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Food science meets cell science in bid to explain inner workings of membrane-free cell compartments — ScienceDaily

Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers report that food science principles have helped them determine how unusual droplets within cells stay organized and avoid dissolving into the rest of the cell's gelatinous interior. The researchers say their work could advance scientific understanding of cell evolution and help scientists in the food and chemical industry develop better ways to keep liquid mixtures from separating. The cells of all living organisms hold a collection of mini biological machines called organelles. These structures run the cell's powerhouse mitochondria, brainy nucleus and other operations, all with a defined border and encased in a membrane. However, there…
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Smoked food is everywhere this season, and North Fork chefs told us how to do it at home

A selection of smoked meats from 8 Hands Farm and smoked fish from Hook & Net. (Photo Credit: David Benthal: Food Styling: Alice Falcone) I feel in control in my kitchen, but the grill has always intimidated me a little. High heat? Low heat? How do I know when something is done? Turns out, all I needed to learn was how to turn my grill into a smoker. It’s easy, hard to mess up and there’s plenty of control. Once you get it down, you can smoke just about anything you can eat. And chefs on the North Fork do.…
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Trending / SNAP: Single largest and permanent benefit increase in food stamp history | News

This fall, individuals and families in Columbia County, across Oregon and the nation who depend on food stamp assistance will see what the Biden Administration calls a significant and permanent increase in benefits.It is reportedly the largest single increase in the food stamp system's history, which now operates as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). This change will increase SNAP benefits distributed in Oregon by $337 million. For SNAP households this change on average will be about $36 more in money to buy food per person. Courtesy Oregon Department of Human Services (ODHS) Press Secretary Jake Sunderland said Biden Administration…
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From Turkish lamb to corn dogs: Yotam Ottolenghi’s recipes for holiday food | Food

The thing about holiday food and drink is that it’s best consumed on holiday. For all the joy of, say, apple tea, limoncello and Greek salad, they all make most sense when enjoyed in Turkey, Italy or Greece. Since most of us won’t get to experience such holiday food this summer, then, let’s bring the holiday food to us instead. Who says you need to be at a street food stall overseas to enjoy a battered frankfurter eaten off a hand-held stick?Corn dogs (pictured top) This quintessential carnival food is traditionally made with frankfurters, but you could also use chipolatas…
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Lidl Pledges To Increase Total Sales of Healthy Food To 85% By 2025

Lidl GB recently announced a new healthy food commitment called the ‘Healthy Eating Pledge,’ which its CEO, Christian Härtnagel, says is the discounter’s most ambitious target yet. The initiative aims to encourage healthier diets and increase sales of nutritional products to 85% or more of total sales by 2025, based on tonnage volume. Lidl’s specialist nutrition teams developed a nutrient profiling system (NPS) to measure the healthy level of foods. The NPS is based on Public Health England’s nutrient criteria for front-of-pack traffic light labeling, which focuses on fat, saturated fat, sugar, and salt quantity, ranking all products as healthy,…
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Growing From the Heart promotes healthy food, sharing

HANCOCK, Mich. (AP) — Dr. Michelle Seguin of the Portage Health Foundation has banded together with other like-minded health food lovers to share that love with the community by forming a group called Growing From the Heart.“In 2020, right when the pandemic started, we developed a program that was kind of modeled off the nationwide program called Plant a Row for the Hungry, which encourages people to plant literally an extra row in their garden to donate to food pantries,” Seguin said. Growing From the Heart began as a mission to donate home grown produce to those in need during…
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Brexit: food and drink exports to EU suffer ‘disastrous’ decline | Food & drink industry

Exports of food and drink to the EU have suffered a “disastrous” decline in the first half of the year because of Brexit trade barriers, with sales of beef and cheese hit hardest.Food and Drink Federation (FDF) producers lost £2bn in sales, a dent in revenue that could not be compensated for by the increased sales in the same period to non-EU countries including China and Australia.Dominic Goudie, head of international trade at the FDF, said: “The return to growth in exports to non-EU markets is welcome news, but it doesn’t make up for the disastrous loss of £2bn in…
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