Organic food labels "trick" us into thinking food is healthier and tastier

Organic food labels 'trick' us into thinking food is healthier and tastier Perceptions of taste, calories and value can be significantly altered when a food is labelled 'organic'Organic foods were estimated to have significantly fewer calories and taste lower in fat Customers were also willing to pay 23% more for them By Fiona Macrae PUBLISHED: 14:51 GMT, 2 April 2013 | UPDATED: 00:37 GMT, 3 April 2013 It is seen as healthier and tastier – and millions of shoppers willingly pay more to enjoy it.

Two glasses of coke, 10 boiled sweets, 3 eggs or 2.5 heads of broccoli: What 200 calories REALLY looks like

Two glasses of coke, 10 boiled sweets, 3 eggs or 2.5 heads of broccoli: What 200 calories REALLY looks like 63% of us have no idea how many calories we should eat in a day And many of us underestimate calorie counts, some of us by up to 40%Pictures below show just how much 200 calories go in different foodsFor less than half a doughnut you can eat three eggs or huge bowl of veg By Anna Hodgekiss PUBLISHED: 17:11 GMT, 18 February 2013 | UPDATED: 18:02 GMT, 18 February 2013 Every day, we make up to 200 decisions about what to eat, most without even thinking.

Forget bird flu seal flu could prove more deadly to humans

Forget bird flu – seal flu could prove more deadly to humans The H3N8 strain was discovered after the death of 162 New England sealsThe virus could target a protein found in human lungs causing immune system to go into overdrive and attack itselfThis would leave lungs vulnerable to pneumonia and bacterial infections | UPDATED: 09:08 GMT, 31 July 2012 Seal flu could pose a new threat to human health, scientists have warned.

Don"t bother counting calories – it will keep you as slim as the French

Don't bother counting calories – it will keep you as slim as the French | UPDATED: 16:19 GMT, 24 April 2012 Oscar-winning actress Marion Cotillard lives up to the 'thin French woman' stereotype At first it seems like a paradox on our plate – a study has found the French adopt a shoulder-shrugging attitude to reading nutrition labels on food while Americans scrutinise the calorie content.