Tag Archives: Nutrition

18Jul/16

‘Super-spaghetti’ formulated with barley

A barley spaghetti, rich in fibre and antioxidants, could have a host of health benefits, such as reducing cardiovascular diseases, says its creators.
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11Feb/16

Malawi grapples with hunger years after grain surplus

Hunger is again stalking Malawi, with 2.8 million people at risk in a country recently lauded for slashing malnutrition rates. Floods and drought have hit the staple maize crop, exposing the fragility of Malawi’s progress, which was partly rooted in a fertilizer grant for small-scale farmers that the cash-strapped government, now starved of donor funds, can ill afford.
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10Feb/16

Will sugar tax sour business?

2016 could be the year of the sugar tax, as several large nations consider levies on sweetened food and drinks to battle obesity and fatten government coffers. As Ivor Bennett reports, it could be bad news for business.
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14Jan/16
insect oil

Insect oil could make roach dressing for salads

Insect oil is a great source of Omega-3 fatty acids and could be used in cooking, from salad dressings to the fats in pastry, according to a Mexican scientist working in a Dutch laboratory. Liane Wimhurst has more. Continue reading

12Jan/16

“Severely malnourished” children in besieged Madaya eating grass to survive, U.N. says

Severely malnourished children in Madaya are eating grass and leaves to survive, the U.N. says after aid convoy reaches the besieged Syrian town for first time in months.
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04Apr/15

France bans skinny models in anorexia clamp-down

French parliament passes measure banning “undernourished” models as part of wider anorexia clamp-down.

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