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Japanese Knotweed Extract Could Cut Cancer Risk Of Processed Meat

Japanese Knotweed Extract Could Cut Cancer Risk Of Processed Meat

Read the full paper in Molecular Nutrition and Food Research Bacon could be back on the menu of health-conscious diners thanks to an unlikely salvation: Japanese knotweed. The fast-growing plant, feared by homeowners for its ability to invade gardens and buildings, contains a chemical which could take the place of the nitrite preservative in cured […]

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Reading Gets Its First Electric Waste Collection Vehicle

Reading Gets Its First Electric Waste Collection Vehicle

THE FIRST fully electric waste collection vehicle in Berkshire has been unveiled by Reading Borough Council this week, in direct response to the climate emergency declared by the Council in February 2019. The vehicle is powered by clean electricity generated by the food waste recycling scheme Reading’s residents are taking part in, and will save […]

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Reading The Coconut Tree Opening Date Announced

Reading The Coconut Tree Opening Date Announced

Pioneering Sri Lankan street food restaurant group The Coconut Tree has confirmed it will open its brand new site in Reading town centre at 5pm on Thursday 26th August, and as an introductory offer, will offer 50% all food for the first ten days. Sri Lankan Cuisine The independent boutique operators are front-runners in bringing […]

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Eat Reading 2021 This Weekend, Street Food And Music

Eat Reading 2021 This Weekend, Street Food And Music

On Saturday 14 and Sunday 15 August, Reading’s pedestrianised Broad Street will come alive with the sights and smells of gorgeous street food for Eat Reading 2021. The annual celebration of the world’s street food had to take an enforced break last year and has moved to August from its usual June dates in 2021. […]

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Take a Trip To Venice With Filippo Berio

Take a Trip To Venice With Filippo Berio

A trip to Venice may still seem an impossible dream but this summer make your taste buds travel for you! Filippo Berio, the UK’s favourite Extra Virgin Olive Oil, brings you the real taste of Italy – recipes that create a little piece of Italy in your own home!  What Is Baccalà Mantecato Baccalà Mantecato […]

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Reading University Invites Local Community For A (Virtual) Cuppa

Reading University Invites Local Community For A (Virtual) Cuppa

A new community initiative set up by the University of Reading is encouraging local residents to chat directly with University staff and students over a cup of tea… if virtual for the time being. The new Cuppa Over… Community pilot scheme, aims to provide local residents with a chance to have their voices heard in […]

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Consumers Demanding More Sustainability Information From Food Industry According To New Research

Consumers Demanding More Sustainability Information From Food Industry According To New Research

Shoppers don’t trust the sustainability credentials being provided by the food industry, a new European survey shows. The EIT Food-funded TrustTracker® project surveyed more than 19,800 people from 18 countries across Europe about trust in the food sector and its various aspects. The latest TrustTracker® survey which took place during 2020 showed that farmers and […]

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Waitrose Woodley Building Bought By Wokingham Council

Waitrose Woodley Building Bought By Wokingham Council

Wokingham Borough Council’s investment strategy continues to perform well in challenging economic conditions as the Waitrose building in Woodley becomes the latest property to join the portfolio. The site, which sits adjacent to the council’s Crockhamwell Road car park in Woodley town centre, will remain leased to Waitrose who will continue to offer their popular […]

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Scientists Say Enzyme-enriched Bread ‘as good as blueberries’ At Improving Blood Circulation

Scientists Say Enzyme-enriched Bread ‘as good as blueberries’ At Improving Blood Circulation

A small addition during bread making unlocks the potential of wholegrain bread, putting it on a par with other ‘superfoods’, according to researchers. During a clinical trial published in Clinical Nutrition, participants who ate an improved bread saw the same short-term boost to their vascular function as gained from eating blueberries. University of Reading Research […]

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Food FOMO Contributing To Gen Z Food Waste – Reading University Research

Food FOMO Contributing To Gen Z Food Waste – Reading University Research

Young people want to make spontaneous and diverse food choices, which is driving up food waste in ‘Gen Z’ homes according to a new research project. Food FOMO – 18-25 Year Olds The EIT Food-funded project, Cook Clever, surveyed 18-25 year olds about their food habits and found that many of the participants said that […]

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