Nutrigenomics - the future of health
Our burgeoning knowledge of the interaction between genes and
nutrition has led to a greater understanding of diet on specific
health conditions, or to put it another way, nutrigenomics.
GRAS status for DMV Lactoferrin
DMV International announced this week that the American FDA has
given its milk derived Lactoferrin Generally Recognized as Safe
Australian organics aims for $1bln sales target
The Australian organic industry aims to quadruple production in the
next five years reaching $1 billion in domestic and export sales by
2006, reports IndustrySearch this week.
Hot lemon tea as skin cancer prevention
According to a new study by American scientists, drinking hot tea
with citrus peel could protect the body against skin cancer.
Quitting coffee improves heart conditions
A new study from Norway has found that coffee drinkers who quit
drinking caffeinated filtered coffee cut their blood levels of
cholesterol and the protein homocysteine, which are known risk
factors for heart disease.
Drink milk, not soft drink
According to a new study published in the American Journal of
Clinical Nutrition, women are drinking soft drinks in record
amounts and this daily habit may be wreaking havoc on their bones.
GM monitoring preferred - study suggests
According to a new Canadian federal study, a chief safety officer
should be appointed to oversee the safety of genetically modified
(GM) foods in Canada.
Find the antioxidants
The orange and red plant pigments beta-carotene and lycopene score
high as antioxidants in the test tube. But their antioxidant
capacity seemed to disappear in human blood.
Vit. B fortified foods improves public health
According to a new report, fortifying foods with B vitamins and
giving additional supplements to people with heart disease, and
those at risk, could save lives and money.
Take charge of your nutrition and include soy
According to a Cornell University medical director, it is essential
for people to be pro-active about nutrition and urges more soy in
diets to help prevent illness and disease.
NZ goes forward on GMOs
The New Zealand Royal Commission on Genetic Modification has
recommended that research on GM crops and animals proceed with
Nestlé reports H1 results
Nestlé delivers strong sales and earnings per share growthDuring
the first six months of 2001, the group continued last year's
Soy diet beneficial to healthy persons too
A new study in Australia has found that even healthy men can
benefit from increased amounts of soy foods in their diets.
Meeting over new Chinese GMO rules
Leaders of the American soybean industry will hold talks with
government officials in China this week to clear the air over
Beijing's new rules for GMOs.
Low dose of carotenoids has no effect on immune system
According to British researchers, people over 65 and taking
lycopene or beta-carotene supplements with the hope that they are
bolstering their immune systems may be wasting their time and