New tool identifies all DNA of food

The Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) says it has worked with commercial laboratory Identigen to adapt new DNA sequencing technology so that it can be used as a tool for scanning the ingredients in food. Using the process, an analysis of 45 plant-based foods and food supplements from health food shops and supermarkets identified 14 food products of interest that may contain undeclared plant species. Of these, one was confirmed to contain significant levels of undeclared mustard — a food allergenic ingredient that must be declared in all foods…

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Job opportunities in food processing sector: Harsimrat

A three-day international conference on “Food Security, Nutrition and Sustainable Agriculture-Emerging Techniques” concluded at Baba Farid Group of Institutions (BFGI) here on Saturday. As many as 300 delegates from five countries and 15 states of the country participated in the conference. The chief guest of the valedictory function was Union Cabinet Minister of Food Processing Industries Harsimrat Kaur Badal. Dr C Anandharamakrishanan, director, IIFPT (Indian Institute of Food Processing Technology), Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu, was the guest of honour. More than 500 students and research scholars read the papers. Over 250…

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Heart health: THIS food item has great benefits for your heart – Reduce risk of heart attack, strokes

Keeping your heart healthy can be made easier by reaping benefits from certain food items. Soya is a common food item consumed in Indian households in the form of curry, dry vegetable, kebabs, etc. Heart health: Here is how eating soya can improve your heart’s health!  |  Photo Credit: Getty Images New Delhi: The heart is one of the most vital organs of the body and its normal functioning determines many other body functions. Keeping your heart healthy is a job in itself – you need to eat right, sleep right, drink…

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Anna Jones’ parsnip recipes

Anna Jones’ miso and sesame roasted parsnips. Photograph: Matt Russell/The Guardian. Food styling: Rosie Ramsden. Prop styling: Louie Waller. Igave my son a bite of parsnip the other day. ‘Mum, that’s too sweet,’ he said – and I know what he means. Parsnips sometimes have a sweetness that needs offsetting, and are at their finest paired with umami flavours. This week’s recipes use this sweetness to great effect: the first is a savoury winter crumble, the second a roast parsnip so good I now find it hard to make them…

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Food Shocks, A Growing Threat

The term ‘food shock’ refers to the loss of a harvest or livestock as a result of a sudden, extreme climate event or a geopolitical crisis. A recent study carried out by the University of Tasmania and published by Nature Sustainability confirms what was already seen in many quarters as an evident phenomenon: The frequency of food shocks is increasing decade by decade. The data resulting from the study’s analysis of 53 years of agri-food production in 134 countries confirm, in fact, that food shocks have become more frequent with the passing…

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How to Send Back Food and Drinks

Dining and drinking out can be an expensive experience and you, as a customer, are entitled to an enjoyable one. But being entitled to something doesn’t mean you get to be a jerk about it. Sending food or drinks back from whence they came for no real reason is the saddest sort of flex, and there are few things more off-putting than someone who tries to build themselves up by being rude to waitstaff, bartenders, or anyone else in the service industry. There are circumstances, however, where returning or exchanging…

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HP keen for investment in food processing units

Himachal Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur on Sunday said that the State Government is providing all possible assistance to the potential entrepreneurs to establish food and fruit processing units so as to provide employment to the youth, besides strengthening the economy of the farmers and fruit growers. The Chief Minister was addressing the people through video conference from Shimla after inaugurating Cremica Food Park at Singha in Una district. Union Cabinet Minister for Food Processing Harsimrat Kaur Badal was also present on the occasion through video conference from New Delhi….

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Apple recently hired a prominent obstetrician, signaling interest in women’s health

Photographer | Collection | Getty Images Apple’s health team has hired an obstetrician, Dr. Christine Curry, to look into how the company can bolster its efforts in women’s health, among other projects, according to three people familiar with the hire. Apple CEO Tim Cook has described health care as a growing priority and a major part of Apple’s legacy. He told CNBC’s Jim Cramer in January, “If you zoom out into the future, and you look back, and you ask the question, ‘What was Apple’s greatest contribution to mankind?’ It will…

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Weak foreign demand sinks German industry orders

BERLIN (Reuters) – Weaker demand from abroad unexpectedly dragged down German industrial orders in December, data showed on Wednesday, in a further sign that factories in Europe’s largest economy are shifting into lower gear due to a slowing world economy. Contracts for ‘Made in Germany’ goods were down by 1.6 percent – compared with a 0.3 percent rise forecast by economists – after an upwardly revised drop of 0.2 percent in the previous month, the Federal Statistics Office said. “The decline in orders in December indicates that the industry’s phase…

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Why colorful foods boost immunity

(CNN)As flu season rages on, it might be comforting to know that what you eat can help your immune system fight off any potential coughs, sneezes and sniffles. Although there is not one specific food or diet known to rid your body of disease or prevent ever getting sick, eating foods full of nutrients can be beneficial, said Samantha Heller, a registered dietitian and senior clinical nutritionist at NYU Langone Health in New York. Photos: Eight superfoods to boost your immune system “The immune system needs all nutrients to function optimally. These include…

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