Probiotics here to stay
Probiotics are gaining in public popularity and are not just a
health fad, according to Australian researchers.
Organic programme to improve awareness
US organic company Horizon Organic Holding Corp. this week
announced the creation of the Organic Agriculture Project (OAP), a
project designed to promote the benefits of organic agriculture.
Consumers ask for stricter GM labelling rules
Greenpeace delivered more than 10,000 postcards to the Thai
government urging tougher labelling requirements for genetically
modified organisms (GMOs) in food.
Thai health food looks to the West
Thai health food company Nutri Care Foods Co Ltd has its sights set
on the international market, the company told a press conference on
Phytochemicals focus of conference
Scientists in the UK this week discussed the latest research into
phytochemicals, at a 3-day conference in Norwich, England.
Omega enriched lamb roast?
In the near future the sizzling Sunday roast could also be a major
source of health-enhancing polyunsaturated fats, Australian
researchers reveal this week.
Food supplements - EU harmonisation draws closer
Diverging legislation in Europe relating to food supplements came
closer towards harmonisation on Thursday when the European Council
agreed the proposed Directive on Food Supplements.
Increase in consumer's awareness of soy
The United Soybean Board (USB) released data from their annual
survey showing that Americans changing their eating habits due to
health and nutrition concerns has risen dramatically to 72 per
Symposium on GMOs risks and benefits
AFSSA, the French Agency of medical security of food to organise a
symposium entitled "GMO & food: can health benefits be
Dentists warn patients over herbals
Alternative medicine has become an increasingly popular component
of mainstream health care, including dentistry.
Spinach offers hope for AMD sufferers
Spinach may help restore sight in people who are legally blind, US
researchers reveal this week. Scientists at the Department of
Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory are investigating whether a
protein from spinach could replace...
STAR™ increases bioavailability of probiotics
The Institut Rosell-Lallemand was awarded this week the 2001 Market
Engineering Technology Leadership Award for its new enteric coating
Gov role key in nutraceuticals market
Americans possess a growing awareness of the link between nutrition
and health, as government committees become increasingly attentive
to nutraceutical product claims and potential regulations.
EFAs - essential for mother's and foetus' health
According to an expert on dietary fats and oils, pregnant and
nursing women must maintain diets rich in essential fatty acids to
help avoid certain emotional and physical health problems for
themselves and their babies.
Whey could prevent cancer - study suggests
While a balanced diet as recommended by the USDA Food Guide Pyramid
may help in the prevention of cancer, whey protein is being proven
in clinical studies to be a powerful assistant in cancer prevention