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Gene behind tomato’s colour, taste decoded


June 29th, 2012 - 1:19 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 29 (IANS) Many shoppers may find that those perfect, red tomatoes on the shelves are a wee bit less tasty than the home-grown variety, but now reserachers have ... Read more...

Posted in World |

China important for US farmers: official


March 29th, 2012 - 6:54 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 29 (IANS) China is a very important market for American farmers and agricultural exporters, a US official said Wednesday in Shanghai.Michael Scuse, the US Department of Agriculture's acting ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

National Beef recalls beef over e-coli concerns


August 15th, 2011 - 7:14 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Washington, 15 Aug (THAIDNIAN NEWS) A total of 604,424 pounds of beef are being recalled throughout the United States on concern of e coli outbreak. US health officials say the strain could ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

One in seven Americans lives on food stamps


August 5th, 2011 - 10:06 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 5 (IANS) Believe it or not, one in seven Americans - 15 percent of the country - now need government-provided food stamps simply to survive, according to latest ... Read more...

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US raises India’s sugar import quota


June 23rd, 2011 - 11:37 am ICT by IANS
Washington, June 23 (IANS) In a bid to ease a supply shortage of sugar amid surging retail prices, the US has boosted its import quota for raw sugar by 120,000 ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Not-so-sweet potato resists pests and disease


June 22nd, 2011 - 5:26 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 22 (IANS) Scientists from Clemson University and the US department of Agriculture have developed a new variety of not-so-sweet potato, called Liberty, resistent to pest and diseases. Known ... Read more...

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Fathers,not mothers, influence what children eat


June 10th, 2011 - 7:45 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 10 (IANS) A man's choice of where to eat could literally tip the scales on his child's health as his perceptions of family meals carry more weight, so ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Blueberry found to lower cholesterol in lab study


June 1st, 2011 - 5:45 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 1 (IANS) Lab hamsters fed with rations spiked with blueberry peels and leftovers from the berry's juice had better cholesterol health than normal counterparts. Hamsters are members of ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Algal turf can clean highly polluted streams, lakes


June 1st, 2011 - 5:36 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 1 (IANS) Field-sized algal turf scrubbers could clean up streams, canals, and lakes polluted by agricultural, domestic and some industrial runoff. These devices work by pulsing contaminated water ... Read more...

Posted in World |

USDA: Students to consume fruits and vegetables in schools


March 28th, 2011 - 8:14 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Washington DC, Mar 28 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The US Department of Agriculture has announced their plans to ensure that American school children get fruits and vegetables to consume.The announcement was made on Friday ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Nestle recalls 10,260 pounds of Lean Cuisine frozen meals


March 15th, 2011 - 9:52 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Mar 15 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Nestle Prepared Foods has issued recall for about 10,260 pounds of Lean Cuisine Simple Favorites following complaints associated with hard plastic found in the product.Reports indicate ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

‘Drought in China will not hit world grain prices’, says Foreign Ministry spokesman


February 16th, 2011 - 6:19 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing, Feb 16 (ANI): Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Ma Zhaoxu has downplayed the concerns that the prevailing drought in China's wheat-producing regions will have a global impact.The situation "will not affect ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Eggs shedding cholesterol: US study


February 9th, 2011 - 7:11 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 9 (IANS) If you shy away from eggs because of their high cholesterol content, then there is some good news for you. A study has found a drop in average ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

New pesticides killing honeybees worldwide


January 21st, 2011 - 6:17 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 21 (IANS) A new generation of pesticides could explain why honeybees are vanishing worldwide.According to a study, the chemicals, which are routinely used on farms and garden centres, attack the ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

A genetically modified apple that won’t turn brown


December 3rd, 2010 - 3:48 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 3 (IANS) A Canadian biotech has come up with a genetically modified apple that does not turn brown after it is sliced.The apple variety, which is being marketed as 'Arctic,' ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

One in seven US households faced hunger in 2009


November 16th, 2010 - 1:41 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Nov 16 (IANS) At least one in seven households in the US faced hunger in 2009, with those getting emergency food almost doubling between 2007 and 2009, at the ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Chocolate could be combating heart diseases in 5 years


November 15th, 2010 - 3:27 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 15 (IANS) Chocolate could be combating heart disease and conferring other major health benefits within five years. Researchers are scouring the genome of the tree theobroma cacao to find ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Cocoa genome discovery to ensure healthier, tastier chocolate!


November 15th, 2010 - 11:38 am ICT by ANI
London, Nov 15 (ANI): The public release of the genome of the cacao tree - which produces chocolate - will not only ensure that the chocolate industry is saved from collapse, but ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Using poisoned mice to get rid of snakes!


October 2nd, 2010 - 10:01 am ICT by IANS
New York, Oct 2 (IANS) US authorities are trying to get rid of venomous snakes in its territory of Guam in the Pacific Ocean by "bombing" the island with poisoned mice.Using helicopters ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Nevada Faith-Based Initiatives Summit opened & closed with ancient Sanskrit prayers


September 22nd, 2010 - 6:52 pm ICT by ANI
Nevada (US), Sept 22 (ANI): Nevada Faith-Based Initiatives Summit in Reno (Nevada, USA) opened and closed with mantras from ancient Sanskrit scriptures on September 21.Hindu statesman Rajan Zed read from Rig-Veda, oldest ... Read more...

Posted in World |

USDA Sued For Allowing To Plant Genetically Modified Sugar Beets


September 13th, 2010 - 7:56 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
September 13, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): Certain groups consisting of farmers and environmental organizations who are opposed to the genetically altered food products announced that they have sued the ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Does cinnamon beat heart disease, diabetes?


August 27th, 2010 - 5:53 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 27 (IANS) Could cinnamon help prevent diabetes and heart disease? A study indicates that a cinnamon-water solution contains anti-oxidants that can slash chances of getting either disease by up to ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Berries help protect brain against ageing


August 24th, 2010 - 5:06 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 24 (IANS) Eating berries could be a pleasant way of protecting the brain against ageing and memory loss. Strawberries, blackberries and blueberries are rich in compounds called polyphenolics, which help ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Food stamp record stands at 40.8 million Americans for the month of May


August 5th, 2010 - 11:27 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Washington DC, Aug 5 (THAINDIAN NEWS) According to reports, nearly 41 million Americans availed of food stamps in the month of May, and this is a record all right. The main reason ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

92,000 pounds of chicken nuggets recalled as they contain plastic in them


July 21st, 2010 - 9:16 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Washington DC, July 21 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The US Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Services announced in a statement today that they have ordered the return of approximately 91,872 pounds of ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Hot chili peppers stored in sub-zero Arctic vault


July 12th, 2010 - 6:59 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 12 (IANS) A new collection of some of North America's hottest foods -- an eclectic range of chili peppers -- has been sent to be stored in the Svalbard Global ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Campbell Soup recalls SpaghettiOs meatballs


June 21st, 2010 - 8:15 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Washington DC, Jun 21 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Campbell Soup has issued a recall for SpaghettiOs with meatballs, as the company fears that the product might not have been fully cooked.According to the ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Food insecurity ups risk of weight gain during pregnancy


May 24th, 2010 - 3:54 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 24 (IANS) A person's inability to obtain adequate amounts of food due to resource constraints can lead to greater weight gain and increased complications during pregnancy, says a recent study. ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Food insecurity ‘ups risk of greater weight gain, pregnancy complications’


May 4th, 2010 - 1:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 4 (ANI): A new study by researchers in the U.S. has shown that living in a food-insecure household during pregnancy may increase the odds of greater weight gain and pregnancy ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Low-moderate alcohol consumption does not harm women’s bone health


April 28th, 2010 - 12:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 28 (ANI): A new study has offered more evidence that low to moderate alcohol consumption does not harm bone health in women.There is lack of information on low to moderate ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Chokeberry extract ‘regulates weight gain’


April 26th, 2010 - 3:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 26 (ANI): The chokeberry (Aronia) extract is a powerful antioxidant and helps regulate weight gain and blood glucose, according to a new study on rats.Native Americans have traditionally eaten dried ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Chokeberry extract regulates weight gain


April 26th, 2010 - 3:41 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 26 (IANS) The chokeberry (Aronia) extract is a powerful antioxidant and helps regulate weight gain and blood glucose, a new study says. Native Americans have traditionally eaten dried chokeberries and prepared ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Obama names Indian American to key agricultural post


March 28th, 2010 - 10:30 am ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, March 27 (IANS) After waiting for months for the Senate to act, President Barack Obama has announced he would bypass a vacationing senate to make recess appointments of ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

How biotechnology can feed the world’s immensely swelling population


February 22nd, 2010 - 4:48 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 22 (ANI): At a recent symposium, scientists explored ways biotechnology could provide healthy and plentiful animal-based foods to meet future demands of an immensely swelling world population.University of Idaho ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Orange peels and newspapers may lead to cheaper and cleaner fuel


February 19th, 2010 - 2:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 19 (ANI): A team of scientists has developed a groundbreaking way to way to produce cheap and clean fuel from waste products such as orange peels and newspapers, to power ... Read more...

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