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August 7, 2020

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An Easier Way to Go Veggie: Vitamin B12 Can Be Produced During Dough Fermentation

Grain-based materials fermented with Propionibacterium freudenreichii have enough vitamin B12 to be nutritionally significant. With the help of ...

Study Reveals Scale of Habitat Loss for Endangered Birds

A new study warns that the last remaining habitat for several endangered bird species in Europe could reduce by up to 50 per cent in the next century as farmers convert land to more profitable crops ...

Why Do Arteries Age? Study Explores Link to Gut Bacteria, Diet

Eat a slab of steak and your resident gut bacteria get to work immediately to break it down. But new research shows that a metabolic byproduct, called TMAO, produced in the process can be harmful to ...

Light Drinking May Protect Brain Function

Light to moderate drinking may preserve brain function in older age, according to a new ...
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Coumarin Compounds from Oak Barrels Could Contribute to Bitter Taste in Wine and Spirits

Wine and spirits are complex mixtures of flavor and aroma compounds, some of which arise during aging in wooden barrels. Among other compounds, oak wood releases coumarins, but how they affect ...

Sensation Seekers, Risk-Takers Who Experience More Bitterness Apt to Drink IPAs

People who seek novel and powerful sensations and are more prone to taking risks -- and who perceive bitter tastes more intensely -- are more likely to prefer bitter, pale-ale-style beers and drink ...

Scientists Develop Sustainable Way to Extract Chitin from Prawn Shells

Scientists have developed a green way to create chitin, by using two forms of food waste - prawn shells and discarded fruit - and fermenting ...

Beer Was Here! A New Microstructural Marker for Malting in the Archaeological Record

A new method for reliably identifying the presence of beer or other malted foodstuffs in archaeological finds is described in a new ...

How Horses Can Save the Permafrost

Permafrost soils in the Arctic are thawing. In Russia, experiments are now being conducted in which herds of horses, bison and reindeer are being used to combat this effect. A study shows for the ...

New Strategy to Protect Wine Grapes from Smoke-Taint

It's a problem plaguing grape-growers worldwide -- in an ever-changing climate, how can they protect their crops from the undesirable effects of wildfire smoke exposure. A recent study has led ...

Mediterranean Diet Ingredient May Extend Life

Researchers discover a potential new way in which diet influences aging-related ...

Switching Grape Varieties Can Help Save World's Wine-Growing Regions

Hotter temperatures threaten global wine production, with multiple studies now forecasting that more than half of regions suitable to planting wine grapes could be lost to climate change. But ...

Drinking 1% Rather Than 2% Milk Accounts for 4.5 Years of Less Aging in Adults

A new study shows drinking low-fat milk -- both nonfat and 1% milk -- is significantly associated with less aging in ...

Craft-Beer Boom Linked to Record-Number of US States Growing Hops

Craft breweries aren't just a fun place to meet up with friends. They may be fueling an unprecedented geographic expansion of hop production across the ...

Have Your Health and Eat Meat Too

Barbecued, stir-fried or roasted, there's no doubt that Aussies love their meat. Consuming on average nearly 100 kilograms of meat per person per year, Australians are among the top meat ...

Brewing Beer That Tastes Fresh Longer

Unlike wine, which generally improves with time, beer does not age well. Usually within a year of bottling, the beverage starts to develop an unpleasant papery or cardboard-like flavor that drinkers ...

Brain Biomarker Predicts Compulsive Drinking

Although alcohol use is ubiquitous in modern society, only a portion of individuals develop alcohol use disorders or addiction. Yet, scientists have not understood why some individuals are prone to ...

Uncovering the Pathway to Wine's Acidity

Wine researchers say their latest discovery may one day lead to winemakers being able to manipulate the acidity of wines without the costly addition of tartaric ...

Some Hoppy News: Hops Don't Need to Go Dormant in Order to Flower

In a study that wraps up three years and 13 growth cycles of several popular hop varieties, researchers are upending conventional wisdom hop growers have followed for decades to coax their plants to ...

Eelgrass Acid and Resveratrol Produced by Cell Factories for the First Time

Scientists are now able to produce a wide range of sulfated aromatic compounds such as antifouling eelgrass acid, resveratrol and vanillic acid derivatives using microbial production hosts. This ...

Embracing Sustainable Practices Would Help Some Winery Tasting Rooms Stand out

Wineries in the mid-Atlantic region should consider recycling and encouraging their customers to bring bottles to their tasting rooms for refilling to distinguish their businesses from so many ...

The Secret of Classic Belgian Beers? Medieval Super Yeasts!

An international team of scientists has discovered that some of the most renowned classic Belgian beers, including Gueuze and Trappist ales, are fermented with a rare and unusual form of hybrid ...

Muscadine Grapes Are Affected by Parasitic Nematodes

Muscadines are also known for being hearty grapes, with a tough skin that protects them from many fungal diseases. Bunch grapes are highly susceptible to damage from plant-parasitic nematodes (PPNs), ...

Taming the Wild Cheese Fungus

The flavors of fermented foods are heavily shaped by the fungi that grow on them, but the evolutionary origins of those fungi aren't well understood. Experimental findings offer microbiologists ...

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