seafood

Breakthrough in understanding ‘tummy bug’ bacteria

Scientists have discovered how bacteria commonly responsible for seafood-related stomach upsets can go dormant and then “wake up”. Vibrio parahaemolyticus is a marine bacterium that can cause gastroenteritis in humans…

From artificial meat to fine-tuning photosynthesis: Food System Innovation – and how to get there

In a new study published in the journal Nature Food, an international team of researchers has now assessed and categorised key innovations with a potential to…

New research recovers nutrients from seafood process water

During preparation of herring, shrimps and mussels, large amounts of process water are continuously pumped out as waste by the seafood industry. The water is…

Know your fish!

More than half of the world’s fish and seafood products come from aquaculture. The increasing demand and the simultaneous decline of the natural stocks due to…

Sea shells for sale: A new source of sustainable biomaterials

“Mollusc shells are viewed by the aquaculture and seafood industries as 'nuisance waste' and largely disposed of in landfills”, says Dr Morris. “Not only is…

Exposure to mercury, seafood associated with risk factor for autoimmune disease

The findings, which appear in Environmental Health Perspectives, found that mercury – even at low levels generally considered safe – was associated with…

Getting the Most out of Aquaculture: Pearls of Wisdom from Farmed Oysters

As global populations rise, so does the demand for seafood. In developed nations, the health benefits of a diet high in fish and seafood are regularly touted….

Seafood substitutions can expose consumers to unexpectedly high mercury

Fishery stock “substitutions”—which falsely present a fish of the same species, but from a different geographic origin—are the most dangerous mislabeling…

Rethinking Fish Farming to Offset Its Public Health and Environmental Risks

As government agencies recommend greater consumption of seafood for its health benefits, a new analysis led by researchers from the Johns Hopkins Center for a…

Seafood Menus Reflect Long-term Ocean Changes

The scientists are using the menus as part of a larger project to fill a 45-year gap in official records of wild fish populations in the state’s ocean waters…

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