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Could THIS be the key to sticking to your diet? Scientists pinpoint the region of the brain responsible for deciding what we eat

People were presented with two snack options while having brain scansThe results revealed that decision activity unfolds gradually over timeBrain activity was found to be localised to the posterior medial frontal cortex The researchers believe the results could be used to promote health behaviours and develop more effective diet plansBy Shivali Best For MailonlinePublished: 07:10 EDT, 9 June 2017 | Updated: 07:11 EDT, 9 June 2017 When deciding whether to be healthy and eat an apple, or...

3D printers take on their tastiest challenge: chocolate

A beer bottle, a bat and various other shapes lie created in chocolate in this laboratory in the Belgian town of Gembloux.They're the latest products from La Miam Factory, which uses 3-D printers to make perfect, mini chocolate sculptures.Gaetan Richard is Chief Technical Officer and Co-founder of the factory.He demonstrates the process by melting chocolate pellets, using the bain-marie technique, and pouring them into a syringe before attaching it to the 3-D printing machine. Then a drawing...

Mondelez promises not to destroy Dunedin Cadbury factory's chocolate-making machines

WILMA MCCORKINDALE/FAIRFAX NZChocolate has been manufactured in Dunedin for almost 150 years.Food giant Mondelez will not destroy its machinery when it withdraws from manufacturing Cadbury products at its Dunedin factory, the company says.Dr Jim O'Malley, of the Own the Factory campaign, said Mondelez would help the Dunedin community by being clear about what it was doing with its machinery when it exits the city.Chocolate manufacturing has been in Dunedin for almost 150 years.​A spokesman...

Ice cream makers – our pick of the best

Hate waiting for the ice cream van to come around? Get yourself one of these ice cream makers, and you can enjoy a cone or bowl of heaven whenever you want. And for a fraction of the price of premium brands.Some machines will also make gelato, sorbet and frozen yogurt, and can be used with soya and almond milk, making them a worthwhile purchase for anyone with a dairy intolerance. In case you were wondering what the difference is between gelato and regular ice cream, the Italian version...