modifying the permeability of their roots through the production or degradation of a cork-like layer called suberin. By studying the regulation of this protective layer in Arabidopsis thaliana, an internatio.....»»

Category: topSource:  pcmagRelated NewsSep 23rd, 2021

Mapping of magnetic stripes to discover how fast ocean crust is created

Two University of Wyoming researchers are part of the first-ever mapping of magnetic stripes—one of the foundations of plate tectonics—within the lower gabbroic section of fast-spreading oceanic crust......»»

Category: topSource:  pcmagRelated NewsSep 23rd, 2021

Engineers figured out how to cook 3D-printed chicken with lasers

Setup can't synthesize complete meals like the Star Trek replicator, but it's a start Creative Machines Lab at Columbia Engineering has developed a system of software-controlled lasers to cook food with precision, retain moisture with the.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated NewsSep 23rd, 2021

Engineers figured out how to cook 3D printed chicken with lasers

Setup can't synthesize complete meals like the Star Trek Replicator, but it's a start Creative Machines Lab at Columbia Engineering have developed a system of software-controlled lasers to cook food with precision, retain moisture with the.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated NewsSep 23rd, 2021

Gas pipe workers find 800-year-old bodies in Peru

Peruvian workers laying gas pipes found the remains of eight people buried in a common tomb with food and musical instruments some 800 years ago, an archaeologist said Wednesday......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsSep 23rd, 2021

EPA completes rule to phase out gases used as refrigerants

In what officials call a key step to combat climate change, the Environmental Protection Agency is sharply limiting domestic production and use of hydrofluorocarbons, highly potent greenhouse gases commonly used in refrigerators and air conditioners......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsSep 23rd, 2021

Following expert advice, FDA authorizes boosters for people 65+, high risk

Advisors for the CDC will meet Thursday to set guidance on use of boosters. Enlarge / The Food and Drug Administration headquarters in White Oak, Maryland. (credit: Getty | Congressional Quarterly) The US Food and Drug Administration late Wedn.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated NewsSep 23rd, 2021

Bat guts become less healthy through diet of "fast food" from banana plantations

Nectar-feeding bats foraging in intensively managed banana plantations in Costa Rica have a less diverse set of gut microbes in comparison to bats feeding in their natural forest habitat or organic plantations, reveals new research published today in.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsSep 23rd, 2021

Semiconductor equipment billings drop in August

August billings among North American manufacturers of semiconductor production equipment decreased 5.4%, bringing an end to an eight-month period of consecutive increases......»»

Category: itSource:  digitimesRelated NewsSep 23rd, 2021

Young Optics to produce AR/VR-use lens pieces

Optical component and module maker Young Optics could begin volume production of AR/VR-use plastic lens pieces 3-6 months after clients place orders, according to the company......»»

Category: itSource:  digitimesRelated NewsSep 23rd, 2021