Food

What to know about recent food recalls and bacteria listeria

Blue Bell ice cream stands for sale on a grocery store shelf in Lawrence, Kan., Friday, April 10, 2015.
11 Apr 2015
Large food recalls have forced consumers to throw away hummus and ice cream that may be contaminated with the same potentially deadly bacteria - listeria.   Tainted Blue Bell ice cream products are linked to eight listeria illnesses...
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Wisconsin students aim for world-record Rice Krispies treat

Students of University of Wisconsin-Madison aim for world-record Rice Krispies treat
 
 
11 Apr 2015
Defying the stereotype that Wisconsin is all about large blocks of cheese, students at the University of Wisconsin-Madison on Friday set about creating the world's biggest Rice Krispies cereal treat at 7.5 tons.   The team of...
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IKEA seeks to drive food sales growth with eco-friendly menu

The exterior of a IKEA store is pictured in Bordeaux, southwestern France, February 13, 2010.
 
09 Apr 2015
Swedish furniture retailer IKEA said sales growth at its food business could accelerate in coming years, helped by a drive to meet customer demand for healthy and eco-friendly dishes.   IKEA Food Services, which runs the group's...
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With diabetes, fewer meals may mean less hunger, depression

Fiber foods
08 Apr 2015
People with type 2 diabetes may have less depression and fewer hunger pains if they opt for a big breakfast and lunch rather than six smaller meals throughout the day, suggests a new study. “Eating large breakfasts and lunches may be...
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Is organic chocolate worth the price?

Chocolates topped with sunflower seeds are displayed during the 2nd Chocolate Fair in Barcelona in this October 21, 2006 .
 
02 Apr 2015
If you plunk down some big bucks for organic chocolate, your sweetie may or may not be impressed. Despite what some people say, such candy does not taste better just because the ingredients are organic, according to experts. The...
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World food prices hit lowest in nearly five years last month

People shopping vegetables and fruits at a farmer's market.
02 Apr 2015
Global food prices fell in March to their lowest in almost five years as supplies for most commodities, including cereals and meat, remained robust, the United Nationsfood agency said on Thursday. The UN Food and Agriculture...
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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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