Researchers turn potato processing waste into eco-friendly plastic films
October 28, 2015
Researchers of the University of Alberta offer a green alternative to petroleum-based plastics used in food packaging by turning potato byproducts into eco-friendly plastic films
Bakery products in Taiwan; Many bakery products still contain trans fats
September 13, 2015
In Taiwan, the Food and Drug Administration under the Ministry of Health and Welfare is taking steps to remove artificial trans fat from Taiwan’s food supply chain.
Potato Nutrition ABC - brought to you by the United States Potato Board
September 01, 2015
Just in time for the back to school season, here is your A to Z guide on potato nutrition, brought to you by the United States Potato Board.
Colorful potatoes may pack powerful cancer prevention punch
August 28, 2015
Researchers of Penn State University discovered that compounds found in purple potatoes may help kill colon cancer stem cells and limit the spread of the cancer.
What is Your Health Worth? Snapshot of American Health and Nutrition Perceptions
May 21, 2015
With the theme “What’s Your Health Worth?”, the International Food Information Council (IFIC) Foundation’s 10th anniversary Food and Health Survey is offering a wealth of new insights into Americans’ health and nutrition, including perceptions of their own health.
heart shaped potato (Courtesy: APRE)
April 30, 2015
A study published in JAMA Pediatrics shows that a diet high in potassium may protect teenagers from high blood pressure in adulthood. Since potatoes are a major dietary source of potassium, the potato sector should take note of this research.
Food Industry criticized for exercise-messaging
April 24, 2015
Physical activity has little role in tackling obesity - and instead public health messages should squarely focus on unhealthy eating, doctors say.
Dr. Stefan Doboczky, member of the Managing Board of Royal DSM, H. E. Jacques Werner, Ambassador of the Netherlands in Singapore, and Dr. Beh Swan Gin, Chairman of Singapore’s Economic Development Board
March 29, 2015
DSM Nutritional Products has opened a Nutrition Innovation Center for Asia Pacific as part of DSM’s new S$8.8 million premises at Mapletree Business City, further strengthening Singapore’s thriving nutrition science and technology ecosystem.
WHO calls on countries to reduce sugars intake among adults and children
March 05, 2015
A new WHO guideline recommends adults and children reduce their daily intake of free sugars to less than 10% of their total energy intake. A further reduction to below 5% or roughly 25 grams (6 teaspoons) per day would provide additional health benefits.
McDonald's India French Fries
March 01, 2015
Last month, McDonald's India has cut the amount of calories and salt on its Indian menu as it fights to hold on to customers in a rapidly growing developing market where newer, healthier fast-food options are just starting to catch on.