Category: Food News

Needle found in strawberry in New Zealand Supermarket

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A needle was found inside a punnet of strawberries on sale in a New Zealand supermarket. This is the second of such incident in recent months. The strawberries were bought at a Fresh Choice supermarket in Geraldine, a town on the South Island.

This comes after a nationwide scare in Australia which saw almost 200 reports of needle-contaminated strawberries.

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Fish that can repair heart tissues in humans

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A study has asserted that a fish that can repair its heart may hold clues for future treatments in people.

According to the BBC, scientists studying the Mexican tetra fish found three areas of the fish genome were involved in its ability to regenerate heart tissue. One gene however appeared to play a particularly key role in the process.

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Esusu delicacy!

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Asusu or Esusu, this for me means the same thing, although,  I prefer to say ESUSU!

Esusu is a corn meal delicacy that is very common in Abia state.

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Tanzania and much ado about cashew nuts

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Tanzanian President John Magufuli has reportedly sacked both the agriculture and trade ministers and threatened to deploy the military.

Reports say this is over a cashew nut crisis.

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Fruit fly!

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A BBC report has revealed that the humble fruit fly could help scientists unlock the secrets of Alzheimer’s disease.

A new £20m Dementia Research Institute at Cardiff University includes a fly laboratory.

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Swiss proposal on food!

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Voters in Switzerland have overwhelmingly rejected two proposals on ethical and sustainable food.

Final results of the two nationwide polls show that more than 60% of people voted against them.

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Needles in strawberries!

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Hmmn, wonders shall never cease!

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Needles found in Australian strawberries!

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For over a week now, the scare over needles found in Australian strawberries, apples and bananas have continued to send jitters down the spines of not just Australians and the many places where the fruits are sold, but even other parts of the world!

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International chocolate Day!

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The U.S. National Confectioners Association has listed today 13 September as International Chocolate Day!

The U.S. National Confectioners Association listed  three other primary chocolate holidays on their calendar.

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E. Coli and death of British couple in Egypt!

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E. coli reportedly caused the deaths of a British couple who died after falling ill at a holiday resort in Egypt, the country’s authorities have said.

Escherichia coli is a Gram-negative, facultative aerobic, rod-shaped, coliform bacterium of the genus Escherichia that is commonly found in the lower intestine of warm-blooded organisms.

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