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Health Ministry to promote traditional foods, limit fast food

“One of the reasons as to why people are taking more fast food and junk foods is that fast food restaurants are increasing by leaps and bounds, even the number of fast food restaurants are shooting up in rural areas, she regretted” reports tehrantimes.com. TEHRAN — The Ministry of Health is planning schemes to encourage consumption of traditional foods and is seriously reconsidering issuance of license for fast food restaurants, Mehr reported on Thursday.Zahra Abdollahi, director general for the ministry’s nutrition improvement department, said the ministry is implementing schemes to…

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8 healthy Chick-fil-A menu items you need to order

“RELATED: Fast food secrets you didn’t know What your fast food worker won’t tell you What your fast food worker won’t tell you After we cook something, we put it in a holding cabinet and set a timer” writes Jordan Foraker for aol.com. Also, be wary of these “healthy” fast food choices that definitely aren’t.On the other hand, these healthy fast foods can satisfy unhealthy cravings.You won’t believe what was found on the ice in some fast food restaurants. Source: aol.com Share This:

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Craving carbs? Blame brain…

“It may not be your fault, according to Japanese researchers who have isolated the neurons that drive a craving for carbs” reports france24.com. Rodents with the neurons activated ate high-carbohydrate food at a rate of three times the mice under normal conditions.They also roughly halved their intake of high-fat food, the study found.The teams said the study could help find a way to shift people away from gorging on sugary treats or unhealthy junk food. Source: france24.com Share This:

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Forget 5-star restaurants and celebrity chefs — the best place in Japan to try Japanese food is in a department store

“The best place to find and sample Japanese food in Japan is actually in Tokyo’s department stores” writes Harrison Jacobs for businessinsider.com. There you will find Japan’s depachikas, sprawling fancy food halls with all kinds of Japanese and international cuisine. Source: businessinsider.com Share This:

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‘Entire aisles are empty’: Whole Foods employees reveal why stores are facing a crisis of food shortages

“Business Insider spoke with seven Whole Foods employees, from cashiers to department managers, who asked to remain anonymous for fear of retribution” writes Hayley Peterson for businessinsider.com. Whole Foods is facing a crush of food shortages in stores that’s leading to empty shelves, furious customers, and frustrated employees.But Whole Foods employees say the problems began before the acquisition.Before OTS, “buyers were more in control of what to bring in and how much to bring in,” a Whole Foods employee said.”Last week, we ran out of onions and potatoes twice,” an employee…

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A flight attendant has a theory about ‘unhealthy’ airplane food like eggs and even fruit — and why cabin crew pack their own meals

“The flight attendant added: “A passenger bringing his own food shows a lot of awareness.”” writes Alison Millington for businessinsider.com. Shreyas said this is one of the reasons why the cabin crew prefer to bring their own food on board.Writing on a Quora thread, user Shreyas P, who claims to have been a flight attendant for five major airlines, warned that airline meals are “very unhealthy,” even if you’ve opted for the raw or vegan option. Source: businessinsider.com Share This:

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Judith McKenna becomes most senior woman in UK food retail as Walmart international boss

“Walmart has promoted British retail veteran Judith McKenna to become chief executive of its international division, making her the most senior women in UK food retail” writes Ashley Armstrong for telegraph.co.uk. Despite women accounting for 60pc of the retail workforce and 85pc of retail customers, there are just 10pc of women on retail executive boards and only four female FTSE retail bosses.The role is often seen as the stepping stone to take the top job at the US retail giant, with current boss Doug McMillon and his predecessor Mike Duke both…

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Robotic implant helps babies eat following rare birth condition 

“Using two types of sensors – one to measure the tension in the tissue and another to measure tissue displacement – the robot monitors and applies tissue traction depending on the tissue properties” writes Science Editor for telegraph.co.uk. Scientists have created a robot that is implanted into the body to treat a rare birth defect which prevents food reaching a baby’s stomach.But now researchers at University of Sheffield and Boston’s Children Hospital, Harvard Medical School, have developed a revolutionary robotic implant which encourages the tissue growth in babies far more…

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UK Grocer: Technology Is Ready So We’re Losing the Plastic Packaging

“Food waste, too, could increase, the organization says, because plastic packaging keeps food fresh longer and is resource efficient” writes Jennifer Hermes for environmentalleader.com. The strategic market research consulting service Research Nestor said in a report released last November that the global sustainable packaging market will grow 7.5% CAGR by the end of 2024.Prime Minister Theresa May announced a 25-year environment strategy to eliminate all “unnecessary” plastics packaging and has suggested to supermarkets that they create plastic-free sections of their stores. Source: environmentalleader.com Share This:

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