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Now, food prices to take toll on Britons


August 28th, 2012 - 8:45 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 28 (IANS) British families, already facing difficult times due to a financial crunch, may have to further cope with much harsher times as they would have to spend ... Read more...

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Punjab bans gutka, pan masala


August 27th, 2012 - 7:19 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Aug 27 (IANS) Punjab Monday ordered a complete ban on the sale, storage, manufacture and distribution of tobacco-based products, gutka (tobacco-laced areca nut pieces) and pan masala in the ... 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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Mary Rose sailors’ ate a diet of salt beef and biscuits


June 5th, 2012 - 9:09 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, June 5 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Various tests on the bones of sailors aboard the Mary Rose, Henry VIII's flagship, have shown that their diet consisted of salt beef and sea biscuits.The forensic ... Read more...

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Today is National Doughnut Day 2012


June 1st, 2012 - 8:38 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, June 1 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Retailers are giving away doughnuts for free as part of the US National Doughnut Day began in 1938 to raise funds for Chicago’s Salvation Army. ... Read more...

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Most Chinese wary about what they eat: Study


May 31st, 2012 - 7:24 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, May 31 (IANS) Most Chinese are wary about what they eat because of the frequent exposure of contaminated food products, according to a study.A poll shows most people have ... Read more...

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Dubai exported products worth $800 mn in 2011


March 1st, 2012 - 12:23 am ICT by IANS
Dubai, Feb 29 (IANS/WAM) The total value of exports from Dubai, in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), crossed three billion dirhams (over $800 million) in 2011.The largest share of exports ... Read more...

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Demand for nutrition food to grow in India: Nestle


February 6th, 2012 - 8:41 pm ICT by IANS
Gurgaon, Feb 6 (IANS) Global nutrition major Nestle sees potential growth for its food products that meet specific dietary needs not met through normal diets in India due to changing ... Read more...

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French households’ consumption drops in December


February 1st, 2012 - 2:15 pm ICT by IANS
Paris, Feb 1 (IANS) French households' commodity consumption dropped by 0.7 percent in December, thanks to lower expenditure in food and energy products, the national statistics institute Insee said. In ... Read more...

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New mobile app helps choose healthy food


January 21st, 2012 - 12:44 am ICT by IANS
Sydney, Jan 20 (IANS) You can scan bar codes, see what's in a food item and switch to a healthier choice in an instant, thanks to a new mobile application. ... Read more...

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Inflation falls to two-year low of 7.47 percent (Lead)


January 16th, 2012 - 3:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) On the back of decline in the prices of food products, India's annual inflation based on the wholesale price index fell to a two-year ... Read more...

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Inflation falls to 7.47 percent in December


January 16th, 2012 - 1:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) India's annual inflation based on the wholesale price index fell to 7.47 percent in December as compared to 9.11 percent in the previous month ... Read more...

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Shock treatment knocks out E. coli bug


January 12th, 2012 - 3:27 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 12 (IANS) Shock treatment can knock out E. coli bugs growing on the surface of heavily contaminated meat, reveals a study. The technique offers a cheap and easy ... Read more...

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Employment in industries rose by 4.1 percent in 2009-10


December 30th, 2011 - 9:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 30 (IANS) Total employment in industries in India in terms of number of persons engaged rose by 4.1 percent while salary grew by 13.6 percent in 2009-10 ... Read more...

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43,000 Chinese officials probed for abuse of power


December 23rd, 2011 - 6:39 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Dec 23 (IANS) Over 43,000 government officials in China have been investigated this year in cases related to abuse of official power, according to latest figures.Chinese prosecutors from January ... Read more...

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South Korea’s retail sale grows in October


November 17th, 2011 - 2:19 pm ICT by IANS
Seoul, Nov 17 (IANS) Sales at South Korea's major discount outlets and department stores grew in October due to solid demand for food and luxury goods, a government report showed ... Read more...

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E-waste growth gallops


September 13th, 2011 - 4:43 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Sep 13 (IANS) Millions of tonnes of toxic e-waste - comprising discarded computers, refrigerators, mobile phones, TV sets and printers - are contaminating our air, oceans, fresh water, soil ... Read more...

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Tata Global Beverages to enter nourishing foods sector: Ratan Tata


August 30th, 2011 - 10:25 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 30 (IANS) Tata Global Beverages is focused on growing globally and will in the near future enter the field of nourishing foods, Tata Group Chairman Ratan Tata said ... Read more...

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3,554 workers died in accidents


August 24th, 2011 - 6:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 24 (IANS) A total of 3,554 workers died in accidents in the industries and manufacturing sectors in 2007-09, with Gujarat and Maharashtra accounting for most deaths, parliament ... Read more...

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Japan farmers from disaster zone demand compensation


August 4th, 2011 - 4:32 am ICT by IANS
Tokyo, Aug 4 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Japanese farmers from areas affected by the Fukushima nuclear power plant disaster have demanded compensation from the plant operator, after bans were imposed on meat ... Read more...

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French dairy major Danone forays into Bangalore market


July 6th, 2011 - 11:51 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, July 6 (IANS) French dairy major Danone forayed into this tech hub with a range of products, including flavoured yoghurts, as part of its India expansion plans, the Fortune ... Read more...

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Britannia to invest over Rs.200 crore this fiscal (Lead, superseding earlier story)


July 2nd, 2011 - 11:08 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 2 (IANS) Food products maker Britannia Industries Ltd is planning a total investment of more than Rs.200 crore this fiscal, including on setting up two new plants in ... Read more...

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Britannia to invest over Rs.200 crore in new plants


July 2nd, 2011 - 10:11 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 2 (IANS) Food products maker Britannia Industries Ltd is planning a total investment of more than Rs.200 crore this fiscal for setting up two plants in Orissa and ... Read more...

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Himachal seeks central help to promote apple


June 30th, 2011 - 8:15 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, June 30 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Thursday asked a visiting parliamentary committee to help the state in improving infrastructure for smooth transportation and marketing of apples - the main fruit ... Read more...

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FTA with India may conclude by March 2012: New Zealand PM


June 27th, 2011 - 7:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 27 (IANS) The free trade agreement between India and New Zealand may conclude by March 2012, New Zealand Prime Minister John Key said Monday.Key arrived in ... Read more...

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US pushing India for faster economic reforms


June 25th, 2011 - 11:37 am ICT by IANS
Washington, June 25 (IANS) The United States is pushing India to provide greater market access, open up multi brand retail sector and step up the pace of economic reforms ... Read more...

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Not all pasta is pasta: Italian chef


June 24th, 2011 - 7:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 24 (IANS) It comes in different shapes, sizes and names and is among the world's favourite foods, but Italian chef Angelo Maria Franchini cautions that all that ... Read more...

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Food inflation at 10-week high; Pranab terms it unacceptable (Lead)


June 23rd, 2011 - 7:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 23 (IANS) India's food inflation soared to nearly 10-week high of 9.13 percent for the week ended June 11, prompting Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee to term ... Read more...

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Tihar facing problems retailing inmates’ products


June 22nd, 2011 - 3:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 22 (IANS) Retailing the brand TJ - goods the inmates of the Tihar Jail are turning out as they serve out their rigorous imprisonment - is ... Read more...

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No respite from price rise: RBI survey


June 11th, 2011 - 6:51 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 11 (IANS) Inflation is expected to remain stubbornly high in the current quarter and rise further by the end of this fiscal, led by soaring prices of essential ... Read more...

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Radiation detected in Japan tea


June 10th, 2011 - 1:32 pm ICT by IANS
Tokyo, June 10 (IANS/RIA Novosti) High levels of radioactive cesium has been detected in tea produced at a factory in Japan located 300 km from the tsunami-hit Fukushima nuclear power ... 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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Japan quake-tsunami toll tops 14,700


May 1st, 2011 - 6:16 pm ICT by IANS
Tokyo, May 1 (IANS) The toll in Japan's March 11 quake and tsunami has reached 14,704, while 10,969 remain unaccounted for in six prefectures, police said.The Japanese government has ... Read more...

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Seaweed shake- an effective way to cut your flab!


April 22nd, 2011 - 6:49 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 22 (ANI): Finding a healthy way to lose weight? Try a seaweed shake.Scientists have found that adding the seaweed extract alginate to a chocolate milkshake suppresses hunger pangs.Men and women ... Read more...

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Seaweed shake keeps you slim by suppressing hunger


April 22nd, 2011 - 3:50 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 22 (IANS) A seaweed shake could help you stay slim by suppressing hunger pangs. Men and women who drank the seaweed extract alginate-based drink for breakfast felt almost ... Read more...

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