An American researcher who claimed last year that carrageenin from
the Philippines can cause cancer has admitted her research was at
best inconclusive, according to the Seaweed Industry Association of
the Philippines (SIAP).
The UK's leading organic promoter, the Soil Association, has
published an open letter on its website to Anna Ross, the author of
a report on the UK's organic food market which it was claimed to
have suppressed because the...
An American study has found that the daily intake of vitamin C has
an important role in preventing cataracts. Cataracts are present in
45 per cent of people older than 75 years, and their removal is the
most commonly performed surgical...
A study to investigate the effect of a chinese herb formula on
liver cancer is to be carried out at the Memorial Sloan-Kettering
Cancer Center, in New York.The Japanese compund, called
Sho-Saiko-to, is made up of seven Chinese herbs...
Scottish ice cream-maker Mackie's is launching the world's first
ever mood-enhancing ice cream, according to a report in Scotland on
Sunday. The company, based in Aberdeenshire, Scotland has added the
essence of an orchid...
BotanicLab has released an official statement on the current status
of the product, PC SPES, the prostate health product that was
voluntarily recalled in early February, which has now been recalled
in two other countries.
Many of the British farmers affected by foot and mouth disease
(FMD) are looking at moving into organic farming as they start to
rebuild their stocks, according to a survey commissioned by the
UK's Department of Environment,...
Raloxifene, an oestrogen supplement used to treat osteoporosis, can
significantly reduce the risk of cardiovascular problems among
post-menopausal women at high risk for acute coronary events and
among those with established coronary...
Environmental biotechnology has been used by humans for centuries
in food making, medicine, fermentation and waste treatment.
According to a new study, today the market for microbial blends and
nutrients is gaining in strength.
A new educational programme focusing on the information supplied
via food labels and designed to help diabetes sufferers improve
their diets has been created by researchers at Penn State and the
University of North Carolina at Greensboro...
An experimental compound called C75 can help suppress the appetite
and promote weight loss, according to new research. But the results
of tests on mice show that the compound is only effective in obese
subjects and has only a short...
A new test is being developed to allow oat and barley breeders to
detect high levels of beta-glucans, cell wall plant components
which have been shown to have reduce the risk of heart disease in
Increasing consumer concerns about health have triggered growing
demand for cosmeceutical products. The market in the US is growing
by around 10 to 15 per cent each year, and competition between
companies to produce more effective...
Warm Cream, a topical transdermal cream which works naturally to
warm cold hands and feet by allowing warm blood to more readily
reach the targeted area, will soon be available throughout the US
for the first time.
With the use of antibiotics in healthy chickens being called into
question in the US, organic and natural food retailer Wild Oats
markets has strengthened its policy on selling only meat which is
Sales of vitamins and herbs in the US dropped during 2001, but
there was a more positive performance from minerals, non-herbals
and weight control products, according to sales tracker Information
The National Heart Forum (NHF) in UK yesterday launched a new
programme called young@heart, offering a number of recommendations
promoting an active lifestyle and a diet low in fat and rich in
fruit and vegetables for the nation's...
Nutraceutical Clinical Laboratories International (NCLII), a
producer natural preservatives and anti-aging supplements, has
reported a sharp rise in sales for January to $512,000 (€587,027)
compared to $96,000 for the same period...
The continued downturn in supplement sales in the US has taken its
toll on Nutraceutical International Corporation (NIC), which saw
first quarter sales drop to $24.5 million (€28.1m) from $25.3 a
Nutrition 21 has acquired patents covering drugs consisting of
chromium and an anti-depressant. The nutritional ingredients
producer acquired the technology from its inventor, Malcolm McLeod,
clinical professor of psychiatry at the...
Natural Alternatives International (NAI), the nutritional
supplements manufacturer, saw its second quarter sales rise by 28
per cent to $12.7 million (€14.6m) compared to the first quarter of
the year when sales were $9.9 million.