miércoles, 30 de mayo de 2018

"Cultivo de papa en el país es la actividad de alta importancia económica y social"

El encargado de la Línea de cultivo de papa del Ministerio de Agricultura y Riego (Minagri), Magno Gutiérrez, sostuvo que el cultivo de la papa en el país es una actividad de alta importancia económica y social porque es el sustento de 711 mil familias asentadas en las zonas rurales.

martes, 24 de abril de 2018

Conozca cómo preparar el tradicional inchicapi, una de las exquisitas sopas de la región San Martín

San Martín tiene en el inchicapi uno de las sopas más deliciosos de la región, plato que se suma al juane y el tacacho. La chef Liz Falcón nos explica que para prepararlo es necesario una buena gallina de chacra.

Además hay que licuar el maní, los ajos, el sacha culantro y un poco de sal. Fueron los antiguos pobladores quechuas de Lamas quienes comenzaron con la preparación del potaje. Ellos señalan que inchi significa maní y capi sopa.

jueves, 19 de abril de 2018

Productores de café peruano participarán en Global Specialty Coffee Expo 2018

➡Perú es el primer abastecedor de cafés especiales a EE.UU. bajo sello de Comercio Justo

🔹La misión peruana que tiene el del Ministerio de Agricultura y Riego del Perú está integrada por agricultores de Utcubamba (Amazonas), Leoncio Prado (Huánuco), Oxapampa (Pasco), Satipo y Chanchamayo (Junín) y Andahuaylas (Apurímac), que tienen la oportunidad de lograr un acercamiento comercial con importantes compradores internacionales, adquirir nuevos conocimientos sobre nuevas tendencias y condiciones de mercados de interés e intercambiar experiencias de comercialización con organizaciones mundiales de cafés.

miércoles, 4 de abril de 2018

Escolares siembran vegetales que complementan su alimentación

En Tumbes, el Programa promueve esta actividad que involucra a toda la comunidad educativa. Frutas como la carambola, la maracuyá y la papaya, o vegetales como el tomate, el pimiento y el culantro, son parte de la cosecha que niñas y niños de 60 Instituciones Educativas Públicas de Tumbes, vienen produciendo en sus huertos escolares con el apoyo del Programa Qali Warma.

La jefa de la Unidad Territorial Tumbes, Yadira Alfaro, recordó que esta iniciativa se creó hace tres años y que son los miembros del Comité de Alimentación Escolar (CAE), quienes usan lo sembrado en los huertos para complementar las ensaladas y los bebibles del servicio alimentario.

En Tumbes, Qali Warma está promoviendo esta actividad que involucra a toda la comunidad educativa, pues hay padres agricultores que ayudan a preparar el terreno y lo que se producen ya es parte de la alimentación semanal.

martes, 20 de marzo de 2018

En Estados Unidos estudio expone preocupante secreto del agua embotellada (PARTICULAS de PLASTICOS en suspencion)

En Estados Unidos, la Universidad Estatal de Nueva York hizo una importante revelación tras estudiar diferentes marcas de agua embotellada, debido a que determinaron que todas ellas estarían contaminadas con partículas de plástico, hecho que generó gran impacto en los consumidores de este producto.
Para el estudio se analizaron 250 botellas compradas en nueve países diferentes, como fue el caso de China, Estados Unidos, Brasil, entre otros, que fue dirigido por la investigadora de microplásticos Sherri Mason, profesora que labora en la Universidad Estatal de Nueva York.

Testing bottles

El 93% de las botellas investigadas contenían partículas de plástico, como fue el caso de polipropileno, nylon y tereftalato de polietileno, usados para hacer tapas de botellas. Ellos terminaron encontrando 10,4 partículas por cada litro de agua.
"Creo que estos vienen de los procesos de embotellamiento, y creo que la mayor parte proviene de la misma botella, de su tapón y del proceso industrial de embotellamiento", indicó la especialista para la agencia de noticias AFP.
El estudio servirá como una razón más para limitar la producción de botellas de plástico de agua. "Es más urgente que nunca hacer que las botellas de plástico sean cosas del pasado", manifestó Jacqueline Savitz, directora de una ONG que lucha contra la contaminación.

¿CÓMO LO HICIERON?

Para la prueba, los científicos usaron tinte rojo del Nilo para identificar las partículas en el agua, debido a que ese producto termina adherido a la superficie de los plásticos, revelando así la existencia de dichos elementos en la bebida.
Tras el descubrimiento, un portavoz de la Organización Mundial de la Salud (OMS), indicó que hasta el momento no hay una evidencia claro sobre qué tan peligros sería su consumo para la salud humana; sin embargo, es un hecho que genera preocupación y se continuarán con las investigaciones al respecto.

http://larepublica.pe/mundo/1211903-en-eeuu-preocupante-estudio-revela-terrible-secreto-del-agua-embotellada


Plastic particles found in bottled water


Tests on major brands of bottled water have found that nearly all of them contained tiny particles of plastic.
In the largest investigation of its kind, 250 bottles bought in nine different countries were examined.
Research led by journalism organisation Orb Media discovered an average of 10 plastic particles per litre, each larger than the width of a human hair.
Companies whose brands were tested told the BBC that their bottling plants were operated to the highest standards.
The tests were conducted at the State University of New York in Fredonia.

Sherri Mason, a professor of chemistry at the university, conducted the analysis and told BBC News: "We found [plastic] in bottle after bottle and brand after brand.
"It's not about pointing fingers at particular brands; it's really showing that this is everywhere, that plastic has become such a pervasive material in our society, and it’s pervading water - all of these products that we consume at a very basic level."
Currently, there is no evidence that ingesting very small pieces of plastic (microplastics) can cause harm, but understanding the potential implications is an active area of science.

Image copyright Orb Media
Image caption After filtration, the larger particles - yellow marks - are easy to see
Commenting on the results, Prof Mason said: "It's not catastrophic, the numbers that we're seeing, but it is concerning."
Experts have told the BBC that people in developing countries where tap water may be polluted should continue to drink water from plastic bottles.

Graphic showing the rising number of plastic drinks bottles thrown away

Contacted to comment on the findings, the companies behind the brands have insisted that their products meet the highest standards for safety and quality.
They also point to the absence of any regulations on microplastics and of the lack of standardised methods of testing for them.
Last year, Prof Mason found plastic particles in samples of tap water and other researchers have spotted them in seafood, beer, sea salt and even the air.
This latest work comes amid growing international attention on plastic, fuelled by the BBC's acclaimed Blue Planet 2 series in which Sir David Attenborough highlighted the threat of plastic waste in our oceans.
The research into bottled water involved buying packs from 11 different global and national brands in countries chosen for their large populations or their relatively high consumption of bottled water. These were:
Leading international brands:
  • Aquafina
  • Dasani
  • Evian
  • Nestle Pure Life
  • San Pellegrino
Leading national brands included:
  • Aqua (Indonesia)
  • Bisleri (India)
  • Epura (Mexico)
  • Gerolsteiner (Germany)
  • Minalba (Brazil)
  • Wahaha (China)

Image caption A dye is used that binds to pieces of plastic
To eliminate any risk of contamination, purchases in shops and deliveries to courier companies were recorded on video. Some packs in the US were ordered over the internet.
The screening for plastic involved adding a dye called Nile Red to each bottle, a technique recently developed by British scientists for the rapid detection of plastic in seawater.
Previous studies have established how the dye sticks to free-floating pieces of plastic and makes them fluoresce under certain wavelengths of light.
Prof Mason and her colleagues filtered their dyed samples and then counted every piece larger than 100 microns – roughly the diameter of a human hair.

Some of these particles – large enough to be handled individually - were then analysed by infrared spectroscopy, confirmed as plastic and further identified as particular types of polymer.
Particles smaller than 100 microns – and down to a size of 6.5 microns – were much more numerous (an average of 314 per litre) and were counted using a technique developed in astronomy for totalling the number of stars in the night sky.
The make-up of these particles was not confirmed but Prof Mason said they can "rationally expected to be plastic".
This is because although Nile Red dye can bind to substances other than plastic - such as fragments of shell or algae containing lipids - these would be unlikely to be present in bottled water.

Graphic: Type

Since the study has not been through the usual process of peer review and publication in a scientific journal, the BBC has asked experts in the field to comment.
Dr Andrew Mayes, of the University of East Anglia and one of the pioneers of the Nile Red technique, told us it was "very high quality analytical chemistry" and that the results were "quite conservative".
Michael Walker, a consultant to the Office of the UK Government Chemist and founder board member of the Food Standards Agency, said the work was "well conducted" and that the use of Nile Red has "a very good pedigree".
Both of them emphasised that the particles below 100 microns had not been identified as plastic but said that since the alternatives would not be expected in bottled water, they could be described as "probably plastic".
One obvious question is where this plastic may be coming from. Given the amount of polypropylene, which is used in bottle caps, one theory is that the act of opening a bottle may shed particles inside.

To check that the process of testing was not itself adding plastic to the bottles, Prof Mason ran "blanks" in which the purified water used to clean the glassware and the acetone used to dilute the Nile Red dye were themselves investigated.
Small quantities of plastic were found in them – believed to be from the air - but these were subtracted from the final results.
A surprise to researchers was the wide variety of findings – 17 of the 259 bottles tested showed no evidence of plastic but all of the rest did, with big differences even within brands.
A few bottles were found to have thousands of particles - the vast majority being the smaller ones that are "probably plastic" - but others from the same pack had virtually none.

We contacted the companies involved and most responded.
Nestle told us its own internal testing for microplastics began more than two years ago and had not detected any "above trace level". A spokesman added that Prof Mason’s study missed key steps to avoid "false positives" but he invited Orb Media to compare methods.
Gerolsteiner also said it had been testing its water for microplastics for a number of years and that the results showed levels "significantly below the limits for particles" set for pharmaceutical companies. It said it could not understand how Prof Mason’s study reached its conclusions.

Graphic

It also said its measures exceeded industry standards but added that microparticles are "everywhere" so "the possibility of them entering the product from ambient air or packaging materials during the bottling process can therefore not be completely ruled out".
Coca-Cola said it had some of the most stringent quality standards in the industry and used a "multi-step filtration process". But it too acknowledged that microplastics "appear to be ubiquitous and therefore may be found at minute levels even in highly treated products".
Danone said it could not comment on the study because "the methodology used is unclear" but added that its own bottles had "food grade packaging".

It pointed out that there are no regulations on microplastics or a scientific consensus on how to test for them, and it also highlighted a much smaller German study last year that found plastic particles in single use bottles but not above a statistically significant amount.
PepsiCo said Aquafina had "rigorous quality control measures sanitary manufacturing practices, filtration and other food safety mechanisms which yield a reliably safe product".
It described the science of microplastics as "an emerging field, in its infancy, which requires further scientific analysis, peer-reviewed research and greater collaboration across many stakeholders".
The full Orb Media report can be found at www.OrbMedia.org

lunes, 19 de marzo de 2018

Informe sobre alimentacion saludable

En este informe de prevención te presentamos recomendaciones para que optes por comer sano. Además, te explicamos los beneficios que te dan las verduras. Recuerda que llevar una vida saludable optimiza tu rendimiento diario.

viernes, 16 de marzo de 2018

Junin; MÁS DE 400 PRODUCTORES PARTICIPARÁN EN IV FERIA DE PRODUCTORES "JUNÍN, SIERRA Y SELVA" 2018

Más de 400 productores y empresas agroindustriales de las nueve provincias de la región Junín participarán de la IV Feria Regional de Productores “Junín Sierra y Selva”, que se realizará en el campo ferial de Yauris de Huancayo.