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2010-05-25 14:47:40

A group that encourages healthy food said on Tuesday that laws requiring U.S. restaurant chains to list calorie counts have not stopped them from offering unhealthy meals that pack in calories, fat and salt. A list published by the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) said that a pancake breakfast providing 1,380 calories, a single-serve pizza that packs two days' worth of sodium, and a pasta dish with four day's worth of fat were at the top. The group said it looked for...

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2010-05-25 13:24:41

The General Accountability Office (GAO) said on Monday that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) needs greater authority, more cooperation from other agencies, and must do more scientific research to help make the U.S. food supply safer. The GAO said that the FDA also needs to do more to help consumers navigate the maze of food supplements on the market and requires more power to regulate them. The GAO said that a series of food safety concerns has shaken consumer confidence in the food...

2010-05-18 09:09:00

ST. LOUIS, May 18, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- In keeping with a commitment to provide new options for agriculture and a more health-conscious public, Monsanto Company (NYSE: MON) announced today that the company has reached an important regulatory milestone that will advance the development of foods with reduced saturated fat and reduced or no trans fats. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a response letter to Monsanto's Generally Recognized as Safe (GRAS)...

2010-05-18 07:00:00

VANCOUVER, Wash., May 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Now you can see the nutritional value of the meal you just ordered at Burgerville through a new program the iconic restaurant chain is rolling out to all of its 39 locations in Oregon and Southwest Washington. Burgerville is the first burger restaurant chain to introduce the Nutricate program, a nutritional education and enhanced marketing solution from SmartReceipt, Inc. This program, first piloted at Burgerville's restaurant on Northeast Martin...

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2010-04-27 07:31:00

In a campaign started by New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, 16 U.S. food companies pledged Monday to cut salt levels in their food products. Bloomberg's campaign, the National Salt Reduction Initiative, is a grouping of cities and health organizations that are working to reduce salt content in restaurants and packaged foods by 25 percent within the next five years. Companies who pledged to join the initiative include Au Bon Pain, Goya, Mars Food US, Kraft, Starbucks, Heinz, Subway, UNO...

2010-04-14 13:00:00

PARAMUS, N.J., April 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Smart Balance, Inc. (Nasdaq: SMBL) will host a live audio webcast at www.smartbalance.com on May 6, 2010, at 9:30 a.m. ET to discuss 2010 first-quarter financial results, which will be issued at approximately 8:30 a.m. ET the same day. The webcast will be in listen-only mode. Investors and analysts may participate via conference call by dialing 1-800-895-0198 from the United States or 1-785-424-1053 from elsewhere. The conference ID is...

2010-04-08 16:38:00

EL SEGUNDO, Calif., April 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Based on customer feedback, Fresh & Easy Neighborhood Market this week launched eatwell, a new line of more nutritious products in order to help customers manage their diets without compromising on taste. All eatwell products contain no more than 25% of the daily values (based upon a 2,000 calorie diet) for calories, fat, saturated fat and sodium. Like all fresh&easy products, eatwell contains no artificial colors or flavors, and no...

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2010-03-29 09:34:46

Delicious new cakes and frostings may someday contain less fat and fewer calories, thanks to work by Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists such as Mukti Singh. She's based at the ARS National Center for Agricultural Utilization Research (NCAUR) in Peoria, Ill. In experiments at her Peoria laboratory, Singh is formulating low-fat cake mixes and frostings with Fanteskâ“ž¢"”microdroplets of trans-fat-free cooking oil, encapsulated in cornstarch or...

2010-03-24 09:13:17

Omega-3-rich food linked to lower risk Women whose diets are rich in foods containing Omega-3 oils might be less likely to develop endometriosis, while those whose diets are heavily laden with trans fats might be more likely to develop the debilitating condition, new research published today (Wednesday 24 March) suggests. The study - which is the largest to have investigated the link between diet and endometriosis risk and the first prospective study to identify a modifiable risk factor for...

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2010-03-23 07:27:58

New study just the second dietary intervention to show a reduction in coronary heart disease Although for nearly 60 years people have been urged to decrease their consumption of saturated fats to prevent heart disease, until now there has been surprisingly little scientific evidence that doing so actually decreased the risk of coronary heart disease events. A new study by researchers at Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) provides the first conclusive evidence from randomized clinical...


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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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