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Eggs ‘contain higher Vitamin D levels and low cholesterol than thought’


April 14th, 2011 - 2:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 14 (ANI): Many people avoid dietary cholesterol for fear of increasing their risk for heart disease.However, experts from leading institutions have now dispelled some common myths surrounding dietary cholesterol ... Read more...

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Pistachios support weight management, heart health


April 12th, 2011 - 1:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 12 (ANI): A study has found that fat in pistachios may not be completely absorbed by the body, making them effectively lower in calories than previously thought.The Agricultural Research ... Read more...

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Eggs are lower in cholesterol than previously believed


February 9th, 2011 - 1:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 09 (ANI): Eggs are lower in cholesterol than previously thought, according to new nutrition data from the United States Department of Agriculture's Agricultural Research Service (USDA-ARS).The USDA-ARS recently reviewed the ... Read more...

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Study: Ban pesticides as these are causing bee deaths


January 21st, 2011 - 11:18 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, Jan 21 (THAINDIAN NEWS) An investigation to determine the exact cause of the dwindling numbers of honeybees in the United Kingdom has placed the blame right on the doorstep of some ... Read more...

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One Great Burger Beef Recalled By USDA


January 12th, 2011 - 8:29 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri Jan 12, (THAINDIAN NEWS) In states like California and Oregon in USA the food safety inspectors have sent orders for a hamburger recall affecting over 226,000 pounds of ... Read more...

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‘Near human’ bots to ‘perform surgeries, harvest crops’


October 24th, 2010 - 11:57 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 24 (ANI): The military's blue-sky research arm, Darpa, is working to launch a major push that'd revolutionize robotic capabilities and put bots pretty much everywhere, from hospitals to dude ranches ... Read more...

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USDA sued for genetically modified sugar beets


September 13th, 2010 - 8:07 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Washington DC, Sep 13 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The United States Department of Agriculture has been sued by groups that are opposed to genetically modified foods. USDA has been sued for its recent decision ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Chicken Nuggets Recalled After Blue Substance Found


July 24th, 2010 - 7:05 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar July 24, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Customers have complained for a blue plastic substance in chicken nuggets causing Perdue Farms to recall more than 90,000 pounds of the frozen chicken snack from ... Read more...

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Recall Of Chicken Nuggets, Produced By Perdue Farms And Vended At Wal-Mart, Takes Place


July 21st, 2010 - 8:04 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
July 21, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): A deliberate recall has been discharged by Perdue Farms and the United States Department of Agriculture for 91,872 pounds of frozen chicken nuggets. These were ... Read more...

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Frozen Chicken Nugget Recalled By Perdue Farms


July 21st, 2010 - 7:29 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri Georgia, July 21, (THAINDIAN NEWS) 2010 has turned out to be a year of recalls. After the numerous cars and medicines taken of the stores, frozen chicken nuggets have joined ... Read more...

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Shirley Sherrod Gives Resignation After Making Racist Comments


July 20th, 2010 - 7:23 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez July 20, (THAINDIAN NEWS) The United States Department of Agriculture has confirmed that the Shirley Sherrod, the director of the USDA's rural development agency, has issued her resignation after a ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

66,000 pounds of bison meat recalled over E.coli concerns


July 5th, 2010 - 8:03 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Henderson, July 5 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Rocky Mountain Natural Meats, which is located in Colorado has recalled more than 66,000 pounds of bison meat because of E. coli concerns.The company has ... Read more...

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Campbell’s Recalls 15 Million Pounds of SpaghettiOs: Undercooked Meatballs


June 19th, 2010 - 12:35 am ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
June 18 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Over 35,000 cases of SpaghettiOs have been recalled by the Campbell Soup Company after it was discovered that some of the ingredients may have been "under-processed" or, simply ... Read more...

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Bovine Hits Colorado And Government Penalizes Border Crossers


June 12th, 2010 - 7:59 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez June 12, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Bovine tuberculosis is caused by an aerobic bacteria Mycobacterium bovis. This causes tuberculosis in cattle.Recent reports say that in a Colorado dairy herd four cows ... Read more...

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Philippines triples its rice yield in last 50 years


February 20th, 2010 - 3:26 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 20 (ANI): Reports indicate that in the last fifty years, the Philippines has more than tripled its rice yield, while the world average rice yield has increased only about 2.3 ... Read more...

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Oklahoma woman sentenced for stealing $1.6 million from child daycare food program


January 27th, 2010 - 5:17 am ICT by BNO News
OKLAHOMA CITY (BNO NEWS) – A Tuttle, Oklahoma woman on Tuesday was sentenced to federal prison for defrauding the Oklahoma Department of Education’s Child and Adult Food Program out of $1.6 million, ... Read more...

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Taking mangoes to US? Make sure they’re certified


July 19th, 2009 - 2:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) Travelling to the US, but still need your daily dose of mangoes? If you're planning to pack the king of fruits in your luggage, just make sure ... Read more...

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Scientists develop eco-friendly alternatives for petrochemical fuels


June 20th, 2009 - 3:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 20 (ANI): Scientists have said that they are forging ahead in developing replacements for petrochemical fuels that will be cost-competitive and renewable while having a minimal impact on the environment.A ... Read more...

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Scientists debunk ’sugar healthier than fructose corn syrup’ myth


June 9th, 2009 - 1:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 9 (ANI): Three leading scientists claim that recent marketing claims that sugar is healthier than high fructose corn syrup are misleading to consumers.They corrected inaccuracies and misunderstandings concerning high fructose ... Read more...

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UNICEF official says thousands of children trapped in Lanka conflict zone


May 14th, 2009 - 12:51 pm ICT by ANI
New York May 14 (ANI): "Thousands of children remain trapped by the ongoing conflict in Sri Lanka, putting their lives at serious risk. It is unacceptable that children continue to be the ... Read more...

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President Obama announces more key administration posts


March 20th, 2009 - 9:52 am ICT by admin
Washington, D.C. (BNO NEWS) -- Today, President Barack Obama announced that Jon Wellinghoff, currently serving as Acting Chairman of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), will be designated as Chairman. President Obama ... Read more...

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Europe moves to stop contaminated Chinese milk imports


September 26th, 2008 - 1:10 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sept.26 (ANI): European Union regulators on Thursday ordered rigorous testing of imports containing at least 15 percent milk powder after concluding that food containing tainted milk powder from China may ... Read more...

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NIFTEM Outlines Strategies for a Healthier India at Food for Health Symposium


May 28th, 2008 - 10:33 pm ICT by admin
Hyderabad, May 28 (ANI/Business Wire India): The symposium on Food for Health Functional Foods, Nutraceuticals, Organic Foods under the auspices of the National Institute of Food Technology, Entrepreneurship and Management (NIFTEM) ... Read more...

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Herbicide-tolerant crops can improve water quality


April 23rd, 2008 - 6:53 pm ICT by admin
Washington, April 23 (ANI): A new study has suggested that planting herbicide-tolerant crop varieties can reduce herbicide loss and concentrations in water bodies where they are grown.The residual herbicides commonly used ... Read more...

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