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Europe: PolyU joins large-scale food fraud project

The Institute for Global Food Security at Queen's University Belfast will lead one of the world's largest food safety projects across Europe and China....

Americas: Grain for making gluten-free beer

Beers made with Witkop teff grains may be a good alternative to traditionally brewed barley beers, reports Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. Gluten-based sensitivities...

Americas: Researcher says food distribution is key to cure malnutrition

Malnutrition’s triple burden of undernourishment, deficiencies in vitamins and minerals, and over nutrition impacts millions of people around the world. Changes in the availability,...

Americas: Taxes affect soft drinks consumption, studies

While excise taxes to reduce the consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages have not yet been enacted at the state or federal level in the US,...

Americas: Fabric checks on freshness of fruit

Florida International University (FIU) scientists have created a small strip of coated fabric for consumers to test the freshness of fruit. The research, published in...

Europe: Eating chocolate may decrease risk of irregular heartbeat, finds study

Consuming moderate amounts of chocolate was associated with significantly lower risk of being diagnosed with atrial fibrillation (AF) — a common and dangerous type...

Europe: Researchers says food should be studied in whole

The nutritional value of a food should be evaluated on the basis of the foodstuff as a whole, and not as an effect of...

Europe: Alfa Laval to open competence center in Denmark

Alfa Laval will turn its site in Søborg, Denmark, to a Food & Water competence center for long-term competitiveness. Over 1.5 years, the site will...

Americas: Tree nuts as healthier snacks, study

A new study finds replacing typical snack foods with almonds and other tree nuts would decrease empty calories, solid fats, saturated fat and sodium...

Americas: Purdue leaders join Commission against food challenges

Three Purdue University leaders have joined The Challenge of Change Commission, which is comprised of 34 prominent university, government, non-governmental organizations, and business leaders....