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Food packaging chemical found to increase onset of chronic disease

A study of 1500 South Australian men found a link between several chronic diseases and phthalates – a group of chemicals used widely in food packaging.The results, which have been published in the international journal Environmental Research, detected phthalates in the urine samples of 99.6 per cent of men.....

Ohio State researchers:

Eating tomatoes may protect against skin cancer

Could eating a tomato a day help keep skin cancer away — or at least lessen the risk of developing non-melanoma skin cancers?Researchers at The Ohio State University think the answer is maybe, based on promising results of a new study of how nutritional interventions can modulate the risk for skin cancers in.....

Potatoes seen as healthy product in Sweden

Although some regions were affected more than others, Lars Elofson from Svensk Potatis said that overall there was not too much damage from the cold weather during April/May. "Most of Swedish potato production, around 40%, takes place in the Southern region of Skane. The cold weather did mean that there were.....

Europeans increasingly eat less fruit and veg

Various types of shoppers have specific daily routines, including their eating habits. What about Millennials for example, young families or baby boomers? Which products fill their shopping carts? Plenty of fresh fruit and vegetables? Prominent is looking for answers with the help of a European study by.....

Healthy Food Congress

"Horticulture is the purveyor of health"

On 8 September, the Healthy Food Congress will take place in the World Forum in The Hague. It will precede a Food congress for doctors lasting several days.The congress will focus on four themes: ‘The first 1000 Days’, ‘Best practices in improving health’, ‘Personalized Nutrition’ and ‘Food Trends’. “The.....

McDonald's 'Loaded Lettuce' has more calories than a Big Mac

The newest McDonald's burger might look healthy but it doesn't compare to some of its more loved classics.McDonald's released its "Loaded Lettuce" burger to much love from fans applauding the health benefits of the burger on its Facebook page.The burger replaces the standard buns on the burger with lettuce.....

Light influences vitamins, nitrate level, shelf life:

Vitamin C content in arugula skyrockets with new growth recipe

Philips Lighting's GrowWise Research Center has produced a vitamin C-rich arugula with seven times higher vitamin C1 content than the published USDA value of 15 mg/100 gr. The vitamin C-rich arugula was grown in a trial in collaboration with the Dutch Wageningen University and Research, and Maastricht.....

Suffering from migraines? Have some cucumber

Headaches when they become moderate to severe often indicate a migraine, a common health condition.Indeed, migraines affect nine million people in the UK, according to Migraine Action.This includes, estimate the NHS, one in five women and one in 15 men.They can be very debilitating - it's the reason 100,000.....

Children, adults differ in how they perceive sweetness of fruits

Most children want their food to taste sweet. So, do you want your child to eat a candy bar or fruit when they have a snack? A team of researchers from the University of Florida and the Monell Chemical Senses Center in Pennsylvania found children and adults differ in how they perceive sweetness of fructose –.....

US (CA): UnitedAg adds seven new health & wellness clinics

UnitedAg, a member-owned agricultural trade association representing more than 650 organizations in California and Arizona, is adding seven new health and wellness clinics to its growing network that serves California farmworkers and their families. Through an agreement with Salinas-Calif.-based Pinnacle.....

Global Nutrition Report launches November 4

The 2017 Global Nutrition Report will launch on 4 November.This year's report will have a strong focus on nutrition across the Sustainable Development Goals, and how investing across the SDGs can improve nutrition outcomes.GNR would like to see a number of events taking place across the week following the.....

Australia: Giving ugly vegetables a nutrient-rich facelift

As part of an industry-led drive to reduce waste, Horticulture Innovation Australia and the CSIRO are working with growers to turn imperfect-looking vegetables into nutrient-rich snacks and supplements.Hort Innovation chief executive John Lloyd said the project is investigating how good nutrients, or.....

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.....