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July 09, 2014

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5:00 AM | Kroger to Acquire Vitacost.com
Addition of eCommerce retailer expands company’s market reach.
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5:00 AM | Tyson Foods and Hillshire Brands Enter Merger Agreement
Transaction valued at approximately $8.55 billion.

July 08, 2014

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5:09 PM | Getting Antioxidants We Need from Fruits and Vegetables
To counteract the severe oxidative stress created with the production of O2 during photosynthesis, plants load themselves with antioxidants. Antioxidants commonly found in fruits and vegetables are beta-carotene, lutein, lycopene, selenium, vitamin A, vitamin C, and vitamin E. Eating a diet with lots of vegetables and fruits is healthy for humans. Processing can also affect the bioavailability of antioxidants found in food.  Because most of the compounds are unstable, exposure to oxygen or […]

July 07, 2014

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3:54 PM | 60 years later, Dr King’s words still ri
60 years later, Dr King’s words still ring true: nutritional status needs to be measured using microchemical analysis for vitamins and minerals. http://ow.ly/yRJdXFiled under: Uncategorized
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3:54 PM | 60 years later, Dr King’s words still ri
60 years later, Dr King’s words still ring true: nutritional status needs to be measured using microchemical analysis for vitamins and minerals. http://ow.ly/yRJdXFiled under: Uncategorized
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3:40 PM | 60 Years Later, Where is the Fitbit to Measure Nutrition Status?
Does diet affect health? Of course it does. Vitamin and mineral deficiency diseases are evidence that nutrition is essential. Overweight and obesity are caused by eating more calories than we expend. This implies that obese individuals must eat more. And the insinuation is they probably eat more energy-dense foods too. Albar and colleagues used 4 day self-reported dietary records from a nationally representative survey of  636 UK adolescents (11-18y).  
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5:00 AM | Kids Will Eat Whole Grains When Offered to Them
Encouraging consumption of whole-grain foods that require little to no preparation may be the most effective means of increasing whole grain intake.

July 03, 2014

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1:35 PM | Embracing nutrient-density to manage hea
Embracing nutrient-density to manage health care costs http://ow.ly/yJZP5Filed under: Uncategorized
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1:35 PM | Embracing nutrient-density to manage hea
Embracing nutrient-density to manage health care costs http://ow.ly/yJZP5Filed under: Uncategorized
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1:26 PM | Eating to Reduce Prescription and Health Care Costs
A new report finds that the USA has the highest total and public health expenditure per person compared to 5 countries (Canada, France, Germany, Netherlands, and Switzerland). The average health expenditure per person was $7,212 in 2011. The US spent 17% of GDP on health spending whereas the other 5 nations ranged between 10.6 to 11%. Out-of-pocket health expenditure per person is the highest except for Switzerland. Probably attributable to higher spending on hospital costs ($2,408 vs $909 to […]
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12:09 PM | The Book of the Blog
The forth coming book (The Nature of Crops), is so much more than the just a printed form of this blog. It makes sense of all these stories and many more new ones in answering the question – why do we eat thes than 1% of the plant species on earth. What is so special […]
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5:00 AM | Calcium & Vitamin D May Help Gestational Diabetes
Approximately 7% of all pregnancies in the U.S. are affected by gestational diabetes mellitus.
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5:00 AM | U.S. & Korea Streamline Organic Trade
Organic processed products certified in the U.S. or Korea can now be labeled as organic in either country.

July 02, 2014

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12:41 PM | Are you feeling your oats today? Oat bet
Are you feeling your oats today? Oat beta-glucan meta-analysis of RCTs http://ow.ly/yH3VRFiled under: Uncategorized
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12:41 PM | Are you feeling your oats today? Oat bet
Are you feeling your oats today? Oat beta-glucan meta-analysis of RCTs http://ow.ly/yH3VRFiled under: Uncategorized
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12:35 PM | Are you Feeling your Oats Today?
The number of people with diabetes mellitus has doubled over the past 3 decades. WHO estimates 150 million people worldwide have diabetes and the number will double by 2025. There is increasing interest in finding nutritional components which may help control healthy blood glucose levels.  Oats are considered unique among cereal grains, partially because they contain β-glucan, a high-molecular weight polysaccharide exhibiting high viscosity at relatively low concentrations. Because of […]
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7:08 AM | The Noble Sugarcane
Over the course of history a few crops have become so important as to dominate economies and shape the development of entire regions. These crops tend not to be the staples of our everyday lives but those expensive luxuries that add that certain something extra. As such it is almost impossible to predict from their […]
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5:00 AM | CRN, IADSA Partnership Will Broaden Reach of Supplement Safety Information
IADSA to release a new edition of CRN’s handbook, “Vitamin and Mineral Safety” for distribution to wide audience of international regulators and stakeholders.
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5:00 AM | EFSA: Acrylamide in Food May Be Public Health Concern
Agency launches public consultation on draft scientific opinion; public comment period open until Sept. 15.
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5:00 AM | Hormel Food’s to Acquire CytoSport
Muscle Milk maker’s portfolio aligns with Hormel’s focus on protein while further diversifying its portfolio and broadening appeal to younger consumers.
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5:00 AM | Mérieux NutriSciences Acquires Total Quality Food Consultants
Deal expands expertise in regulatory, scientific and marketing services.

July 01, 2014

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1:15 PM | As national celebrations abound, grill a
As national celebrations abound, grill a salmon for your heart. http://ow.ly/yEjV3Filed under: Uncategorized
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1:15 PM | As national celebrations abound, grill a
As national celebrations abound, grill a salmon for your heart. http://ow.ly/yEjV3Filed under: Uncategorized
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1:04 PM | Are you Grilling a Salmon? Why not Increase your Omega-3 Status?
For our Canadian readers, Happy Canada Day! Enjoy a day of celebrations. National celebrations are associated with special activities – parades, fireworks, and barbecues with family and friends. There may even be birthday cake. Everything can be tasted and savored. July 1 is a special day soon to be followed by the Fourth of July! Health is a long-term goal requiring a regular diet supplying essential nutrients. Our plates should be sprinkled with nutrition – some fruit to provide […]
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5:00 AM | USP Quality Standards Available for Public Comment
New sweetener, an oat bran-derived ingredient linked to health benefits and a guidance to fight milk adulteration among proposed USP quality standards for food ingredients.
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5:00 AM | Technologies Open Doors for Oats and Barley in Functional Foods
Oats and barley are ancient food crops known for their durability, versatility and healthful attributes.

June 30, 2014

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12:52 PM | Looking into the Future: A Week of Carotenoids
The 17th International Symposium on Carotenoids begins today. The meeting brings together experts from around the world. Topics will range from spectroscopy and synthesis to photosynthesis and microbial production of carotenoids for human consumption and disease prevention. The themes are:    - Carotenoids in the Eye and Brain    - Chemical Synthesis, Analysis and Industrial Production

June 27, 2014

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7:01 PM | If the nutrition status of a community w
If the nutrition status of a community was mapped would it influence where you might buy a home? http://ow.ly/yx8LGFiled under: Uncategorized
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7:01 PM | If the nutrition status of a community w
If the nutrition status of a community was mapped would it influence where you might buy a home? http://ow.ly/yx8LGFiled under: Uncategorized
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6:52 PM | Would Nutritional Status Maps Influence where you Choose to Live?
In an extremely insightful article in Scientific American, Melinda Wenner Moyer identifies the challenges in getting a clear, cohesive picture on the role nutrients play in maintaining health. Within the article she cites Dr Robert Heaney’s guidelines on study design. 1.       Measure baseline nutrient status, use status as an inclusion criterion, and in reporting results.
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