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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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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Food trends of 2019

Each new year brings predictions of food trends for the coming year. Eating has become more of an “experience” than just nurturing your body. If you want to become a “fashionista of the plate,” here are some culinary trends to look for this year. Protein is an important part of our diet, but the sources of protein are expanding from the traditional meat and fish to plant-based proteins like tofu, beans, lentils, quinoa and nuts. Plant-based burgers and sausages are available in many popular restaurant chains. Vegetarian diets are gaining…

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The politics of food

As you probably know, one of the triggers for the great revolt of 1857 (or the First War of Independence or the Mutiny, depending on your perspective) was a story that spread across India. According to those who claimed to be in the know, the British army had coated cartridges with animal fat. Soldiers had to bite off the covering of the cartridges to use them. This meant that they ended up eating bits of the animal fat. But, or so went the story, the fat came from cows and…

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Trump administration stymies release of salary, loan debt data from certain colleges, advocates say

Susan Goldman | Bloomberg | Getty Images File photo of an ITT Technical Institute campus in Anaheim, California. At a recent conference on financial aid, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos said that every school should help its students graduate with high-quality career prospects and little debt. Students should be equipped, she added, with information that allows them to be responsible consumers. “They need to have the best possible tools, data, advice and support,” DeVos said, at the Georgia World Congress Center in late November. Yet at another session at the same…

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A New Food System At The Intersection Of Purpose And Profit

Today’s food system is rife with paradox. We have enough food in the world to feed every mouth, yet 821 million people go hungry every day. We lose or waste 1.3 billion metric tons of produce each year, yet half the global population does not eat a properly nutritious diet. Our food system depends on mitigating climate change, yet agriculture and land-use activities contribute about a quarter of global greenhouse gas emissions. Why? These are the unintended consequences of our industrialized food system. Amidst structures optimized to maximize the production,…

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Stars Of Style To Lead Lively Forbes China Lifestyle Discussion

Stars of style and social media from China and afar will join a lively discussion of lifestyle trends to be hosted in Shanghai on Nov. 27 by Forbes China, the Chinese-language edition of Forbes. Speakers will include billionaire Gao Dekang, chairman of down apparel leader Bosideng International, Macau entrepreneur Sabrina Ho, and Wendy Yu, CEO of fashion industry investment firm Yu Holdings.  Gao and Yu have appeared on Forbes China covers this year. Samantha Cameron, founder of UK fashion firm Cefinn and wife of former British Prime Minister David Cameron, will…

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Ganesh Chaturthi 2018: 5 Unique Types Of Modaks To Try Out This Festive Season

Ganesh Chaturthi has arrived and devotees of the elephant-faced God are gearing to welcome beautifully adorned idols in their homes. Additionally, pandals are being put up across cities, humongous Lord Ganesha idols are being decked up and devotees are lining up for the benevolent God’s blessings. Meanwhile, people are also busy preparing several kinds of sweets to be served as prasad. The main Indian sweet of the festival is the modak. Ganesh Chaturthi celebrations are incomplete without an offering of modaks to Lord Ganesha. They are generally prepared from rice flour and stuffed with…

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Development of nation associated with concepts such as education

MANGALURU: Future development of any nation is associated with concepts such as education, globalisation and economic competencies from which whole set of national development index is determined. Today’s graduates are tomorrow’s backbone of nation. They are the templates of future national development with planned progress, noted Tsuyomo Ikenoue, president, University of Miyazaki, Japan here on Saturday. Delivering the 8th annual convocation of Nitte (deemed to be university) at Kshema campus, Deralakatte, Ikenoue said global education has many components like demographic systems, knowledge exchange and appearance of new information and communication, diffusion of personal ability with cognitive…

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Private education spending in Australia soars ahead of other countries

Boys from a private high school. Australia is among the highest contributors to education spending in the world, at about 6% of gross domestic product. Photograph: Dan Peled/AAP The proportion of public money being spent on private schooling in Australia is higher than in any other advanced economy and has increased significantly over the last decade, a new report reveals. The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development released on Tuesday night its annual education at a glance report, a major compendium of statistics measuring the state of education across the world. The…

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