First exhibition dedicated to green tea
The "World O-Cha Festival 2001" will be held in Shizuoka City of
Shizuoka Prefecture, the centre of o-cha (Japanese green tea)
production in Japan, from October 5 to 10.
Boost athletic performance with honey
Recently, the US National Honey Board reported the results from
three clinical trials on the use of honey by various athletes.
Tomatoes remain firm through process
At the Fi Europe 2001, DSM Food Specialties will introduce a new
application of its FirmFruit® enzyme system designed to enhance the
appearance and consistency of processed tomato pieces in
Mexico is pro GM crops and foods
According to Victor Manuel Villalobos Arambula, Under Secretary for
Agriculture at the Mexican Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and
Food, Mexico's government will promote the production of GM
Gene sequencing for soy sauce ingredient
Kikkoman Corp. and six other food makers have teamed up to sequence
the genome of koji, a fermenting agent used to make soy sauce and
soybean paste, by 2003.
Cut the salt, cut the drinks
According to researchers in the UK, if recommended daily intake of
salt were cut in half, it would cost billions to the drinks
Antioxidant protects against stroke damages
New research in mice suggests that an antioxidant compound called
dehydroascorbic acid can reduce the damage caused by a stroke.
Grant to find new genes in rice
Exelixis Plant Sciences has received a National Science Foundation
award to develop technologies to identify novel genes in rice, with
the aim of improving its production.
Antioxidants against chronic illnesses
In a new book, scientists at the University of California,
Berkeley, reinforce their claim that daily intakes of antioxidant
vitamin supplements help fight against chronic diseases.
Dietary calcium may increase prostate cancer risk
An 11 year study from Harvard researchers reveals that too much
dietary calcium may increase the risk of developing prostate
E.coli survival reduced with lower nisin doses
A reduction of E. coli survival fraction can be achieved with lower
nisin doses than in a single nisin treatment, a study in Argentina
Health and wellness market analysed
2001 was an eventful year in the health and wellness marketplace, a
recent trends report from US Natural Marketing Institute claims
GM sugar in coffee - not just yet
Due to its complexity GM sugar will not be commercially produced
for another 10 years.
ConAgra reports increase in sales
ConAgra Foods, the American packaged food group, reported record
first quarter sales and earnings for the period ending August 26,
Antioxidants protect against pollution damages
According to researchers, taking antioxidant supplements could help
reduce the effects of ozone pollution on lung health and help the
body prevent damage from toxins and pollutants.