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American Chemical Society's Weekly PressPac -- Aug. 1, 2007
...ch The ingredient that helps give salt & vinegar potato
chips that tangy snap is the key to a new waterpro...t. One of sodium acetates many uses is in flavored potato
chips. In laboratory studies using freshly made concrete, the researchers showed that sodium acetate...
Highlights from the July 2007 Journal of the American Dietetic Association
...sizes of french fries, meat, cooked vegetables and potato
chips and asked them to indicate their usual portion sizes. More than 63 percent of the children chose french fry portions that were larger than American and Canadian dietary recommendations, with boys more than twice as likely as girls to select big...
Potato wart eyed as risk to potato production
...(June 18, 2007) -- While many may be familiar with potato
late blight, the plant disease responsible for widespread potato
shortages, the lesser known potato
wart has the potential to be as devastating to economies that dep...
University of Colorado invention may allow thirsty crops to signal farmers
Corn and potato
crops may soon provide information to farmers about when they need water and how much should be delivered, thanks to a University of Colorado at Boulder invention optioned to AgriHouse Inc., a Berthoud, Colo., high-tech company. The technology inc...
Hormone that signals fullness also curbs fast food consumption and tendency to binge eat
...t, sandwiches, casseroles, salads, tortilla chips, potato
chips, cookies and soft drinks. They were also offered an evening snack that included peanut butter sandwiches and a cookie. On inpatient days 2, 4, and 44, participants received a high-fat, high-sugar lunch that included deep-dish pizzas, ice crea...
Climate change threatens wild relatives of key crops
... May 2007) -- Wild relatives of plants such as the potato
and the peanut are at risk of extinction, threaten...ut species analyzed and 12 percent of the 108 wild potato
species analyzed could become extinct as the result of climate change. Most of those that remained w...
Spud origin controversy solved
...ts of the earliest known landraces of the European potato
are of Andean and Chilean origin. They report thei...Chilean potatoes as breeding stock after the Irish potato
famine in the 1840s. Using molecular markers, the scientists found that the Canary Island landrace...
Winter flounder on the fast track to recovery
...research -- when the juveniles reach the size of a potato
chip and are ready to join their wild brethren in the shallow coastal waters where winter flounder naturally spawn. "Hatchery-bred fish are different than wild fish," says Fairchild. They haven't been exposed to predators, for instance; nor have they...
Highlights from the April 2007 Journal of the American Dietetic Association
... of ten out of 15 foods and drinks, which included potato
chips, rice, tortilla chips, pudding, peanut butter, macaroni and cheese, water and soda. The students' BMI alone "positively predicted" the selection of larger portion sizes of six foods. "In addition, participants chose significantly larger porti...
Irish potato famine disease came from South America
...e fungus-like pathogen that caused the 1840s Irish potato
famine originally came from the Andes of South Ame...nt breeding studies, as scientists there collected potato
seed from all over the world and tested it for resistance to the pathogen. Ristaino says, however...
Carnegie Mellon engineers devise new process to improve energy efficiency of ethanol production
...anol, but it can be made from grains, sugar beats, potato
and beverage wastes and switchgrass. The research was conducted through the Chemical Engineering Department's Center of Advanced Process Decision-making in collaboration with Minneapolis-based Cargill, an international provider of ...
ACS News Service Weekly PressPac -- Dec. 13, 2006
...ne silencing technology yields a better French fry potato
New proteins detected on silicone breast impla...ne silencing technology yields a better French fry potato
Journal of Agricultural and Food Technology If Russet Ranger were a kid rather than a potato, it mi...
GM spuds to be commercialized in 2007
...pectin and amylose starches. 'This is the first potato
of its kind' according to Thorston Storck, global ...n weight between female animals fed the transgenic potato
and those given a diet containing the parental cultivar. 'These differences should be thoroughly i...
Microwave pre-cooking of French fries reduces cancer chemicals
...e acrylamide formation by microwave pre-cooking of potato
strips prior to frying. Publishing their work in... acrylamide level in the surface region. When the potato
strips were subjected to frying after a microwave pre-cooking step, acrylamide content in the whole ...
Two miles underground, strange bacteria are found thriving
...f food," Onstott said. "For them, it's like eating potato
chips." But the arrival of the research team brought one substance into the underground world that, though vital to human survival, proved fatal to the microbes -- air from the surface. "These critters seems to have a real problem with being expo...
DOE JGI, VBI describe disease mechanisms of sudden oak death, related soybean pathogens
...hat was responsible for the mid-19th century Irish potato
ACS News Service Weekly PressPac -- August 9, 2006
...food. The highest levels occur in French fries and potato
chips.Efforts to reduce acrylamide in food in the United States may depend on the fate of a proposed Federal law, according to the C&EN article. The law would restrict state efforts to regulate acrylamide and other food compounds more stringently th...
Potato blight pathogenicity explained by genome plasticity
...enetic fingerprint in the pathogen responsible for potato
blight. Some strains of the pathogen possess mult...other strains possess only a single copy. Certain potato
plants do not recognize strains of the pathogen with only the single gene copy, making them suscepti...
Celiac success: New enzyme efficiently degrades gluten in 'human stomach' environment
...or instance, Koning said: "Celiac patients can eat potato
chips, but not if they have added paprika or other spices because they're 'glued' to the chip with gluten." AN-PEP outstrips earlier enzyme by 60-fold Earlier attempts at finding non-human proteases for gluten detoxification (first proposed in the ...
Scientists to employ Arctic ice and polar bears to protect diversity of world's crops
...S$70,000 a year for three years. Potato: The same potato
blight that in the 19th century caused more than a...d because its farmers cultivated only a handful of potato
varieties. But crop gene banks in South America safeguard diverse collections of wild and cultivated...