Food

Next-Generation GMOs: Pink Pineapples and Purple Tomatoes


 

This image provided by The John Innes Centre, UK, shows a salad made with red and purple tomatoes. A small British company is planning to apply for U.S. permission to produce and sell purple tomatoes that have high levels of anthocyanins, compounds found in blueberries that some studies show lower the risk of cardiovascular disease and cancer. The Food and Drug Administration would have to approve any health claims used to sell the products. Cancer-fighting pink pineapples, heart-healthy purple tomatoes and less fatty vegetable oils may someday be on grocery shelves alongside more traditional products. 
01 Apr 2015
 Cancer-fighting pink pineapples, heart-healthy purple tomatoes and less fatty vegetable oils may someday be on grocery shelves alongside more traditional products. These genetically engineered foods could receive government approval...
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Al-Shamsi "an ancient" bread still baked in upper Egypt

according to ministry of supply at least 50% of people in Aswan city rely mainly on Al-Shamsi bread
31 Mar 2015
Antiquities are not the only thing inherited from the ancient Egyptians; many cultural heirlooms are inseparable from modern Egyptian culture, including traditions, habits, lifestyle and food.   Al-Shamsi bread is considered an...
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Japanese company makes 'tear-free onions'

Scientists in Japan say they have managed to disable the production of a powerful substance an onion releases as the knife slices into it, cutting down on the pungent fumes that bring tears to the eyes
 
 
 
31 Mar 2015
The sobbing of a chef as he chops onions in the kitchen could be a thing of the past thanks to one Japanese company which says it has produced a tear-free vegetable.   Scientists say they have managed to disable the production of a...
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World Chefs: Chocolatier Harcourt-Cooze champions 'bean to bar'

Chocolates topped with sunflower seeds are displayed during the 2nd Chocolate Fair in Barcelona in this October 21, 2006 .
 
31 Mar 2015
It’s been more than 10 years since British-born chocolatier Willie Harcourt-Cooze bought a cocoa farm in Venezuela with the hopes of making the world’s finest ‘bean-to bar’ chocolate.   He believes cacao beans...
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Top chefs launch campaign to eat more small fish

Fish in Abu Qir
18 Mar 2015
Top chefs from around the world gathered in the north of Spain on Tuesday to launch a campaign to eat more small fish such as anchovies in the interests of feeding more people and reducing pressure on the world's oceans.   Eating...
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Singapore gains halal cred, top marks from Muslim tourists

04 Mar 2015
Halal has never looked so good for Singapore. A survey ranked the Asian country as the top non-Islamic destination for Muslim tourists, weeks after official data showed overall visitor numbers fell last year for the first time since 2009....
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Japanese chickens hatch eggs with fruit flavors

27 Feb 2015
Japan, a major economic power, seems to be a pioneer in everything, including food. In Japan, you can now find foods and beverages that are not produced by any other country.   Not only can you drink garlic-flavored cola and eat fried...
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Middle East's first chocolate museum soon in Egypt

Chocolate Pharaonic monument
21 Feb 2015
Roll up your sleeves. You are about to be immersed in the blissful enjoyment of chocolate world like never before.     The first chocolate museum in the Middle East is coming to town soon at City Stars shopping mall on the 8...
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Travel Picks: Top 10 destinations for chocolate lovers

Chocolate bars are pictured in the employees' supermarket at the Nestle headquarters in Vevey February 19, 2009.
21 Feb 2015
Travel website IgoUgo.com has come with a list of top destinations for people whose main love is chocolate. This list is compiled by IgoUgo.com editors and is not endorsed by Reuters: 1. Oaxaca, Mexico In Oaxaca, chocolate is used not...
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A celebration of French cuisine across the five continents

Gout de France
20 Feb 2015
More than 1,300 French dinners will be served at restaurants and embassies across the five continents for a special event on Thursday, 19 March. Under the patrogen of France's foreign ministry and Michelin-starred chef Alain Ducasse,...
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