All news articles for October 2021

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Study: Is ultra-processed food taking over the US diet?

By Mary Ellen Shoup

'Ultra-processed' food comprises the majority of the average US adult diet, according to a new study by researchers at NYU School of Global Public Health, who suspect the pandemic has further fueled the trend.

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Whole Foods reveals top 10 food trends to watch next year

By Mary Ellen Shoup

What will be trending in 2022? According to Whole Foods' annual food trends report, consumers are seeking products that contribute to their personal definition of wellbeing, whether it be less-boozy beverages, leafy greens grown locally, or ice cream...

FSIS: ‘Perhaps it’s time to rethink our approach’ as efforts to reduce salmonella infections stall for 20 years

FSIS: ‘Perhaps it’s time to rethink our approach’ as efforts to reduce salmonella infections stall for 20 years

By Elizabeth Crawford

Frustrated that salmonella infections have held stubbornly steady at more than 1 million cases annually for the past two decades, USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service is rethinking how and where it tests for contamination, potentially expanding its...

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More fat means less hair, study suggests

By Danielle Masterson

Heart disease, diabetes and sleep apnea are just a few of the conditions associated with unhealthy eating habits. New research suggests we can add hair loss to that list.

Brazzein is 500-2,000 times as sweet as sucrose (table sugar). Picture credit: GettyImages-CherriesJD

Sweegen to launch high intensity sweetener brazzein in 2022

By Elaine Watson

Sweegen will expand its high-intensity sweeteners portfolio early next year with the addition of brazzein, an ultra-sweet tasting protein found in small quantities in the fruit of a West African plant called oubli, that can be produced on a commercial...

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