While the health benefits of following a Mediterranean-style diet are well-known, new research has also suggested that the dietary pattern also leaves less of a carbon footprint than other options.
Risk assessment of food chemicals usually fails to take into account their effects when combined with other compounds – and these ‘chemical cocktails’ may be harmful to health, says new...
Thirty varieties of heat resistant beans will be able to survive rising temperatures and keep feeding millions, say scientists.
Following the UK dietary guidelines could reduce the risk of heart attacks in middle-aged and older men and women by up to 30%=, say researchers.
There is little evidence to prove natural sweetener xylitol prevents tooth decay in children and adults despite an EFSA-backed health claim, says a Cochrane review.
Reducing the salt content of food does not trigger compensation behaviours in consumers, research has found.
Fresh-cut fruit and veg are sold as an instant vitamin boost. But chlorine disinfection, refrigeration and up to three weeks on the shelf mean their vitamin content is often low...
A novel cooking and cooling process for rice could help slash the number of calories absorbed by the body by more than half by increasing levels of resistant starch, say...
Trans-fat bans, and limiting the availability of sugary and fatty foods are the best ways to battle obesity, while nutrition information fails to deliver benefits, says a new review of...
A double-blind study has found no evidence of aspartame sensitivity, reported by half of its participants.
Greater energy from whey protein means greater loss of fat but retention of muscle while dieting, according to research that looked at different protein sources.
Improved sampling techniques and deeper analysis are needed to identify research gaps in organic products and how price affects consumers, according to a review.
Academics have questioned a recent study that has attempted to establish a link between an increase in waistlines and the intake of diet soft drinks.
New software that analyses food molecules will provide cost effective ways to ensure food quality and prevent food fraud, say researchers.
White peanut kernel could help reduce Enterohaemorrhagic E. coli (EHEC) and Salmonella, according to a study.
The reason why people choose a vegan diet could have important implications for their health, according to a study published in Appetite.
Certain wheat allergens are released and lost when pasta is boiled while others are highly resistant and remain during the entire digestion process, researchers from Italy have found.
Solid waste from the processing of olives could provide a source of natural emulsifiers fit for use in neutral and acidic oil–in–water emulsions, say researchers.
High intakes of dietary sodium may be causing harm to vital body organs even in cases where it does not cause high blood pressure, say researchers.
Traffic light nutrition labels may help consumers exercise more self-control over high calorie foods, according to a new study published in the journal Obesity.
Journal of American Medical Association (JAMA)-published research has found vegetarian Seventh-day Adventist men and women have a lower risk of developing colorectal cancer than meat eating folks from the same religion....
Great innovations require a long-term roadmap and commitment from the industry in order to succeed, says Nestlé’s head of global R&D.
Problems with food security have previously been linked to climate change – but it may also affect food safety and the incidence of foodborne illness, according to a new study.
People following a Mediterranean-style diet could slash their risk of heart disease by up to 47%, according to a new ten-year study.
Levels and variety of infant gut bacteria may be used to predict food allergies or asthma, say researchers from the University of Alberta.