Sound focus on health or eating disorder in disguise?
According to the fitness bloggers, the ideal female body is supposed to be slim, muscular, feminine and strong. However, the eating and workout regimes they promote are so strict, that even the bloggers themselves almost fail to follow them.
Frozen versus fresh vegetables
Stored fresh vegetables have lower vitamin C content than frozen. Research scientists have examined and compared nutrients in frozen and fresh vegetables.
Norwegian Christmas food spills its beans
During Christmas you may begin to wonder if the patties really contain pork, the herring in the tomato sauce really is herring, if the sausages contain beef, or if the Christmas anchovies have anchovies in them. No need to fret, DNA barcoding can confirm the identity of what you’re eating this Christmas.
Making juice healthier with skin and seeds
Many of the beneficial substances in berries are found in the skin and the seeds – which are usually discarded when the berries are pressed to give juice.
Social innovations may hold the key to future food security
UN Special Rapporteur believes in developing new ways to produce and distribute food. “Today's food system is not reducing hunger, despite increasing levels of production, but has instead contributed to inequality in rural areas,” he says.
A whole-grain diet makes for healthier chickens
Infection from Campylobacter jejuni bacteria is far more common than salmonella, and is the commonest cause of bacterial diarrhoea in western countries.
Focus on local sushi ingredients
Sushi is more popular than ever. However, many of the ingredients are imported from Asia. But Norwegian researchers are now cultivating an alternative to the popular Wakame seaweed salad that doesn’t have to travel thousands of miles.
Stringent requirements for tomorrow's wheat varieties
Researchers around the world collaborate on mapping the genetic material of wheat. This will make it easier to develop new varieties with desired properties.
Whole grain and fibre will be the new wine
People want bread that is whole grain, fresh and good-tasting. Whole grain is making its way into more and more products, and porridge will continue to be popular.