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Why it is imperative to define 'natural' in the food industry

Why it is imperative to define 'natural' in the food industry | Nutrition : Food, News and Issues | Scoop.it
The 'natural' trend is one of the biggest in the food industry. How important is a clear definition of what constitutes natural for the industry?
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Why The Arctic Apple Means You May Be Seeing More GMOs At The Store

Why The Arctic Apple Means You May Be Seeing More GMOs At The Store | Nutrition : Food, News and Issues | Scoop.it
The fruit is one of the first GMOs to be marketed directly to consumers, not at farmers. It's headed to test markets this month. And it's a sign of how the science of genetic engineering is evolving.
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Eating organic food doesn't lower your overall risk of cancer, study says

Eating organic food doesn't lower your overall risk of cancer, study says | Nutrition : Food, News and Issues | Scoop.it
(Medical Xpress)—Women who always or mostly eat organic foods have the same likelihood of developing cancer as women who eat conventionally produced foods, according to an Oxford University study.
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Study linking GM maize to rat tumours is retracted

Study linking GM maize to rat tumours is retracted | Nutrition : Food, News and Issues | Scoop.it
Publisher withdraws paper despite authors' objections, citing weak evidence.
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The Neuroscience Of Munchies: Why The Scent Of A Burger Gives Us A High

The Neuroscience Of Munchies: Why The Scent Of A Burger Gives Us A High | Nutrition : Food, News and Issues | Scoop.it
Skipping a meal triggers the munchies in a similar way that marijuana does, a study in mice finds. And it works, at least in rodents, by boosting the sense of smell. Receptors in the brain that get activated when the animals are stoned also light up after they've been fasting.
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Why Farmers Can Prevent Global Warming Just As Well As Vegetarians

Why Farmers Can Prevent Global Warming Just As Well As Vegetarians | Nutrition : Food, News and Issues | Scoop.it
A study argues that if we want to cut emissions from meat production, we should help farmers produce more meat with less land. Farmers also need incentives not to cut down forests to graze animals.
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Food Standards Agency - Sainsbury's recalls its Frozen Sticky Toffee Sponge Pudding

Food Standards Agency - Sainsbury's recalls its Frozen Sticky Toffee Sponge Pudding | Nutrition : Food, News and Issues | Scoop.it
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Sainsbury's has recalled its 'by Sainsbury's' Frozen Sticky Toffee Sponge Pudding, because the product may contain small pieces of metal.

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Food Standards Agency - Several cases of illness in Scotland possibly linked to burgers

Food Standards Agency - Several cases of illness in Scotland possibly linked to burgers | Nutrition : Food, News and Issues | Scoop.it
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NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde has issued a statement about an outbreak of E.coli O157 in Scotland. 

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For Lower-Income Students, Snow Days Can Be Hungry Days

For Lower-Income Students, Snow Days Can Be Hungry Days | Nutrition : Food, News and Issues | Scoop.it
When bad weather shuts down school or delays its openings, it locks out many needy kids from a key source of nutrition. Some 70 percent of U.S. schoolchildren who eat school lunches get them for free or at reduced prices.
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Sexually Transmitted Food Poisoning? A Fish Toxin Could Be To Blame

Sexually Transmitted Food Poisoning? A Fish Toxin Could Be To Blame | Nutrition : Food, News and Issues | Scoop.it
Tropical fish, like red snapper and grouper, can accumulate one of the most poisonous toxins on Earth. People who eat those fish could get ciguatera, an illness with strange neurological effects, such as painful intercourse. And doctors say there's a chance it spreads through sex.
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Poor Nutrition Stunts Growth of One-third of Cameroon Children - Voice of America

Poor Nutrition Stunts Growth of One-third of Cameroon Children - Voice of America | Nutrition : Food, News and Issues | Scoop.it
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Poor Nutrition Stunts Growth of One-third of Cameroon Children
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“Nutrition is a health-sector priority,” says Lezama, but other sectors do not focus enough attention on nutrition.
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“Detox”: Ritual purification masquerading as medicine and wellness

“Detox”: Ritual purification masquerading as medicine and wellness | Nutrition : Food, News and Issues | Scoop.it
If the “central dogma” of alternative medicine is that wishing makes it so, one of the most important of the other organizing dogmas of alternative medicine is that “toxins,”…
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Why it is imperative to define 'natural' in the food industry

Why it is imperative to define 'natural' in the food industry | Nutrition : Food, News and Issues | Scoop.it
The 'natural' trend is one of the biggest in the food industry. How important is a clear definition of what constitutes natural for the industry?
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Should We Close Part Of The Ocean To Keep Fish On The Plate?

Should We Close Part Of The Ocean To Keep Fish On The Plate? | Nutrition : Food, News and Issues | Scoop.it
Tuna, swordfish and other migratory fishes are being overfished by vessels on the high seas. A new proposal says we should close these international waters for a few years to let the fishes rebound.
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Food industry ‘should focus on plants not meat and dairy’

Food industry ‘should focus on plants not meat and dairy’ | Nutrition : Food, News and Issues | Scoop.it
British cereal farmers should switch production towards vegetables and fruit – as part of a wider industry move, involving food manufacturers – to ditch meat and dairy products in a bid to improve public health and the environment.
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Your Nose Knows Which Foods Are Fattiest

Your Nose Knows Which Foods Are Fattiest | Nutrition : Food, News and Issues | Scoop.it
Low-fat ice cream just won't cut it for you? Maybe it's your nose telling you it's not the real deal. Researchers have found that people can actually smell differences in dietary fat in food. It's an ability that might have helped our ancestors find the best foods to survive on.
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Old London Air Raid Shelter Becomes Vegetable Farm

Old London Air Raid Shelter Becomes Vegetable Farm | Nutrition : Food, News and Issues | Scoop.it
In a former bomb shelter beneath London, Zero Carbon Food grows leafy greens and microgreens. Believe it or not, this dark, dank underground farm is an energy-efficient way to grow fresh produce.
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Food Standards Agency - Possible choking hazard: jelly mini-cup sweets

Food Standards Agency - Possible choking hazard: jelly mini-cup sweets | Nutrition : Food, News and Issues | Scoop.it
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New Choice brand Mini Fruity Gels have been found on sale during the routine inspection of a Vietnamese supermarket in the London area. Jelly mini-cup sweets are a possible choking hazard and are banned from sale in the UK

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Food Standards Agency - Public attitudes tracker results published

Food Standards Agency - Public attitudes tracker results published | Nutrition : Food, News and Issues | Scoop.it
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The top three food safety issues of concern for respondents were food hygiene when eating out (36%), the use of additives in food (26%), and food poisoning such as salmonella and E.coli (26%).

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Food Standards Agency - Update on products free of colours associated with hyperactivity

Food Standards Agency - Update on products free of colours associated with hyperactivity | Nutrition : Food, News and Issues | Scoop.it
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The FSA has updated its list of product ranges that do not contain the six food colours associated with possible hyperactivity in young children.

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Nutrition Labels To Get Long-Overdue Tweaks

Nutrition Labels To Get Long-Overdue Tweaks | Nutrition : Food, News and Issues | Scoop.it
With obesity as a top health priority, the first lady wants clearer labels to help people make healthier choices. Advocates hope food manufacturers will have to provide more details on added sugar.
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Nutrition labels set for major overhaul - Politico

Nutrition labels set for major overhaul - Politico | Nutrition : Food, News and Issues | Scoop.it
Politico Nutrition labels set for major overhaul Politico The big changes coming to the iconic Nutrition Facts panel are to be rolled out Thursday, sources say, when First Lady Michelle Obama is scheduled to make an announcement in the East Room at...
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