Tag: Food

Cornell University Food Scientist Under Fire For Manipulating Data

Brian Wansink and his colleagues at the Food and Lab Brand of Cornell University were exposed to have manipulated data in many of their research on food and eating conduct. The controversies prompted Wansink to recall six of his research studies.

Public Health March 1, 2018

Bacteria Can Convert Human Waste Into Food For Astronauts In Space

Amid plans to send humans to planet Mars, researchers have shown the possibility of using human waste to provide nutrients for astronauts on deep-space mission. The process involves use of bacteria and anaerobic digestion.

Space January 28, 2018

These Foods May Slash Your Risk Of Dying From Heart Disease

Potassium-rich foods such as bananas and avocados can help protect against heart disease, a study reveals. What are some other examples of food that contain high amounts of potassium?

Public Health October 9, 2017

Mac And Cheese May Contain Dangerous Phthalates: Other Processed Food With Toxic Ingredients

Macaroni and cheese powder may contain harmful phthalates that have been banned in baby products, but potentially toxic ingredients are also present in other popular food products. Here are some of them.

Public Health July 15, 2017

French Fries May Cause Early Death: Here Are Other Food That Can Shorten Life Span

Eating French fries and other fried potatoes twice per week can raise the risk of early death. What other popular food can increase a person's likelihood of dying early?

Healthy Living/Wellness June 16, 2017

Psychologists Come Up With Clever Way To Get People To Eat More Vegetables

In an experiment conducted at a university cafeteria, psychologists found a way to nudge people to eat more healthy food. The clever trick involves giving vegetables fancy names.

Healthy Living/Wellness June 13, 2017

You Can Now Order Food Directly Through Facebook: Here’s How

Facebook has just added a feature that’ll let its users order food directly from its site or mobile app. The whole process is easy, seeing as how everything is handled without ever having to leave Facebook.

Apps/Software May 21, 2017

Cosmopolitan Comes Under Fire For Weight Loss Feature On Cancer Patient

A weight loss article published by Cosmopolitan magazine has drawn the flak of readers. The real secret of reducing weight 'without a single session at the gym' turned out to be the case of a woman having lost weight because of cancer.

Healthy Living/Wellness April 12, 2017

Dead Bat Found In Salad: How Animals End Up In Packaged Food

Consumers have found frogs, bats, and even live spiders in store-bought salads, vegetables, and fruits. A food safety specialist explained how these small animals likely ended up in these packaged food.

Public Health April 10, 2017

Breaded Chicken Recalled After Metal Was Discovered Inside: Other Foreign Objects Found In Food Products

OK Foods recalled nearly 1 million pounds of breaded chicken because of metal discovered inside the meat. Here are other cases of foreign objects in food that prompted recalls.

Public Health March 26, 2017

Forksy Is The Chatbot That Understands Natural Language To Easily Track Users Food In Conversations

Users can easily count calories using this bot called Forksy, which allows users to text exactly what they ate to make logging simpler than ever.

Internet March 13, 2017

Calorie Mama Is The Nutrition App That Uses Photo Recognition And AI To Track Food

Calorie Mama is the calorie tracking app that has users taking pictures of their meals to easily log them.

Apps/Software March 8, 2017

Too Much Meat, Salt And Not Enough Nuts Linked To Deaths From Diabetes, Stroke, And Heart Disease

A diet comprising too much processed meat, red meat, salt, and sugary drinks and not enough nuts, fruits, and vegetables has been associated with deaths from diabetes, stroke, and heart disease, research finds.

Public Health March 8, 2017

Subway Disputes Canadian Report Alleging Products Are Only 50 Percent Chicken

Subway disputes reports by Canadian TV show 'Marketplace' that its products are only 50 percent chicken. The company executive fired back saying the allegation is '100 percent wrong.'

Public Health March 4, 2017

Night Owl Or Early Bird? What Time You Wake Up May Affect Your Food Choices

Are you an early morning riser or do you stay up late at night? A new study suggests what time you wake up or sleep may influence your food choices.

Healthy Living/Wellness February 24, 2017

EatMessage Is The Emoji Food Fight Game For iMessage Starring Your Selfie

A new game called ‘EatMessage’ launched in the iMessage App Store that uses augmented reality to have the player’s selfie dodging and eating emojis.

Apps/Software February 16, 2017

Pizza Lovers Can Now Create A Wedding Registry At Domino’s

Domino’s is letting customers celebrate love at first slice by creating a wedding registry with the pizza chain.

Life & Style February 10, 2017

Chewing Your Food Can Protect You From Illness

A recent study conducted by the University of Manchester and National Institutes of Health showed that proper chewing of food can activate T helper 17 cells in the mouth. The study has been published in the journal 'Immunity.'

Healthy Living/Wellness January 21, 2017

Diet Trends 2017: Say Hello To Souping, Bush Food, Vegetarian Comfort Food And More

Going vegetarian will be trendy in 2017. Increasing demand for meat-free food, lower prices for plant-based food and the rapid growth of home-delivery food ventures seem to augment the popularity of vegetarian food, soups and dairy-based products.

Healthy Living/Wellness December 19, 2016

Dental Plaque Reveals Europe’s Earliest Humans Did Not Use Fire For Their Food

A dental plaque from the molars of a 1.2 million-year old hominin in Spain revealed that the earliest human species in Europe did not use fire to cook their food. What did they eat?

Ancient December 16, 2016

Netflix Cooks Up ‘Stranger Things’ Recipes That Will Help Satisfy The Hunger Of The Demogorgon

Netflix released two new recipe videos that feature meals themed after ‘Stranger Things’ to serve at your Halloween party.

Movies/TV Shows October 21, 2016

Mars Chocolate Will Launch Caramel M&M's To The Delight Of Candy Lovers Everywhere This Spring

Candy company Mars Chocolate announced the spring release of a new flavor, creamy and smooth caramel M&M's.

Life & Style October 18, 2016

Top 10 Most Popular Foods On Twitter Reveal Health Disparity Across US Neighborhoods

Geotagged tweets from more than 603,000 users revealed that pizza and beer made it to the list of most popular foods on Twitter. What's the most tweeted-about food in the United States?

Healthy Living/Wellness October 18, 2016

Pizza-Making Robots Prepare Fresh Pies That Continue Baking On The Way To Consumers On This New Food Delivery Vehicle

Zume Pizza launched the first-of-its-kind Food Delivery Vehicle service that has robots working alongside humans. The robots are tasked to prepare pizzas that continue baking on the vehicles en route to the customer.

Business Tech September 29, 2016

FOX Viewers Can Tweet With Emojis For Free Food During The Season Premieres Of ‘Lucifer,’ ‘The Exorcist’ And More This Week

Fans of FOX series can enter to win free food delivered to their door to celebrate the premieres and returns of shows on the network all week thanks to this contest with Fooji.

Culture September 19, 2016

Don’t Drop, Then Eat: Study Finds No Truth Behind The ‘Five-Second Rule’

Researchers from Rutgers University found that there is no truth behind the 'five-second rule,' and bacteria can get on food instantly after falling to the ground.

Healthy Living/Wellness September 16, 2016

How You Cook Meals Can Affect Your Risk For Type 2 Diabetes: Study

How do you prepare your meals? A new study in New York City suggests that the way you cook food can affect your risk of developing type 2 diabetes.

Healthy Living/Wellness September 4, 2016

Could Robots Ultimately Replace Restaurant Workers In The Future?

With workers protesting for an increase in minimum wage to $15, and companies unwilling to play nice, we could see a world where fast food restaurants have been taken over by robot employees instead of human.

Robotics August 30, 2016

A Pizza ATM Now Exists In The US Because America Is Great

Xavier University teamed up with the company Paline to have its Pizza ATM vending machine open on campus.

Life & Style August 5, 2016

McDonald’s Adds Sriracha To Its Classic Big Mac Sauce: Here’s Where You Can Spice Up Your Signature Burgers

Sriracha is now on the menu for McDonald’s with its new Signature Sriracha sandwich that comes in a beef patty or chicken option, but it is only available for a limited-time in two states.

Life & Style July 6, 2016

Study Reveals Effective Way To Get Children To Eat Vegetables

Many children do not like to eat vegetables. A study involving elementary school students revealed how to get kids to make healthier food choices.

Healthy Living/Wellness July 6, 2016

Why Nobel Laureates Are Urging Greenpeace To Stop Its Anti-GMO Campaign

Genetically modified food has been declared safe for human consumption, but not everyone is convinced, including Greenpeace. Now, more than 100 Nobel laureates are urging the environmental organization to halt its anti-GMO campaign.

Earth/Environment July 6, 2016

Parents Who Give Children Adult-Sized Food Portions Fuel Obesity Crisis

Parents don't realize they are overfeeding their children with adult-sized meal portions and too many snacks, a new study finds. This further fuels the obesity epidemic, including child obesity.

Healthy Living/Wellness July 5, 2016

Does Eating Pasta Make You Gain Weight? Italian Scientists Say No

Is eating pasta a big no-no for people who want to lose weight? A new study by Italian researchers found that there is no link between pasta and weight gain.

Healthy Living/Wellness July 5, 2016

Is Eating Raw Cookie Dough Bad For You? Why The FDA Warns Against It

The FDA wants you to stop nibbling on raw cookie dough. The rough ordeal may be linked to a recent outbreak of a sickening bacteria.

Public Health July 1, 2016

Plant-Based Diet Cuts Type 2 Diabetes Risk By 20 Percent

A new study found that a plant-based diet significantly slashed the risk for type 2 diabetes. This makes the case for increased consumption of fruits and vegetables, nuts and seeds and other plant-based food sources.

Healthy Living/Wellness June 17, 2016

Starbucks Starts Selling New Summer Drinks: Here’s What Is In The Granitas And When Can You Get Them

Starbucks released new items as part of its Sunset Menu available after 3 p.m., which includes the new shaved ice drink called Granitas.

Life & Style June 15, 2016

Black Ice Cream Is The Latest Summer Treat Trend: Here’s What It Really Is And Where To Get It

Black charcoal ice cream is the latest summer snack that is trending on Instagram, but is the main ingredient really healthy enough to eat?

Life & Style June 6, 2016

Superheroes Are Using Instagram To Show They Have #Superhands In The Kitchen

This video series called #Superhands features recipe videos with our favorite superheroes showing off their powers in the kitchen.

Life & Style May 28, 2016

Added Sugar Warning Coming To New Nutrition Labels

After two long decades, updated nutrition labels are coming to prepackaged foods in the United States. What do these changes mean for the average consumer?

Public Health May 22, 2016

Genetically Modified Food Safe, Even Beneficial For Humans: Study

Despite fears over the health effects of genetically modified food, an analysis of nearly 900 studies found GM crops are safe. The study also revealed the benefits of GM crops on human health and the environment.

Public Health May 18, 2016

Line, The Messaging App, Has Launched A Delivery Service App In Thailand

Line begins offering delivery services in Thailand.

Apps/Software May 16, 2016

Amazon Cooks Up Its Own Line Of Branded Groceries

Amazon will reportedly soon sell its own private-label groceries.

Internet May 16, 2016

Shake Shack Knocks Out First Quarter Forecasts Thanks To Chicken Sandwich

Shake Shack reported strong first quarter sales, thanks to their chicken sandwich. The Chick'n Shack sandwich is available as a limited time offering from the famous New York burger chain.

Business Tech May 13, 2016

Flatev Is The Keurig Of Tortillas That Makes The Mexican Staple In About A Minute

Flatev will make tortillas with organic ingredients in just about a minute so that foodies can enjoy fresh and fast Mexican food at home.

Life & Style May 12, 2016

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