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New board game helps children eat vegetables

Every parent dreams of having fun during dinner, but the reality is often different. Are your children picky eaters? Do they refuse to eat anything green, resulting in them not eating a balanced meal? The board game De Reis van 5 (The trip of five) wants to change that.You and your children become pirates,.....

new EFSA guidance provides advice

Assessing allergenicity of GM plants

EFSA has published supplementary guidance on allergenicity to further strengthen risk assessment of genetically modified (GM) plants. The document considers new scientific and regulatory developments, complementing recommendations in existing guidance and regulations.What are the key points?The new guidance.....

Report finds half of Canadians not eating enough fruit & veg

The present inclination of Canadians towards health and wellness, as well as rising awareness towards the functionality of vegetables and fruits ingredients has compelled the growth of the market in various regions across the nation says a new report titled, "Vegetables and Fruit - Canada - May 2017".Only.....

UK: Nuffield ‘Farming Fit For Food’ conference highlights need for collaboration

Food and farming industries were told to work together to make their voices heard by government bodies at the Nuffield ‘Farming Fit for Food’ conference on 8 June, in order to tackle diet related health issues once and for all.Over 500 delegates heard from industry experts who warned that change must come.....

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Hydroponic food produce tackles rising concerns over food safety issues

One of the most intensely debated topics, the issue of food safety is gaining prominence worldwide as governments are taking uncompromising measures to ensure the welfare of its citizens and residents. The spread of foodborne illnesses and the overuse of harmful crop protection prodcuts have alerted.....

US (CA): Climate scientist responds to Paris agreement withdrawal

Professor Ben Houlton, director of the John Muir Institute of the Environment at UC Davis, has been reaching out across campus to help students, staff and faculty apply their collaborative efforts toward the problem of climate change.Houlton, who studies climate change and global biogeochemical cycles,.....

Seasoning could be the key to adults eating more vegetables

Adults who don’t routinely eat vegetables for lunch may be more likely to consume them if the vegetables are seasoned, a new study suggests.People who seldom ate vegetables at lunch were 1.5 times more likely to select a seasoned vegetable than its unseasoned counterpart, researchers at the University of.....

Microgreen study shows health benefits

“Microgreens” are tender young plants grown from the seed of certain herb, vegetable, and grain crops that can be clipped at the stem and eaten fresh within 2 weeks of germinating.Some chefs have touted the taste, texture, color, and delicate appearance of microgreens, adding them to soups, salads,.....

Cored bell peppers tap into demand for healthy and convenient foods

Church Brothers Farms LLC of Salinas, Ca. hopes to tap into the market for convenient food solutions with its Chef Ready Green Bell Peppers. The peppers, green and red bell peppers with stems and seeds removed via automation, are ready for cooking. “Coring peppers by hand is labor intensive. With labor.....

Researchers use computer game to help children choose healthier snacks

A simple brain-training game could help children choose healthy snacks like fruit and vegetables instead of chocolate and sweets, according to a new study. Children who played a seven-minute game devised by University of Exeter psychologists made healthier choices when asked to pick foods afterwards. The.....

Mineral content differs among lifecycle stages in kale

Kale (Brassica oleracea L. and other species) is considered a rich source of important minerals. Kale at the early stage of leaf development is assumed to contain higher levels of minerals than at maturity. However, literature supporting this assumption is scarce.In a new study, the concentrations of.....

NZ: Veggies don’t make the cut in school kitchens

A Massey University dietitian is concerned at the lack of skills taught to intermediate school children about creating and cooking simple meals using vegetables.Only 13 per cent of surveyed teachers identified planning and preparing a complete meal as a key learning objective for their students, according to.....

President of Mozambique discusses improving nutrition with vegetables

At a visit to vegetable breeding company, Rijk Zwaan, president Filipe Nyusi of Mozambique today participated in a roundtable discussion on various food and nutrition issues together with the Dutch private sector, NGOs, knowledge institutions and the Dutch government. The gathering was organized jointly by.....

Researchers suggest tomato extract fights stomach cancer

A new study shows that whole tomato extracts from two different Southern Italy cultivars inhibit gastric cancer cell growth and malignant features, paving the way for future studies aimed at implementing lifestyle habits not only for prevention, but potentially as a support to conventional therapies.“Their.....