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Protein blends deliver greater muscle synthesis than a single protein

April 24, 2014
Consuming a blend of proteins instead of just whey can prolong muscle building after resistance exercise, according to a study published in the online edition of the Journal of Applied Physiology.  (Read more)

Seniors facing increased rates of food insecurity

April 24, 2014
Recent research at the University of Illinois using data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) revealed that one in 12 seniors face food insecurity, which can also lead to declines in health when consumers aren’t getting the nutrients they need. (Read more)

USDA awards funding to agricultural organizations

April 24, 2014
The U.S. Dept. of Agriculture (USDA) announced that its Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) awarded $171.8 million in funding made available through the 2014 Farm Bill to 62 agricultural organizations in the hopes of growing commercial export markets for U.S. products. (Read more)

Consumers may avoid menu items labeled as 'low calorie'

April 23, 2014
A study published in the Journal of Consumer Research shows that consumers may avoid restaurant foods labeled “low-calorie” because they have the perception of being unsatisfying. (Read more)

Mediterranean diet may slow type 2 diabetes progression

April 23, 2014
A study published in Diabetes Care shows that for people recently diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, eating a Mediterranean diet—focusing on vegetables, fish, and whole grains—may slow progression of the disease more than restricting fat. (Read more)

Salmonella infections decreased 9% in 2013

April 23, 2014
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) has released a report that shows that foodborne infections continue to be an important public health problem in the United States. (Read more)

U.S. FDA releases searchable food code database

April 23, 2014
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has created the Food Code Reference System (FCRS) as part of an effort to promote consistent understanding and application of the FDA’s Food Code. (Read more)

Cargill partners to improve cocoa farming communities

April 21, 2014
Cargill has strengthened its program with CARE, a humanitarian organization fighting global poverty, in Côte d'Ivoire to launch a $2.4 million partnership with the Conseil du Café-Cacao and 14 cocoa farmer cooperatives. (Read more)

Children who cook with parents may consume more veggies

April 21, 2014
A study published in the journal Appetite shows that children who help to prepare their own meals may eat more vegetables than those who are not involved in cooking. (Read more)

Food industry groups publish toolkit for reducing food waste

April 21, 2014
An alliance of food manufacturers, retailers, and foodservice operators has announced the release of a toolkit to help businesses in the food sector reduce the amount of food waste sent to landfill.  (Read more)

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