• Animal Nutrition

    Cutting food waste alone won’t solve world’s nutritional needs

    Reducing food waste is crucial to our ability to feed the growing human population but will not fully solve the problem alone, according to a new study based on a computational model. Researchers calculate that the world already produces enough protein and energy to feed 9.7 billion people–the projected population as of 2050–if food waste were cut in half. However, projections indicate global food production will still fall short in terms of micronutrients that our bodies need to stay healthy, including calcium, iron, vitamin E and others. “Reducing food waste would give us enough protein and food energy to feed  

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  • Animal Nutrition

    UN Food Systems Summit: pontification and starvation?

    A choice for the forthcoming UN Food Systems Summit, do we endeavor to feed all or starve millions? Does the summit lead to actions that ensure food security? Or does the summit lead to pontificating about transformations that yield further malnourishment? Food security needs and planetary boundary limits necessitate that we all act in a ‘One Health’ globally collaborative manner. Every individual, company, entity, and government has a role to play in achieving food security for all globally. The science is certain that food insecurity is rising, and that the climate is changing. Scientifically, reasoned individuals may debate and ponder  

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  • Animal Care

    Muncie animal shelter faces epidemic, struggles with influx of cases

    MUNCIE, Ind. — Muncie Animal Care and Services, the city’s animal shelter, is running low on resources after taking in nearly 100 animals in just a few days.  And with available supplies and manpower already running low from those rescues, shelter officials said on Friday they were aware of several more abandoned homes that have animals that need to be taken in by the shelter. The shelter started June with an animal hoarding case in Yorktown. Animal control officers were called in to seize at least 50 cats from a house in the 1700 block of South Oakdale Drive the  

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  • Animal News

    Tiny animal revived after 24,000 years entombed in Siberian permafrost

    By Michael Marshall A rotifer. Researchers have successfully revived one of these small animals after 24,000 years in permafrost Michael Plewka A tiny animal called a rotifer has been revived after spending 24,000 years frozen in permafrost. It is the longest a rotifer has been observed to survive in such extreme cold. While simple organisms like bacteria can often survive millennia in permafrost, “this is an animal with a nervous system and brain and everything”, says Stas Malavin at the Pushchino Scientific Center for Biological Research RAS in Russia. It isn’t quite a record – nematode worms have purportedly been  

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  • Pets & Animal

    Animal Rescue League Tips on Keeping Pets Cool for Heat Awareness Day

    Photo courtesy of the Animal Rescue League of Berks County. The summer heat is coming, so it is crucial to keep our pets safe. High temperatures and humidity can cause animals to overheat, which can lead to serious health complications. According to Dr. Jason Banning, Medical Director at the Animal Rescue League of Berks County, it is essential to ensure pets have fresh water and shady spaces to remain hydrated and escape direct sunlight. On the other hand, temperatures in cars during the Summer can reach over 120 degrees, even with the windows partially opened. For this reason, a pet  

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  • Animal Nutrition

    Swapping animal protein for plant-based dinner may reduce CV risk by 10{c93c05115eae7b2853c4a44517667f24b04dafe21463d3cb653b86ff5269b0fa}

    Source/Disclosures Published by: Disclosures: The authors report no relevant financial disclosures. ADD TOPIC TO EMAIL ALERTS Receive an email when new articles are posted on Please provide your email address to receive an email when new articles are posted on . “ data-action=”subscribe”> Subscribe We were unable to process your request. Please try again later. If you continue to have this issue please contact [email protected] Back to Healio Adults who substitute low-quality carbohydrate or animal protein at dinner with high-quality carbohydrate or plant protein could reduce cardiovascular disease risk by as  

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  • Animal Nutrition

    Researchers want to create an entirely new category of climate-friendly plant-based foods

    A new research project, PROFERMENT, run by the Department of Food Science at the University of Copenhagen, has received DKK 56 million from the Novo Nordisk Foundation to develop the fundamental knowledge required to invent a completely new category of sustainable, plant-based foods as an alternative to animal protein sources. Creating a whole new food category requires a major food science initiative and the Novo Nordisk Foundation has now set this in motion with a grant of tens of millions of kroner. The research will be carried out in a partnership between the University of Copenhagen, the Technical University  

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  • Animal Nutrition

    Researchers want to convert rapeseed proteins from feed to food

    GRANT: In Denmark and the rest of Europe, you see lots of yellow rapeseed fields and most of the rapeseed protein is used for animal feed. A new research project SEEDFOOD will attempt to change this by creating new fundamental knowledge, so we can use the proteins for food in the future. The research project has been established with a grant of DKK 56 million kroner from the Novo Nordisk Foundation Challenge Programme and is being led from Department of Food Science at University of Copenhagen. Providing enough proteins through sustainable food production is a huge challenge up to  

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