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Researchers find 14 percent of sausages mislabelled in Canada, down from last University of Guelph study
Researchers found 14 per cent of sausages contained meat ingredients not indicated on the label. (2019-02-14)
Oldest Americans most focused on reducing food waste
The vast majority of Americans are paying attention to reducing food waste with the oldest being the most cognizant, according to the latest Michigan State University (MSU) Food Literacy and Engagement Poll. (2019-02-14)
Life on the edge in the quantum world
Pulling off high-speed energy transfers in the lab gives researchers insight into quantum computing, high-speed rechargeable batteries, and other future applications of quantum technology. (2019-02-08)
More than enough on our plates
Researchers led by Newcastle University have worked with independent retailers in the take- away sector to try and make food healthier -- in the first instance working with independent fish and chip shops. (2019-02-06)
Yeast study prompts rethink of DNA safekeeping
DNA replication is more prone to errors at times of stress leading to mutations that could cause disease. (2019-02-04)
Research: Religion affects consumer choices on specialty foods
People with strong religious beliefs are more likely to buy fat-free, sugar-free or gluten-free foods than natural or organic foods, according to new research that could influence the marketing of those specialty food products. (2019-02-04)
'Small meets smaller': Dietary nanoparticulates impact gut microbiome
The intestinal microbiome is not only key for food processing but an accepted codeterminant for various diseases. (2019-01-29)
Oversized meals have been shown to be a factor in obesity
A study conducted in Brazil, China, Finland, Ghana, India and the United States found 94 percent of meals served in restaurants contain more than the recommended number of calories according to the UK's National Health Service. (2019-01-29)
Extreme weather and geopolitics major drivers of increasing 'food shocks'
Global food production is suffering from an increasing number of 'food shocks,' with most caused by extreme weather and geopolitical crises. (2019-01-28)
New insights into why we crave fatty foods when dieting
Researchers from The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston have identified new brain circuits that may act as a brake on binge eating and junk food craving. (2019-01-24)
Computer program aids food safety experts with pathogen testing
Cornell University scientists have developed a computer program, Environmental Monitoring With an Agent-Based Model of Listeria (EnABLe), to simulate the most likely locations in a processing facility where the deadly food-borne pathogen Listeria monocytogenes might be found. (2019-01-24)
UTSA researchers: Those with inadequate access to food likely to suffer from obesity
A recent study UTSA public policy professors Alexander Testa and Dylan Jackson assesses the link between food-related hardships and obesity. (2019-01-23)
Fried food linked to heightened risk of death among older US women
Regularly eating fried food is linked with a heightened risk of death from any cause and heart-related death, among postmenopausal women, finds a US study in The BMJ today. (2019-01-23)
Erucic acid
Erucic acid occurs in vegetable oils and fats. It is a natural component of plant seeds of the Brassicaceae family (crucifers such as rape and mustard). (2019-01-17)
Queen's University researchers develop new test to detect disease and infection
Researchers at Queen's University Belfast have developed a highly innovative new enzyme biomarker test that has the potential to indicate diseases and bacterial contamination saving time, money and possibly lives. (2019-01-17)
Jellyfish map could be the future to protecting UK waters and fish
A University of Southampton research team has developed a map of chemicals found in Jellyfish caught across 1 million square-kilometres of UK waters. (2019-01-16)
Fighting the crave for fattening food? Just surround yourself in its scent
A new study proves one sense can compensate another. (2019-01-16)
Food ads targeting black and Hispanic youth almost exclusively promote unhealthy products
Restaurant, food, and beverage companies target Hispanic and Black children and teens with ads almost exclusively for fast food, candy, sugary drinks, and unhealthy snacks, according to a new report from the Rudd Center for Food Policy & Obesity at the University of Connecticut, the Council on Black Health at Drexel University, and Salud America! at UT Health San Antonio. (2019-01-15)
Let's prepare now so farming insects as food is environmentally friendly, say scientists
As whole-roasted crickets gain traction as a protein-rich snack and restaurants experiment with mealworms on the menu, there's still 'an overwhelming lack of knowledge' concerning the ecological sustainability of the emerging, multi-million-dollar insects-as-food industry, say researchers at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences. (2019-01-14)
Pressure on food budgets linked to poor mental health for at least 100,000 Danish households
A significant number of Danes experience being so hard-pressed with their household budgets that they cannot afford enough food. (2019-01-10)
Viral production is not essential for deaths caused by food-borne pathogen
The replication of a bacterial virus is not necessary to cause lethal disease in mice infected with a food-borne pathogen called Enterohemorrhagic Escherichia coli (EHEC), according to a study published Jan. (2019-01-10)
Stick insect study shows the significance of passive muscle force for fast movements
Zoologists from the University of Cologne gain new insights into the motor function of limbs of different sizes. (2019-01-09)
Carrots or candy bars? Context shapes choice of healthy foods
Pop quiz: Given a choice between indulgent and healthy foods, what will most people pick? (2019-01-09)
Dental flossing and other behaviors linked with higher levels of PFAS in the body
A new study suggests certain types of consumer behaviors, including flossing with Oral-B Glide dental floss, contribute to elevated levels in the body of toxic PFAS chemicals. (2019-01-08)
High society wants its fine foods to also be ethical
Truffles and caviar have traditionally been delicacies of the upper class, but a new study by UBC sociology professor Emily Huddart Kennedy and colleagues from the University of Toronto finds that free-range and fair-trade foods are becoming increasingly important among the elite. (2019-01-08)
Intermittent fasting could improve obese women's health
Research carried out at the University of Adelaide shows that obese women lost more weight and improved their health by fasting intermittently while following a strictly controlled diet. (2019-01-07)
One in 10 adults in US has food allergy, but nearly 1 in 5 think they do
Over 10 percent of adults in the US -- over 26 million -- are estimated to have food allergy. (2019-01-04)
How common are food allergies?
Survey data suggest at least one in 10 US adults are food allergic and nearly one in five believe they have a food allergy. (2019-01-04)
A 'bran' new way to preserve healthy food with natural ingredients
A natural antioxidant found in grain bran could preserve food longer and replace synthetic antioxidants currently used by the food industry, according to researchers at Penn State. (2019-01-03)
Feisty hummingbirds prioritize fencing over feeding
Hummingbirds are fierce fighters, but also efficient feeders with tongues and bills well adapted to extracting every bit of nectar from a flower. (2019-01-02)
Systematic review of food addiction as measured with the Yale Food Addiction Scale
The aim of this paper was to review the clinical significance of food addiction diagnoses made with the Yale Food Addiction Scale (YFAS) and to discuss the results in light of the current debate on behavioral addictions. (2018-12-28)
Antifungal activity and detoxification of aflatoxins
Aflatoxins are secondary metabolites produced by fungi of the genus Aspergillus, which occur naturally in cereals like corn, beans and rice. (2018-12-26)
Hold the fries! How calorie content makes you rethink food choices
Seeing pictures of food with calorie information not only makes food less appetizing but it also appears to change the way your brain responds to the food, according to a Dartmouth-led study published in PLOS ONE. (2018-12-20)
Food insecurity linked with binge-eating disorder and obesity
Food insecurity -- difficulty affording enough food to support regular, balanced meals -- was associated with increased likelihoods of binge-eating disorder and obesity in a recent International Journal of Eating Disorders study. (2018-12-19)
New research reveals why people really use food banks
Study suggests people's use of them is often more complex and more positive than is presented. (2018-12-19)
Takeaway containers -- the environmental cost of packing our favorite fast-foods
Scientists say more should be done to tackle the growing environmental impact of takeaway food containers. (2018-12-18)
Food allergies linked to increased disease activity in multiple sclerosis
Food allergies are associated with heightened levels of disease activity in patients with multiple sclerosis (MS), shows research published online in the Journal of Neurology Neurosurgery & Psychiatry. (2018-12-18)
School nutrition policy implementation slows weight gain in middle school students
New study from researchers at the UConn Rudd Center and Yale School of Public Health finds that middle school students who receive nutrition policy interventions experience an increase in body mass of less than 1 percent, while students who do not receive these interventions experience an increase in body mass of 3-4 percent. (2018-12-17)
Do you know the carbon footprint of your food choices?
Consumers greatly underestimate the energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions associated with their food choices, but they'll favor items with a lower carbon footprint if they're given clear information on the label, according to new research from the University of Technology Sydney and Duke University. (2018-12-17)
Species at the extremes of the food chain evolve faster, study says
Reef fish species at the extremes of the food chain -- those that are strict herbivores or strict fish predators -- evolve faster than fish species in the middle of the food chain with a more varied diet, according to a new study published in Nature Ecology and Evolution. (2018-12-17)
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