Live debate on EU and US GM food issues
The US-based Pew Initiative on Food and Biotechnology announced
this week that it is to host a debate on issues facing Europe and
the US over genetically modified food.
High protein diet a foe, not a friend
High-protein diets have no proven effectiveness in long-term weight
reduction and pose potential health threats for those who adhere to
them for more than a short time.
Soft drinks and dental cavities, new research
Age and income have a stronger influence on the advent of dental
cavities among teenagers and young adults than soft drink
Fat to beat stress
Long-term stresses can be dealt easily with proper nutrition and
exercise, according to a study conducted by a University nutrition
and food professor, HealthWorld reports.
Lime juice to prevent kidney stones
If you have kidney stones, a glass of fresh lime juice each day
could be the answer, a report in the Jakarta Post highlights
Lonza launches large scale peptide production
Swiss-based life science chemical company Lonza has set up a cGMP
manufacturing capacity for large scale solid phase manufacture of
peptides at its Visp (CH) facility.
No more than 4 cups of coffee per day for pregnant women
Pregnant women should limit their intake of caffeine to less than
the equivalent of four average cups of coffee a day according to
new advice published by the UK Food Standards Agency(FSA) this
Iron supplements label-truth tested
Seventeen out of nineteen iron products tested passed on all parameters, ConsumerLab.com, an independent evaluator of dietary supplements and nutrition products, claimed this week.
Nutrition and weight control roundtable
Canadian nutritional bar company Stella Pharmaceutical announced on
Wednesday the U.S. launch of Nutribar, a meal replacement bar
Biotech foods safe, EU report declares
Fears over genetically modified foods may prevail in the minds of
the European consumer but recent research from the European
Commission suggests that they are as safe as their non-gmo
neighbours, and even safer.
Dietary supplement helps hot flushes
The dietary supplement Promensil may reduce hot flushing in
menopausal women, new evidence suggests.
Degussa Unit aims for 25 per cent growth
Fine Chemicals Business Unit of chemical giant Degussa AG aims to
increase sales revenues from its current 1 billion euros by at
least 25 percent
Canada warns consumers about functional food margarine
Health Canada advised consumers that the recently released
functional food margarine product, Becel™ Pro-activ™, is not in
compliance with the Canadian Food and Drugs Act and Regulations
ANZFA invites comment on plant sterols and lipase
The Australia New Zealand Food Authority (ANZFA) on Wednesday
released for public comment a number of proposals to amend the Food
Standards Code, including standards on medical foods, residue
levels for antibiotics and the use of...
Omega to soothe migraines
Migraine, a common severe headache that afflicts our society, may
be soothed by omega-3 fatty acids.