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‘Odour trap necessary for lasting malaria control’
Malaria in Africa has been on a downward trend in the past ten years thanks to the distribution of mosquito nets treated with insecticides, but that decline is now stalling. We nee...
‘Children need to relate to their food’
Youth Food Movement is campaigning this month for compulsory nutritional education in the Netherlands. Children need to learn where food comes from, what a healthy diet is, and how...
Healthy substance in tea identified
It has been known for some time that tea provides protection against cardiovascular diseases, but not exactly which substance is responsible for this. James Dower and his colleague...
Rabobank sponsors taste lessons
Rabobank will be the main sponsor of the Food Education Platform, to support the programme of taste lessons at Wageningen UR.
Pig farmers not sick of MRSA bacteria
Many pig farmers have MRSA bacteria because many animals on their company are contaminated with the antibiotic-resistant bacteria. However, research found that the farmers do not b...
Too soon for sugar tax in the Netherlands
Last week the British government announced a tax on sugary soft drinks. Almost simultaneously, the Dutch Health minister Schippers produced her ‘road map’ for healthier food in Eur...
Better corn breeds prevent malnutrition
Zambian kids under 5 years old are less often malnourished when their parents grow better corn variants instead of the local corn. They also have fewer nutrient deficiency if the w...
‘Serve warm lunches at schools’
The Netherlands needs to introduce warm school lunches. Alexander Rinnooy Kan, member of parliament, pleaded for this during a symposium in Wageningen last Friday on the primary sc...
Learning about vegetables does not affect eating behaviour
Primary school children that learn about healthy food have a better understanding of what healthy food is. In order to change their eating behavior, a more intensive programme is n...
Herbs replace antibiotics in the cowshed
Maria Goot at Rikilt is working on a new edition of Melkvee, a 2011 dairy farmer’s guide to herbal and homeopathic veterinary treatments. These medicines, intended to reduce the us...