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No more binge eating: signal pathway in the brain that controls food intake discovered

Signal pathway in the brain that controls food intake discovered

July 09, 2022
The brain controls our body’s lysophospholipids, which in turn control a programme that activates nutritional intake / specific inhibitors of lipid synthesis could serve as new obesity therapies / publication in 'Nature Metabolism'
Near infrared spectral analysis for mobile applications for on-site food freshness testing

Is Infrared spectral analysis (NIR) coming to your smartphone?

June 19, 2022
In the potato industry several analytical applications based on Near Infra Red (NIR) are used to characterize products. A German research institute sees applications even at home and is therefore working towards an NIR sensor small enough to fit your phone.
Freya von Czettritz: Agritechnica 2022 will not take place.

Agritechnica 2022 will not take place

December 21, 2021
Unfortunately, due to the deteriorating pandemic situation in recent weeks and the resulting current official regulations, a situation has arisen which makes the trouble-free execution of AGRITECHNICA no longer possible.
Albert Schirring, Strategy Lead Vegetables & Potato, Bayer AG

World Potato Congress Webinar: 'Late Blight: 175 years of experience. What have we learned? An update.' by Albert Schirring

March 24, 2021
The World Potato Congress is very pleased to present its next webinar on Wednesday, March 31, 2021 with Albert Schirring, Strategy Lead Vegetables & Potato, Bayer AG.
The plant on the left is untreated and the fungi are clearly visible. The right plant was treated with the acid, the fungus could not cause any damage.

Researchers find new way to protect plants from fungal infection

September 25, 2020
Widespread fungal disease in plants can be controlled with a commercially available chemical that has been primarily used in medicine until now. This discovery was made by scientists from Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg (MLU) and the University of the State of Paraná in Brazil.
Restrain sprout suppressor approved in Germany

Restrain sprout suppressor approved in Germany

July 09, 2020
The German Federal Office of Consumer Protection and Food Safety (BVL) has approved the ethylene-based sprout suppressor Restrain as a safe crop protection product with immediate effect. The approval applies to the treatment of potatoes (for both domestic consumption and starch production), onions, garlic, shallots, propagating material, and tomatoes.
A team of biochemists at FAU led by Prof. Dr. Uwe Sonnewald have discovered why potato plants form significantly lower numbers of tubers or sometimes none at all at higher temperatures. The authors of the study from FAU (from left): PD Dr. Sophia Sonnewald, Günter Lehretz, Dr. José María Corral García and Prof. Dr. Uwe Sonnewald. (Courtesy: FAU / Rabih Mehdi)

Breakthrough research: potatoes can grow at high temperatures

May 15, 2019
If there’s one thing potato plants don’t like, it’s heat. If the temperature is too high, potato plants form significantly lower numbers of tubers or sometimes none at all. Biochemists at FAU have now discovered the reason why.
Digital Transformation value chain central theme at Fruit Logistica 2019

Digital Transformation of the value chain a central theme at Fruit Logistica 2019

February 05, 2019
From February 6 to 8, the FRUIT LOGISTICA will take over Messe Berlin. And though the focus of this trade show is primarily the Fresh Fruit industry, the potato sector and its suppliers are well represented too.
How to measure if a potato is PEF-treated just right?

How to measure if a potato is PEF-treated just right?

August 14, 2018
In Pulsed Electric Field Treatment of potato, the treatment intensity needs to be monitored to optimize process performance and product yield. So how can that be done?
Unleashing AI and Big Data on Potatoes - from Mud to French Fries

Unleashing AI and Big Data on Potatoes - from Mud to French Fries

March 28, 2018
By analysing potato production data, information systems specialist Professor Wolfgang Maaß and his team want to help farmers and food companies identify potential benefits and optimize their processes.

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