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Singapore: Plant-Based Preservative Made from Natural Substances

In Singapore, a group of scientists has discovered a plant-based alternative to conventional artificial preservatives. The organic preservative is based on a natural substance found in fruit and vegetables. Tests have shown that the plant-based alternative keeps food fresh for longer and can also ward off pathogens. A research team of scientists from Nanyang Technological University (NTU) in Singapore, together with senior Professor William Chen, Director of the NTU Food Science & Technology programme, has discovered a new type of preservative of vegetable origin. They are known as flavonoids, possessing antimicrobial and antioxidant properties and found in almost all fruits and vegetables. As phytonutrients, they occur naturally in plants and are responsible for defending them against pathogens, herbivores and pests. Senior Professor Chen explained, “This …


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Weis Promotes Vegan Lifestyle

Weis supermarkets have launched a campaign to inform customers about vegan products and healthy nutrition. This is intended to promote their vegan product range and introduce consumers to health information about a plant-based diet.