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Scientific Breakthrough Identifies Genuine Mānuka Honey

Scientific Breakthrough Identifies Genuine Mānuka Honey

The Unique Manuka Factor Honey Association (UMFHA), the independent industry body for Mānuka honey, today announced that it has validated a number of unique signature compounds found only in genuine Mānuka honey. These findings are the result of over five years of scientific research with UK-based Fera Science and other international research contributors.

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Allergens on the rise: Fera launches new reference materials to support industry

Allergens on the rise: Fera launches new reference materials to support industry

Fapas, the proficiency testing arm of Fera Science Ltd, has launched a new range of allergen reference materials. The new materials will enable laboratories around the world to comprehensively evaluate and compare their methods and capabilities when testing food samples for allergens.

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Consider Nematode Testing in Rotational Decisions

Consider Nematode Testing in Rotational Decisions

A seven-fold increase in soil samples testing positive for root-knot nematodes in cereals indicates that the pest may be more prevalent in the crop than previously thought, according to a leading expert at Fera.

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Insects no more risky than other proteins as animal feed

Insects no more risky than other proteins as animal feed

‘70% of consumers in the ProteInsect second survey said it was acceptable to feed insect protein to farmed animals’ - That’s the preliminary conclusion of PROteINSECT, three-year study of whether feed based on fly larvae could help mitigate environmental problems caused by the rapidly growing global demand for meat and fish.

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Evidence on the pollinator costs and farming benefits of neonicotinoid pesticides

Evidence on the pollinator costs and farming benefits of neonicotinoid pesticides

Farmers who use neonicotinoid seed coatings subsequently use less insecticide to control pests on oilseed rape, according to new research published by Nature. But the study also demonstrated that more honey bee colonies were lost as the usage of imidacloprid, a first generation neonicotinoid, increased.

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