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Human listeriosis is a serious foodborne disease caused by Listeria monocytogenes, a bacterium often called Listeria. The disease primarily affects older adults, pregnant women, newborns, and adults with weakened immune systems. After consumption of contaminated food, Listeria
Acrylamide is a chemical contaminant naturally formed during thermal processing and cooking food as a consequence of the Maillard reaction, derived from the reaction between the free amino acid asparagine with reducing sugars or other carbonyl compounds.
Nowadays quality and safety influence consumers’ behaviour of food products more and more: so, food labeling has really an important role in the food system and marketing policy. Also the use of new biotechnologies into agri-food system
Pre-treatment is important in the utilisation of food waste for the production of high value products
Proper disposal of food industry waste is a problem that developed as well as developing economies face alike. Conversion of food waste is a pioneering idea which can lead to huge financial gains while ensuring a healthy
Mosquitoes are one of the most deadliest animals on earth which not only cause nuisance, irritation and pain at the biting sites, but also take millions of lives worldwide each year by transmitting many infectious diseases like
Cost compared to effects of food and micronutrient supplementation in pregnancy for rural Bangladeshi women
When under nutrition affects pregnant women it many leave long lasting consequences on the newborn baby. Even though over nutrition in the form of overweight and obesity is now sweeping the world, in low-income countries under nutrition
Cytochrome c oxidase represents the enzyme where cell respiration takes place. The oxygen which we inhale is transported via the blood stream to all cells of the body where it is converted into water by a cold
What is the best strategy to catch food? Is it to be opportunistic and try to capture every prey found on our way? Or to be more selective and target only specific prey that have higher energetic
How best to use the momentum of EXPO to improve our food environment? A story to be explained to our children!
In the past 6 months ( May – October 2015 ) EXPO challenged us with the exposition “ Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life”. The Zero Pavilion, the UN Pavilion, located at the exposition entrance, impressed its
Purple plant foods (e. g. purple cabbage, purple cauliflower, blueberries) contain high amounts of anthocyanins, which are antioxidants responsible for the strong blue – purple colors. There are > 500 different anthocyanin molecules, some of which have
The importance of the diet in human health has been recognized for centuries. Milk is the primary source of nutrients for infants. It provides a nutritionally balanced source of both macronutrients (proteins, fats and carbohydrates) and micronutrients
An ecosystem is a dynamic complex of plant, animal and micro-organism communities and their non-living environment interacting as a functional unit (e.g. coral reefs, wetlands, rainforests, boreal forests, cultivated farmlands). The Ecosystem services are the benefits that
Food safety issues are always around us for food-borne pathogen and spoilage bacteria exist in many kinds of food. Chemical preservatives are added to prevent food spoilage, however, most of them are cancerogen and unsafe for us.