Flavor of comforting, nostalgic fruits from European gardens - rhubarb, cherry, red currant, plum, quince - lead juice concept developments in UK

Food Navigator/Decision News Media 2010-06-30

Sales of coconut water, a "recovery" drink, top $50 million; Coke and PepsiCo invest

By Joe Karandy

Time magazine 2010-05-31

After learning that nitrogen fertilizer accounts for 35 percent of emissions in orange juice production, Tropicana considers greener alternatives

By Bryan Walsh

Time magazine 2010-03-11

Orange juice demand ramps up as swine flu continues

Orange juice demand ramps up as swine flu continues


Swine flu, now present in 46 states, plus approaching winter season increases demand for orange juice, but Florida orange crop expected to be 16 percent smaller than last year after cold snaps last winter were followed by drought conditions, citrus disease. And: Immune boosters during cold/flu season include yogurt with probiotics, lemon juice, garlic, and brightly colored fruits and vegetables, especially orange ones like sweet potatoes and carrots (click 'See also').

By Tom Sellen

The Wall Street Journal. (may require subscription) 2009-11-02

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Florida OJ industry faces triple tribulations

Florida orange juice industry faces drought, hurricane season, anti-dumping petition against a Brazilian juice processor (click 'See also'). Though juice futures have risen, orange stockpiles, recent low prices, could keep supermarket prices stable.

By Ted Jackovics

The Tampa Tribune 2009-05-05

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From poppies to pomegranates in Afghanistan

From poppies to pomegranates in Afghanistan

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Pomegranates can replace opium poppies for higher profit, beverage entrepreneur, UK grocery chain and Afghanistan tribes agree. 40,000 trees planted, with half a million more trees planned by end of 2010. Ability to reduce drug dependency is vast, since Afghan-sourced heroin is sold globally. And: In Afghanistan, Texas soldiers see path to victory through creation of wheat-seed farm superior to the 2,500 acres and subsistence plots controlled by Taliban (click 'See also').

By Shane Starling

nutraingredients.com/ Decision News Media 2009-03-31

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Fruit juices affect medicine effectiveness, study shows

Orange juice, apple juice change absorption rates of several medicines, which means that glass of water is the best chaser, says researcher. For nearly 20 years, physicians have warned against interaction of grapefruit juice and some drugs.

By Kathleen Doheny

HealthDay; The Washington Post 2008-08-19

Spooky cakes

Tracing the evolution of Halloween leads a radio reporter to a recipe for iced pumpkin juice and currant-studded Soul Cakes, which once were distributed to beggars and to costumed mummers, from which trick-or-treater tradition might have sprung.

By T. Susan Chang

National Public Radio 2007-10-24

Price bite:

As China creates and begins to enforce stricter standards for food safety to restore confidence in the Made-in-China label, exports to U.S. fall, domestic growers cheer and American consumers see prices head upward.

By Don Lee

Los Angeles Times 2007-09-24

True or false?

A quiz to determine your knowledge of sodium content in the food you eat, from the American Heart Association.

By Gwen Schoen

Sacramento Bee 2007-09-16

One bug or two?

One bug or two?

Seeking sales, food processors add crushed insects to yogurt and grapefruit juice, titanium dioxide to Betty Crocker's white frosting, and dye to fish and chicken feed, but FDA rules are lax on ingredients disclosure, so labels might read 'artificial color.'

By Pallavi Gogoi

Business Week Online 2006-10-01

Closer look:

Lax food safety standards in China push General Mills, Kellogg and other companies to increase scrutiny on ingredients, including apple juice, ascorbic acid and xanthan gum, and point up growing dependence of U.S. on new, untamed economic giant that offers vast quantities at lowest prices.

By Nelson D. Schwartz

The New York Times (may require subscription)

Unhealthy future?

Increase in obesity and other chronic diseases seen in children point to future of high health care costs; researchers blame sedentary lifestyle, too many fast foods and sweetened beverages, and changes in parenting styles.

Associated Press; Washington Post