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Healthy butter developed, and it's almost entirely water

Food technologists have developed a low-calorie 'butter' spread formed primarily of water. One tablespoon of the low-calorie spread contains 2.8 grams of fat and 25.2 calories. This contrasts with butter - 11 grams of fat and nearly 100 calories.

Butter shortage chills France's patisserie-loving soul

Paris - There can arguably be no greater threat to the French way of life than a lack of butter.

As croissants go global, France butter shortages bite

Rennes - Gone are the days of the butter mountains when the EU had to step in to mop up surpluses.

Coconut oil 'as unhealthy as beef fat'

Washington - Health fads come and health fads go. One of the current 'health' interests is with coconuts, as coconut 'milk'; eating slices of the nut itself; or using coconut derived oil. Often branded as 'healthy', a new study suggests the opposite is true.

French croissants at risk from spiralling butter prices

Paris - Could the very existence of croissants in France be in danger?Bakers warned Tuesday that a vertiginous rise in the price of butter was slashing their profit margins and threatening an entire industry.

Once again, science tell us butter is better for you than margarine

It's a perennial debate: which is better for you - butter or margarine? And it's been running since the laboratory invented spread appeared to challenge butter for supremacy across a slice of toast.

Op-Ed: People are just exploding for pot these days

As more states move to legalize marijuana, the availability of this herb has allowed some enterprising people to develop new ways to get even higher. The newest trend is the extraction of THC from pot to create a concentrate known as marijuana wax.

Op-Ed: Butter or margarine: Can the debate be resolved?

Which best to spread on your morning slice of toast: butter or margarine? Or are they both equally as good? Or equally as bad? Digital Journal attempts to review the latest evidence.

Time to spread butter again? Study questions historic advice

For several decades the fats associated with butter and cheese have been on a list of substances to consume in moderation. This original advice is not evidence-based, according to a new study.

Review: New on DVD for December 25 Special

This week's releases include an excellent drama starring Richard Gere; a competition that melts; a disturbing portrait of a family and their killer-to-hire; and a high intensity chase on two wheels.

Denmark to abolish world's first fat tax

Copenhagen - Denmark intends to abolish the world's first fat tax which was introduced just over a year ago. It also intends to scrap plans to introduce a sugar tax.

Retail giant threatens legal action after 'price-fixing' fine

Supermarket giant Tesco said it will fight a huge fine imposed by a regulator after it was accused of colluding with other retail outlets to fix prices of dairy products.

UK doctor wants country to ban butter

Butter should be banned to protect the nation's health, according to one of Great Britain's leading heart surgeon, Shyam Kolvekar.

EU to buy 30,000 tons of butter

The European Commission pledged to buy 30,000 tons of butter yesterday from farmers across the 27 country union in its attempt to prevent European farmers going out of business.

Kraft Has New Butter Flavor Containing Diacetyl, The "Popcorn Lung"

After numerous complaints of serious illness from popcorn workers and one complaint of illness from a consumer, ConAgra and Pop Weaver removed diacetyl from its microwave popcorn. Now Kraft thinks it's a good idea to use it.

Salmonella outbreak linked to 2 peanut butter brands

A salmonella outbreak that has slowly grown to nearly 300 cases in 39 states since August has been linked to tainted peanut butter, federal health officials said Wednesday.

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