Dentists warn patients over herbals
Alternative medicine has become an increasingly popular component
of mainstream health care, including dentistry.
Spinach offers hope for AMD sufferers
Spinach may help restore sight in people who are legally blind, US
researchers reveal this week. Scientists at the Department of
Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory are investigating whether a
protein from spinach could replace...
STAR™ increases bioavailability of probiotics
The Institut Rosell-Lallemand was awarded this week the 2001 Market
Engineering Technology Leadership Award for its new enteric coating
Gov role key in nutraceuticals market
Americans possess a growing awareness of the link between nutrition
and health, as government committees become increasingly attentive
to nutraceutical product claims and potential regulations.
EFAs - essential for mother's and foetus' health
According to an expert on dietary fats and oils, pregnant and
nursing women must maintain diets rich in essential fatty acids to
help avoid certain emotional and physical health problems for
themselves and their babies.
Tomatoes remain firm through process
At the Fi Europe 2001, DSM Food Specialties will introduce a new
application of its FirmFruit® enzyme system designed to enhance the
appearance and consistency of processed tomato pieces in
Gene sequencing for soy sauce ingredient
Kikkoman Corp. and six other food makers have teamed up to sequence
the genome of koji, a fermenting agent used to make soy sauce and
soybean paste, by 2003.
Grant to find new genes in rice
Exelixis Plant Sciences has received a National Science Foundation
award to develop technologies to identify novel genes in rice, with
the aim of improving its production.
Health and wellness market analysed
2001 was an eventful year in the health and wellness marketplace, a
recent trends report from US Natural Marketing Institute claims
ConAgra reports increase in sales
ConAgra Foods, the American packaged food group, reported record
first quarter sales and earnings for the period ending August 26,
Antioxidants protect against pollution damages
According to researchers, taking antioxidant supplements could help
reduce the effects of ozone pollution on lung health and help the
body prevent damage from toxins and pollutants.
Fenugreek enters modern medicine
Fenugreek, trigonella foenum-graecum, is an annual plant, member of
the pea family. The botanical name for fenugreek means "Greek hay,"
since it was used at one time to scent poor quality hay.
Nutrition is key to dental health
Periodontists believe nutrition plays a major role in the status of
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.
Stock repurchase for Hain Celestial
The Hain Celestial Group announced that its Board of Directors has
authorised a stock repurchase program.
Nomination for soy industry leaders
The American Soybean Association (ASA) and DuPont, the American
chemical group, are seeking nominees for the 2002 ASA/DuPont Young
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.
Tea compound effective in targeting cancer cells
Rutgers University researchers have found a compound in black tea
that may target and kill colorectal cancer cells without harming
surrounding healthy tissue.
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.
Look for the 'heart' sign
With activities taking up more time in the evening, no- or
low-preparation snacks and meals may be an easy choice, making the
effort to determine their nutritional value can be exhausting.
Foodborne pathogen protein investigated
US researchers are investigating a protein in a food-borne pathogen
that could lead to the vaccine development in its common host,
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.
Biotech experts will brief EU farm ministers
The European Union (EU) farm ministers will hear expert views on
the benefits and pitfalls of biotech next week including a call
that developing countries be given a chance to grow their own
genetically modified crops.
Fresh white hope
In a bid to boost the flagging cranberry industry farmers in New
Jersey are looking to the white version of their popular red fruit.
So Natural reports net loss
So Natural Foods posted a A$233,867 (Euro132,566m) net loss for the
year ended June 30, 2001, compared to a net profit of A$1.127m
(Euro638,834) in the previous year.
The future of biotech plants and animals
The non-profit group Pew Initiative on Food & Biotechnology
announced that a new generation of genetically engineered products,
ranging from blue roses to anti-HIV spinach, is being developed to
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.
Request for proper labelling of carbohydrate
According to the NNFA Coalition for Informative Carbohydrate
Labelling, American consumers are increasingly aware of the
relationship between consumption of dietary carbohydrates and
increased blood sugar levels.
Colourful plate for health benefits
Heat and lots of colour may be what people need to get all the
health benefits from phytochemicals associated with disease
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.
Kraft seeks expansion into functional foods
The American food group Kraft is looking for acquisitions in
healthfoods, snacks and drinks, nine months after its $14.9bn
acquisition of Nabisco.
GM tomatoes boosted for health
German scientists have engineered a genetically modified "healthy"
tomato that prevents its new genes from passing to other crops.
Ingredient X - Black Tea anti-cancer agent discovered
Many studies have implied that the regular consumption of black tea
can protect against human cancers - have scientists now found the
Aarhus releases Maritex capital
Danish food firm Aarhus Oliefabrik announced a new partnership with
Tine Biomarin AS to further develop Maritex,the DNA salts
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.
Cola steps up functional drinks competition
Functional drinks battle continues between Cola and Pepsi as Cola
targets Ocean Spray/ Nantucket Allserve company.
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