food industry

UAE-China trade grows nearly 400 percent


September 10th, 2012 - 8:19 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Sep 10 (IANS/WAM) Trade between the UAE and China has increased five-fold in the past 10 years, achieving a growth rate of a whopping 395 percent to $15.65 ... Read more...

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Number of women in Cuban government posts increasing


August 24th, 2012 - 11:39 am ICT by IANS
Havana, Aug 24 (IANS/EFE) The number of women serving in government posts increased in the past two years in Cuba, where females now hold around 45 percent of the seats ... Read more...

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China to set food safety standards


August 13th, 2012 - 7:21 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 13 (IANS) China will accelerate its pace to set up national standards of food safety, the China Daily reported Monday.A senior official said China had formulated more than ... Read more...

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Tetra Pak India joins Coca-Cola-NDTV ‘Support My School’ campaign


August 7th, 2012 - 9:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 7 (IANS) A revitalised upper primary school in Rajasthan's Alwar district was Tuesday dedicated under the Coca-Cola-NDTV "Support My School" campaign by Tetra Pak India and ... Read more...

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Fat can affect brain’s perception of flavour: Study


July 22nd, 2012 - 12:48 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 22 (IANS) Fat can reduce activity in several brain areas responsible for processing taste, aroma and reward, says the first ever study on the subject.The research, carried out ... Read more...

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China to improve food safety in three years


July 4th, 2012 - 4:04 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 4 (IANS) China seems to be working towards ensuring noticeable improvement in food safety in the country.On Tuesday, the State Council announced a decision to markedly improve food ... Read more...

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CII to hold FoodCon 2012 in Chennai in July


June 23rd, 2012 - 9:51 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, June 23 (IANS) The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) will organise the FoodCon 2012: Conference on Advanced Technologies for Global Food Market here July 27, a statement from the ... Read more...

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Eating wisely can lower carbon footprint: Study (Lead)


May 14th, 2012 - 6:06 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 14 (IANS) Consumers can help curb greenhouse gas emissions by reducing the quantity of food they buy, serve and waste, a study says.According to the study conducted at ... Read more...

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Eating wisely can lower carbon footprint: Study


May 14th, 2012 - 3:40 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 14 (IANS) Some 360,000 tonnes of milk poured down kitchen sinks in Britain creates a carbon footprint equivalent to exhaust emissions of 20,000 cars annually, or 100,000 tonnes ... Read more...

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Something fishy about the food, says Pakistani daily


April 30th, 2012 - 1:08 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 30 (IANS) A Pakistani daily has questioned the quality and safety of the food in the country after fish in Karachi were "said to be heavily tainted with ... Read more...

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China probes preserved fruit additives


April 26th, 2012 - 12:56 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, April 26 (IANS) China's quality watchdog Wednesday ordered an inspection of the country's major fruit processing units after they were found to use excessive additives in their products.Several firms ... Read more...

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Almost half of Brazilians overweight


April 11th, 2012 - 12:11 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, April 11 (IANS/EFE) More than 48 percent of Brazilians are overweight and 15.8 percent are obese, according to a study based on 2011 data that was released ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Chinese who harm food to be banned for life


April 9th, 2012 - 5:00 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, April 9 (IANS) Chinese who are convicted of crimes related to food safety will be banned from the food industry for life under a new law.An amendment to the ... Read more...

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China becomes world’s largest food market


April 9th, 2012 - 9:52 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, April 9 (IANS) China is now the world's largest food and grocery market, having overtaken the US in terms of sales in 2011, a market research firm said.British food ... Read more...

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Reducing salt in crisps, yet keeping it tasty


February 19th, 2012 - 4:26 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 19 (IANS) Food scientists have found a way of reducing salt content in crisps without compromising taste. Ian Fisk, lecturer of food sciences at the University of Nottingham, ... Read more...

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Eat from a red plate to lose weight: Study


January 15th, 2012 - 7:27 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 15 (IANS) People who eat from a red plate or drink from red cups cut their food intake by 40 percent, says a new study.The study carried out ... Read more...

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Raul Castro vows battle against corruption


December 24th, 2011 - 12:39 pm ICT by IANS
Havana, Dec 24 (IANS/EFE) Cuban President Raul Castro warned that there was "no thinking twice about the battle against crime and corruption" and urged his government to be "implacable" in ... Read more...

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Pakistan to spend Rs.154 bn on 15 projects


July 30th, 2011 - 1:32 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 30 (IANS) Pakistan has approved 15 infrastructure projects at a cost of a whopping Rs.154.52 billion.The Executive Committee of the National Economic Council approved the 15 projects of ... Read more...

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Tomato plants produce unique antioxidant


July 24th, 2011 - 7:13 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 24 (IANS) A new natural antioxidant synthesised by tomato plants is 14 times as potent as resveratrol, the wonder compound and antioxidant in red wine, which delays ageing.Antioxidants ... Read more...

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Bacteria resistant stainless steel developed


July 20th, 2011 - 3:20 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 20 (IANS) A new bacteria resistant steel developed by a British university is likely to be useful in hospitals and other places to prevent the spread of bacterial ... Read more...

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India seeks New Zealand’s technology, investment


June 28th, 2011 - 10:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 28 (IANS) India Tuesday urged New Zealand to transfer its state-of-the-art technology and increase investment in the country's agro-food processing industry, which offers investment opportunity of ... Read more...

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China blacklists 151 materials forbidden in food, feed


April 24th, 2011 - 1:07 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing, Apr 24 (ANI): China has blacklisted 151 materials that are forbidden or abusable in food and feed over the past nine years, according to the country's food safety committee.According to figures ... Read more...

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China sets limit on melamine in baby food


April 21st, 2011 - 10:57 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, April 21 (IANS) Infant food products, in which the quantity of melamine is higher than one milligram per kilogram of food, will be prohibited from sale in China, according ... Read more...

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Food safety awareness programme held in Manipur


April 12th, 2011 - 3:15 pm ICT by ANI
Imphal, Apr 12 (ANI): A two-day food safety and quality awareness programme was recently held here to make people aware about food safety and the changes in Indian cuisine regulations.The event was ... Read more...

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UK restaurants, company canteens to put calorie counts on their menus


February 19th, 2011 - 2:49 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 19 (ANI): In a bid to fight the obesity epidemic, restaurants, fast food outlets and company canteens in the UK will be pressured to put calorie counts on their menus.The ... Read more...

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Now robots become chefs in Chinese restaurant


February 18th, 2011 - 10:01 am ICT by IANS
Shanghai, Feb 18 (IANS) Visitors to a fast-food restaurant in Shanghai may be pleasantly surprised when they are served food cooked by two robot chefs.The robot chefs at the Wishdoing restaurant on ... Read more...

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Panel on soft drinks will be re-constituted, apex court told (Lead)


February 8th, 2011 - 5:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 8 (IANS) The Food Safety and Standards Authority (FSSA) Tuesday told the Supreme Court that it will re-constitute the experts' panel of scientists to find out the harmful effects ... Read more...

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Panel on food ingredients norms not per law, says court


February 8th, 2011 - 3:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 8 (IANS) The Supreme Court Tuesday said the experts' panel - to frame guidelines on what ingredients could be used in food products - was set up contrary to ... Read more...

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New breastfeeding advice leaves mums livid, baffled


January 15th, 2011 - 5:52 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 15 (ANI): The latest scientific controversy about breastfeeding-mothers should not follow advice recommending that they exclusively breastfeed for the first six months-has left mothers angry and confused.The confused mums besieged ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Babies can be given solid food earlier than six months


January 14th, 2011 - 7:53 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 14 (IANS) New mothers have been told to breastfeed their babies for six months only to prevent allergies, food aversion and even obesity but now research says babies can be ... Read more...

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Danisco To Be Acquired By DuPont


January 10th, 2011 - 8:33 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar Jan 10, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Danish food ingredients company Danisco A/S, will now be acquired by US based E. I. DuPont de Nemours, as the latter wants to boost its business ... Read more...

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Kids Eating Low-Sugar Cereals Have Healthier Meals, Researchers Conclude


December 14th, 2010 - 8:25 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Dec 14, (THAINDIAN NEWS) A study conducted by researchers of Yale University has pointed out that children are more likely to consume a healthier breakfast with low-sugar cereals as opposed ... Read more...

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How we perceive sour tasting foods


November 25th, 2010 - 2:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 25 (ANI): A new research has gained some interesting insights into how our tongues perceive sour taste.Sour is the sensation evoked by substances that are acidic, such as lemons and ... Read more...

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Outrage over ‘halal meat’ served in British parliament


November 18th, 2010 - 5:24 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 18(ANI): British parliamentarians are furious after they discovered that halal meat was served to them in the House of Commons canteens, restaurants and bars without being told.According to the Daily ... Read more...

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Trade between Argentina, India to reach $2 bn


November 17th, 2010 - 12:11 pm ICT by IANS
Buenos Aires, Nov 17 (IANS) Argentina has expressed willingness to diversify exports to India as bilateral trade between the two countries is set to reach $2 billion in 2010, a near three-fold ... Read more...

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