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Health - Agronomy / Food Science - 15.11.2023
The herpes virus could be transmitted through food
The herpes virus could be transmitted through food
The virus that causes cold sores can survive and remain infectious for several hours on food or food-related surfaces . It is generally accepted that the virus responsible for cold sores is transmitted via saliva or direct contact with the lesions it causes. However, there are other potential transmission routes, according to a study published by a team from UniversitÚ Laval in the Journal of Applied Microbiology .

Agronomy / Food Science - Health - 27.06.2023
Ready-to-drink cocktails and alcoholic sodas: a confusing health halo
Ready-to-drink cocktails and alcoholic sodas: a confusing health halo
Nearly 70% of ready-to-drink alcoholic beverages such as cocktails and sodas are sold in containers bearing nutritional information that falsely gives these products a healthy image, reveals a study conducted by a research team from UniversitÚ Laval and Public Health Ontario. In light of this finding, the study's authors believe that regulations surrounding the marketing of these products should be tightened.

History / Archeology - Agronomy / Food Science - 19.06.2023
The old grind just got a little older
The old grind just got a little older
An Italian study involving UdeM researchers shows new evidence that humans and Neanderthals milled flour as long as 43,000 years ago, several thousand years before what was previously thought, making Long before the invention of agriculture, humans already knew how to process cereals and other wild plants into a flour suitable for food - and now there's new evidence they did so long before scientists was previously thought.

Health - Agronomy / Food Science - 29.03.2023
AI shows the need for healthier diets in long-term care homes
AI shows the need for healthier diets in long-term care homes
Waterloo researchers develop new AI technology to examine data on food and fluids consumed in LTC homes A detailed analysis of consumed food showed there is a need to improve diets in long-term care (LTC) homes to make them healthier for residents. The analysis found that eating more whole grains, plant-based proteins, and plain fruits and vegetables would help residents meet government guidelines and reduce their risk of inflammation.

Agronomy / Food Science - Health - 16.03.2023
Fresh produce contaminated with toxic BPA-like chemicals found in food labels
Fresh produce contaminated with toxic BPA-like chemicals found in food labels
BPA is banned in some countries but similar chemicals like BPS are still allowed. Steps were taken in Canada to reduce the use of Bisphenol A (BPA), a toxic chemical linked to prostate and breast cancer, commonly found in plastics, the lining of food cans, water bottles, and paper receipts. But in many cases, it has been replaced with similar hormone disrupting chemicals, like Bisphenol S (BPS).

Health - Agronomy / Food Science - 06.03.2023
More evidence that sugary drinks cause weight gain: Study
A review of dozens of studies from the last decade recently found that sugar-sweetened beverages promote weight gain in children and adults. Theáreview,áled by researchers at the University of Toronto and Harvard University,áis the largest and most thorough analysis to date of research on sweetened drinks, and overweight and obesity - both of which heighten risks for diabetes, heart disease, some cancers and other diseases.