GMO Pink Pineapple From Del Monte Approved By FDA

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today announced it has completed its evaluation of a variety of pineapple genetically engineered by Del Monte Fresh Produce (DMFP) to have pink flesh, concluding that there are no unresolved safety or regulatory questions about the pineapple. DMFP submitted information to the agency to demonstrate that the pink flesh […]

Freezing Blueberries Improves Antioxidant Availability

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Blueberries pack a powerful antioxidant punch, whether eaten fresh or from the freezer, according to South Dakota State University graduate Marin Plumb. Anthocyanins, a group of antioxidant compounds, are responsible for the color in blueberries, she explains. Since most of the color is in the skin, freezing the blueberries actually improves the availability of the […]

Oranges Versus Orange Juice: Which One Might Be Better For Your Health?

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Many health advocates advise people to eat an orange and drink water rather than opt for a serving of sugary juice. But in ACS’ Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, scientists report that the picture is not clear-cut. Although juice is indeed high in sugar, the scientists found that certain nutrients in orange juice might be […]

Grapefruit Juice Stems Weight Gain In Mice Fed A High-Fat Diet

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Fad diets come and go, but might there be something to the ones that involve consuming grapefruit and grapefruit juice? New research at the University of California, Berkeley, suggests that a closer look at grapefruit juice is warranted. A new study, to be published in the peer-reviewed journal PLOS ONE, found that mice fed a high-fat […]

Peaches Inhibit Breast Cancer Metastasis In Mice

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Lab tests at Texas A&M AgriLife Research have shown that treatments with peach extract inhibit breast cancer metastasis in mice. AgriLife Research scientists say that the mixture of phenolic compounds present in the peach extract are responsible for the inhibition of metastasis, according to the study, which was this month published in the Journal of Nutritional […]

Baking blueberries changes their polyphenol content, health benefits

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Blueberries are called a “superfood” for their high polyphenol content, but when served as warm, gooey pie filling or when lending bursts of sweet flavor to a muffin, their “super” health benefits change. Scientists studied how cooking and baking affect the increasingly popular fruit’s polyphenols and reported their mixed findings — levels of some of […]

Researchers Create A Purple Genetically Engineered Lime

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Scientists are developing genetically engineered limes containing anthocyanin, which are beneficial bioflavonoids that have numerous roles in human well-being, including treating obesity and diabetes. University of Florida horticulture scientist Manjul Dutt is hoping to turn your next margarita on its head by making it a lovely lavender instead of passé pale green. Dutt and Jude […]

Genetically Engineered Apple Nicknamed “Botox Apple”

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Two varieties of genetically modified apples, which do not bruise or brown, may hit the market by the end of 2013, according to a report by ANI News. If approved, the Arctic Granny Smith and Arctic Golden Delicious apples will be the second genetically modified (GMO) fruits allowed in the United States after the Hawaiian papaya. Okanagan Specialty Fruits […]

Japan Reduces Radiation Testing On Food Items

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If nobody tests for radiation in food stuffs, does it mean it doesn’t contain radiation. The Japanese Ministry of Health and Labor announced testing for radioactive cesium in food will be scaled down. They have been testing only 132 food items to begin with. Ministry of Health and Labor announced that the radioactivity testing for […]

Fruit Flies Fed Organic Diets Are Healthier Than Flies Fed Nonorganic Diets, Study Finds

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Fruit flies raised on diets based on organic foods performed better on a variety of health tests, including fertility and longevity. A new study looking at the potential health benefits of organic versus non-organic food found that fruit flies fed an organic diet recorded better health outcomes than flies fed a nonorganic diet. The study […]