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Fried Foods Are Okay When Using Healthier Oils
2012-01-25 09:24:37

A new study has found that the link between fried foods and heart disease is not true when it comes to using olive or sunflower oil for frying, reports BBC News. The study, published in the British Medical Journal, found no association between the frequency of fried food consumption in Spain -- where olive and sunflower oils are used most often -- and the incidence of heart disease. However, the British Heart Foundation cautions that people should think twice about “reaching for...

Image 1 - EU Biofuels Are As Carbon Intensive As Petrol
2011-11-05 03:53:53

University of Leicester research into greenhouse gas emissions from oil palm plantations provides robust measures now being used to inform international policies on greenhouse gas emissions A new study on greenhouse gas emissions from oil palm plantations has calculated a more than 50% increase in levels of CO2 emissions than previously thought — and warned that the demand for 'green' biofuels could be costing the earth. The study from the University of Leicester was conducted for...

2011-08-01 06:48:00

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, Aug.1, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- www.rspo.org/media/index.php World's major consumer market, the United States of America (US), has made significant headway in a multi-stakeholder initiative, the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO), that aims to promote the growth and use of sustainable palm oil in the world. Three US headquartered global companies, retailer Walmart, confectionery producer The Hershey Company and financial services leader Citigroup...

2011-07-12 08:00:00

MINNEAPOLIS, July 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Cargill has announced that the palm oil products it supplies to its customers in Europe, United States, Canada, Australia and New Zealand will be certified by the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) and/or originated from smallholder growers by 2015 (this excludes palm kernel oil products). This commitment will be extended across all Cargill's oil and trading businesses to cover 100 percent of its palm oil products and all customers worldwide...


Word of the Day
baudekin
  • A rich embroidered or brocaded silk fabric woven originally with a warp of gold thread.
'Baudekin' seems to be an alternative form of 'baldachin,' from the Italian 'Baldacco,' Baghdad, the city where the material was made.
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