Fish in Southeast Asia are at the risk of disease outbreaks, thanks to the use of chemicals and antibiotics a that could collapse an entire industry, a top sector official said today in the Philippines.
Bisphenol-A (BPA) safety fears will see the global glass food and beverage packaging segment challenge the ever-expanding plastic packaging industry, an industry report has claimed.
The concern with plastic is that compounds may migrate to the food when heated or when these stand on the shelf. Glass does not react with food nor does it have compounds that migrate to it. FoodieDoc, Anna Resurreccion, Ph.D.
American eating habits can be categorized into five distinct patterns strongly correlated with factors like age, race, gender, and region, according to researchers who presented their findings at an American Heart Association (AHA) meeting in San...
These patterns are:
"Southern" - eat fried and processed foods, sugar-sweetended drinks
"Traditional"-Chinese and mexican, pizza, soups, frozen and takeout meals"
A class action lawsuit filed in California this week argues that steviol glycosides should not be considered natural, owing to the "chemical processing" sometimes used to extract them from the stevia leaf.
Flavonoids are ubiquitously found in various fruits, vegetables, and beverages, and have been linked to benefiting human health by reducing the risk of major health problems.
A recent study conducted on nearly 100,000 older U.S. adults found that those who consumed the most amount of flavonoids were less likely to die of heart disease or stroke, compared to those who consumed the least amounts, over the next seven years. The participants were divided into groups of five – based on their flavonoid intake. One-fifth of those with the highest level of plant compounds were 18 percent less likely to die from cardiovascular trouble than the group with the lowest intake. Another study conducted at UCLA found that smokers who consumed high levels of these compounds in their diets were less likely to develop lung cancer.
To be a foodie is not only to like food, but to be interested in it. Just as a good student will have a thirst for knowledge, a foodie wants to learn about food. A foodie will never answer the question "What are you eating" with "I don't know."
What are high oleic peanuts, and why is it important? A peanut has about 50-percent oil. That oil is made up of fatty acids. In a high-oleic peanut, the oleic acid type is 80 percent of the total oil. A normal type of peanut has about 60 percent oleic.
“Scientists have replaced a fraction of oil that oxidizes or becomes rancid quicker with oleic acid, that does not. That increases the shelf life of peanuts and peanut products.”
This high-oleic trait, makes the oil quality similar to olive oil. “It’s a high-quality oil, and that’s important because our competitors are using it and our manufacturers are requiring it.”
Comment on Barry Tillman's interview on selection of peanut variety-- FoodieDoc, Anna Resurreccion
The Indian tea industry is facing a major challenge after data revealed the UK market for tea would shrink by 15% in 2021 compared to 2006.
That market segment of older Britons who liked the taste of Indian tea is on the decline. Younger consumers may prefer coffee or high-energy drinks. Additionally, consumer reduction of tea consumption, an economic strategy to cut costs, could be to blame.
The UK’s Advertising Standards Agency (ASA) has told Kellogg to revise claims on its Coco Pops website that suggested sugar was unconnected to obesity, disease development and behavioural problems in children.
The statements were considered misleading because they overstated conclusions.
A new way of performing research in the field of nutrition could one day open a more accurate picture of how the foods and supplements we eat affect our health, and could offer greater insights of how foods are taken in by specific consumer groups...
This new field is similar to Pharmacokinetics in the study of drugs, taking into account the complexity of the systems. FoodieDoc, Anna Resurreccion, Ph.D.
Increased communication via social media has changed the way Americans relate to food, including what they buy and cook, and how they plan their meals, according to a report from market research firm The Hartman Group
Almost half of consumers learn about food from social media, such as facebook and twitter sites. FoodieDoc, Anna Resurreccion
Fifty-five members of Congress have written to FDA commissioner Margaret Hamburg in support of a petition urging the labeling of genetically engineered (GE) foods and food ingredients. The letter states consumers have the right to make informed choices of food they eay.
Americans are now more inclined to ‘graze’ throughout the day, seeking snacks that provide fuel between traditional meal parts.”
37% of consumers have broadened their definition of snacks to include more types of foods, beverages and restaurant fare, and mini sandwiches, sliders and wraps have evolved from a snack to a downsized gourmet version of a full-sized offering.
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The addition of pre and probiotics to infant formula could help to boost immune responses by colonising newborn babies’ guts with a stable population of beneficial bacteria, say researchers.
two new studies in the Journal of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition suggest that the beneficial bacteria in a baby's intestine are important to fighting infection. Pre and probiotics in infant formulas are said to be perform more like breast milk. --FoodieDoc, Anna Resurreccion.
Analyzing the distribution, or epidemiology, of foodborne illnesses is a standard tool in controlling outbreaks, but infodemiology – the analysis of information distributed on the internet – could help minimize the impact of outbreaks in the future.
Infodemiology, used to track searches of food-borne illness related terms, and social media sites may be useful in controlling outbreaks.
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