GM tomatoes boosted for health
German scientists have engineered a genetically modified "healthy"
tomato that prevents its new genes from passing to other crops.
Flaxseed's role in breast cancer prevention suggested
Flaxseed may protect postmenopausal women against breast cancer.
Scientsits at the University of Minnesota believe this is the first
study to reveal the link.
Herbal Association refutes recent ginkgo study
American Herbal Products Association and the National Nutritional
Foods Association have heavily criticised the findings of a new
study that links colchicine to natural ginkgo.
Soy linked to kidney stones, new research
New research indicates that soybeans and soy-based foods may
promote kidney stones in those prone to the condition, recent
research in the US suggests.
Ginkgo compound may harm placenta
Harmful compound colchicine has been found in the placental blood
of women taking Gingko biloba.
GM fish labelling for S.Korea
South Korea will label genetically modified (GM) fish products from
September 1, the Ministry of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries said on
Numico denies selling out-of-date vitamins
Numico denied on Tuesday that its food supplement unit GNC
deliberately sold expired products in the United States
Iron supplements to help coughs
Iron supplements may be a simple remedy for the common dry cough
associated with ACE inhibitor drugs.
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
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.
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.
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
Low dosage liquorice affects blood pressure
A few mouthfuls of liquorice may raise blood-pressure levels,
according to researchers from Iceland.
Halal certification board for Philippines
In a bid to improve the Philippine "halal" industry President
Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo has started steps to develop a local
"halal" food industry.
Junk food and AMD link revealed
New research suggests that snack fats may damage the eyes but omega
3 can help beat blindness.
Pomegranate seed may cause breast cancer cells to self-destruct
Israeli researchers have found that pomegranates could have
important implications for breast cancer treatment and the safety
of oestrogen replacement therapy.
Tighter rules for health claims?
British food producers have serious reservations about any move by
Brussels to subject claims they make about their products to
UGO (Unidentified Gene Organism) found in soybeans
Belgian scientists found alien gene fragments in soybeans grown
from seed developed by the American biotechnology giant Monsanto
Calcium fortification kills salmonella
Orange juice fortified with calcium lactate/tricalcium phosphate
may affect the survival rate of salmonella whereas calcium citrate
malate and calcium citrate fortifications have little effect.
Cornmeal violates JAS law
11 of 59 soybean and corn-processed products subject to a Japanese
government investigation were found to contain ingredients with
Higher vitamin-C RDA for women, study suggests
US government researchers suggest that the RDA of vitamin C for
healthy young women should be increased from 75 mg to 90 mg.
Sports drinks, the battle continues
Coca-Cola Co. said its relaunched Powerade sports drink was gaining
momentum and braced to better challenge Gatorade
Milk protein hope for PKU sufferers
A dairy scientist in the US has developed a milk protein powder
that aims to dramatically expand the food choices for people with
phenylketonuria - more commonly known as PKU - a genetic disorder.
Consumer ingredient branding - first Solae product out
The American science group DuPont unveiled a program to position
its healthy food ingredients under the brand Solae.
Eat soy, live longer - study suggests
According to a report in a Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions
publication, diets containing soyfoods have contributed to the
longevity of people of Okinawa.
Antioxidants may interfere with cholesterol drugs
According to researchers, supplementing the diet with antioxidant
vitamins and minerals appears to blunt the beneficial effects of
certain cholesterol-lowering drugs.
Tesco into alternative remedies
Tesco announced it will bring alternative medicines to the masses
as it took a controlling stake in a specialist retailer of natural
Summit on "blue fruit" health benefits
The 4th annual summit organised by the Wild Blueberry Association
of North America (WBANA) is being held in Bar Harbor, Maine.
Low-fat diets may not provide enough omega-3s
According to researchers, the US government-recommended diets for
preventing heart disease do not contain enough essential fats, the
kind of fatty acids found in vegetables, lean meats, fish, and
Western health supplements trendy in Asia
According to a recent survey, Asians are increasingly switching
from traditional medicine to Western health supplements.
Health-linked GMOs the way to acceptance
What's in it for me? Australian research is showing this may be the
key question in selling genetically modified (GM) foods to
Food health claims nearing Code of Practice
The UK Joint Health Claims Initiative (JHCI) is drawing closer to
its goal to establish a Code of Practice for health claims on food.
Benefits of low cholesterol in elderly questioned
It is the general belief today that low blood cholesterol is key in
reducing cardiovascular disease. This opinion has now been
challenged by data from the Honolulu Heart Program, a large
epidemiological study of cardiovascular disease.
ConAgra fights Danone over product name
ConAgra Foods Inc., the second-biggest U.S. food company, is to sue
French company, Groupe Danone SA's Dannon to block it from using
the name "Snack Pack" for its yoghurt containers.
Low trans-fat margarines
Scientists at the Agricultural Research Service have developed a
new process to produce foods with lower content of trans-fat acids.
PepsiCo and Quaker finally merged
On August 2, PepsiCo announced it has completed its merger with The
Quaker Oats Company, creating a $25 bn food and beverage company.
Hain Celestial expands European activities
Hain Celestial Group announced two new developments to expand the
distribution of its brands throughout Europe, as part of the
company's international growth strategy.
Encapsulated herbs for breadmakers
Sandwich makers using bread baked with herbs and spices can provide
their customers with a stronger fresher flavour by using loaves
made with encapsulated extracts, according to UK company TasteTech.
PepsiCo-Quaker deal approved
After months of baited breath soft drinks giant PepsiCo Inc.
finally obtained the approval, albeit by a hair's breadth, to buy
Quaker Oats Co. and its successful Gatorade brand.
Anti-GM wheat campaigners in Canada
The latest campaign against genetically modified foods took place
in Canada on Tuesday when consumer groups, scientists and farmers
joined forces to demand the federal government postpone approval of
genetically modified wheat.
Decision on Pepsi-Gatorade purchase imminent
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is getting ready to vote as
early as Wednesday on whether to try to block PepsiCo Inc.'s
proposed $13.8 billion acquisition of Gatorade sports drink maker
Quaker Oats Co.
Bayer close to Aventis agrochemical purchase
German chemicals group Bayer AG is edging towards a deal to buy the
agrochemicals arm of Franco-German drugs group Aventis SA for
around Euro 7.25 billion, including debt.
Researchers of the University of Toronto in Canada found the
formula to combine salt with iron and iodine without altering its
aspect or flavour.
Jordan on track to fight iron deficiency
The Health Ministry of Jordan will start fortifying flour with iron
and folic acid to combat iron deficiency anaemia (IDA) in
cooperation with the World Health Organisation and UNICEF.
The energetic Web!
Consumer health and fitness concerns are increasingly driving
innovation in the ingredients market.
The £1 billion organic industry
Within the next few years sales of organic food in the UK are
expected to top £1 billion.