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Keventer plans to set up food park in Bengal


May 26th, 2012 - 11:08 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 26 (IANS) Kolkata-based Keventer Group is planning to set up a food park in West Bengal, investing about Rs.7 billion, a top executive of the company said Saturday."We ... Read more...

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Less salty foods cut down heart disease by a fifth


November 2nd, 2010 - 1:45 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 2 (IANS) Heart disease could be cut by almost a fifth if food companies were banned from adding too much salt to their products.A major study has found such ... Read more...

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Cut salt from your diet ‘to prevent heart disease’


November 2nd, 2010 - 1:05 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 02 (ANI): A new research has shown that heart disease could be cut by almost a fifth if food companies were banned from adding too much salt to their products.A ... Read more...

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Probiotic drinks, yogurts ‘do not aid digestion’


October 20th, 2010 - 5:29 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 20 (ANI): A leading European food watchdog has claimed that probiotic drinks and yogurts, popular with millions of consumers trying to eat healthily, do not boost the immune system or ... Read more...

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Probiotic drinks don’t promote health, says EU study


October 20th, 2010 - 3:12 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 20 (IANS) Probiotic drinks and yogurts, popular with millions of consumers trying to stay healthy, don't really help people's digestion, finds a recent study. Products such as Yakult, which ... Read more...

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Kids still exposed to same level of junk food ads on TV


October 4th, 2010 - 3:23 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Oct 4 (IANS) Children still have the same dose of junk foods TV ads as they did before self-regulation was introduced last year. Study leader Lesley King, an adjunct senior lecturer ... Read more...

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FDA Issues Guidelines For Calorie Count Details On Restaurant Menus


August 30th, 2010 - 8:11 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Washington, Aug 30, (THAINDIAN NEWS) With the aim of helping restaurants to comply with the national nutrition labeling law that is likely to be enforced in the near future, the ... Read more...

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India seeks Taiwanese investment in food processing sector


August 19th, 2010 - 9:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) India Thursday sought investment from Taiwan in the country's food processing sector. "Taiwan can become the catalysing agent that can help India feed the world," Minister for ... Read more...

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TV ads influence dietary habits of kids


July 6th, 2010 - 2:04 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 6 (IANS) TV ads seem to influence short-term eating habits of children aged 2 to 11 years, says a study. In 2006, 10 major US food companies pledged to devote at ... Read more...

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Mcdonald’s Faces Lawsuit For Luring Children With Happy Meal Toys


June 23rd, 2010 - 8:08 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
June 23, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): The fast food chain McDonald’s has fallen under its own trap. The restaurant was giving Happy Meal toys to their customers as part ... Read more...

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McDonalds Facing Lawsuit From US Consumer Group


June 23rd, 2010 - 7:34 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri June 23, (THAINDIAN NEWS) McDonalds, the fast food giant has been warned by a US based consumer group for using its Happy Meals toys to allure the kids into its ... Read more...

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Food inspection launched in UAE schools


April 28th, 2010 - 5:13 pm ICT by IANS
Dubai, April 28 (IANS/WAM) The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has launched an inspection campaign in schools and educational institutions in order to ensure healthy and safe food for students. The campaign launched by ... Read more...

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Do Chemical Compositions Cause Junk Food Addictions?


March 30th, 2010 - 3:38 am ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
Mar 29 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The former commissioner of the FDA, (Food and Drug Administration) David Kessler wrote a book entitled "The End of Overeating" which opened a great deal of controversy. He ... Read more...

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Coming soon: Health snack meat crisp!


February 20th, 2010 - 4:43 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb. 20 (ANI): A bizarre invention is being developed in a laboratory in North Yorkshire as a healthy alternative to a bag of fatty cheese and onion flavored crisps: the meat ... Read more...

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Omega-3 oils from GM soybeans safe to eat: US FDA


October 28th, 2009 - 5:45 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 28 (ANI): A genetically modified soybean that produces oil containing omega-3 fatty acids - recommended for heart and brain health - is safe to eat, says the US Food and ... Read more...

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Oversight leads to distribution of Cold War-era meat in Poland


September 24th, 2009 - 5:10 pm ICT by IANS
Warsaw, Sep 24 (DPA) Some 200 tonnes of Cold War-era meat -- some as old as 26 years -- has been delivered to Polish pre-schools, nursing homes and grocery stores after controllers ... Read more...

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RSS comes up with cow water alternative to Coca Cola and Pepsi


February 12th, 2009 - 2:16 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb.12 (ANI): Indias right-wing Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) has claimed that it has developed Gau Jal or Cow Water at its research centre in Haridwar, and hopes it will be ... Read more...

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McDonald’’s waste makes up nearly a third of fast food litter on UK streets


January 13th, 2009 - 2:10 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 13 (ANI): Wrappers and cups from McDonald''s meals make up the largest proportion of litter on Britain''s streets, according to a new survey.The study, conducted by Keep Britain ... Read more...

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UK Governments flagship Change4Life obesity campaign too ‘’simplistic”, says journal


January 9th, 2009 - 6:45 pm ICT by ANI
London, January 9 (ANI): The British Governments flagship Change4Life anti-obesity campaign is being partly funded by food companies that have been linked to weight problems, according to a report. Published by ... Read more...

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Now, computer software that can tell age just by looking at your face


October 29th, 2008 - 5:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 29 (ANI): Women whore not comfortable revealing their age should stay miles away from University of Illinois-developed computer software that reveals a persons age just like humans doby looking ... Read more...

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Cartoon characters under fire for promoting unhealthy food


October 2nd, 2008 - 1:04 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 2 (ANI): Tony the Tiger and the Dairylea Cow have come under fire for failing to promote healthy eating in children, a consumer group has said.A report by Which? ... Read more...

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UKs McDonalds outlets selling more burgers than ever before


January 7th, 2008 - 3:44 pm ICT by admin
London, Jan 7 (ANI): Despite concerns about bulging waistlines and childhood obesity, the UK outlets of fast food giant McDonalds is selling more burgers than at any time since it arrived in ... Read more...

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