Month: April 2021

Food ingredients maker Tate & Lyle eyes business split in health push

The logo of Tate & Lyle compagny is seen on their European Innovation Centre in Villeneuve d’Ascq, France, September 26, 2018. REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol

Tate & Lyle (TATE.L) confirmed on Sunday it was exploring the sale of a controlling stake in its commercial sweeteners unit and separate it from its food and beverage solutions business as the food ingredients maker focuses on healthy products.

“If a transaction of this nature was completed it would enable Tate & Lyle and the new business to focus their respective strategies and capital allocation priorities,” the British company said in a statement on its website.

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NFL, Disney unveil co-branded Junk Food Clothing apparel line

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Italy Considers Fining Vendors Who Sell Artificially-Fluffy Gelato

Italy is known for its top-tier gelato, so it’s no surprise the country wants to maintain that status. And to do so, it’s considering laws dedicated to the quality of the frozen treat. The proposal ties bad gelato-making practices to fines and even suggests banning ingredients like artificial flavors and colors.

According to The Telegraph, the proposal aims to rid the country of “cheapskate vendors posing as gelato artisans, who have been known to sell tubs which contain more air than ice cream.” Vendors who add extra air to the dessert, instead of vigorously mixing it, to give it

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The secret to being Tom Cruise? Three days of chocolate cake | Movies

Tom Cruise is arguably the most intimidating movie star in existence. He’s less a human being and more a physical manifestation of human willpower. He does his own stunts. He flies his own planes. Back when everyone was worried that Covid would permanently bring the world to its knees, he offered hope; first by driving an actual motorbike off a literal cliff to prove to the world that no virus could stop him from doing loads of knuckleheaded stunts, and second by screaming blue murder at his crew whenever they got closer than two metres to each other.

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Pa. distiller launches new line of ready-to-drink canned cocktails

A Philadelphia-based distillery has launched a new line of ready-to-drink cocktails in a can.

Robert Cassell of New Liberty Distillery has launched the new beverages under his newest brand, American Liquor Company.

The line includes Sparkling Vodka Lemonade, Gin & Tonic, Margarita, Vodka Soda and Orange Crush.

The beverages come in four packs of 355ml slim cans. They are 8% ABV, start at 156 calories and retail for $9.99 to $13.99.

“We set out with one goal in mind, to make delicious, ready-to-drink cocktails for any occasion with real ingredients,” said Cassell. “Kinsey Whiskey is made for sipping on the

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New Lackawanna store opens in effort to combat food desert with healthy options

LACKAWANNA, N.Y. (WIVB) — A new store in Lackawanna is giving people more access to healthy food.

Yard Sale Produce, founded by Michael Barnes, held its grand re-opening over the weekend.

He grows the produce on his half-acre of land and then sells it to the public.

Advocates say the neighborhood Barnes serves is a food desert and healthy food can be hard to find. Yard sale produce hopes to change that.

“I see they don’t have access to it. So bringing it to them, give the community a chance to raise

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Bad to the bone: Hebrew University reveals impact of junk food on kids’ skeletal development

A team of researchers from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem has proven the linkages between ultra-processed foods and reduced bone quality, unveiling the damage of these foods particularly for younger children in their developing years. The study, led by Professor Efrat Monsonego-Ornan and Dr. Janna Zaretsky from the Department of Biochemistry, Food Science and Nutrition at the University’s Faculty of Agriculture, was published in the journal Bone Research and serves as the first comprehensive study of the effect of widely-available food products on skeleton development.

Ultra-processed foods–aka, junk food–are food items products that undergo several stages of processing and contain

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12 Easy Ways You Can Cut Down on Food Waste Now, According to Experts

Thursday is Earth Day, and while we should all take measures to care for our planet every day, there’s even more reason to go the extra mile today. From picking up trash at a public park or investing in a compost bin to reduce food waste, there are so many ways in which you can give the environment a little extra tender, loving care today.

Aside from composting—a process that enables food scraps and other organic materials which would otherwise go to waste to be repurposed as fertilizer for plants—there are other actions that you can take to reduce your

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Martinez restaurant brings specialty funnel cakes to the table

When Andre Walker’s back was pressed against a wall, a lesson from high school turned his business around.

Walker, a 2013 graduate of North Augusta High School, majored in business at the University of South Carolina Aiken before opening his restaurant, La Taberna Dominica, in November 2020 in Martinez. The Dominican restaurant was not as big of a hit as he thought it would be, and people didn’t seem as interested in trying something new while dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic. 

“It started out good, but people don’t want to experiment,” he said.

Andre Walker mixes funnel cake batter at the Funnel Cake Lounge. A customer in town for the Masters Tournament took a picture of one of Walker's funnel cakes that went viral, and business boomed.

Walker tried to figure out something that

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Once Reserved for Vineyard Workers, Piquette Is Your Drink for Summer

When it comes to warm-weather beverages, we’re all for freshly cracked White Claws and ice-cold canned wines. But this summer season, Piquette — a zero-waste, low-ABV wine-like beverage — is setting the standard for sessionable and seasonal drinking.

While Piquette dates back to Roman times, the wine beverage feels surprisingly current for today’s drinkers; it’s light, low in sugar and incredibly chuggable.

“Chill it and kill it,” says Kristin Olszewski, the wine director of Gigi’s in Los Angeles and co-founder of the canned wine brand Nomadica. “Piquette is the perfect summer sipper. It’s low-alcohol, aromatic, refreshing and easy to drink.

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