Restructure for ADM food divisions
ADM announced the restructuring of its Food and BioProducts
Divisions to strengthen the company's global focus on its core food
and feed operations, as well as its functional foods and
Lifestyle plays role in diabetes 2
The majority of type 2 diabetes could be prevented by the adoption
of a healthier lifestyle, American scientists revealed recently.
Berry extract fights West Nile virus
Findings of a new study in Israel show that the deadly West Nile
virus, which recently killed a 71-year-old Atlanta woman, may have
a natural enemy.
Oolong tea fights fat and cholesterol
An experiment by a Japanese doctor showed oolong tea reduces body
fat and rejuvenates internal organs, because it contains a large
amount of polyphenols.
Agreement for Advanced Nutraceuticals
Advanced Nutraceuticals subsidiary, ANI Pharmaceuticals, is to
acquire assets of York Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
NZ dairy industry supports GM research
Fonterra Co-operative Group Ltd wholeheartedly supports the use of
genetic modified organisms (GMOs) and stressed this week that it
must be allowed in New Zealand.
Henkel completes sales of Cognis
Henkel KgaA has agreed to sell its chemical division Cognis to a
consortium of financial investors comprising of Schroder Ventures
and Goldman Sachs Capital Partners.
Shrub berry - more lycopene than tomato
According to scientists from the USDA's Agricultural Research
Service, the berries from autumn olive, a shrub, could become an
alternative source of lycopene.
Brewer's yeast offers hope against HIV
Could a pint of beer protect you from HIV in the future? The answer
is yes, according to a US company that is aiming to make a cheap
vaccine out of brewer's yeast.
Calcium campaign launched to boost teenage intake
The US National Medical Association (NMA), the professional
organisation of African American physicians, launched a new calcium
education campaign at their annual meeting in August, to encourage
american adolescents to recognise the...
Béghin-Say H1 results
The Board of Directors of Béghin-Say, chaired by Jérôme de
Pelleport, met on 10 September 2001 to approve the consolidated
financial statements for the six months ended 30 June 2001.
Provide the milk, they'll drink it
The results of a national vending machine pilot test in American
middle and high schools released on September 10 show that milk is
a hit with kids as long as it is offered when, where and how they
'Good source' of choline - claim approved
The US Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has authorised products
containing qualifying amounts of the essential nutrient choline to
carry a nutrient content claim.
Controversial Thai GM rules
Consumer and interest groups criticised the Thai Food and Drug
Administration's draft regulations on the labelling of food
products containing genetically modified organisms for benefiting
manufacturers over consumers.
Algae - the healthy ingredient
Market analysts Frost & Sullivan investigate the various
applications for food ingredients sourced from algae, the potential
health benefits of algae and the future of this ingredient.
Low-cal diet slows down aging process
Elderly mice put on a low-calorie regime saw anti-aging effects
that researchers say suggests older humans could reap the benefits
of such diets.
Indonesia No.1 US soy customer
Indonesia looks like becoming the United States' largest soymeal
customer in 2001 as credit guarantees and supply problems from
other origins boost U.S. sales.
Coffee harms arteries, new study
According to new research, the first cup of coffee may damage
arteries, the European Society of Cardiology was told in Stockholm
on September 3.
GM tomatoes boosted for health
German scientists have engineered a genetically modified "healthy"
tomato that prevents its new genes from passing to other crops.
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.
Ginkgo compound may harm placenta
Harmful compound colchicine has been found in the placental blood
of women taking Gingko biloba.
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
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.
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.
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.
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
Junk food and AMD link revealed
New research suggests that snack fats may damage the eyes but omega
3 can help beat blindness.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Greater regulatory control required for dietary supplements - Part Two
In Part Two of 'Herbal Dietary Supplements Hunger for Regulation',
Henry I.Miller and David Longtin examine models for legislative
change in the area of dietary supplements.
Functional foods in Japan
Dr Tsuneo Hirahara discusses the birth of the concept of functional