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Sugary drinks linked to biological ageing
Drinking sugary soft drinks may accelerate biological ageing as much as smoking, a study has found.
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If China is using rotten fruit to make juice, there’s a chance you’re drinking it
Drinking and eating in China is a dangerous business—one that it occasionally exports. The government is now probing three leading Chinese fruit juice processors for buying rotten fruit on the cheap and mixing it in with ripe fruit, though there’s apparently no evidence so far that they have.
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Apple juice imports leave sour taste for growers
Horticulture groups from NSW and Victoria will meet this week to assess the financial impact of Chinese apple juice concentrate on the local industry.
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Is no food sacred in China?
McDonald’s, KFC and other American brands are the latest offenders in China’s food safety missteps.
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M.R.I.’s, Often Overused, Often Mislead, Doctors Warn
Sports Medicine Said to Overuse M.R.I.’s.
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MRI overuse is widespread, and dangerous to patients
MRI is unnecessarily overused. In a study of 221 patients who had MRIs, the results showed that only 5.9% actually needed to have an MRI done.
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Sugar is ‘the new tobacco’ say heath chiefs
Health chiefs tell food giants to slash levels by a third.
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The 15 WORST sugary drinks in Britain
Orange juice with as much sugar as 13 Hobnobs and Innocent smoothies have the same as three-and-a-half doughnuts.
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Vitaminwater fans upset over new sweetener
Fans of Vitaminwater are demanding that parent company Coca-Cola drop a new formula that uses stevia, a low-calorie sweetener known for its metallic aftertaste.
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Calls to cut sugar in fizzy drinks
Campaigners have stepped up their calls for the amount of sugar in fizzy drinks to be reduced.
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Australian food safety record attracts Korean food giant.
The Australian food industry has long been recognised as one of the world’s best for food safety and food quality. That same reputation is attracting the world’s leading food production companies to invest in the Australian market.
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Pork DNA found in two halal Cadbury Malaysia chocolate batches
Cadbury Malaysia, part of Mondelez International Inc, has recalled two batches of halal chocolate which tested positive for traces of pork DNA.
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Battle over genetically modified foods growing in Oregon
Farmers wanted to protect their crops from being cross-pollinated by genetically modified ones.
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Stevia’s low sales no surprise: xylitol’s time is coming
Xylitol is set to be the next big sweetener.
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Apple juce in your beverage spells trouble
Europe’s US apple ban is making Americans notice just how lax US environmental safety standards really are.
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Organophosphate Pesticides do make their way into humans
Study finds that by living on an organic diet for a week, levels of organophosphate pesticides in urine fall by 89%.
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Researchers cure diabetes in mice
Researchers in California have turned skin cells in mice into insulin producing beta cells, effectively curing the animals of diabetes.
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Half of the 15,000 items certified by the Non GMO Project are already USDA certified organic
Here are some highlights from sessions on the Non-GMO Project certification process run by Global ID, the parent company to GMO DNA testing firm.
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Expo West highlights: ‘Unless you've literally pulled it out of the ground yourself and stuck it in a box, don't call it all-natural’
If it’s in the natural channel today, it could be in food, drug and mass merchandise stores tomorrow, so food and beverage trend-spotters were out in force at the Natural Products Expo West in Anaheim on March 6-9.
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Organic food and drink sale rises after years of decline
Four out of five households now buying organic produce, with younger shoppers willing to spend the most.
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WHO: Daily sugar intake 'should be halved'
People will be advised to halve the amount of sugar in their diet, under new World Health Organization guidance.
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Australia warns Indian exporters over breaches in processed food laws
Australia’s agriculture department has sent an advisory to India’s agri-export authority over repeated violation of laws governing processed food exports to the country.
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Sugar 'could be addictive'
UK Chief medical officer Sally Davies says government should introduce tax on sugar to combat growing menace of obesity.
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LOVE that chocolate Haagen-Dazs ice-cream? But what about the way its makers treat their farmers?...
Oxfam’s Behind the Brands report looks at ethics of the world’s biggest food companies.
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Organic food back in vogue as sales increase
Shoppers are now more concerned with the quality of what they eat, say retailers.
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Sugar research paper contained 'inadvertent errors'
Two leading nutritionists have quietly made major corrections to a controversial research paper claiming Australians are drinking less soft drinks now than 20 years ago.
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John Yudkin: the man who tried to warn us about sugar
A British professor's 1972 book about the dangers of sugar is now seen as prophetic. Then why did it lead to the end of his career?
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Anger as federal food guide is pulled from web
The federal government has been accused of bowing to the junk food industry after a new food rating system website was pulled down, allegedly at the behest of a senior minister.
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Coca-Cola's new formula for water stewardship: government partnership
Coca-Cola is helping to repair national watersheds that also happen to supply its own factories. Is that greenwashing or a sustainable model that other corporations should emulate?
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Is Sugar the New Cigarettes? "Fed Up", a New Sundance Film, Thinks So
Stephanie Soechtig's rabble-rousing documentary "Fed Up" argues that it's time to attack Big Sugar just like we successfully demonized Big Tobacco
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Can You Believe Coke And Pepsi Are Desperate Enough To Stoop So Low?
Big food brands evict poor farmers to grow more sugar.
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The Coke Ad That Could Destroy All Other Products, Especially Coke
The importance of responsible advertising - a quote by Banksy.
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Health battle over soda flares in Mexico
A public-health battle over soft-drink consumption has flared in Mexico, long a stronghold of Coca-Cola.
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A Killer In Your Fridge ~ Sweet Poison…A MUST READ
Could diet soda be causing you ill health?
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BBC News - Diabetes warning over soft drinks!
Drinking one or more cans of sugary soft drinks a day is linked to an increased risk of diabetes in later life, a study suggests.
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Coke bottles may require cancer warning label !!
... the state of California added to its list of cancer-causing chemicals an ingredient commonly used in flavored soda beverages .....
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Coca-Cola addiction linked to death.
A coroner has linked heavy Coca-Cola consumption to the death of Natasha Harris.
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