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  • Eating more foods with choline during pregnancy could boost baby’s brain

    When expectant mothers consume sufficient amounts of the nutrient choline during pregnancy, their offspring gain enduring cognitive benefits, a new Cornell University study suggests.


    Choline – found in egg yolks, lean red...

    (Issue date: 22 January 2018)
  • Food & drink companies making significant carbon reductions

    Major food and drink companies have been making strong steps toward reducing their CO2 emissions according to a new report from the Food and Drink Federation, which showed that CO2 emissions from manufacturing was down 51% in...

    (Issue date: 22 January 2018)
  • 'Sniffing' out counterfeit liquors

    Watered-down or fake liquors can reap financial rewards for nefarious individuals, but the adulteration of liquor cheats consumers and can even lead to health hazards from added contaminants. Scientists now report in a portable...

    (Issue date: 19 January 2018)
  • Maintaining canola oil quality

    Canola and other edible oils are easily affected by light irradiation or heat treatment. Since such processes deteriorate the oil quality such as flavour or taste, understanding this process, called oxidation, is imperative to...

    (Issue date: 19 January 2018)
  • Researchers prove fibre affects autoimmune diseases

    It is well known that healthy eating increases our general sense of wellbeing. Researchers at Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU) have now discovered that a fibre-rich diet can have a positive influence on...

    (Issue date: 19 January 2018)
  • Beta-carotene market is estimated to reach USD 583 million by 2024:

    The Global Beta-carotene market is majorly propelled by rising awareness towards the consumption of beta-carotene and inclination of industries towards natural beta-carotene across the globe according to research report “Global...

    (Issue date: 27 October 2017)
  • Calorie postings on menus cause more health mentions in online restaurant reviews

    In 2008, New York City mandated all chain restaurants to post the calories of items on their menus. The intent was to induce consumers to choose healthier items in the restaurant. A forthcoming study investigated whether the...

    (Issue date: 27 October 2017)
  • Non-alcoholic beer sheds its stigma

    Oktoberfest draws all eyes on Germany, as the beer tents open. But as global consumers’ interests and lifestyles shift, it may be lighter beer that’s filling the steins this year. New research from Mintel reveals that over one...

    (Issue date: 27 October 2017)
  • Further evidence that fats and oils help to unlock full nutritional benefits of veggies

    The song says a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down, but an Iowa State University scientist has published new research suggesting a spoonful of oil makes vegetables more nutritious.  A new study led by Wendy White,...

    (Issue date: 27 October 2017)
  • Like it or not: Broccoli may be good for the gut

    For the broccoli haters of the world, researchers may have more bad news: the vegetable may also help promote a healthy gut.In a study, when mice ate broccoli with their regular diet, they were better able to tolerate digestive...

    (Issue date: 27 October 2017)
  • The fundamental change in the European non-alcoholic beverage market

    In recent years, the Western European market for non-alcoholic beverages (NARTD) has hardly grown in volume, while the number of brands, flavours, and product extensions has grown dramatically. The RaboResearch report ‘With a...

    (Issue date: 27 October 2017)
  • Avocados: Spanish company launches low-fat variety

    From Instagram posts to morning smoothies, you cannot seem to escape the avocado in 2017.  But the fruit could soon become even more popular after a Spanish company announced it is launching reduced-fat avocados for the...

    (Issue date: 27 October 2017)
  • Eggs significantly increase growth in young children

    Eggs significantly increased growth in young children and reduced their stunting by 47 percent, finds a new study from a leading child-nutrition expert at the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis. This was a much...

    (Issue date: 27 October 2017)
  • Processing affects fat absorption from plant-based foods

    Preserving the natural structure of plant-based food during processing can limit the amount of fat and energy absorbed by the body, a new study reports.During this innovative multi-centred study researchers from the Quadram...

    (Issue date: 27 October 2017)
  • Contaminants in food: health risks of natural origin are frequently underestimated

    Just under 60 percent of the German population view undesirable substances in food as a high or very high health risk. The most well-known of these substances, which are scientifically denoted as contaminants, are mercury...

    (Issue date: 27 October 2017)
  • Chemists create tests to detect presence of water- or food-borne bacteria

    Borrowing concepts from medical diagnostic devices, Colorado State University chemists have created a simple, cheap set of handheld tests that can detect the presence of many water or food-borne pathogens. If applied in the...

    (Issue date: 27 October 2017)
  • More evidence on link between antibiotic use and antibiotic resistance

    The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), the European Medicines Agency  (EMEA) and the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control are concerned about the impact of use of antibiotics on the increase in...

    (Issue date: 27 October 2017)
  • Sea salts bring potentially harmful mould to the table, researchers find

    Like fine wines, sea salts are artisanal products that inspire talk of terroir, texture and provenance. Now there’s evidence that they can also be sources of spoilage moulds.New research from Cornell mycologist Kathie Hodge and...

    (Issue date: 27 October 2017)
  • Public consultation: DRVs for sodium

    EFSA has launched a public consultation on its draft scientific opinion on dietary reference values (DRVs) for sodium. In particular, it is seeking feedback on the way it plans to select and use evidence in its assessment.As part...

    (Issue date: 27 October 2017)
  • Rodent Infestation and dirty premises among reasons for 10 closure orders served in September

    The Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) has reported that ten Closure Orders were served on food businesses during the month of September for breaches of food safety legislation, pursuant to the FSAI Act, 1998 and EC...

    (Issue date: 27 October 2017)
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