Carlos Ríos delivered the inaugural speech at the 6th International Berry Congress of Huelva

Berries "save lives" thanks to the "very high level of health and wellbeing" they help attain

The 6th International Berry Congress was opened a few days ago at the Casa Colón in Huelva with a plea to the healthy and nutritional properties of berries and the new business opportunities opening up for the sector in countries like Sweden, Denmark, Finland, the United Kingdom and the United Arab…

Prescribing tomatoes and carrots could help some Americans eat better

Audrey Oliver knows the difference between a store-bought tomato and one fresh from the farm. Nowadays, the fresh ones show up on her doorstep every other week. That’s because…

Newhall oranges boast the highest vitamin C content

Never before has the attention of consumers and, therefore, of the citrus fruit industry, focused so much on the vitamin content in oranges. FreshPlaza has talked about it with Paola Caruso, researcher at CREA-Centro di ricerca in Olivicoltura, Frutticoltura e Agrumicoltura in Acireale (CT), Sicily.…

"Make fruit and vegetables cheaper," advised Dutch board

Introduce levies on added sugar, salt, and red meat in the Netherlands and make fruit and vegetables cheaper. That is what a report from the country's Scientific Council for…

Many South Africans report a decline in physical activity due to Covid

Fighting heart disease and strokes through the power of potatoes

In a recent Harvard Health article, cardiologist Dr Dara K. Lee Lewis noted that in comparison with the general population, individuals suffering from cardiovascular disease…

Compound is found naturally in herbs, berries and other fruits

Johns Hopkins: Natural compound may prevent and treat Parkinson’s Disease

Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers claim to have increased the evidence that the compound known as farnesol, found naturally in herbs, berries and other fruits, can prevent…

Queensland researchers claim some fruit and vegetables can help prevent asthma

A Redbank Plains researcher has found certain colored fruit and vegetables can prevent asthma, and soon the study will be trialled on patients. Source: theglobalherald.comPhoto…

Singaporean infectious disease experts:

‘Handling vegetables at market could have led to COVID-19 spread’

Experts claim that people who contracted COVID-19 at Bukit Merah View Market and Hawker Centre in June typically had three things in common: They were unvaccinated, did not…

UK Salad company wants to increase growth with 'performance nutritionist'

Prepared salad brand Steve’s Leaves is using an experienced Performance Nutritionist to promote the benefits of watercress in a new campaign targeted towards a younger consumer. "The latest campaign, featuring Ed Tooley, will target under 45s interested in fitness, sport and nutrition via social media…

Australia: Majority of retail business owners want mandatory vaccination

Two-thirds of Australian businesses believe Covid vaccines should be made mandatory for frontline retail staff, a new survey has found. However, according to the Australian…

New study by Gragem Co, Ltd

Broccoli extract might prevent hair loss

According to a study from South Korean company Gragem Co, Ltd., a chemical compound found in broccoli called sulforaphane may increase hair strand count by seven percent in…

Melbourne Market Vaccine Hub opened

A Covid-19 Vaccination Hub will open at the Melbourne Market. Vaccinations will be available for all market access cardholders, contractors and transport operators. This…

A little-known side effect of eating radishes raw

Radishes are little root vegetables that happen to pack a lot of nutrients. Some of the benefits of eating radishes include reduced inflammation and lower cholesterol. One…

Study receives $31,800 of funding

Scientists look at connection between kiwifruit and sleep

A study examining the effects of green kiwifruit on sleep quality and the sleep-wake cycle in males has been awarded funding to the amount of $31,800. The work builds on…

A berry vine found in Asia proves useful in combating lung cancer

In a study reported in Food and Chemical Toxicology, researchers from Okayama University describe the effects of Yamabudo, a garden vine, in mitigating lung cancer in the lab.…

Harvard University istudy

Apples might help combat dementia

In a recently reviewed study published by Walter Willett, MD, DrPH, of Harvard University in Boston, Massachusetts in American Academy of Neurology, there is mounting evidence…

Bayer reinforces commitment to increasing fruit and vegetable consumption

Today, Bayer reaffirmed its commitment to promoting increased worldwide consumption of fruits and vegetables with the announcement of new portfolio innovations and a business…

Texas Department of Agriculture makes vegetables rock

The Texas Department of Agriculture’s Marketing and International Trade Division and Jump with Jill present their latest collaboration in produce promotion – the Superpower Vegetables Danceable Music Video. Using funds from the Specialty Crop Block Program as part of a consumer education grant project,…

Source: Ministry of Health, Israel

Israel: Ministry of Health plans to combat obesity

If all the troubles that the corona plague has brought into people's lives were not enough, it has also increased obesity among many Israelis. Therefore, the Ministry of Health released a new food rainbow, adapted to Middle Eastern cuisine. The rainbow is divided according to the recommended consumption…

Water-soluble polymer could make vaporized aluminum in food packaging unnecessary

A thin layer of vaporized aluminum inside the packaging keeps chips crisp and coffee aromatic. But it is precisely this oxygen-resistant layer that makes thin food packaging difficult to recycle. In addition, it costs a lot of energy to manufacture the packaging layer by layer. Researchers in Wageningen…


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