Monthly Archive: February 2013

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4 November

  75% of California’s Berkeley voters approved the introduction of a penny-per-ounce tax on soft drinks. The city of Berkeley pioneers the “tax on sugar” taking effect on 1 January 2015. The tax is paid by distributors of sugary drinks, sodas, energy and sports drinks, ice teas, fruit juices with...

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7 November

  2013 – The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that partially hydrogenated oil, the primary source of trans fats in processed foods, are no longer on the generally recognised as safe list (GRAS) . Although the consumption of trans fat is in constant decline during the last two...

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10 November

  1933 – Marc Van Montagu was born. He is the founder and Chairman of the Institute of Plant Biotechnology Outreach at Ghent University in Belgium. It is also founder of two biotechnology companies: Plant Genetic Systems and Crop Design. In June 2013 Montagu become World Food Prize laureate with...

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14 November

  14 November is the celebrated as the World Diabetes Day. The World Diabetes Day was first celebrated 1991, it was organized by the International Diabetes Federation (IDF), with the support of the World Health Organization. 347 million people suffer from diabetes (data from 2011.). The incidence is expected to...