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Study investigates the complex roads that lead families to food insecurity
Food insecurity creates a host of unhealthy consequences. The roads leading there can be very different. Understanding those differences may provide a clearer picture of hunger in families and a better way of responding to families' needs. View News Article (2015-02-04)


Spores for thought
Researchers at the Institute of Food Research have established how clostridia bacteria emerge from spores. This could help them understand how these bacteria germinate and go on to produce the deadly toxin responsible for botulism, a lethal form of food poisoning, or cause food spoilage.  View News Article (2015-05-13)


Edible Flowers May Inhibit Chronic Diseases
A new study in the Journal of Food Science, published by the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT), found that common edible flowers in China are rich in phenolics and have excellent antioxidant capacity.  View News Article (2014-04-22)


New antibacterial material for bandages, food packaging, shoes
A new form of paper with the built-in ability to fight disease-causing bacteria could have applications that range from anti-bacterial bandages to food packaging that keeps food fresher longer to shoes that ward off foot odor. View News Article (2010-07-22)


Proteins in unroasted coffee beans may become next-generation insecticides
Scientists in Brazil are reporting for the first time that coffee beans contain proteins that can kill insects and might be developed into new insecticides for protecting food crops against destructive pests.  View News Article (2010-04-01)


Proteins in unroasted coffee beans may become next-generation insecticides
Scientists in Brazil are reporting for the first time that coffee beans contain proteins that can kill insects and might be developed into new insecticides for protecting food crops against destructive pests. View News Article (2010-05-21)


New Food Standards Agency to end Climate of Confusion and Suspicion
The UK's New Food Standards Agency began operating this week. It has been established to end the climate of confusion and suspicion about the way that food safety and standards issues have been handled. Professor Sir John Krebs, Chairman of the Agency provides his view on the role and operation of the agency in this month's Science & Public Affairs. Regaining public trust in the Government's... View News Article (2000-04-06)


TV food advertising increases children's preference for unhealthy foods
Researchers at the University of Liverpool have found that children who watch adverts for unhealthy food on television are more likely to want to eat high-fat and high-sugar foods. View News Article (2011-07-01)


PTSD symptoms associated with increased food addiction
Symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) were associated with increased food addiction, especially when individuals had more symptoms or the symptoms occurred earlier in life.  View News Article (2014-09-18)


Multiple pieces of food are more rewarding than an equicaloric single piece of food in both animals and humans
Research to be presented at the Annual Meeting of the Society for the Study of Ingestive Behavior (SSIB), the foremost society for research into all aspects of eating and drinking behavior, suggests that both animals and humans find multiple pieces of food to be more satiating and rewarding than an equicaloric, single-piece portion of food. View News Article (2012-07-10)

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