Folate may alleviate drug side-effects
According to researchers, patients taking a drug usually prescribed
for rheumatoid arthritis can lower their risk for drug-related
liver damage by taking folate supplements.
Soy Symposium for November
The Fourth International Symposium on the Role of Soy in Preventing
and Treating Chronic Disease is to take place in San Diego on 4-7
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.
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.
EC clears acquisition in the dairy market
The EC has approved the proposed acquisition of Nutricia Dairy and
Drinks Group (NDDG) by Friesland Coberco Dairy Foods Holding N.V.
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.
GM crop sites will be revealed
The location of GM crop trials in Australia will be published on
the Internet after a regulator on August 10 rejected applications
to keep the sites secret from anti-GM activists.
First GM cookbook out soon
The world's first cookbook featuring only GM ingredients will soon
be on the shelves.
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.
Organic trade fair for Japan
Nuremberg Trade Fairs organisation announced that it is to extend
its to the Far East.
Strong growth for nutraceuticals group
Australian manufacturer of pharmaceuticals and nutraceuticals FH
Faulding announced this week a net profit of AU$ 106 million.
French organic farming takes a break
According to the last report by the French Observatoire National de
l'Agriculture biologique, over 9,000 French farmers produced
organic products in 2000, representing a 14 per cent increase in a
Functional drinks boost Hansen's results
Hansen Natural Corp. reported record sales for its second quarter
ended June 30, 2001, supported by strong growth in functional
drinks lines and new products.
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
Exercise and diet reduces diabetes risk, new evidence
Exercise and diet can dramatically lower the risk of developing
type 2 diabetes, scientists claim this week.