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Things that matter in the food industry

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MANILA, Philippines—Mintel Senior Trend and Innovation Consultant Jane Barnett shared Meta trends that are expected to shape the food industry in the next 5 to 10 years last Wednesday. In Barnett’s one-hour long talk at the Food Innovation Convention 2014 (FINCON), she revealed the importance of understanding how the digital age has affected the buying [...]

Posted: March 25th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Food | Read More »

FDA pushes for nutrition labels on food packages

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FDA Director General Kenneth Hartigan-Go. Photo from http://www.fda.gov.ph/

Alarmed by the growing problem of obesity in the country, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has launched a campaign to encourage more food companies to print nutrition labels on the front of their product packages to help consumers make informed choices toward a more healthy lifestyle.

Posted: February 14th, 2014 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Lingonberries could prevent obesity and diabetes – study

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Lingonberries, a fruit common in Scandinavian cuisine, may be able to help prevent weight gain and high sugar and cholesterol levels, Swedish scientists said Thursday of a new study.

Posted: January 24th, 2014 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Medical forum raises alarm on obesity-related diseases

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), “obesity has doubled worldwide since 1980. In 2008, over 1.4 billion adults aged 20 and older were overweight. In 2011, over 40 million children under 5 were overweight. And 65 percent of the world’s population live in countries where more people die from being overweight or obese than from being underweight.”

Posted: December 2nd, 2013 in Headlines,Health and Wellness | Read More »

Obesity linked to early onset of puberty in US girls

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Girls of all races are entering puberty earlier than ever before, and US research out Monday suggests that obesity may a contributing factor, particularly in white girls.

Posted: November 4th, 2013 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Fine dining at McDonald’s with chef Dale Talde et al.

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Reimagining McDonald’s: (From left) chefs Aaron McCargo, Jessica Foust, Dale Talde, James Talde.  CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

You enter McDonald’s with a wait staff offering you mango pineapple mojito by a chef named Jessica Foust and you wonder if you’re in the right place. You’re led to an elegant expanse of a room that is humongous by New York standards, as it snakes around to reveal a 180-degree view of New York’s skyline. You say, not bad.

Posted: October 1st, 2013 in Lifestyle Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

The right bacteria might help fight obesity – study

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Call it a hidden ally: The right germs just might be able to help fight fat.

Posted: September 6th, 2013 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Weight for it: Dubai rewards losers with gold

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Shedding weight in Dubai is being rewarded in gold under a new initiative by the municipality of the Gulf emirate aimed at fighting obesity, local newspapers reported on Wednesday.

Posted: July 17th, 2013 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Fried fish meal named ‘worst’ restaurant meal in America

Big Catch meal.  PHOTO FROM LJSILVERS.COM

A batter-laden fried fish dish packs two weeks’ worth of harmful trans-fat in a single serving and was named worst restaurant meal in America Tuesday by a US consumer advocacy group.

Posted: July 3rd, 2013 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

How juicing saved his life

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“FAT, SICK and Nearly Dead” will be shown starting today in several Metro Manila theaters

Joe Cross, a financially successful Australian in his early 40s, was burdened with a serious health problem: he was overweight by 100 pounds, and for nine years had been taking medication for an autoimmune disease.

Posted: May 27th, 2013 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Health and Wellness,Photos & Videos | Read More »

4th leg of seminar on fighting diabetes set in Davao City on May 18

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The Philippine Diabetic Athletes (PDAT), a non-stock, non-profit organization that seeks to inspire, educate, and encourage Filipino diabetics to manage their disease through an active and healthy lifestyle, is bringing its fourth leg of seminars titled “Lose Weight, Get Active… Fight Diabetes!” to Davao City.

Posted: May 15th, 2013 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

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