July is Nutrition Month – Read your food labels!

QUEZON City, Philippines (July 22) – Do you read your food labels? July is Nutrition Month! It’s that time of the year when we are reminded to eat a healthy, balanced diet! And to some, eating healthily may be like a chore but the truth is it is very easy to eat healthy! The secret is reading the food labels! Every food product that we purchase has a label on it. This label gives us […]

Ice cream takes a trip to the dark side, with charcoal soft serve

(Reuters) — Los Angeles store Little Damage is taking dessert to the dark side with a gothic-inspired charcoal ice cream served in an inky-black waffle cone, and it’s taking social media by storm. The ice cream, named ‘Dark Cinns,’ gets its color from activated charcoal and comes in horchata flavor, a nutty, creamy Mexican drink. Customers can add toppings like desiccated coconut, sprinkles, Oreo cookies and chocolate sauce. Artistically shot photographs of the soft-serve frozen […]

South Korean barista recreates ‘The Scream,’ ‘The Starry Night’

SEOUL, South Korea (Reuters) — A South Korean barista is gaining popularity online with his recreation of famous paintings like Vincent van Gogh’s ‘The Starry Night’ on the tops of cups of coffee. Lee Kang-bin’s passion started at the age of 17 when he first learned how to make coffee. Three years later, he even made it for his fellow troops during his military service at a camp near the border with North Korea. He […]

Enjoy your favorite song in drink form

TOKYO, Japan (Reuters) — Curious visitors to a Tokyo technology expo queued to experience a new product that lets music fans “taste” the tunes they’re listening to. Japanese firm Nomura’s open innovation lab NOMLAB displayed “Squeeze Music”, its jukebox-inspired juice maker that blends a glass of juice according to the mood of the tune it’s playing. Akinori Goto, one of the developers, said software inside the jukebox analyses a waveform of the selected tune into […]

Tokyo diners are treated to a digital art full course feast

TOKYO, Japan (Reuters) — One restaurant in Tokyo’s shopping district of Ginza has teamed up with art collective company to provide diners with an interactive virtual art and food full course feast. Called “Worlds Unleashed and then Connecting,” it uses the latest technology in sensors, projection mapping and sound, to give a maximum of eight diners per day experience a multi-sensory digital art space paired with their 12 course fusion meal. It is a feast […]

Beirut ice cream shopowner reveals recipe for success

BEIRUT, Lebanon (Reuters) — Mitri Hanna Moussa’s ice cream shop has a barely recognizable sign outside the store, but people queue there every weekend for a taste of what many in Beirut consider the best ice cream in the city. The shop has been serving ice cream for the past seven decades. Moussa took over the business in 2012 when his father passed away. The secret to success is love and fresh ingredients, he said. […]

Museum of Ice Cream serves up sweet art

LOS ANGELES, United States (Reuters) — A mouth-watering exhibit in Los Angeles celebrates all things ice cream. Called the ‘Museum of Ice Cream,’ the collection features interactive installations where visitors are encouraged to taste, sniff, and play. In the ‘Banana Split Room,’ 10,000 hanging banana replicas create a colorful jungle, while banana-scented scratch-and-sniff paper lines the walls. Other exhibits feature enormous popsicles, giant gummy bears, and even a pool filled with 100 million custom made […]

Bubble-like water bottle you can eat

LONDON, England (Reuters) — Small transparent spheres filled with natural or flavored water could help provide a solution to London’s plastic waste problem, according to the start-up company based in the British capital that manufactures them. With many cities around the world struggling to dispose of vast numbers of used plastic water bottles, the biodegradable ‘Ooho balls’ have begun quenching the thirst of consumers at special events in San Francisco and London. The balls, which […]

Genetically modified crops, idinipensa ng mga health expert

Patuloy pa rin ang usapin tungkol sa kaligtasan at epekto ng Genetically Modified Crops. Marami pa rin kasing mga kababayan  natin ang hindi pabor sa mga GMO product.  Tulad ng BT talong at golden rice. Ayon kay Dr. Milton Strokes , Director for Global Health and Nutrition Outreach ng Monsato. Makakatulong ang GM crops sa Pilipinas upang matugunan ang nutritional requirements ng mga Pinoy.

Marmite may be brain food, study says

by Richard Ingham PARIS, France (AFP) — In a world bitterly divided into pro- and anti-Marmite factions, lovers of the tangy British spread have found support from an unexpected quarter: brain science. Experiments found that volunteers who ate a daily spoonful of the dark-brown yeast extract seemed to have higher levels of a vital neuron chemical associated with a healthy brain. The reason could lie in Marmite’s high levels of vitamin B12, the investigators say. […]

Scientists map Arabica coffee genome

SANTA BARBARA, California (Reuters) — It’s one of the most valuable agricultural commodities in the world and yet scientists know surprisingly little about coffee. “When we started looking at coffee we started to realize that it is kind of like an orphan crop. Very little has been done in introducing advance genetic technology to improve coffee,” said Juan Medrano, a professor of genomics at the University of California Davis. But now the secrets behind what […]