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My scoops – 4.7.09

Posted on : 04-07-2009 | By : Cindy | In : Food safety, Mediawatch, Policy watch & public health, Research, Scoops

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Digging for food&nutrition scoops on the dub-dub-dub … found these; someone might find them interesting :-)dgr

The war on bottled water – Top 10 Food Trends: No. 4 – TIME

… In 1992’s The Player, Tim Robbins’ character, the consummate Hollywood insider, showed his sophistication at restaurants through his ability to differentiate among various kinds of bottled water. But today, that same Hollywood macher would never ask for anything but tap …

An excerpt from Time magazine’s Top 10 food trends from 2008. No 4 about bottled water … hmmm … the way things change :-)

Meat, Eggs, or Dairy Intake Not Consistently Linked to Risk for Breast Cancer

… Intakes of meat, eggs, or dairy products are not consistently linked to risks for breast cancer, according to the results of a prospective study reported ahead of print in the June 2 issue of the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition …

Deborah Coddington : Spoonful of meddling helps medicine go down – Politics – NZ Herald News

… It’s hard to argue with grieving parents. They make successful lobbyists. Crippled Children’s Society deserves applause for convincing the former Minister of Food Safety to change our bread standards by adding folic acid. Why? Because a few hundred women in the first months of pregnancy …

See my related comments (and links to others) on NZ proposal to fortify bread with folic acid …

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