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Story idea for Tuesday 1st December

November 30, 2015 Posted in : Agriculture, Alltech, Food, Galzacs, Galzacs Guide, Galzacs15

Tuesday 1st December 2015

Story Idea: Webinar Alert: What lies beneath – The hidden side of agriculture

Expert: Professor Maurice Boland (Expert in Sustainability and Agriculture) Research Director, Alltech.

The Hook: Today, more than 800 million people face hunger and malnutrition. As our population grows, food production will have to increase by approximately 60 percent by 2050. This live webinar will offer a unique insight into the importance of soil health and the future of food security. (more…)

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Story ideas for Thursday 22nd October 2015

October 19, 2015 Posted in : Dairy Farming, Food, Food for Health Ireland, Food Science

Story Idea: Dairy-free diets – A dangerous fad?
Expert: Emma Feeney (Expert in Nutrition) Researcher within Food for Health Ireland.                            
The Hook: 
Is the ‘dairy-free diet’ one of the more dangerous fads of our times? Many of the nutrients found in dairy foods cannot be easily replaced by other food sources. Avoidance of dairy could set us up for some serious long-term effects that won’t be seen until later in life. Tuesday 20th is World Osteoporosis Day, and this the ideal time to discuss the importance of dairy in our diets.

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Experts in the Media: 17th-21st August

August 25, 2015 Posted in : Asthma, Asthma Society of Ireland, Cork, Dairy Farming, Experts, Experts in the Media, Food, Food for Health Ireland, Food Science, Galzacs, Galzacs Guide, Galzacs15, Health, Healthy Living, Homelessness, Housing, Ireland, Our experts in the media, Report, Simon Community, Stories, UCC, UCD

Our experts made the news across a wide variety of genres last week, offering their knowledge and insights across the nation’s media outlets. The Irish Examiner, Newstalk and Kfm are just a few of the media outlets that have featured our experts in recent days.

Galzac’s experts provided commentary on a wide range of topics including the impact cheese is really having on our health, the housing crisis in Dublin and the spike in asthma attacks in children. (more…)

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Story Ideas for Monday 24th August 2015

August 24, 2015 Posted in : CSO, Dublin, Food, Health, Healthy Living, Irish Water, Sport, UCC

Story Idea: Adding the fizzy cola “tang” to Irish water: good or bad for our health?

Expert: John Sodeau (Expert in Scientific Research and Pollution) Professor of Physical Chemistry/ Director of Centre for Atmospheric Chemistry, UCC.

The Hook: Phosphoric acid (a rust remover) has been added to fizzy cola drinks for many years. Now Irish Water is proposing to add it to the water supply in Limerick starting September. The reason is to delay the lead from pipes dissolving into the water by making phosphates. Preventing lead release is particularly important for our health, particularly the young. On the other hand phosphates from fertilizer run-offs into Lough Leane in Killarney led to a public warning last week to not drink, fish or paddle in it because phosphates promote toxic algal growth in water. So, are Irish Water certain that what they are doing is in the best interests for public health? (more…)

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Story ideas for every day of the week: 24th – 28th August 2015

August 24, 2015 Posted in : Alltech, Camara, Dublin, ETC Consulting, Failte Ireland, Festivals, Food, Food Science, Healthy Living, Heart, Ireland, Irish Guide Dogs, Irish Heart Foundation, Irish Water, Media, Tourism, Tourism Ireland, UCC, Women's Equality

Monday 24th August 2015

Story Idea: Adding the fizzy cola “tang” to Irish water: good or bad for our health?
Expert: John Sodeau (Expert in Scientific Research and Pollution) Professor of Physical Chemistry/ Director of Centre for Atmospheric Chemistry, UCC.

The Hook: Phosphoric acid (a rust remover) has been added to fizzy cola drinks for many years. Now Irish Water is proposing to add it to the water supply in Limerick starting September. The reason is to delay the lead from pipes dissolving into the water by making phosphates. Preventing lead release is particularly important for our health, particularly the young. On the other hand phosphates from fertilizer run-offs into Lough Leane in Killarney led to a public warning last week to not drink, fish or paddle in it because phosphates promote toxic algal growth in water. So, are Irish Water certain that what they are doing is in the best interests for public health? (more…)

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Story ideas for every day of the week: 17th – 21st August 2015

August 17, 2015 Posted in : Agriculture, Airbnb, Construction, Dublin, English, Food, Food for Health Ireland, Food Science, Galzacs15, Homelessness, Housing, Irish Green Building Council, NALA, Simon Community, Tax, TaxAssist

Monday 17th August 2015

Story Idea: Calling All Cheese Lovers  - Food for Health Ireland researchers to undertake the largest study of the impact of cheese on Irish heart health
Expert: Dr Emma Feeney 
(Expert in Nutrition and Food Consumption) Researcher, Food for Health Ireland/ UCD.                   
The Hook: Are we getting the wrong advice about saturated fat from foods like cheese? For years, cheese has been demonized as a food high in saturated fat which could raise cholesterol levels and heart disease risks. Irish researchers in University College Dublin and Teagasc Moorepark now think that this advice needs a rethink. A number of scientific studies published in the last few years have called into question the current negative message about cheese as an unhealthy food. This emerging science from around the world is poking holes in the argument that cheese is detrimental to health. FHI scientists will shortly begin the largest study of its kind in Ireland to understand more about cheese and its impact on our health.

Dr Emma Feeney, FHI UCD explains ‘Cheese is high in saturated fat however the composition of the matrix of the fat is special. The fat is found with other nutrients like calcium and protein. It is believed that this matrix of nutrients with the fat can potentially have a positive effect on our health. Our study will look at this theory in more detail’.

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Notable Events for Monday 17th

* Eurostat – International trade in goods – June 2015
* The Rose of Tralee International 10k charity run

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Calling All Cheese Lovers – Food for Health Ireland researchers to undertake the largest study of the impact of cheese on Irish heart health

August 17, 2015 Posted in : Dairy Farming, Food, Food for Health Ireland, Health, Healthy Living, Heart, Science, Teagasc, UCD

Are we getting the wrong advice about saturated fat from foods like cheese? For years, cheese has been demonized as a food high in saturated fat which could raise cholesterol levels and heart disease risks. Irish researchers in University College Dublin and Teagasc Moorepark now think that this advice needs a rethink.

A number of scientific studies published in the last few years have called into question the current negative message about cheese as an unhealthy food. This emerging science from around the world is poking holes in the argument that cheese is detrimental to health. FHI scientists will shortly begin the largest study of its kind in Ireland to understand more about cheese and its impact on our health.

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Experts in the Media: 6th July-11th July 2015

July 14, 2015 Posted in : Dublin Town, Economic Experts, Economics, Experts, Food, Food for Health Ireland, Food Science, Galzacs, Galzacs Guide, Ireland, Jim Power Ltd, Media, Our experts in the media, Stories

Our experts made the news across a wide variety of genres last week, offering their knowledge and insights across the nations newspapers and TV stations.

The Law Society Gazette, Herald and TV3 are just a few of the media outlets that have featured our experts in recent days.

Galzac’s experts provided commentary on a wide range of topics including the law behind food labeling, Dublin Town Scheme petition concern over the sale of Nama’s property portfolio in Northern Ireland. (more…)

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Experts in the Media: 22-27th June 2015

June 29, 2015 Posted in : Asthma, Asthma Society of Ireland, Business, Economic Experts, Economics, Experts, Food, Galzacs, Galzacs Guide, Galzacs15, Health, Ireland, Jim Power Ltd, Media, Our experts in the media, Stories

Our experts made the news across all genres last week, offering their commentary and insights in both radio shows, and newspapers. The Irish Examiner and East Coast FM are just a few of the media outlets that have featured our experts in recent days.

Our Galzac’s experts provided commentary on a wide range of topics including how to manage hay fever and allergies in the summer months, the sum total of income needed to be spent in order to fill our shopping baskets with healthy produce and why the merchandising trade is in acceleration.Our goal is to highlight the media coverage our experts have received every week. Here are just a few examples of our experts in the media last week: (more…)

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Story ideas for Monday 29th June 2015

June 29, 2015 Posted in : Agriculture, Alltech, Business, Farming, Food, USA

Story Idea: Alltech offers virtual pass to ideas for transforming business, ag and food and beverage
Expert: Kevin Tuck (Expert in Agriculture and Sustainability) Managing Director, Alltech.
The Hook: In late May, more than 3,000 people from 68 countries journeyed to Lexington, Kentucky, USA for the Alltech REBELation, a conference exploring innovation, inspiration and world-changing ideas. Keynote speakers including General Colin Powell, former Procter & Gamble global marketing officer Jim Stengel; futurethink CEO Lisa Bodell; and University of Kentucky men’s basketball coach John Calipari were joined by experts from Google, McDonald’s, Whole Foods, JBS, The HANOR Company, Buffalo Wild Wings, Dogfish Head Craft Brewery, Maker’s Mark and more to discuss strategies for transforming business, agriculture, food and beverage, and life.

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