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TEPCO ordered to pay in landmark Fukushima suicide case

CNN World - 5 hours 7 min ago
Four years after the meltdown at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant, questions about the lingering physical and mental health toll of the disaster persist.
Categories: International News

Car bomb in Baghdad rush hour

CNN World - 5 hours 16 min ago
A car bomb exploded in eastern Baghdad, killing at least 10 people and wounding more than 30 others, police said.
Categories: International News

Lincoln's signature for $50?

CNN - 5 hours 19 min ago
A trading store owner says he bought a document with Abraham Lincoln's signature on it for $50. KBAK reports.
Categories: National News

Mom: 911 didn't help my baby

CNN - 5 hours 20 min ago
A mother of a 10-month-old baby who was trapped in a car says 911 dispatchers did not respond to her call for help.
Categories: National News

U.S. Coast Guard fires on Iranian boat

CNN World - 5 hours 29 min ago
The U.S. Coast Guard fired at an Iranian fishing dhow in the Persian Gulf after the Iranian boat pointed a machine gun at the American crew, the Navy says.
Categories: International News

How companies shrink their taxes by leaving U.S.

Business News - 5 hours 30 min ago
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Sex Box show is real

CNN Entertainment - 5 hours 30 min ago
CNN's Lisa France explains a new show called "Sex Box" that somehow is coming soon to a TV near you.
Categories: Entertainment News

'Breaking Bad' goes out on top

CNN Entertainment - 5 hours 37 min ago
"Breaking Bad" concluded its triumphant run last year as one of the most lauded TV series of all time at Monday's 66th Primetime Emmy Awards.
Categories: Entertainment News

'Suicide tourism' has doubled

Health - 5 hours 42 min ago
More than 600 people traveled to Switzerland for the "sole purpose of committing suicide" between 2008 and 2012.
Categories: Health

Emmy Awards 2014: The winners list

CNN Entertainment - 5 hours 44 min ago
The winners are noted with an asterisk (* WINNER):
Categories: Entertainment News

Woman fights off leopard attack

CNN World - 5 hours 53 min ago
The fight lasted half an hour and pitted a leopard against a woman armed only with farm tools in an isolated field in India.
Categories: International News

FBI analyzing alleged audio of Michael Brown shooting

CNN - 6 hours 5 min ago
The FBI is analyzing an audio recording that might give more clues about Michael Brown's shooting.
Categories: National News

Israel, Hamas agree to open-ended Gaza truce

CNN World - 6 hours 9 min ago
After more than seven weeks of heavy fighting, Israel and Hamas have agreed to an open-ended ceasefire.
Categories: International News

How to fix wealth inequality

Business News - 6 hours 25 min ago
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Smith & Wesson shares plunge 10%

Business News - 6 hours 48 min ago
Rifles are going out of fashion, and it's hurting Smith & Wesson's bottom line.

Carrageenan: Sustainability From Farm to Table

Lifestyles - 6 hours 52 min ago

(NewsUSA) - Over 200,000 tons of dried, farmed, tropical seaweed are produced every year. The majority of the world's red seaweed is farmed by nearly 60,000 family farmers in Africa, the Philippines and Indonesia. These families apply sustainable farming techniques that help to protect and preserve the habitats where they farm.

Seaweed farming is one of the most environmentally friendly types of aquaculture. Tropical carrageenan cultivation utilizes no chemical treatments, such as fertilizers. Seaweed farms help to preserve coral reefs by providing a sheltered habitat for local species of fish and invertebrates, which increases diversity where the seaweed is grown. Further, seaweed farming does not cause major physical landscape or seascape changes and can serve to mediate green house gas emissions and excess nitrogen in the water that causes harmful algae blooms.

Carrageenan is extracted from red seaweed with minimal processing. It is included in recipes for shelf-stable beverages, dairy desserts, baked goods and many other foods enjoyed across the world -- foods that taste delicious with less fat and sugar, foods that are vegan, kosher and halal.

With 7 billion people in the world to feed, it is essential to have products that can travel distances safely and arrive to needful communities intact and nutritious. According to the Harvard School of Public Health, millions of people around the world suffer from protein malnutrition. When used in protein-enriched beverages, carrageenan aids in the extension and protection of the nutritional value of protein while improving the creaminess that is affected by processing. Carrageenan is used to stabilize liquid nutritional supplements for infants and young children, ensuring safe access to nutrition for children, particularly in regions with unreliable water quality where malnutrition is prevalent.

Beyond enhancing nutrition, carrageenan also contributes to the reduction of food waste. More than 1.3 billion tons of food are wasted globally each year. When used in packaged food and beverages, carrageenan enables processes and recipes that extend shelf life, making them more widely available and less prone to waste.

Carrageenan is a valuable food additive that helps to ensure the health, safety and reach of the global food supply. The product of seaweed harvested by hand by farmers across the globe provides a sustainable foundation for the creation of a food system that can feed the world.

To learn more, visit fmccarrageenan.com.

 

 

 

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Drugs 'as American as apple pie'

CNN - 6 hours 56 min ago
It's 8 p.m. in Chelsea, Massachusetts, just across the Mystic River from Boston. For Lt. Detective David Betz, his day is about to get busy.
Categories: National News

Ashton Kutcher TV's top earning actor

CNN Entertainment - 6 hours 58 min ago
Ashton Kutcher is TV's top earning actor, more drama for Ben Affleck, and Josh Charles goes from "Good Wife" to dad!
Categories: Entertainment News

IMF chief Lagarde under investigation in France

Business News - 7 hours 6 min ago
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Girl kills gun instructor with Uzi

CNN - 7 hours 52 min ago
A 9-year-old girl learning to fire a submachine gun accidentally killed her instructor at a shooting range when the weapon recoiled over her shoulder, Arizona authorities say.
Categories: National News

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