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Chinese takeaway in the Wadden Sea
Shore crabs catch their food at food-rich spots and subsequently eat it elsewhere. (2007-09-25)
Thought for food
Celebrity endorsement of junk food should be banned; confectionary should be withdrawn from pharmacies; and voluntary arrangements with manufacturers should be replaced with legislation to make junk-food manufacturers 'clean up their act'. (2003-11-13)
Living With Biodiversity:What You Can REALLY Do
The Center for Biodiversity and Conservation at the American Museum of Natural History is hosting a series of four public lectures focusing on the impact that everyday choices have on the environment, and provide practical suggestions about how to become a (1998-09-28)
Study of brain activity shows that food commercials influence children's food choices
Food advertising is a multi-billion dollar industry, with approximately $1.8 billion annually aimed at children and adolescents, who view 1,000-2,000 ads per year. (2016-08-12)
Reward sensitivity increases food 'wanting' following television 'junk food' commercials
Global obesity rates have been partly attributed to the easy access of cheap, high calorie food. (2012-07-10)
Food Safety Considerations for Innovative Nutrition Solutions
On Nov. 6, 2014, nutrition and food science researchers and agricultural policymakers will gather to discuss issues of food security, economics, policy and communication related to food safety at 'Food Safety Considerations for Innovative Nutrition Solutions.' A networking reception will follow the event. (2014-03-28)
Experts urge UK parliament to take action to reduce food waste
As UK supermarkets pledge to cut food waste by 20 percent within the next decade, experts are calling on the government to take legislative action and debate the Food Waste (Reduction) Bill. (2016-03-22)
Recalls, food worries spark booming business in food safety
Recalls of ground beef, peanut butter and other foods have done more than raise public awareness and concern about food safety. (2009-12-02)
Many restaurant staff are undertrained and misinformed about food allergies
A new study published in Clinical & Experimental Allergy reveals that there is no association between a restaurant worker's knowledge of food allergy and his or her confidence in being able to provide a safe meal to a food allergic customer. (2011-04-14)
Food allergies: Overestimated and underestimated
Half of all food allergies are not food allergies at all. (2008-10-31)
New labelling on foods still not clear enough for allergy sufferers
Safety for people with food allergies will be boosted later this month when new European laws will force manufacturers to label their food more accurately, but the laws do not offer full protection, says an editorial in this week's BMJ. (2005-11-17)
KU Leuven awards honorary doctorate to Louise O. Fresco
As part of its Patron Saint's Day celebrations on Feb. (2016-12-19)
GM rice will not end hunger in China
Boosting food production with GM rice is unlikely to eliminate hunger in China, states an editorial in this week's issue of The Lancet. (2005-05-19)
Despite food-assistance programs, many children experience food insecurity, hunger
In a recent study, researchers found that food insecurity and hunger among children still persist, even in food secure households and despite food assistance programs and efforts to increase food security. (2010-05-27)
Consumer Behavior and Food Science Innovations for Optimal Nutrition
Speakers from FreshDirect, FDA, USDA, and food companies will discuss the elements of food, the physiological and psychological influences of food intake, societal factors that influence nutrition, and the role of technology in consumer behavior. (2014-02-12)
Exploring the truth behind organic production and food quality
As consumers we are increasingly disconnected from how our food is produced and supplied. (2012-02-24)
Plant-based sweeteners may help individuals control their blood glucose levels
A new study shows that it is possible to reduce the level of sugar in muffins without affecting their textural properties by replacing half of the sugar content with stevianna or inulin, which are plant-based sweeteners. (2016-06-08)
Diagnosing and managing food allergies: A guide for physicians
A new review aims to help physicians diagnose and manage food allergies in children and adults. (2016-09-06)
Does food addiction exist?
Women with weight problems were more impulsive than average in a food-related psychology test, a new research paper has shown. (2014-06-12)
Blood testing for sensitivity, allergy or intolerance to food
Blood testing to determine a link between food and illness is increasingly common, but some tests are not considered diagnostic and can lead to confusion, according to a primer in CMAJ. (2012-03-19)
Pew commends FDA for releasing draft rules to make imported foods safer
The Pew Charitable Trusts commended the US Food and Drug Administration, or FDA, today for issuing two draft rules needed to implement the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act. (2013-07-26)
Germination can make buckwheat more nutritious
With the increasing demand for food with health benefits, high nutritional value food materials are attracting more attention from both consumers and food manufacturers. (2015-05-14)
Love the cook: Attraction to comfort food linked to positive social connections
A big bowl of mashed potatoes. What about spaghetti and meatballs? (2015-03-27)
Difficulties of keeping the global food supply chain safe
The difficulties of keeping the food supply chain in a worldwide network of food producers, processors and distributors are highlighted in an Editorial in this week's special gastroenterology edition of the Lancet. (2007-05-10)
IFT And NRA To Co-Host Food Safety Forum For Restaurateurs And Food Retailers
A newly formed strategic alliance between the Institute of Food Technologists and the National Restaurant Association will debut with a special forum on food safety at the annual meetings of both organizations this summer in Chicago. (1999-05-12)
Renewables and consumer choices key to sustainable energy use in EU's food sector
A report analysing the use of energy in the EU food industry finds that the share of renewable remains relatively small (7 percent) when compared to its part in the overall energy mix (15 percent). (2015-10-08)
Pasture feeding may improve nutritional benefits of red meat
A new review article in Comprehensive Reviews in Food Science and Food Safety published by the Institute of Food Technologists found that pasture-fed lamb meat is high in polyunsaturated fat due to the specific plant species consumed. (2015-01-21)
Few food adverts during children's TV are likely to be banned under new regulations
Advertisements shown during children's television before new restrictive regulations were introduced were not any more focused on unhealthy food than adverts shown at other times, according to research published ahead of print in the Archives of Disease in Childhood. (2009-05-27)
Researchers discover a way to potentially decrease peanut allergen
In a recent study from the Journal of Food Science published by the Institute of Food Technologists, researchers from Ningbo Institute of Agricultural Sciences in China found that seed germination could reduce the allergen level in peanuts. (2016-02-02)
MU researcher suggests revision of food stamp application process
An estimated 35.1 million Americans live in (2008-09-25)
Exotic berry skin and pulp found to have high antioxidants levels
The exotic Ceylon gooseberry fruit is an attractive purple berry that is produced in the southwest tropics of Brazil and is often used in jams and drinks and also sold as a fresh fruit. (2015-10-15)
U of Minnesota study finds confidence in food safety plunges in wake of peanut butter contamination
Fewer than one in four consumers now believe the US food supply is safer than it was a year ago, according to new data from the University of Minnesota's Food Industry Center. (2009-02-24)
New Tool For Food And Health Reporters And Communicators
The new Food Insight Media Guide on Food Safety and Nutrition--an invaluable tool for reporters and professionals dealing with food and health-related communications--is available from the International Food Information Council (IFIC) Foundation. (1999-03-03)
Study looks at efforts to improve local food systems through policy
A team of Johns Hopkins researchers recently conducted a nationwide survey of food policy councils to try to fill some of this research gap. (2012-08-31)
JRC thematic report: Science for food
The JRC has released a new report on its scientific support to EU's 'from farm to fork' policy which ensures Europeans enjoy safe and nutritious food, while facilitating the food industry to work under the best possible conditions. (2015-05-13)
Mammals metabolize some pesticides to limit their biomagnification
The concentrations of many historically used, and now widely banned, pesticides and other toxic chemicals -- called legacy contaminants -- can become magnified in an animal that eats contaminated food; however, a new Environmental Toxicology & Chemistry study has found that Arctic mammals metabolize some currently used pesticides, preventing such 'biomagnification.' (2014-07-21)
McGill researchers shed light on formation of carcinogen in food
A potentially carcinogenic chemical called furan has recently been found in a wide array of processed food products. (2005-02-02)
'Best if used by ...'
A recent variation of expiration dating is freshness dating. While it may seem like a great idea to let people know how fresh a food or beverage is, new evidence suggests otherwise. (2006-06-23)
New research finds avocado extract can prevent Listeria in food
A recent study published in the Journal of Food Science found that extracts and isolated compounds from avocado seeds can potentially be used as a natural additive incorporated into ready-to-eat foods to control microbes that cause Listeria, a foodborne bacterial illness that can be very serious for pregnant women and people with impaired immune systems. (2016-11-18)
Ecological significance of tool-use in the woodpecker finch Cactospiza pallida
In a paper soon to appear in Ecology Letters, Tebbich and colleagues present the first study on the ecological relevance of tool-use by a bird species. (2002-09-06)
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