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Tripura State - India Airborne77

Distributing vitamin-C enriched fruits among people to boost immunity

According to Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb, the state government will start free distribution of vitamin-C enriched fruits among people in urban areas from Saturday…

Researchers from Otago, Auckland and Melbourne Universities Thanakorn Suppamethasawat

Food taxes coupled with fruit and veg subsidies can bring major health gains

According to researchers from Otago, Auckland and Melbourne Universities, a consumer tax on the saturated fat, salt and sugar content of food, accompanied by a 20 per cent…

Kwantlen Polytechnic University - British Columbia Nataliia Mysak

A better diet can help ward off cognitive decline in older adults

According to a new Canadian study, a heavy consumption of fruits and vegetables improves cognitive function among middle age and older adults. It was discovered that a…

But they do buy too much food that is high in salt Akwitps

Australians do not consume enough fruit or vegetables

According to new food consumption data released today by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS), Australians don’t buy enough fruit or vegetables. Alas, they do buy too…

Jason Stitt

How spinach can boost hair growth

Spinach is one of the most popular green leafy vegetables. The vegetable contains essential vitamins and antioxidants like Vitamin A, B1, K, C, E. it also contains Omega-3…

Fresh grapes of every color are natural source of these compounds

New study links dietary flavonols with reduced risk of Alzheimer dementia

A new study, published in the scientific journal Neurology found that a higher intake of plant compounds known as flavonols, is associated with a 48% decreased risk of developing Alzheimer dementia. Flavonols are a type of bioactive compound found in grapes, as well as other fruits and vegetables.…

Avocado-based supplement released to support healthy metabolism

SP Nutraceuticals, as part of its mission to build healthy communities through plant-based nutrition backed by rigorous science, announced the launch of Metavo, a natural…

Gvictoria

COVID-19 detected among merchants

Beijing’s largest vegetable market shut down

On Saturday, Beijing’s largest wholesale vegetable market – Xinfadi market – was shut down after the Coronavirus was detected among a few business owners and their equipment.  To ensure food safety, the Xinfadi market was temporarily suspended, and all merchants and employees in the market -- more than 10,000…

Udra11

Better heart health in eight weeks? Eat more fruit and veg!

Two decades ago, the DASH (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension) study tested the effects of three different diets on almost 500 participants over eight weeks. The first…

What is the difference between consuming one soft drink and three apples?

Excessive sugar consumption is a major health problem in most developed countries. A single can of soda can contain half of all the recommended daily sugar for an adult,…

Robert Kneschke

Northumbria University's Healthy Living Lab study

Children experience reduced intake of fruit and vegetables since lockdown

In a study conducted by Northumbria University's Healthy Living Lab around half of the children who received free school meal vouchers are reporting a significant drop in their intake of fruit and vegetables since schools closed in March. Just over half of pupils who would have received free school meals…

"If we don't do something about the food system, we're not going to be able to sustainably feed people"

Predictions that fresh produce GMO crops could be a long-term solution in Australia's food industry

One of Australia's leading 'Food Futurists' sees an increased future for genetically modified (GMO) and genetically edited organisms in global food production, as the industry grapples with the challenge of feeding the growing population. Tony Hunter believes that now is the best time in 30 years to be…

Portuguese scientist Bruno Simões and scientists at University of Manchester Francesco Alessi

Experimental breast cancer drug uses compound found in broccoli

A new drug based on a natural compound found in broccoli, Brussels sprouts and other vegetables may be effective in reversing or even preventing resistance to breast cancer…

Washington State strengthens COVID-19 protections Khairil Junos

Fruit-packing workers strike in northwest US

After several weeks of strikes by workers at six fruit-packing facilities in Yakima, Washington, and a number of outbreaks of COVID-19 in food production and processing…

CEO of Vancouver fruit processor says company could have done more to protect employees

The CEO of a Vancouver fruit processor linked to 85 coronavirus cases said Wednesday that his company could have done more to protect employees. Firestone Pacific Foods CEO…

Spanish scientists study the possible use of purple garlic from Las Pedroñeras against COVID-19

The Provincial Government of the Spanish province of Cuenca has reported that it will soon sign an agreement with the University of Castile-La Mancha (UCLM) to grant 30,000…

Vladimir Pogorelov

Consortium aims to inspire Australians to eat their fruit and veg

For many Australians, eating fruit and vegetables is a tough sell. According to government data, only 7 per cent of adults and 5 per cent of children eat sufficient serves of…

University of Antwerp research Odua

Eating healthier becomes a trend during Corona-virus

New research found that people facing stay-at-home orders tried cooking new things and threw away less food. The results came from a recent research project involving 11,000…

California Table Grape Commission releases health info-sheet

Table grapes help build and maintain healthy immune system

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused a refocus on building and maintaining a healthy immune system. Information on the way in which fresh grapes contribute to both is now…

Peru

Traders at wholesale markets of Lima hugely affected by coronavirus

After a coronavirus outbreak was reported in the Wholesale Fruit Market of La Victoria, where 79% of its traders have been infected, the authorities decided to close it from noon on Saturday to midnight on Monday, May 18, in order to carry out disinfection tasks. The market will reopen its doors to the…

Podcast with Jeff Dunn, CEO of Bolthouse Farms

“We need a clear and unambiguous approach to worker safety"

The more plant employees are being protected, the sooner consumer confidence and thus the U.S. economy will bounce back. So says Jeffrey Dunn, chief executive officer of Bakersfield, CA.-based Bolthouse Farms Inc., in a recent Instagram Live with the Six Feet Apart podcast. Dunn touched on numerous…

Who consumes the most fruits and vegetables in Europe?

According to a comparative study that was carried out with the participation of 37,672 people from 21 different countries in Europe and that was published on May 13 in the PLOS ONE  magazine, some of the significant factors that determine fruit and vegetable consumption in Europe are gender, educational level,…

Nikki Zalewski

Uber Eats - OnePoll research:

Brits are consuming more fruit and vegetables while stuck at home

Millions of Brits are consuming more fruit and vegetables now that they are stuck at home. Research polling 2,000 adults found a fifth are enjoying more of their five-a-day now than they did previously. However, 61 per cent would still like to broaden their horizons by trying more exotic fruit and veg…

Monika3stepsahead

Europe: Women on average eat more fruit and vegetables than men

In Europe, women on average eat more fruit and vegetables than men. This is shown by research carried out by the Norwegian University of Agder. It also appears that people with a higher level of education do that more than people with a lower level of education. The research results were published on…

Research finds blueberries may improve type 2 diabetes

A new research study published in Current Developments in Nutrition found that the equivalent of one cup of fresh blueberries, given as 22g of freeze-dried blueberries, may…

Chile

The agricultural sector will need to spend more on cleaning protocols and to inform consumers

The economic and logistical consequences of the expansion of COVID-19 have hit world agriculture, hindering its implementation, and interrupting global export flows. However, according to researcher and international expert Jorge Retamales, the health crisis hasn't had significant effects on Chile's…

Potato may be a high-quality protein source, study finds

A study carried out by researchers from the Canadian McMaster University has concluded that potatoes can be a source of high-quality protein that helps maintain muscles. The…

Measuring body temperature with non-contact forehead thermometers

QA Supplies provides an infrared, non-contact thermometer for 2 in 1 measurement, body temperature and surface temperature. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that businesses screen employees’ temperatures daily using a non-contact thermometer. Quick checks for elevated skin temperature…

testing of asymptomatic workers: over 120 positive cases

US (NY): COVID-19 outbreak among greenhouse workers

This week officials of the Madison County government confirmed that the greenhouse of Green Empire Farms, employing over 300 employees, dealt with an outbreak of the Covid-19…

Ontario greenhouse grower protects employees with SHIELD Program

Mastronardi Produce is addressing the next milestone as it adapts to the COVID-19 pandemic with the creation of the SUNSET® SHIELD program to help protect its employees. In…

Phong Giap

Russia: Price of ginger has gone down again

Some time ago, the Federal Anti-monopoly service of the Russian Federation stated that a conspiracy of traders speculating with ginger was prevented. This meant that in many…

Food scientist Hang Xiao - University of Massachusetts Amherst Photo by Ylanite Koppens

Strawberries studied for their anti-inflammatory benefits

University of Massachusetts Amherst food scientist Hang Xiao has received a new federal grant to expand his research into the health benefits of certain fruits and vegetables;…


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