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Scientists develop antimicrobial, plant-based food wrap to replace plastic

Scientists develop antimicrobial, plant-based food wrap to replace plastic

Starch-based fibres enhance protection and reduce spoilage Aiming to produce environmentally friendly alternatives to plastic food wrap and containers, a Rutgers scientist has developed a biodegradable, plant-based coating that can be sprayed on foods, guarding

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Are vitamins a waste of money?

Are vitamins a waste of money?

There's no 'magic set of pills to keep you healthy.' Diet and exercise are key: Study Drawn to the allure of multivitamins and dietary supplements filling nutritional gaps in their diet, people in the US

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Scientists in Guwahati develop ultrathin heteroprotein film for food packaging

Scientists in Guwahati develop ultrathin heteroprotein film for food packaging

Scientists from the Institute of Advanced Study in Science and Technology (IASST), Guwahati, an autonomous institute under the Department of Science and Technology, have developed ultra-thin heteroprotein films with excellent thermal, mechanical and pH stability

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New processing technique to make potatoes healthier

New processing technique to make potatoes healthier

Researchers report that the method performed well in tests with a simulated digestion process in the laboratory Researchers have announced early tests of a new potato processing technique designed to make our bodies digest potato

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Scientists put focus on milk carton QR codes to cut food waste

Scientists put focus on milk carton QR codes to cut food waste

QR codes can accurately inform consumers on drinkability and dynamic pricing Much like dot-matrix printers or pay phones, the “use-by” and “best-by” dates printed on milk cartons and gallon jugs may soon become a thing

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Study links vitamin D deficiency with higher risk of miscarriage

Study links vitamin D deficiency with higher risk of miscarriage

Women with low vitamin D levels are at significantly increased risk of miscarriage Scientists say that assessing vitamin D levels and treating deficiency before conception may offer greater benefit compared to only taking vitamin D

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Dietary supplements slow progression of age-related macular degeneration: Study

Dietary supplements slow progression of age-related macular degeneration: Study

Lutein and zeaxanthin could reduce the risk of AMD progression by about 26% The Age-Related Eye Disease Studies (AREDS and AREDS2) established that dietary supplements can slow progression of age-related macular degeneration (AMD), the most

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Should there be warning to avoid ultra-processed foods?

Should there be warning to avoid ultra-processed foods?

Leading scientists present arguments for and against incorporating the concept of ultra-processed foods into dietary guidelines Two papers published in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition (AJCN) outline the case for and against using the concept of ultra-processed

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Scientists design portable, rapid biosensors for detecting noroviruses and mycotoxins in foods 

Scientists design portable, rapid biosensors for detecting noroviruses and mycotoxins in foods 

UMass Amherst food scientists and UK engineers at Newcastle awarded among first international USDA partnership grants An international team led by a University of Massachusetts Amherst food and environmental virologist in the US has received

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Ashoka University develops first-of-its-kind tool to track food inflation in India

Ashoka University develops first-of-its-kind tool to track food inflation in India

The new Daily Food Price Index (DFPI) index tracks inflation in retail and wholesale food markets in real-time Centre for Economic Data & Analysis (CEDA) at Ashoka University, based in New Delhi and Haryana, has