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Cosmetics company partners with breeder to develop skincare products

Venn Skincare, a San Francisco-based company that researches, develops and produces skincare products featuring advanced science, technology and non-toxic ingredients announced partnership via MoU agreement with Asia Seed, a South Korea-based company that researches, develops and produces vegetables,.....

US infographics show fruits and vegetables that are in season

Plan to purchase your fruits and vegetables during their peak seasons, and you'll not only enjoy them more, you'll save money while maximizing nutrition.Buying in season makes all fruits and vegetables more enjoyable—and that’s not the only benefit, according to NYC-based registered dietitian Lisa Hayim......

Baby leaf grower partners with nonprofit for cancer relief

B&W Quality Growers, a grower, packer and shipper of distinctive baby leaves, is excited to announce a new partnership with Family Reach, a national nonprofit alleviating the financial burden of cancer. Throughout 2018, B&W retail bags of watercress, arugula and its new power 4™ blend will include a.....

US: Organic spinach sees strong growth in 'functional foods'

Demand for organic spinach continues to increase, with many growers seeing their biggest gains from the variety compared with all products. And while the fresh market is seeing solid long term gains, it is the 'functional foods' sector where a significant consumption increase is taking place."For the most.....

US: UnitedAg expands virtual care services

UnitedAg, a member-owned agricultural trade association representing more than 800 companies in California and Arizona, has expanded the list of healthcare services available to its members through Teladoc’s virtual care delivery platform. Effective January 1, all of the health plans’ 45,000 members received.....

Trendy Kimberley super fruit

Australia: Gubinge successful in health food industry

Native superfood gubinge, also known as Kakadu plum, is a staple bushfood for Indigenous people across northern Australia, but the health benefits from its high levels of Vitamin C are fast becoming known in the health food industry. Kimberley's only commercial producer of dried gubinge powder had a.....

To drive kids’ fresh produce consumption

US: Eat brighter! initiative extended through 2021

The eat brighter! initiative, which leverages the strength and influence of the Sesame Street brand and characters to increase fresh produce consumption, has been extended through 2021. Produce Marketing Association (PMA), Partnership For A Healthier America (PHA), and Sesame Workshop (the nonprofit.....

"Fresh microgreens aren’t just pretty, they’re healthy too"

“We instinctively know that eating micro-leaves has to be good for us”, says Yael Mandel of 2BFresh. This Israeli company, which is a subsidiary of Teshuva Agricultural Projects Ltd. (TAP), produces a wide variety of fresh micro-leaves and herbs for local and international markets.In order to prove this,.....

US AARP recommendations

"Mind your brain health by focusing on berries, nuts and salads"

Always promoting a healthier diet, the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) is citing some research that suggest certain foodstuffs will help people retain their mental sharpness.The AARP’s Global Council on Brain Health has released a report examining the impact of diet on adults 50 and older:.....

Foundation wants to scientifically confirm tomatoes are healthy

The International Fruit and Vegetable Juice Association has been contacted by the Tomato Foundation concerning their ongoing project to develop a health claim for tomato products, to be approved by EFSA and the FDA. They are looking for strategic partners to support this initiative.Health Claim Project.....

Sprouts served at Jimmy John’s restaurants

US: FDA investigates salmonella outbreak linked to raw sprouts

The FDA advises consumers not to eat sprouts served at Jimmy John’s restaurants in Illinois and Wisconsin; the product has the potential to cause salmonellosis.Epidemiologic evidence indicates that raw sprouts served at Jimmy John’s restaurants are a likely source of a multistate outbreak of Salmonella.....

Taipei nutritionist dispels online rumours

"Tomatoes safe to eat on empty stomach"

Online rumours that eating tomatoes on an empty stomach is dangerous have now been rejected by a nutritionist. Suggestions were floating around that astringents in tomatoes could harden and block the digestive tract when interacting with stomach acids. These are unfounded, said Changhua Christian Hospital.....

US: Leafy greens grower continues partnership with nutrition expert

As grower, processor and shipper of leafy greens, WP Rawl maintains their commitment to educate consumers on getting back to eating fresh, wholesome ingredients in 2018 by continuing their partnership with registered dietitian and three-time New York Times best-selling author, Cynthia Sass.The partnership.....

Australia: Linking healthy eating with feeling good

Levy-funded research insights are helping to understand how to improve the eating habits of Australian women and girls by tapping into their desire to feel good. Feeling good is more important than looking good for four out of five Australian girls and women, yet most still battle food guilt and diet.....