New study reveals English breakfast tea boosts metabolism and supports weight loss – but there’s a catch | The Independent

istock-589133362.jpgDrinking black tea may promote weight loss and speed up your metabolism, a new study claims. Published in the European Journal of Nutrition, researchers found that black tea stimulates the production of good bacteria in the gut and changes our energy metabolism in the liver via gut metabolites. The University of California team gathered their data through a series of experiments conducted on mice.

Source: New study reveals English breakfast tea boosts metabolism and supports weight loss – but there’s a catch | The Independent

Chicken supplier 2 Sisters suspends operations – BBC News

It comes after allegations that workers had changed slaughter dates at one if its sites.

The Guardian and ITV News claimed an undercover reporter witnessed workers changing the “kill dates” on chickens.

They also allegedly saw meat of different ages being mixed together and codes on crates of meat altered.

In a statement, the company said an internal investigation had shown “some isolated instances of non-compliance” at its plant in West Bromwich.

Source: Chicken supplier 2 Sisters suspends operations – BBC News

Costco offers $1,000 emergency food kit that lasts 25 years | Fox News

Survivalists may turn to the warehouse chain for convenient disaster-proof kits.

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The major wholesale retailer has rolled out three emergency kits – costing $1,000, $3,999.99 and $5,999.99.

The cheapest option has a one-year supply of food and is made up of nearly 100 1-gallon cans of wheat, rice, granola, apples, bananas, peaches, strawberries, potatoes, carrots, beans, onions, corn, beef, chicken, milk, sugar and salt. The cans have 6,200 servings of food and will last up to 25 years.

Source: Costco offers $1,000 emergency food kit that lasts 25 years | Fox News

U.S. beef producers jumping to meet increased China demand with caution – Xinhua | English.news.cn

Photo taken on July 14, 2017 shows locally sourced beef from Cameron, Texas, at a local market in Houston, the United States. The United States has reached agreements with China on final details of a protocol to allow it to export beef toChina, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said on June 12. In 2003,China shut its market to American beef after a case of bovine spongiform encephalopathy, also known as Mad Cow Disease, was detected in the United States. (Xinhua/Yi-Chin Lee)

by Peter Mertz

DENVER, the United States, Oct. 1 (Xinhua) — Two months after China and the United States reached a deal to reopen Chinese markets for U.S. beef in July, as part of the 100-day action plan to boost economic cooperation, American beef was back on China’s menu.

The year after the 2003 ban took place amid concerns over mad cow disease, American beef exports to China dropped from 3 billion U.S. dollars to 1.1 billion U.S. dollars.

By 2018 – market insiders predict beef sales will be 3.8 billion U.S. dollars to China alone – with no limit in sight

Source: U.S. beef producers jumping to meet increased China demand with caution – Xinhua | English.news.cn

Walmart gears up for food fight with Amazon | TribLIVE

Walmart’s Jet.com will launch a higher-end grocery line targeting millennials, just over a year after Walmart spent more than $3 billion for the fast-growing online retailer amid more intense competition from Amazon.

Amazon.com Inc. last month closed on its acquisition of Whole Foods, intensifying the competition among Walmart, Target, and other supermarkets as all of them fight to win a bigger slice of the grocery market.

Source: Walmart gears up for food fight with Amazon | TribLIVE

Eggs linked to contamination scare in Europe have entered UK, reveals Food Standards Agency | The Independent

A “very small number” of European eggs that may be contaminated with a potentially harmful pesticide have entered the UK, the Food Standards Agency said on Monday. The watchdog said the threat to public health was “very low” and that the number of eggs involved represents about 0.0001 per cent of the eggs imported into the UK each year.

Source: Eggs linked to contamination scare in Europe have entered UK, reveals Food Standards Agency | The Independent

Despite persistent rain, local corn crop is plentiful, ready | TribLIVE

“The rain helped a lot once we got the corn planted,” said Katharine Paskorz of Paskorz Berry Farm in West Deer.

Paskorz started selling corn about a week ago, and is right on schedule, she said.

The Paskorz’s farm sells its corn at $6 for a dozen ears and $3 for a half-dozen, a deal considering a single ear is 60 cents.

Source: Despite persistent rain, local corn crop is plentiful, ready | TribLIVE