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New ways to get groceries cheaper spreading across country

New ways to get groceries cheaper spreading across country | FoodieDoc says: | Scoop.it

Clark Howard says:

The traditional supermarket chains are under assault and the prices you pay for groceries are getting cheaper and cheaper.

 

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Southeast Asia’s fish industry at tipping point, says top official

Southeast Asia’s fish industry at tipping point, says top official | FoodieDoc says: | Scoop.it
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.

Curated by FoodieDoc, Anna Resurreccion.

 

 

http://www.foodnavigator-asia.com/Markets/Southeast-Asia-s-fish-industry-at-tipping-point-says-top-official

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BPA concerns fuel glass packaging growth - analyst

BPA concerns fuel glass packaging growth - analyst | FoodieDoc says: | Scoop.it

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. 

   

http://www.foodnavigator-usa.com/Science/Researchers-identify-five-distinct-US-dietary-patterns

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Researchers identify five distinct US dietary patterns

Researchers identify five distinct US dietary patterns | FoodieDoc says: | Scoop.it
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"

"Healthy"- grains, fruits and vegetables

"Sweets"- sweet snacks and dessert, and

"Alcohol"- proteins, alcohol and salads.

 

http://www.foodnavigator-usa.com/Science/Researchers-identify-five-distinct-US-dietary-patterns

 

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Steviol glycosides are not ‘all-natural’, says new class action lawsuit

Steviol glycosides are not ‘all-natural’, says new class action lawsuit | FoodieDoc says: | Scoop.it

The latest on Stevia

 

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.

 

http://www.foodnavigator-usa.com/Regulation/Steviol-glycosides-are-not-all-natural-says-new-class-action-lawsuit/?utm_source=newsletter_weekly&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Newsletter

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Plant-based foods decrease risk of health problems | Buzz About Health

Plant-based foods decrease risk of health problems | Buzz About Health | FoodieDoc says: | Scoop.it

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.

--Curated by FoodieDoc, Anna Resurreccion, Ph.D.

 

 

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Foodie: What Is That, Anyway?

Foodie: What Is That, Anyway? | FoodieDoc says: | Scoop.it

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."

 

Read more: http://www.slashfood.com/2006/02/10/what-is-a-foodie-anyway/

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Consider basics when selecting peanut variety | Peanuts content from Southwest Farm Press

Consider basics when selecting peanut variety | Peanuts content from Southwest Farm Press | FoodieDoc says: | Scoop.it

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  

 

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‘No tea please, we’re British’; UK sales droop frustrates Indian growers

‘No tea please, we’re British’; UK sales droop frustrates Indian growers | FoodieDoc says: | Scoop.it

FOOD TREND:

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. 

-- FoodieDoc, Anna Resurreccion

 

http://www.foodnavigator-asia.com/Markets/No-tea-please-we-re-British-UK-sales-droop-frustrates-Indian-growers

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Study finds synthetic caffeine in beverages claiming wholly ‘natural’ sources

Study finds synthetic caffeine in beverages claiming wholly ‘natural’ sources | FoodieDoc says: | Scoop.it

FDA demands that added caffeine be listed on ingredient labels, but not for drinks from tea or coffee.

 

German scientists say they have found synthetic caffeine in four beverages on sale that claimed to use wholly natural sources, according to an article in the Journal of Anlytical Chemistry .

 

The German group has developed a simpler test for determining caffeine’s origins that could curtail a ‘high risk’ of fraudulous labeling.

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Kellogg ordered to revise misleading sugar claims

Kellogg ordered to revise misleading sugar claims | FoodieDoc says: | Scoop.it
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.

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http://www.foodnavigator.com/Financial-Industry/Kellogg-ordered-to-revise-misleading-sugar-claims

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Campbell Soup bows to consumer pressure as it reveals bisphenol A phase out underway

Campbell Soup bows to consumer pressure as it reveals bisphenol A phase out underway | FoodieDoc says: | Scoop.it
Campbell Soup Company has confirmed it is in the process phasing out the use of bisphenol A (BPA) in all its can linings over consumer fears about the controversial substance.

 

http://www.foodproductiondaily.com/Quality-Safety/Campbell-Soup-bows-to-consumer-pressure-as-it-reveals-bisphenol-A-phase-out-underway

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THE WEIGHT MANAGEMENT STRUGGLE

A good review of weight management and strategies. ***/4. FoodieDOC, Anna Resurreccion 

 

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http://www.naturalproductsinsider.com/lib/download/asset-the-weight-management-struggle.ashx?item_id={ABC91A0B-D5E6-4614-AB50-B3E22974DD26}&item_name=library_asset-the-weight-management-struggle

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Taiwan finds growth drugs in Australian and New Zealand beef

Taiwan finds growth drugs in Australian and New Zealand beef | FoodieDoc says: | Scoop.it
Beef imports from Australia and New Zealand have come under the spotlight in Taiwan after samples from the two countries tested positive for growth drugs.

 

However, the Australian commerce and industry office (ACIO)claim that its meat and livestock industry  prohibit the use of such drugs (ractopamine or zilpaterol) and found none over the last 9 years.

--FoodieDoc, Anna Resurreccion, Ph.D.

 

http://www.foodnavigator-asia.com/Policy/Taiwan-finds-growth-drugs-in-Australian-and-New-Zealand-beef

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Kat Carroll's curator insight, July 27, 2013 9:13 AM

National Health Federation prepares to debate against the use of Zilpaterol in animal feeds at Codex's Vet Residues meeting in MN in August. Ractopamine was adopted against the will of 120 countries who banned its use and NHF had fought it successfully for years until it was lost in Rome.

Did you know you were eating a vet steroid if you eat meat that isn't organic? It's illegal in race horses- it is doping- and yet the US pushed strongly for its use breaking down World Trade barriers to push tainted meat (pork, beef, and turkey) on the World. It's all about money, and our health be damned. Please support NHF as we fight Zilpaterol, actually WORSE than Ractopamine. www.thenhf.com  These meetings are expensive to attend. NHF cannot speak for YOU if YOU don't show an interest in helping NHF to help YOU and YOUR family. Pushing 'like' is great. Funding NHF's efforts to represent YOU is more effective.

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Introducing nutrikinetics: A new way of performing nutrition research

Introducing nutrikinetics: A new way of performing nutrition research | FoodieDoc says: | Scoop.it
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.

 

http://www.nutraingredients.com/Research/Introducing-nutrikinetics-A-new-way-of-performing-nutrition-research

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Social media has changed how Americans eat, says Hartman report

Social media has changed how Americans eat, says Hartman report | FoodieDoc says: | Scoop.it

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

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Fifty-five members of Congress urge FDA to label GE foods

Fifty-five members of Congress urge FDA to label GE foods | FoodieDoc says: | Scoop.it

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.

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http://www.foodnavigator-usa.com/Regulation/Fifty-five-members-of-Congress-urge-FDA-to-label-GE-foods

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Food Business News | Snacking frequency on the rise Technomic says

Food Business News | Snacking frequency on the rise Technomic says | FoodieDoc says: | Scoop.it

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.

News, Markets and Analysis for the Food Processing Industry...

Curated by FoodieDoc, Anna Resurreccion, Ph.D.

 

http://www.foodbusinessnews.net/News/News%20Home/Consumer%20Trends/2012/3/Snacking%20frequency%20on%20the%20rise%20Technomic%20says.aspx

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PepsiCo sees NEXT move as means to strike back at Coca-Cola, analyst

PepsiCo sees NEXT move as means to strike back at Coca-Cola, analyst | FoodieDoc says: | Scoop.it

PepsiCo is aiming strike back at Coca-Cola with it mid-calorie ‘NEXT’ cola launch at the end of March, after the latter’s Diet Coke brand pulled ahead of Pepsi-Cola in 2010. 

 

Pepsi "NEXT" has 60% less the calories, and replicates the taste/flavor of regular Pepsi, according to PepsiCo.  --FoodieDoc, Anna Resurreccion

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Global hunger may be double FAO figure | News | Feedstuffs FoodLink

Global hunger may be double FAO figure | News | Feedstuffs FoodLink | FoodieDoc says: | Scoop.it

Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) estimatd that 1Billion people go hungry or are malnourished.

 

Ohio Food Security specialist says the number is underestimated and may be actually double that.

--FoodieDoc, Anna Resurreccion, Ph.D.

 

 

http://www.feedstuffsfoodlink.com/ME2/dirmod.asp?sid=&nm=&type=news&mod=News&mid=9A02E3B96F2A415ABC72CB5F516B4C10&tier=3&nid=BABFB1CBA8654C45953095A83DE84440

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First Published Resveratrol Human Clinical Trial for Glucose Management

Scientists found that:

 After taking 1, 1.5 and 2 grams of resveratrol daily over 4 weeks :

 

1.Insulin sensitivity was increased--for some, may mean diet and exercise, and resveratrol might be sufficient to healthy blood sugar levels.

2.Spikes of blood sugar experienced by diabetics after a meal were greatly reduced.

 

Together, results show promise as a new therapeutic strategy in Diabetes management and control. 

--FoodieDoc, Anna Resurreccion, Ph.D.

 

http://www.healthwellnes.com/first-published-resveratrol-human-clinical-trial-for-glucose-managemen

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Pre and probiotics in formula could boost infant immunity

Pre and probiotics in formula could boost infant immunity | FoodieDoc says: | Scoop.it
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.

 

http://www.nutraingredients.com/Research/Pre-and-probiotics-in-formula-could-boost-infant-immunity?

 

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Health and nutrition labels may have negative impact on taste expectation: Study

Health and nutrition labels may have negative impact on taste expectation: Study | FoodieDoc says: | Scoop.it
Excessive information on health claims on food packaging is perceived as off-putting by consumers, and can have a negative influence on the perception of sensory characteristics, say researchers.

 

This study by researcher Susana Fiszman  from Spain indicated that  the labeling of "non-sugar" buscuits has a negative effect on sensory properties.

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‘Infodemiology’ on the rise to tackle foodborne illness outbreaks

‘Infodemiology’ on the rise to tackle foodborne illness outbreaks | FoodieDoc says: | Scoop.it
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.  

FoodieDoc, ANna Resurreccion, Ph.D.  

 

http://www.foodproductiondaily.com/Quality-Safety/Infodemiology-on-the-rise-to-tackle-foodborne-illness-outbreaks

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WEIGHT MANAGEMENT- WHAT WORKS, WHAT DOESN'T

Another article on Weight management.  This tells you what dietary compounds might help.

Curated by FoodieDoc

 

http://www.naturalproductsinsider.com/lib/download/asset-its-getting-hot-in-here.ashx?item_id=18f199b5-f40e-4a54-b7a1-632ae78e0c04

   

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