Garlic to combat malaria
Compounds in garlic have been shown to be an effective treatment
for malaria, Canadian scientists reveal.
Decaf beverages not so healthy, new research
Decaffeinated beverages, promoted as a healthy alternative to their
caffeinated equivalents, may actually increase the risk of
developing rheumatoid arthritis.
Hundreds of Indian children ill after vitamin dose
A United Nations-sponsored drive to protect against blindness in
northeastern India left 700 children in hospital and may be related
to the death of a 2-year-old girl.
Consumer supports Scandinavian organic market
Revenues relating to the Scandinavian market for fresh organic
vegetables are forecast to double in the near future as consumer
demand for organic foods continues to rise in the region, according
to a new report from UK market...
Trial for nutraceutical rich supplement
US company Genetic Services Management, Inc. (GSM) has formulated a
dietary supplement that is comprised of 14 different
Athletes warned to avoid dietary supplements
U.S. athletes were warned recently by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency
to avoid dietary supplements offered at training centres before the
Salt Lake City Olympics.
Health products meet Norwegian nutraceuticals
Desert Health Products, Inc. announced this week that it has
entered into a five-year exclusive distribution agreement with Trim
& Fit International as, a Norwegian nutraceutical company.
Glyconutrient receives Australian patent
The Australian Patent Office issued patent #734,183 to Mannatech
Inc. for a glyconutrient blend for use as a nutritional supplement,
the company reports this week.
Zinc and antioxidants to combat AMD
High levels of antioxidants and zinc significantly reduce the risk
of advanced age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and its
associated vision loss.
Dietary supplements covered by health insurance, new moves
The U.S. Senate is taking new steps to ensure that vitamins,
minerals, herbs, and specialty supplements, like prescription
drugs, will be covered by health insurance plans.
S.Black introduces active ingredient for cosmetics
UK ingredients supplier S. Black Limited announced recently the
introduction of Ectoin from Merck KGaA, an active ingredient for
the cosmetic industry.
US nutrition bars fail label claims
More than 60 per cent of nutrition bars tested in a recent survey
failed to live up to their label claims, independent researcher
ConsumerLab.com reports this week
New products and intensive marketing to boost Ocean Spray
Product development, once a main force behind the company's
success, but recently a division lacking innovative fire, has also
received a major infusion of cash.
DMV USA opens state-of-the-art lactoferrin plant
Food technology company aLF Ventures, LLC, a partnership between
Farmland National Beef Packing Company L.P. and ingredients
specialists DMV USA, this week opened N-terminus, a new
multi-million dollar food safety research and development...
Consumers still confused about lactose intolerance
Results of a recent survey reveal that people in the United States
who have dairy digestive problems are still confused about their
NZ gov to end GMO trial ban
The New Zealand government will next week end a 16-month ban on new
"field" trials of genetically-modified organisms (GMO)
Biotechnology - is overregulation its own enemy?
The last two decades have been the best of times and the worst of
times for biotechnology applied to agriculture and food, writes
FDF calls for common EU framework for functional claims
High quality, safe, wholesome food at affordable prices are the
aims of UK food manufacturers, the UK Food and Drink Federation
(FDF) stated this week when giving evidence to the independent
Policy Commission on Farming and Food.
Coffee increases bone loss in elderly women
Bone loss in heavy coffee drinking elderly women may be greater
than their non-drinking friends, a new study suggests
Sensus expands inulin production
In response to increasing demand for Frutafit® inulin, Dutch
ingredients company Sensus is to expand its manufacturing capacity
in Roosendaal,The Netherlands.
Danone bids for Asia Pacific energy drinks
French food company Groupe DANONE announced on Wednesday that it
intends to make a public offer to acquire 100 per cent of the
capital of Frucor Beverages Group Limited, a market leader in the
fast growing energy drink segment in...
GBI launches new magnesium supplement
Israeli ingredients company Gadot Biochemical Industries Ltd.
announced this week that it has developed a new, highly
bioavailable, soluble magnesium supplement based on citric acid.
Rumours continue over DSM and BASF bid for Rhodia
Rumours this week that French ingredients company Rhodia has
received informal bids from its European rivals DSM and BASF
remained confused on Tuesday.
GM labelling bill defeated in Canada
A bill that would have mandated labelling of all foods in Canada
containing genetically modified organisms (GMOs) was defeated in
the Canadian House of Commons.
Food & Nutrition conference tackles food safety
Food and nutrition experts, registered dietitians, educators and
professional chefs from across the country will meet in St. Louis
from Oct. 20 to 23 for the American Dietetic Association's 2001
Food & Nutrition Conference.
Antibiotics in animals breed resistant salmonella, new evidence
One in five samples of ground meat and poultry taken from US
supermarkets was contaminated with salmonella, and most samples
were resistant to antibiotics.
Food science company formalises nutrition agreement
Food science and technology company Bon Coeur Inc. announced
recently that it has formalised a relationship with nutrition
product maker Nutrition 21 Inc.
ADM invests in non-GM soy
Agribusiness giant Archer Daniels Midland Co. said on Tuesday it is
paying an extra 20 cents per bushel for soybeans that have not been
genetically modified and are delivered to its processing facility
in Decatur, Illinois.
Casein price faces downward pressure
Prices for New Zealand's largest export sector, dairy products,
face downward pressure, ASB Bank warned on Wednesday.
Organic oil to protect against dangerous bacteria
Oil from the common herb oregano may be an effective treatment
against dangerous, and sometimes drug-resistant bacteria, an
American researcher has found.
Cereal Chemists appoint Board of Directors
The American Association of Cereal Chemists (AACC) this week
announced the appointment of its 2001/2002 Board of Directors, to
be installed on October 18, 2001.
Leeks and chives fight stomach cancer
Allium vegetables such as garlic, onions, leeks, and chives
have been shown to have beneficial effects against several
diseases, including cancer.
Soft drinks and dental cavities, new research
Age and income have a stronger influence on the advent of dental
cavities among teenagers and young adults than soft drink
Degussa Unit aims for 25 per cent growth
Fine Chemicals Business Unit of chemical giant Degussa AG aims to
increase sales revenues from its current 1 billion euros by at
least 25 percent
Food manufacturers discuss organics
The UK Food and Drink Federation's Organic Manufacturers Liaison
Group has organised a seminar at the Natural Products EXPO.
Nutritlite dietary supplements first to receive certification
NSF International, a US Public Health and Safety Company(TM),
announced on Monday the first five products to receive
certification through the NSF Dietary Supplements Certification
ADM gives functional foods greater focus
Functional foods and ingredients will be given a greater focus at
global agriculture company Archer Daniels Midland (ADM), the
company announced on Monday.
New organic coatings for ice-cream
US organic company launches new certified organic dark and milk
chocolate ice cream coatings.
Plant sterol heart health claim - FDA reopens comments
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is to reopen for 45 days
the comment period for the interim final rule authorising a health
claim on the association between plant sterol/stanol esters and
reduced risk of coronary heart disease...
Dietary fibre and insulin - data analysed
Scientists in the United States recently investigated a variety of
new information on the mechanisms that mediate insulin's biological
actions and, in particular, examined the effects of dietary
carbohydrates on insulin sensitivity.
European consumers opt for non-GMO oils
Lower crude soyoil prices are not tempting west European consumers,
who continue to prefer other soft oils that do not contain
genetically modified organisms (GMOs), dealers said on Friday.
Danone buys US functional yoghurt
Groupe Danone, the France-based consumer products company, has
agreed to acquire a slice of the US functional yoghurt leader,
Rhodia reduces earnings outlook for 2001
French based specialty chemicals company Rhodia announced on
Thursday that it had adjusted its 2001 earnings outlook due to the
volatile economic climate.
Nutraceutical firm sells D-glucarate business
Nutraceutix, a US producer of ingredients and technologies for the
nutraceutical industry, is to sell its D-glucarate business to
another licensor of the product, BioChemix.
Organic ingredients co. acquires juice giant
Acirca, Inc., a US organic foods and ingredients company, announced
on Tuesday that it had acquired Mountain Sun, a leading organic
juice maker in the United States.
Benecol maker to focus on life science chemicals
Finnish company Raisio on Tuesday unveiled its long-expected
strategic focus change, saying it aimed to be a life-science
oriented chemicals group and forecasted its turnover to double to
1.6 billion euros ($1.46 billion) by 2005
Organic food safe from economic downturn?
An economic downturn may not hurt the U.K. market for organic food
products, Robert Duxbury, technical manager for organic products at
J Sainsbury PLC told Dow Jones Newswires Monday.
Organic programme to improve awareness
US organic company Horizon Organic Holding Corp. this week
announced the creation of the Organic Agriculture Project (OAP), a
project designed to promote the benefits of organic agriculture.
Thai health food looks to the West
Thai health food company Nutri Care Foods Co Ltd has its sights set
on the international market, the company told a press conference on
Phytochemicals focus of conference
Scientists in the UK this week discussed the latest research into
phytochemicals, at a 3-day conference in Norwich, England.