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FDA proposes updated definition of ‘healthy’ claim on food packages

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has proposed updated criteria for when foods can be labeled with the nutrient content claim “healthy” on their packaging. This proposed…

Statement on new Food Is Medicine research initiative

'30% subsidy on fruit and veg would prevent more than 300,000 premature deaths from CVD'

Good food is the foundation of good health. Unfortunately, for far too many Americans -especially Black, Latino and Native Americans- affordable, nutritious food is out of…

Professor Penny Kris-Etherton, Penn State University:

'Eating one avocado a day might lower cholesterol levels'

According Professor Penny Kris-Etherton of Penn State University, eating an avocado per day for six months led to a decrease in dangerous cholesterol levels. Kris-Etherton is…

PBH

Produce for Better Health Foundation

PBH report addresses fruit and veg consumption habits

The Produce for Better Health Foundation (PBH), is dedicated to helping consumers live happier, healthy lives by eating more fruits and vegetables, including fresh, frozen, canned, dried and 100% juice, every single day. Consumers are largely aware that fruits and vegetables are healthy, correctly…

The Awards ceremony will be held on October 5 at 12:00 at Sakata Ibérica's stand in Fruit Attraction

The fourth edition of the Sakata Awards returns to Fruit Attraction to reward healthy eating

On October 5, Sakata Seed Ibérica's stand at Fruit Attraction will, once again, be visited by important celebrities from the world of communication, sports, nutrition, and cooking, among other sectors. "The seed multinational organizes this event each year to reward all those who give visibility and…

Offering your children vegetables at breakfast can help them live healthier

Consuming vegetables is important for the health and development of children. Several economically-developed countries have implemented public health strategies that promote…

Two-year study by Boise State University and University of Idaho

Wildfire Smoke’s Influence on potato crops under study

A two-year study by Boise State University and University of Idaho probes how wildfire smoke affects potato crops and seeks to identify smoke-resilient potato varieties. Farmers know potato crops grown during seasons of heavy, extended wildfire smoke generally have smaller yields and worse quality. Past…

The many health benefits of peaches, cherries and other stone fruits

There’s a lot of nutrition and flavor hiding out in one less-common yet easy-to-love family of fruits; stone fruits. Stone fruits are a category of fruits that have thin skin,…

Mission Produce’s founder shares personal story

Avocado grower and retailer roll out pink label to spread awareness for cancer

For nearly 20 years, Steve Barnard, founder and chief executive officer (CEO) of Mission Produce, has been donating to various cancer non-profit organizations and initiatives to support cancer research and prevention and provide support for families whose lives have been affected. In May 2020, Barnard’s…

Tufts University research:

'Low fruit and vegetable intake is killing about 3 million people each year'

Eating more fruits and veggies is an almost sure-fire way to prevent a heart attack. According to the preliminary results from a new study, inadequate consumption of fruit and…

Ghanaian public health specialist: Give children fruits and vegetables instead of snacks

Ms Esi Foriwa Amoaful, a Ghanaian public health specialist, has advised parents to replace artificial snacks with fruits and vegetables for their children. She expressed worry…

Is new potato milk a cure for hangovers?

A modern-day medicine man claims to be in the process of developing the world's first potato-based hangover cure. Idaho inventor Richard H. Davis, President and CEO of…

Governor Wolf announces $7 mln funding for free healthy snacks in Pennsylvania schools

Governor Tom Wolf has stated that 266 elementary schools will receive $7 million in grant funding to provide students with fresh fruit and vegetable snacks. The funding was…

21 mln inhabitants of the prefecture face lockdown

Chengdu hit with 570 confirmed cases of Covid

Infections are rising in Chengdu. As of Wednesday, Chengdu in Sichuan province had reported 570 confirmed Covid patients and 196 asymptomatic cases since the latest outbreak…

Delta State University research:

'Onions might have a use in treating patients with diabetes'

Scientists from Delta State University in Abraka, Nigeria, are pointing to a common vegetable that can lower high blood sugar levels by 50 per cent. They speak of onions…

Heart Research Institute looks at ways vegetables could treat strokes

It seems that Researchers at the Heart Research Institute (HRI) have discovered how Brussels sprouts and broccoli can help dissolve blood clots and improve the performance of…

Fruit and vegetables high in calcium and potassium could prevent recurring kidney stones

New research has shown that the consumption of bananas, cucumbers, mushrooms and apricots could help recurrent incidents of kidney stones. The new study into the dietary changes show people can themselves reduce the risk of kidney stones coming back. It has found that eating calcium and potassium-rich…

Consuming broccoli in summer helps maintain a tan and neutralizes free radicals from UV radiation

The summer season usually involves long hours of sun exposure which, linked to its intensity at this time of year, makes UV rays one of the external agents we must protect ourselves from during these days. At the same time, people can't wait for summer to get a tan, something that they should do by using…

Dr Michael Mosley:

‘Eat an apple daily to cut your risk of death by 35%’

TV doctor Michael Mosley has revealed the numerous benefits of eating apples, including a reduced death risk. He claims people might be able to eat themselves to a longer…

International study claims:

‘Starch found in bananas can reduce some cancers by more than half’

A 20-year trial seems to indicate that a starch found in bananas can reduce some cancers by more than half. The international study, which included researchers from the…

Studies show “remarkable” potential for health benefits of grape consumption

Recent studies released by Dr. John Pezzuto and his team from Western New England University show “astonishing” effects of grape consumption and “remarkable” impacts on health…


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