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UN body sets residue limits on vet drug


July 7th, 2012 - 6:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 7 (IANS) The United Nations food standards body, Codex Alimentarius Commission, has agreed on a set of residue limits for the veterinary drug ractopamine for animals, a ... Read more...

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China tightens food safety measures


February 3rd, 2012 - 6:56 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Feb 3 (IANS) China Friday vowed to further tighten its food safety measures.The health ministry said it will blacklist food that is mixed with non-edible ingredients or food additives.So ... Read more...

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Taiwan destroys two tonnes of chemical-tainted drinks


June 12th, 2011 - 6:50 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 12 (IANS) Taiwan has destroyed over two tonnes of beverages believed to be tainted with a "dangerous chemical", a media report said.Authorities inspected 16,000 stores over the past ... Read more...

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Chemical used in plastics found in Taiwan-made food


June 2nd, 2011 - 12:56 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 2 (IANS) A chemical used to make plastic soft and flexible, that can also affect hormone balance in the human body, has been detected in a number of ... Read more...

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Robot system to test 10,000 chemicals for toxicity


March 21st, 2011 - 12:32 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 21 (IANS) A new high-speed robot screening system can test 10,000 different chemicals for potential toxicity.These chemicals include compounds found in industrial and consumer products, food additives and ... Read more...

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Hot chips may cause cancer


August 1st, 2010 - 1:37 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Aug 1 (ANI): Fried or roasted potatoes, potato crisps, coffee and cereal-based products, including biscuits and toasted bread can cause cancer, the World Health Organisation has warned.Experts have said that ... Read more...

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Boffins engineer photosynthetic bacteria to produce sugar


June 29th, 2010 - 5:39 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 29 (ANI): Researchers from the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard and Harvard Medical School have developed a method to produce sugar from photosynthetic bacteria.The innovation could reduce ... Read more...

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Now, technology to produce sugar from photosynthetic bacteria


June 29th, 2010 - 5:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 29 (ANI): Scientists have engineered photosynthetic bacteria to produce simple sugars and lactic acid.Researchers from the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard and Harvard Medical School believe the ... Read more...

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Blood sugar-regulating hormone also influences sensitivity to sweetness


June 16th, 2010 - 12:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 16 (ANI): Scientists have discovered that a blood sugar-regulating hormone may also alter a person's sensitivity to sweet-tasting foods.Scientists from University of Maryland School of Medicine found that changing the ... Read more...

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‘Fuel cocktail’ to increase biodiesel yields by up to 24 percent


February 20th, 2010 - 6:42 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 20 (ANI): Chemists at UC (University of California) Davis have developed a new process that enable oilseed crops such as safflower to be made into a fuel cocktail that could ... Read more...

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Sea emerges as new source of superfoods


December 24th, 2009 - 8:46 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 24 (IANS) Foods that can fight obesity or cut down cardiac risks and chocolate that soothes are among a slew of superfoods sourced from the sea, its animals and plants. ... Read more...

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CSE condemns industry inclusion in apex food body


August 8th, 2009 - 4:13 pm ICT by IBNS
New Delhi, Aug 8 (IBNS)The Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) has condemned the 'shocking development' in the newly set up Food Safety and Standards Authority of India which has inducted as ... Read more...

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Meats with additives harmful to kidneys


July 27th, 2009 - 2:28 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 27 (IANS) Uncooked meat products with food additives may contain high levels of phosphorus and potassium that find no place in food labels. This can make it difficult for people ... Read more...

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China passes new food safety law


February 28th, 2009 - 4:41 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Feb 28 (Xinhua) China's top legislature Saturday approved a new food safety law, promising stern action against makers of tainted food products in the wake of scandals that have fuelled demands ... Read more...

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China to set up ‘pre-emptive’ food safety network: official


December 31st, 2008 - 4:54 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Dec 31 (Xinhua) The Chinese government is preparing a "pre-emptive" monitoring system to ensure food safety to prevent recurrence of the countrywide tained baby food scandal that killed six infants and ... Read more...

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China blacklists 17 illegal food additives


December 16th, 2008 - 6:51 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Dec 16 (ANI): In a bid to restore the trust hurt by tainted milk scandal, China has asked its food producers to rid their products of illegal additives. The investigating ... Read more...

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China to set stricter food quality standard


October 23rd, 2008 - 6:51 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Oct 23 (Xinhua) China's top legislature Thursday started review of a draft law on food safety which sets stricter food quality standards and demands greater government responsibility. The draft, which was ... Read more...

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Coimbatore chefs take out rally to promote organic food


October 18th, 2008 - 9:48 pm ICT by ANI
Coimbatore (Tamil Nadu), Oct 18 (ANI): Catering students in Coimbatore District of Tamil Nadu took out a rally on Saturday to promote awareness about organic food.The rally was organised by a ... Read more...

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Food additive restores damaged polymers to full strength


October 16th, 2008 - 2:02 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 16 (IANS) Food additives in damaged polymers can help restore them to full strength, say Illinois University scientists who cooked up the novel, self-healing system. "While our previous solvent worked ... Read more...

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Coca-Cola not to phase out controversial additive Down Under


May 27th, 2008 - 5:10 pm ICT by admin
Melbourne, May 27 (ANI): Coca-Cola Australia has ruled out its plans to remove the controversial additive found in Diet Coke in the country, which has been linked to DNA damage and ... Read more...

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Food additives linked to ADHD in kids


May 23rd, 2008 - 5:47 pm ICT by admin
Sydney, May 23 (IANS) Conventional medicine has hitherto dismissed the notion that artificial colours and preservatives in foods are linked to hyperactivity in children -- but that link is now being taken ... Read more...

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Cutting food additives can help reduce hyperactivity in kids


May 23rd, 2008 - 12:53 pm ICT by admin
London, May 23 (ANI): Eliminating artificial colours and preservatives from the diets of children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) should be considered a first-line treatment to reduce hyperactivity, says an ... Read more...

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Artificial colourings ‘could be as damaging as leaded petrol’ for kids


April 7th, 2008 - 3:03 pm ICT by admin
London, Apr 7 (ANI): Artificial colourings may make food look attractive but it can be as harmful for a childs development as the leaded petrol, according to a new study.Previous ... Read more...

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Healthy eating linked to increase in animal testing


December 30th, 2007 - 2:40 pm ICT by admin
London, Dec 30 (ANI): The fad for health food has massively increased the number of laboratory experiments on animals for food additives, sweeteners and health supplements over the past one year in ... Read more...

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