- Data links adult beverage consumption at restaurants with customer satisfaction
Beyond building check averages and boosting the bottom line, new data from Technomic reveals that adult beverage programs at leading chain restaurants also enhance guest satisfaction. In a new white paper, "Adult Beverage...(Issue date: 02 December 2013)
- Buffaloberry may be next super fruit
A study shows that an underutilized berry called the buffaloberry could be the new super fruit, due to its large amounts of lycopene and a related acidic compound, methyl-lycopenoate.
The researchers examined the constituents in...(Issue date: 02 December 2013)
- Coffee may help perk up your blood vessels
The caffeine in a cup of coffee might help your small blood vessels work better.
A study of 27 healthy adults showed — for the first time — that drinking a cup of caffeinated coffee significantly improved blood flow in a finger,...(Issue date: 02 December 2013)
- Disease-resistant peas developed for release
New garden- and dry-pea breeding lines developed by U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists and their collaborators may offer growers added insurance against Aphanomyces root rot, a disease that can cause crop yield...(Issue date: 02 December 2013)
- Healthy breakfast: A "plus" for kids' math performance
Eating breakfast—or choosing to skip it—may significantly influence a child's ability to solve math problems, a U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)-funded nutrition study suggests.
Scientist R. Terry Pivik's work with 81...(Issue date: 02 December 2013)
- Extravert and introvert children are not equally influenced by plate size
As dish size increases, so do portion size and the amount of food actually eaten—but could personality traits play a role in how susceptible people are to this plate-size bias? New research by the Cornell Food and Brand Lab...(Issue date: 25 November 2013)
- Tree nut consumption associated with reduced total and cause-specific mortality
In a study researchers looked at the association of nut consumption with total and cause-specific mortality among 76,464 women in the Nurses’ Health Study and 42,498 men in the Health Professionals Follow-up Study. Consumption of...(Issue date: 25 November 2013)
- Additive may make wine fine for a longer time
An additive may help curb a chemical reaction that causes wine to look, smell and taste funky, according to food scientists.
The researchers added chelation compounds that bind with metals to inhibit oxidation, or oxygen's...(Issue date: 25 November 2013)
- Sugar-sweetened beverage consumption increases endometrial cancer risk
Postmenopausal women who consumed sugar-sweetened beverages were more likely to develop the most common type of endometrial cancer compared with women who did not drink sugar-sweetened beverages.
Postmenopausal women who...(Issue date: 25 November 2013)
- Political correctness could affect holiday weight gain
It's that time of year when we start focusing on holiday celebrations, many of which will involve high-caloric food. As the festivities proceed, so do countless tips for keeping off extra weight this season.
But, there is one...(Issue date: 25 November 2013)
- Oxygen barrier awarded a Scanstar
RPC Superfos has been awarded a prestigious Scanstar 2013 for its unique customized polypropylene oxygen barrier packaging. This innovative solution was developed especially for Bornholms, a market leader in seafood in...(Issue date: 20 November 2013)
- Laboratoire Lescuyer obtains positive opinion from EFSA for dietary supplement
Laboratoire Lescuyer has obtained a positive opinion from EFSA for a health claim under Article 14 for its product Limicol. It is the first time a dietary supplement has ever received a favourable opinion for such a health claim....(Issue date: 20 November 2013)
- Virginia Dare announces new sustainability initiative in Madagascar
Building on its recent association with Soarary of Madagascar, Virginia Dare and its new partner have announced a new dual strategy to improve the sustainability of Madagascar’s vanilla market. A primary objective is to enable...(Issue date: 20 November 2013)
- Cargill launches business skills program for cocoa cooperative executives
Cargill has established the first business skills program for cocoa farmer cooperative executives in Côte d’Ivoire with the launch of the Cargill Coop Academy. The program, which is new and unprecedented in the cocoa sector, is...(Issue date: 20 November 2013)
- Clinical study results show DuPont probiotics reduce risk of respiratory symptoms in healthy adults
Investigated in a joint clinical study by Australian research institutes, two probiotic formulations were seen to reduce the risk of and delay the onset of respiratory illness, and to improve training load during physical...(Issue date: 20 November 2013)
- New production method bridges gap between conventional and organic cultivation
The recently started European LIFE+ Zero Residues project aims to improve the quality and sustainability of stone fruit production. This is a unique chain-wide approach that will address a number of key themes including residues...(Issue date: 20 November 2013)
- Teesside University and Sainsbury’s join forces on £1million research project
Researchers at Teesside University are joining forces with a leading supermarket chain on a £1 million project to find ways to cut the amount of fat used in fried food. As well as improving efficiency and reducing carbon output,...(Issue date: 20 November 2013)
- Reduced fouling and extended run time in dairy powder plant
NIZO food research has assisted United Dairy Men of Arizona (UDA) with improving their drying process. Based on NIZO’s models (Premia) to predict product-process interactions and on a joint review of the process by NIZO and...(Issue date: 20 November 2013)
- Almonds preferred over other nuts in global new product introductions
Research by Innova Market Insights shows that almonds are the number one nut in new food products worldwide, having grown 148% since 2005. In fact, consumers worldwide report almonds as the nut they eat most often as an...(Issue date: 20 November 2013)
- Whole grain summit research now available free online
Grains for Health Foundation (GHF) and the American Association of Cereal Chemists/International (AACCI) have partnered to deliver full-length abstracts of the 2012 Whole Grain Summit online with unlimited access to the public....(Issue date: 20 November 2013)