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New tracing technology to help identify Salmonella outbreaks

New tracing technology to help identify Salmonella outbreaks

18 Jun 2020

Australian researchers from the University of New South Wales Sydney have developed a technique to identify Salmonella strains in order to more effectively trace outbreaks. The multilevel genome typing (MGT) method, which took two years to develop, ide...

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Study: lower-calorie diet and exercise led to diabetes remission in 61% of patients

Study: lower-calorie diet and exercise led to diabetes remission in 61% of patients

16 Jun 2020

A new study from Qatar published in the Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology journal found that lifestyle intervention that focused on a low-calorie diet and exercise let to diabetes remission in 61% of patients.

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Apeel Sciences on track to save 20 million pieces of fruit from food waste

Apeel Sciences on track to save 20 million pieces of fruit from food waste

9 Jun 2020

At the end of May, Apeel Sciences raised $250 million dollars in new financing, bringing the startup’s total funding to more than $1 billion. This infusion of funds will be put toward the company’s mission of food waste prevention, an area in which it ...

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Cargill’s FATitudes survey indicates attitudes toward fats and oils are changing

Cargill’s FATitudes survey indicates attitudes toward fats and oils are changing

3 Jun 2020

Twenty years ago fat was bad. Today, however, there are just bad fats. According to Cargill’s annual FATitudes survey, 68% of consumers are closely monitoring the amount and type of fat that is in their packaged food choices.

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Nielsen: Indian commodities became more expensive during lockdown

Nielsen: Indian commodities became more expensive during lockdown

2 Jun 2020

In India, Nielsen found that basic commodities, including soft drinks, ghee, packaged tea and refined oils skyrocketed in price. In tandem with these price hikes, overall FMCG sales slumped by 34% in April, reported The Hindu Business Line.

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Report: Frozen Food sales to remain strong post-COVID 19

Report: Frozen Food sales to remain strong post-COVID 19

21 May 2020

March represented the peak for all frozen food sales in the U.S. with dollar figures rocketing 94% above the levels for the same time last year. However, things cooled off in April where volume sales were 30% to 35% above the same period last year. Ove...

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Ethanol shortages may affect the shelf life of packaged foods

Ethanol shortages may affect the shelf life of packaged foods

20 May 2020

As demand for fuel has collapsed during the pandemic, so too has ethanol production – which is blended into gasoline – and its byproduct CO2. Due to CO2’s integral role in food production, fears about a shortage of carbon dioxide have spurred predicti...

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Study shows coffee brewing methods are linked to heart health

Study shows coffee brewing methods are linked to heart health

6 May 2020

Norwegian researchers published a new study in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology that demonstrated an association between drinking filtered coffee and a 12% lower risk of heart disease in men and a 20% lower risk in women. Drinking filtered...

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COVID-19 has made Americans 50% more confident in the kitchen

COVID-19 has made Americans 50% more confident in the kitchen

29 Apr 2020

America has gotten back to cooking as prolonged lockdowns and quarantines force individuals to stay inside and rely on their culinary skills to feed themselves. The result of this extra time spent indoors is that 54% of consumers report they are cookin...

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Science shows white flour is healthier than previously thought

Science shows white flour is healthier than previously thought

22 Apr 2020

A new study out of the UK comparing historic and modern wheat varieties showed that there has been an overall increase in the quantity of dietary fiber and a decrease in acrylamide, a potentially cancer-causing chemical, over the last two centuries.

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Scientists discover enzyme, breaks down 90% of PET polymers in hours

Scientists discover enzyme, breaks down 90% of PET polymers in hours

21 Apr 2020

PET plastic can now be broken down into food-grade materials within 10 hours due to a discovery by scientists at industrial chemical firm Carbios. This discovery will transition into industrial-scale trials in 2021 with the help of Carbios’ partnership...

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Swedish Algae Factory sparks interest from investors and judges

Swedish Algae Factory sparks interest from investors and judges

20 Apr 2020

Swedish Algae Factory received an investment from the Dutch sustainable aquaculture investment fund Aqua-Spark. The funding amount of the investment was undisclosed. This investment follows on the heels of the algae startup’s recent €500,000 award from...

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