Singapore will force drink companies to put labels on their products ranking their sugar content, and the worst offenders will be banned from advertising. Pic - Shutterstock / Vintage Tone

Singapore to become first country to ban ads for sugary drinks

October 13 (AFP) - Singapore will become the first country in the world to ban ads for the most unhealthy sugary drinks in its latest move to combat rising diabetes rates, the health ministry said on Thursday. Products deemed "less healthy" must now display labels grading their nutritional and sugar content, with those considered to be most unhealthy banned from...

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21kg Balapur Ganesh laddu sold for Rs 17.6 lakh in auction.

September 13 (India Today) - The Balapur Ganesh laddu was auctioned for Rs 17.6 lakh on Thursday in Hyderabad as Kolanu Ram Reddy - a local resident - emerged as the successful bidder, say reports. Around 19 people participated in the auction that was held ahead of the Ganesh idol immersion. For the gold-coated laddu that weighs 21kg, Reddy quoted...

The average person could be consuming 1,769 particles of plastic every week from water alone

You may be eating a credit card’s worth of plastic each week

June 17 (Reuters) - Plastic pollution is so widespread in the environment that you may be ingesting five grams a week, the equivalent of eating a credit card, a study commissioned by the environmental charity WWF International said on Wednesday. The study by Australia’s University of Newcastle said the largest source of plastic ingestion was drinking water, but another major source was shellfish,...

When people experience discomfort, foods that normally taste good do not appear as pleasant to the palate.

Meals taste better when you are seated

June 12 (Hindustan Times) - Food tastes better when you are sitting down, say scientists who found that holding a standing posture for even a few minutes prompts physical stress, muting taste buds. The research, published in the Journal of Consumer Research, looked specifically at how the vestibular sense, which is responsible for balance, posture and spatial orientation, interacts with the...

Dining at Doner & Durum Colombo

Dining at Doner & Durum Colombo

Colombo, March 19 (@serial.eaters #Instagram) - You guys asked us for a proper review of Doner & Durum, so we went by again! We had to wait a bit for a table (approximately 15mins) since it was a weekend night and all, & the place is quite small, but in my opinion, it was worth it! They don’t have much...

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