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"Eating more fruit reduces risk of developing diabetes"

While already known to be good for your health, a new study shows that fresh fruit and vegetables may also help reduce the risk of diabetes and even reduce the mortality of those who already have it.Huaidong Du, of the University of Oxford, and colleagues studied nearly 500,000 people participating in the.....

Eating greens could reduce risk of broken bones by 50%

According to new research eating enough green vegetables could help reduce the risk of suffering broken bones as people age by as much as 50%. The study found that people, especially men, who lack food rich in magnesium in their diet, are at an increased risk of fractures, especially in the hip.The study.....

US (CA): Reporters find pesticides in MMJ

After an NBC4 I-Team investigation revealed that some of California's medical marijuana supply was contaminated with potentially toxic pesticides, several local dispensaries have pulled pot products off their shelves. And, the California agency responsible for overseeing medical cannabis is promising that.....

Which minerals are in microgreens?

“Microgreens” is the name for vegetables and herbs harvested for food as tiny seedlings. Says Agricultural Research Service (ARS) food technologist Yaguang (Sunny) Luo, “Microgreens are an emerging class of specialty fresh produce that has gained popularity with chefs and consumers in recent years and could.....

108 million people in the world face severe food insecurity

Despite international efforts to address food insecurity, around 108 million people in the world were severely food insecure in 2016, a dramatic increase compared with 80 million in 2015, according to a new global report on food crises released in Brussels.The report, whose compilation required integrating.....

Report warns Australian diets lacking in fruit and vegetables

Australia’s largest ever fruit and vegetable survey has found that four out of five Australian adults are not eating enough fruit and vegetables in order to meet the Australian Dietary Guidelines.Worryingly, the Fruit, Vegetables and Diet Score Report released today, found one in two (51 per cent) adults are.....

10 cucumber facts you didn’t know you needed to know

The term “cool as a cucumber” is actually derived from the cucumber’s ability to cool the temperature of the blood. Also when applied topically, cucumber really does cool the blood and eases facial swelling, which is why cucumbers are so popular in facial regimens.Out on a date and realize that you forgot.....

How lycopene acts against the development of tumour cells in the colon

Researchers at the University of Almeria have observed the effect of different types of tomatoes in colon cancer cell cultures. According to the scientists, any tomato variety prevents the proliferation of colorectal cancer cells at very low concentrations. But the study, carried out in in vitro tests,.....

Freshfel report shows there is still misleading consumer information

The image and name of fresh fruit is still often being misused by other food sectors. This is the main finding of the new edition of Freshfel’s ‘Where is the Fruit?’ study. There are still too many products that are displaying fruits prominently on their packaging, despite little to no actual fruit content,.....

Wageningen researches ways to get people to eat more vegetables

The Dutch don’t eat enough vegetables. Last year, the Netherlands Nutrition Centre set the recommended daily intake of vegetables to 250 grams. Scientists from Wageningen research several methods to get people to eat more vegetables.Read about it in the article ‘A tomato with your coffee?’ in the new edition.....

Peru: Are chillies and peppers Super Foods?

Chillies and peppers, front-line protagonists in the Peruvian cuisine boom, are currently gaining space in the international markets, where they have a vast potential. The goal of different institutions, such as the Universidad Nacional Agraria La Molina (UNALM), is to reinforce this trend. The UNALM is.....

Canada: CPMA supports The Great Big Crunch

The Canadian Produce Marketing Association will be on Parliament Hill this coming Thursday to support The Great Big Crunch, an event to highlight the importance of childhood nutrition. To promote The Great Big Crunch, politicians, supporters and local school children will be gathering on the steps of.....

Japan: Scientists increase nutrients in factory vegetables

Vegetables grown in a factory with no pesticide chemicals might be safer to eat than field-grown vegetables, but consumers are still reluctant to bite. To correct this, Kyoto Prefectural University has a nutritious sales pitch it hopes will make them more appetizing.It says it has developed the technology at.....

US (CA): UnitedAg opens second health & wellness clinic

UnitedAg, a member-owned agricultural trade association representing more than 650 organizations in California and Arizona, has opened its second Health & Wellness Clinic. The first was in Visalia and the second is in Santa Maria, Calif. open to all UnitedAg members’ covered employees and dependents, the.....