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Health Check: can chopping your vegetables boost their nutrients?

Posted by Josh Newport

12-Jun-2017 07:00:00

This post was originally published on The Conversation.

We all know eating vegetables is a good way to improve health. And for many years the focus has been on just eating more vegetables, be it fresh, frozen or tinned. But what if there was a quicker and easier way to get more benefit from our vegetables? Can the way we prepare vegetables boost their nutrition? Does tearing or chopping your lettuce makes any difference? And if we chop, does it matter what type of knife we use?

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Topics: nutrition, nutrients, vegetables, enzymes, vitamins and minerals, food research, health, polyphenols

Does a healthy diet have to come at a hefty price?

Posted by Josh Newport

11-Jan-2017 11:07:22

This post was originally published on The Conversation.

Imagine you’re in the aisle of your favorite grocery store, bombarded with hundreds of the latest and greatest products on the market. After grabbing a box of your favorite pasta off the shelf, you notice a new organic version of the spaghetti sauce you usually buy. Strikingly, you notice that the price is at almost a 50 percent premium compared to what your usual sauce costs.

Here we go again, you think: You have to empty your wallet to buy the “healthy” stuff.

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Topics: nutrition, superfoods, nutrients, vegetables, retail and marketing, food research, health

Interview with Briony Mansell-Lewis, Director of Food Matters Live

Posted by Josh Newport

31-Oct-2016 15:09:19

 

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Topics: nutrition, healthy eating, obesity, retail and marketing, food production, food research, conferences and events

American Libraries: Viva la Revolución!

Posted by Dave Howard

28-Mar-2014 09:39:00

There has been a significant amount of change in libraries in recent years. Once quiet and austere, many libraries have become bustling community centers where talking out loud and even eating are perfectly acceptable.

The Boston Public Library, founded in 1848, is the oldest public urban library in the United States, and has wholeheartedly embraced this new era of reimagined library spaces. With a major renovation underway, the Copley Square institution is breaking out of its granite shell to show an airier, more welcoming side to the passing crowds. Interior plans include new retail space, a section dedicated to teenagers - Teen Central, and a high-stool bar where library patrons can bring their laptops, tablets and similar and look out over Boylston Street.

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Topics: information professional, food research

Improving Discoverability

Posted by Dave Howard

20-Mar-2014 08:33:00

SAGE has published a new white paper which explores recent developments in scholarly discoverability and identifies new opportunities for collaboration. Researchers interviewed 16 experts representing publishers, researchers and libraries.

The field of discoverability has moved on considerably since SAGE’s last white paper was published on the topic in 2012. What has emerged in the communities debating the topic is the difference between:

  • Discovery – the process/infrastructure required for users to find appropriate content; and
  • Discoverability – the measure of a content item’s integration into the infrastructure that maximises its chances of being found by a user
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Topics: information professional, food research

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