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Assessing the environmental impacts of agrifood production (2021)
Journal Article
Jirapornvaree, I., Suppadit, T., & Kumar, V. (2022). Assessing the environmental impacts of agrifood production. Clean Technologies and Environmental Policy, 24, 1099–1112. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10098-021-02153-5

Agriculture, forestry, and other land use approximately contribute to 24 percent of 2010 global greenhouse gas (GHGs) emissions. This study, therefore, focuses on assessing the environmental impacts of jasmine rice production. The life cycle assessme... Read More about Assessing the environmental impacts of agrifood production.

Marker development for the traceability of certified sustainably produced cacao (Theobroma cacao) in the chocolate industry (2021)
Thesis
Lafargue, P. Marker development for the traceability of certified sustainably produced cacao (Theobroma cacao) in the chocolate industry. (Thesis). University of the West of England. Retrieved from https://uwe-repository.worktribe.com/output/6642792

Theobroma cacao (cocoa) is one of the most studied commodities around the world and the source of one of the world’s most consumed and familiar products, chocolate. The multibillion-pound industry has changed to a higher demand for sustainably certif... Read More about Marker development for the traceability of certified sustainably produced cacao (Theobroma cacao) in the chocolate industry.

Identification and distribution of novel badnaviral sequences integrated in the genome of cacao (Theobroma cacao) (2021)
Journal Article
Muller, E., Ullah, I., Dunwell, J. M., Daymond, A. J., Richardson, M., Allainguillaume, J., & Wetten, A. (2021). Identification and distribution of novel badnaviral sequences integrated in the genome of cacao (Theobroma cacao). Scientific Reports, 11(1), Article 8270. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-021-87690-1

Theobroma cacao is one of the most economically important tropical trees, being the source of chocolate. As part of an ongoing study to understand the diversity of the badnavirus complex, responsible for the cacao swollen shoot virus disease in West... Read More about Identification and distribution of novel badnaviral sequences integrated in the genome of cacao (Theobroma cacao).

Assessing the economic and environmental impact of jasmine rice production: Life cycle assessment and Life Cycle Costs analysis (2021)
Journal Article
Jirapornvaree, I., Suppadit, T., & Kumar, V. (2021). Assessing the economic and environmental impact of jasmine rice production: Life cycle assessment and Life Cycle Costs analysis. Journal of Cleaner Production, 303, Article 127079. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jclepro.2021.127079

Climate change is a threat to food security that has compelled government around the globe to adopt concrete measures to explore sustainable farming practices. This study, therefore, is focused on assessing the environmental and economic impacts of a... Read More about Assessing the economic and environmental impact of jasmine rice production: Life cycle assessment and Life Cycle Costs analysis.

Scaling up action on urban sustainable food systems in the United Kingdom: Agenda setting, networking, and influence (2021)
Journal Article
Jones, M., & Hills, S. (2021). Scaling up action on urban sustainable food systems in the United Kingdom: Agenda setting, networking, and influence. Sustainability, 13(4), Article 2156. https://doi.org/10.3390/su13042156

There has been an increasing focus on the potential of city-based initiatives to address the negative impacts of the global food system. Adopting a meso-level policy perspective, this study aimed to explore whether, how, and why the UK non-government... Read More about Scaling up action on urban sustainable food systems in the United Kingdom: Agenda setting, networking, and influence.

‘Just don’t tell them what’s in it’: Ethics, edible insects and sustainable food choice in schools (2020)
Journal Article
Jones, V. (2020). ‘Just don’t tell them what’s in it’: Ethics, edible insects and sustainable food choice in schools. British Educational Research Journal, 46(4), 894-908. https://doi.org/10.1002/berj.3655

Supporting young people with global crises mitigation strategies is essential, yet loaded with ethical dilemmas for the educator. This study explores whether young people will make ethical decisions regarding the sustainability of food choice in scho... Read More about ‘Just don’t tell them what’s in it’: Ethics, edible insects and sustainable food choice in schools.

A comparison of European eel Anguilla anguilla eDNA concentrations to fyke net catches in five Irish lakes (2020)
Journal Article
Weldon, L., O’Leary, C., Steer, M., Newton, L., Macdonald, H., & Sargeant, S. L. (2020). A comparison of European eel Anguilla anguilla eDNA concentrations to fyke net catches in five Irish lakes. Environmental DNA, 2(4), 587-600. https://doi.org/10.1002/edn3.91

The European eel, Anguilla anguilla, is classified as critically endangered by the IUCN. To protect what remains of the European eel population, accurate monitoring methods for this species are important. Environmental DNA (eDNA) techniques are gaini... Read More about A comparison of European eel Anguilla anguilla eDNA concentrations to fyke net catches in five Irish lakes.

Screen-printed carbon based biosensors and their applications in agri-food safety (2020)
Journal Article
Smart, A., Crew, A., Pemberton, R., Hughes, G., Doran, O., & Hart, J. P. (2020). Screen-printed carbon based biosensors and their applications in agri-food safety. Trends in Analytical Chemistry, 127, Article 115898. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.trac.2020.115898

This review focuses on the ways in which screen-printed carbon electrodes have been tailored with different biorecognition elements, including enzymes, antibodies, and aptamers, often with other modifiers, such as mediators and nanoparticles, to prod... Read More about Screen-printed carbon based biosensors and their applications in agri-food safety.

Initial trail results of a magnetic biosensor for the rapid detection of Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Virus (PRRSV) infection (2019)
Journal Article
Barnett, J. M., Monnier, B. M., Tyler, S., West, D., Ballantine-Dykes, H., Regan, E., …Luxton, R. (2020). Initial trail results of a magnetic biosensor for the rapid detection of Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Virus (PRRSV) infection. Sensing and Bio-Sensing Research, 27, 100315. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sbsr.2019.100315

© 2019 The resonant coil magnetometer quantifies paramagnetic particles (PMPs) and has been used to develop magneto-immunoassays in a range of formats. The advantage of magneto-immunoassays is that they are relatively inexpensive, portable, easy to p... Read More about Initial trail results of a magnetic biosensor for the rapid detection of Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Virus (PRRSV) infection.

Novel, rapid, low-cost screen-printed (bio)sensors for the direct analysis of boar taint compounds androstenone and skatole in porcine adipose tissue: Comparison with a high-resolution gas chromatographic method (2019)
Journal Article
Westmacott, K. L., Crew, A. P., Doran, O., & Hart, J. P. (2020). Novel, rapid, low-cost screen-printed (bio)sensors for the direct analysis of boar taint compounds androstenone and skatole in porcine adipose tissue: Comparison with a high-resolution gas chromatographic method. Biosensors and Bioelectronics, 150, Article 111837. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bios.2019.111837

© 2019 Elsevier B.V. This is the first report on the fabrication, characterisation and application of an electrochemical (bio)sensor system for the simultaneous measurement of skatole and androstenone. A biosensor for androstenone was fabricated usin... Read More about Novel, rapid, low-cost screen-printed (bio)sensors for the direct analysis of boar taint compounds androstenone and skatole in porcine adipose tissue: Comparison with a high-resolution gas chromatographic method.

Sensors for determining volatile compounds based on electrical conductivity and cataluminescence measurements of metal oxide films (2019)
Patent
Cox, T., Kiely, J., Ratcliffe, N., deLacy Costello, B., & Luxton, R. (2019). Sensors for determining volatile compounds based on electrical conductivity and cataluminescence measurements of metal oxide films

The invention relates to the field of sensors for detecting volatile compounds. The sensor of the present invention for detecting volatile compounds comprises: a film of metal oxide; a heater configured to provide heat energy to the film of metal oxi... Read More about Sensors for determining volatile compounds based on electrical conductivity and cataluminescence measurements of metal oxide films.