The growing row over biofuels is ready to flare up again with German researchers claiming to have found evidence that European-produced biodiesel does not meet the sustainability targets claimed by Brussels. Two experts at Friedrich Schiller University in Jena say eight out of their 10 tests on locally produced rapeseed biodiesel failed to show the 35% greenhouse gas savings promised. In most cases it was under 30%.
Testing noel tea lights today ..... pure rapeseed, cotton-linen wicks and a lovely blend of essential oils ... orange, cinnamon,clove and nutmeg .....just what you need on this extremely wet and wintery monday morning ☀️
A survey on the nutritional value of soybean and rapeseed meals and wheat and corn for monogastric feeds has been conducted by Adisseo. Results show great variations in the nutrient vakue depending on year of harvest, cultivar, geographical origin and processing conditions. The survey included analysis of the digestible amino acid and apparent metabolise energy (AME) values using Adisseos NIR predictive equations which have been calculated in reference to in vivo digestibility tests.
Rapeseed oil better than statins - compared people with Type 2 diabetes who ate either a low glycemic index diet that included bread made with canola oil, or a whole wheat diet. (June 14 Diabetes Care) Those on canola bread diet experienced a reduction in blood glucose levels and a significant reduction in LDL, or "bad," cholesterol. The canola bread diet seemed to have the most significant impact on people whose HbA1c test measuring blood glucose over the previous 2 or 3 months was…