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  1. News - Hong Kong - FOOD

    Pricier greens as pesticide rule kicks in

    Posted Aug 23rd 2014, 02:45am by VICTORIA ANN DUTHIE

    ... abilities to meet the new standards, she said. The district councillor urged the Food and Health Bureau to look into the issue as the new rule would have a long-term effect on the city's ... said Food and Health Bureau principal assistant secretary Jeff Leung Wing-yan. But he insisted mainland produce inspections were of a high standard. "There is a very stringent system ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1579490/pricier-greens-pesticide-rule-kicks
  2. News - World - FOOD

    US Supreme Court questions Coca-Cola lawyer over 'misleading' juice label

    Posted Apr 22nd 2014, 10:59pm by Reuters

    ... question of commercial competition, consumer confusion that has nothing to do with health." Pomegranate and blueberries are popular because they contain antioxidants that some believe prevent ... You are asking us to take what it has said about juice as a blessing [on] this label," In a parallel fight, the Federal Trade Commission has accused POM of making health claims for its ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1494492/us-supreme-court-questions-coca-cola-lawyer-over-misleading-juice-label
  3. News - Hong Kong - FOOD

    Study into wet markets finds 80pc of organic claims are not verifiable

    Posted Mar 10th 2014, 04:28am by Ernest Kao

    ... Organic Farm, said there was growing consumer demand for certified organic food, but the market was still small. Food and health secretary Dr Ko Wing-man said the government was considering ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1444624/study-wet-markets-finds-80pc-organic-claims-are-not-verifiable
  4. News - World - FOOD

    Nutrition warning as study finds more people relying on fewer food crops

    Posted Mar 04th 2014, 09:41pm by NYT

    ... McClatchy-Tribune in Los Angeles Nutrition warning as study finds more people are relying on fewer food crops Conformity on menu at world meal times In the past 50 years, what's on dinner plates has grown more similar the world over- with major consequences for nutrition and global food security, researchers say. "Diversity enhances the health and function of complex ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1440389/nutrition-warning-study-finds-more-people-relying-fewer-food-crops
  5. Magazines - Post Magazine - FOOD

    Something to chew on: Asian rice cakes

    Posted Mar 01st 2014, 11:13pm by Susan Jung

    ... in health-food shops. The rice cakes eaten by many East Asians are entirely different- they're made from pounded glutinous rice and are very chewy. These recipes call for Asian rice cakes, which ...

    http://www.scmp.com/magazines/post-magazine/article/1435126/something-chew-asian-rice-cakes
  6. News - World - FOOD

    Vomiting bug closes Heston Blumenthal restaurant Dinner

    Posted Feb 03rd 2014, 04:11am by AFP

    ... of heaving." Blumenthal was criticised for reacting too slowly to the 2009 outbreak of norovirus at The Fat Duck, when more than 500 diners reported falling ill. The Health Protection Agency said ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1419509/vomiting-bug-closes-heston-blumenthal-restaurant-dinner
  7. News - World - FOOD

    Hampton Creek Foods, funded partly by Bill Gates, cracking artificial egg

    Posted Dec 09th 2013, 08:46pm by AP

    ... backers say. It could also benefit people's health, especially in heavy meat-eating countries, and reduce outbreaks of diseases such as avian flu, they say. The American Egg Board, which ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1376925/hampton-creek-foods-funded-partly-bill-gates-cracking-artificial-egg
  8. News - Hong Kong - FOOD

    First, mouldy jelly. Now it’s turtle jelly- minus the turtle

    Posted Sep 13th 2013, 12:00am by Lo Wei and Mimi Lau

    ... the turtle A local herbal chain store sank deeper into controversy, with a university study finding that its turtle herbal jelly contained almost no turtle shell. The health minister has now referred ... turtle jelly samples for testing. "Consuming food with excessive bacteria levels would affect health, so we are very concerned," said Secretary for Food and Health Dr Ko Wing-man. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1308899/first-mouldy-jelly-now-its-turtle-jelly-minus-turtle
  9. Magazines - Post Magazine - FOOD

    Truc: confit, a fat-fabulous way to preserve meat

    Posted Nov 04th 2012, 12:00am by Susan Jung

    ... Susan Jung Susan Jung When the temperature and humidity drop, my thoughts turn to confit- not to consuming it (although I like that), but to the process of making it. In fact, it's one of my favourite things to do on a lazy winter afternoon. Before t ...

    http://www.scmp.com/magazines/post-magazine/article/1073828/truc-confit-fat-fabulous-way-preserve-meat
  10. News - China - FOOD

    China must switch to growing GM food before it's too late: scientist

    Posted Oct 06th 2013, 12:00am by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... such as introducing engineered genes into the wild. Others fear eating such food could endanger health, although the World Health Organisation describes the risk of allergic reactions or transfers ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1325450/china-must-switch-growing-gm-food-its-too-late-scientist

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