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Europe: Early peanut consumption will offer lasting protection, finds study

The benefits of regularly consuming peanut-containing foods early in life to prevent the development of peanut allergy persist even after stopping peanut consumption for...

Europe: UK water drinks to grow 50% by 2021, report

UK consumption of water drinks increased 11% in 2016 to more than 3,700 million liters, with a retail value in excess of £2.7 billion...

Asia Pacific: Report finds Indonesia, India are eating more processed meat

Global innovation within the processed meat, poultry and fish categories has increased over the years and many markets with the highest growth potential are...

Americas: Association finds flaws in study on RPCs

Corrugated box interest groups have actively used controlled laboratory studies and paid testimony to frame the use of reusable packaging as a less safe...

Europe: People need to take more vitamin E, finds study

Just 21% of the studies of the examined populations globally reach a serum α-tocopherol concentration of ≥30 µmol/L, according to a study published in...

Americas: Researchers found tequila plant a possible sweetener for diabetics

A sweetener created from the plant used to make tequila could lower blood glucose levels for people with type 2 diabetes and help in...

Asia Pacific: Detector for wine aroma

A fine wine has an ideal balance of ingredients. Too much or too little of a component could mean the difference between a wine...

Americas: Bitter taste heightens with illness, finds researchers

New research from the Monell Center reveals that tumor necrosis factor (TNF), an immune system regulatory protein that promotes inflammation, also helps regulate sensitivity...

Europe: Using limonene for better reduced-fat chocolate

Adding limonene to cocoa butter could result in better reduced-fat chocolate, researchers report in American Chemical Society's Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. Previous research...

Asia Pacific: Chinese soft drinks companies make the mark on global markets

The value of the global soft drinks market increased by less than 2% in 2013 to US$937 billion, but the Red Bull energy drink...
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