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Want to make takeaways healthy? Give yourself electric shock, experts say

“Scientists have developed a pair of chopsticks, that can make food taste saltier, sour or bitter without the need for extra seasoning” writes Telegraph Reporters for telegraph.co.uk. They are also working on a spoon and fork that could make food taste spicier or sweeter.Cutlery which delivers an electric shock to change the taste of food could help cut down salt in fast food, researchers have said.It could also help food manufacturers and restaurants to reduce the amount of salt they put into food without compromising taste. Source: telegraph.co.uk Share This:

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What CPI didn’t say: Prices of coffee, aspirin and golf clubs are lower over the past year

“Prices of some essentials, including coffee, aspirin and food from vending machines, have declined over the past year, according to a government report released Friday” writes Senior Economics Reporter for marketwatch.com. Core prices, excluding volatile food and energy prices, were up 2.4%, the fastest pace since Sept. 2008.Also pushing up inflation over the past year were higher prices for car insurance, medical care and tuition. Source: marketwatch.com Share This:

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U.S. CPI up 0.2% in July, core prices also up 0.2%

“After stripping out volatile gas and food, the more closely followed core rate of inflation also rose 0.2% last month” writes Senior Economics Reporter for marketwatch.com. The 12-month rate of core inflation rose to 2.4%, the highest rate since September 2008.The cost of food rose 0.1%, while energy prices fell 0.5% Have breaking news sent to your inbox. Source: marketwatch.com Share This:

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Hungry for growth, food makers seek new flavor of CEO

“Six of the world’s ten biggest food firms, including Nestle , Mondelez International Inc and Kellogg Co , have replaced their CEOs in the past three years” reports businessinsider.com. The growing acceptance of input from outside the industry comes as the consumer goods sector has been aggressively targeted by private equity firms and activist investors looking to shake things up.Last year Mark Schneider became the first outsider in nearly a century to take the reins at Nestle, the world’s largest food company.Campbell Soup Co and Hain Celestial are also on…

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French police accused of harassing aid workers

“In some cases British volunteers were being singled out by French police who were preventing them from giving out food and water, the report says” writes Angelique Chrisafis for theguardian.com. Volunteers distributing food and water to homeless refugees and migrants in Calais are systematically being harassed and intimidated by French police, according to a report submitted to France’s human rights ombudsman.Charities and NGOs trying to distribute food and water in Calais took court action last year, saying police and local authorities were preventing them from providing basic aid. Source: theguardian.com Share…

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More than 600 people got sick after eating at an Ohio Chipotle. Health officials don’t know why yet.

“Ohio health officials say more than 600 people were sickened after eating at a Chipotle outlet outside of Columbus over the last week of July” writes Eli Rosenberg for sun-sentinel.com. A federal inquiry examined the Denver-based chain’s food safety practices in 2015 after 207 people became ill with norovirus after eating at an outpost in California.Chipotle has had some high-profile issues with food safety before.At least two people, Filip Szyller and Clayton Jones, are suing the food chain after falling ill. Source: sun-sentinel.com Share This:

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Alibaba plans to merge food delivery units amid competition from Tencent-backed Meituan

“What happened: Alibaba intends to merge its food delivery units, namely Ele.me and Koubei, and raise funds for the new mega-entity” reports technode.com. Why it’s important: Combining existing businesses would put Alibaba in a better position to dominate China’s fiercely competitive on-demand services market, which is brimming with startups offering everything from food delivery to massage services. Ele.me and Tencent-backed Meituan are the biggest food delivery service providers in China and the rivalry between the two intensified after Baidu dropped out of the race last year and Alibaba acquired Ele.me in…

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