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2011-02-01 17:28:00

WASHINGTON, Feb. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- This week the U.S. government released the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans with few changes since the 2005 version. The guidelines continue to urge Americans to keep their calorie intake from saturated fat to less than 10 percent and lower the amount of trans fat in their diet to as low as possible. The guidelines recommend these fats be replaced with polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fats; however, the average American is more likely to...

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2011-01-27 10:25:00

According to a Spanish study published Wednesday, eating "junk foods" - foods with high levels of trans-fats and saturated fats - increases the risk of depression confirming previous studies. Researchers also showed that some products, such as olive oil, which is high in healthy omega-9 fatty acids, can fight against the risk of mental illness. Authors of the wide-reaching study, from the Universities of Navarra and Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, followed and analyzed the diet and lifestyle of...

2011-01-27 08:46:39

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Eating foods pumped full of trans-fats and saturated fats increases the risk of suffering from depression, according to a new study. However, researchers found that consuming olive oil protects against this illness. Investigators confirmed their theory after studying 12,059 volunteers over a six-year period. The participants had their diet, lifestyle, and ailments analyzed three times throughout the study. At the beginning of the study, none of the volunteers had...

2011-01-26 11:00:00

ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, N.J., Jan. 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- It's time to forget everything you thought you knew about compromising taste for fewer calories. Just ask Kim Cattrall. As part of its new campaign, I Can't Believe It's Not Butter!® has partnered with Ms. Cattrall to show consumers they can have it all - especially when it comes to their food. Featuring a rich and delicious fresh butter taste, I Can't Believe It's Not Butter! delivers flavor without compromise....

2011-01-25 16:15:00

PARAMUS, N.J., Jan. 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Smart Balance, Inc. (Nasdaq: SMBL), marketer of heart healthier food products under the Smart Balance®, Earth Balance® and Bestlife(TM) brands, has consolidated its Smart Balance® brand sales and marketing teams to optimize organizational effectiveness and to implement new marketing initiatives to drive sales growth. Terry Schulke has been named Executive Vice President and General Manager...

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2011-01-22 07:15:00

Health officials said Friday that world governments must work with industry to restrict advertising foods that are high in sodium, sugar and dangerous fats and targeted at children, in a worldwide effort to tackle premature disease and the obesity epidemic. The callout is part of a focus on combating non-communicable diseases such as cancer, diabetes, heart and lung disease that are a growing cause of premature death in most poor countries. Non-communicable diseases are the focus of global...

2011-01-20 23:01:00

Thirteen Leading School Meals Manufacturers, Group Purchasing Organizations and Technology Companies Team Up with the Alliance for a Healthier Generation to Make Healthier School Lunches Possible for more than 30 Million Students MIAMI, Jan. 21, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new multi-industry voluntary agreement announced today by the Alliance for a Healthier Generation brings together leading food manufacturers, group purchasing organizations and technology companies to help...

2011-01-20 09:17:00

WASHINGTON, Jan. 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- At an event today in Washington D.C., Walmart, the nation's largest grocer, today unveiled a comprehensive effort to provide its customers with healthier and more affordable food choices. The company was joined by First Lady Michelle Obama as it outlined the five key elements of the program including: Reformulating thousands of everyday packaged food items by 2015 by reducing sodium 25 percent and added sugars 10 percent, and by removing all...

2011-01-19 08:51:00

CHICAGO, Jan. 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- According to a new study conducted by HealthFocus® International, almost half (45%) of shoppers in the US say food manufacturers should have to label things like calories, saturated fat, trans fat and sodium clearly on labels. Shoppers say their top reason for using label information on food and beverage packages is to decide which products have too much of an ingredient they are trying to avoid. And what are shoppers trying to...

2011-01-12 14:30:00

HAILEY, Idaho, Jan. 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Prosperity Organic Foods, Inc. announced the grand prize winner of its "Melt With Us This Holiday" online campaign. The campaign, which launched November 22, invited consumers to showcase their favorite holiday recipes by replacing butter with rich and creamy Melt® Buttery Spread. Britney Whiting-Looze was the lucky recipient of a new Electra Cruiser Bicycle for her recipe for Mini Vanilla Wafer Cookie Sandwiches with...


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Vistive Gold
2013-10-02 12:54:36

Vistive Gold, MON 87705, is a genetically engineered variety of glyphosate-resistant low-linolenic, high-oleic soybeans created by Monsanto. Vistive Gold was designed to be a replacement for hydrogenated oils and fats, which are high in trans-fatty acids. The decreased linolenic content enables Vistive Gold to have favorable traits for deep frying and increasing the shelf life of foods. The Federal Register declared on June 28, 2011 that Monsanto was petitioning the Animal and Plant...

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  • Remarkable; prodigious.
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