Food companies in Costa Rica pledge to reduce salt in products
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Food companies in Costa Rica pledge to reduce salt in products

L. Arias - March 25, 2016

Leaders of the Costa Rica Food Industry Chamber (CACIA) have agreed to reduce average salt/sodium levels by 15 percent in their products by 2018. Health Minister Fernando Llorca…

Costa Rica ranks healthiest country in Latin America
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Costa Rica ranks healthiest country in Latin America

L. Arias - November 3, 2015

Along with being one of the happiest places in the world, it turns out Costa Rica is among the healthiest. A recent study by Bloomberg ranks Costa Rica as the healthiest…

Agriculture Ministry surveys population’s consumption of fruits, vegetables, seafood
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Agriculture Ministry surveys population’s consumption of fruits, vegetables, seafood

L. Arias - October 7, 2015

Costa Rica’s Agriculture and Livestock Ministry wants to know what's filling Ticos' bellies these days. The ministry launched a survey across the country this week to collect…

Costa Rican diet includes too much salt, processed food, experts say
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Costa Rican diet includes too much salt, processed food, experts say

L. Arias - September 14, 2015

Two separate studies released this month have found that Ticos' eating habits could stand improvement, especially among children. In a report released earlier this month, the Pan American Health Organization…

Study shows honey has same health effects as high-fructose corn sweetener
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Study shows honey has same health effects as high-fructose corn sweetener

Peter Whoriskey | THE WASHINGTON POST - September 12, 2015

Honey has an aura of purity and naturalness. Fresh air, birdsong, forests and meadows. High-fructose corn sweetener? Not so much. So you might think that honey is…

The gluten-free movement is ruining the world’s love for pasta
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The gluten-free movement is ruining the world’s love for pasta

Roberto A. Ferdman | The Washington Post - September 2, 2015

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Behind closed doors, dinner tables are getting less doughy. Grains, still ubiquitous in diets around the globe, are losing favor as a result of a…