New Year Brings New Look at Bottled Water Laws
from Water Tech
The new year has brought renewed focus on state efforts to add bottled water and other non-carbonated beverage containers to existing container-deposit laws that already cover carbonated beverages, according to various reports. More
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Waste Coffee Grounds Offer New Source of Biodiesel Fuel
Researchers in Nevada are reporting that waste coffee grounds can provide a cheap, abundant, and environmentally friendly source of biodiesel fuel for powering cars and trucks. Their study has been published online in the American Chemical Society's (ACS) Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. In the new study, Mano Misra, Susanta Mohapatra, and Narasimharao Kondamudi note that the major barrier to wider use of biodiesel fuel is lack of a low-cost, high quality source, or feedstock, for producing that new energy source. Spent coffee grounds contain between 11 and 20 percent oil by weight. That's about as much as traditional biodiesel feedstocks such as rapeseed, palm, and soybean oil. More
Nutrition News: A Deeper Look at Claims on Some Foods' Packaging
from Billings Gazette
As we have become more interested in the quality of our food and where it comes from, producers have begun to use more claims on packages. It is important to know exactly what these terms do and do not mean, so you can decide whether a particular product is right for your family and budget. We have included some brief definitions to help. More
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Falling Milk Prices May Provide Comfort To Food Companies
from CNN Money
Milk prices have headed south as the global economy has weakened, offering some relief for food companies struggling with dairy costs. A confluence of factors have helped push milk costs lower - most notably weakening economic conditions worldwide have prompted lower demand for U.S. milk exports while the high prices of recent years have ensured healthy dairy supply. Milk prices were over $20 per hundredweight, or per hundred pounds, at the start of 2008 and finished the year flirting with the $10 level, the Western Milling Weekly Feed and Dairy Newsletter recently noted. A variety of other indicators of dairy prices are also pointing downward. In an early January note, Growe noted that cheese prices had also moved lower for 17 straight trading sessions. More
Coffee Consumption Lowers Risk Of Oral, Pharyngeral And Esophageal Cancers
from Supermarket Guru Food and Health News
Japanese cohort study, following participants for more than 13 years, has concluded that coffee consumption can lower the risk of oral, pharynegeal and esophageal cancers, even in those people who are at high risk. The risk can be ameliorated by as little as one or two cups of coffee per day, even among those who smoke and/or drink. The reason appears to be that coffee has a “protective effect” on these cancers, and more importantly, the effect “remained strong” even when cancers caused by cigarettes or heavy drinking occurred among the study participants, the scientists wrote.
What About Caffeine After Exercise?
Almost any cyclist, pro or dedicated local racer is very familiar with the many performance benefits of caffeine. You may indulge in a caffeine laden early morning wake-up call for a pre-dawn training session, and now have a variety of sports bars, beans, gels, and other caffeinated aids available to offer up a training boost. With all the hundreds of studies on caffeine consumption before and during exercise and its positive performance effects, there has been no study on caffeine consumption after exercise- until now. Published this past May in the Journal of Applied Physiology, a group of researchers in Australia studied the effects of co-ingestion of caffeine and carbohydrate after hard training on muscle glycogen stores. The initial results were promising for caffeine fans. Let’s take a look. More