Analysts of the Japanese functional food market shed light on the
€8.4bn Japanese nutritional supplement market with the release of a
new report. Growth remains strong despite general economic
downturn, with the forecast optimistic...
Canadian company Forbes Medi-Tech has announced several changes in
the company'soperations and management structure, and is to
outsource its research to universities and contract research
The UK's Advertising Standards Authority has upheld two complaints
against a leading British tea company for making misleading claims
about the health benefits of tea. The incident highlights the
problematic area of advertising...
With growing interest in the role played by genes on health, the
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in the US is conducting a
study, called DIGEST, to examine the interplay of genes and diet on
the body's detoxifying machinery.
Increasing dietary intake of vitamin E could help reduce the risk
of developing Parkinson's disease, according to research published
this month in the journal Neurology. Setting out to examine
if there was any positive impact...
Swedish company Ceba Foods launched a non-dairy alternative to milk
and soya drinks on the Spanish market this week. Oatly Organic is
free from lactose, milk protein and soya, and the company claims, a
more wholesome accompaniment...
US firm Balchem, which specialises in encapsulated products for the
health and feed industries, said it has achieved third quarter
records in both sales and net earnings, following growth in both
the ARC Specialty Products and Encapsulates...
Nature's Sunshine Products, the US-based manufacturer of
encapsulated herbs and vitamins, remained consistent with poor
recent performance and reported a 5 per cent drop in sales revenue
for the third quarter. The company saw...
The link between dietary fat intake and heart disease is strongly
linked to genes, according to research reported in today's rapid
access issue of Circulation. Researchers suggest that the
information could be used to help formulate...
New report reveals that growth in value-added products designed for
specific applications is set to drive the food additives market in
the US. Flavours will gain nearly fifty per cent of the market,
with alternative sweetners revealing...
A new study by Organic Monitor finds that the European organic
juices market has been expanding at over 20 per cent a year since
1998 and by the end of the year, sales of organic juices in Europe
are projected to reach €90 million.
US maker of herbal and medicinal teas Flora is introducing Bija
Healing Teas to the American market. The teas, which come in nine
different formulas, will create a new category, according to the
company - functional teas.
New research suggests that losing even modest amounts of weight can
pay off in better health. Researchers at the University of North
Carolina report in Obesity Research this month that losing
weight decreases activity of a key enzyme...