Moderate consumption of alcohol may be good for health
According to a new study out of Spain, any form of alcohol can
bestow health benefits.
Alternative oestrogen products - not always what it seems
On August 16, ConsumerLab.com, released the results of its
Phyto-oestrogen Product Review.
Q1 results for Galaxy Nutritional Foods
Galaxy Nutritional Foods announced results for its first quarter
ended June 30, 2001.
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.
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.
Strong growth for nutraceuticals group
Australian manufacturer of pharmaceuticals and nutraceuticals FH
Faulding announced this week a net profit of AU$ 106 million.
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
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
Degussa focusing strategy continues
German speciality chemical giant Degussa AG announced this week the
sale of its ASTA Medica Onkology business to Baxter Healthcare S.A.
Food agency reacts to UK organic report
According to a new report, organic food is healthier and safer for
New gums for better oral care
Procter & Gamble Company and the US chewing gum company William
Wrigley Jr. Company announced on August 7 an agreement to bring
innovative chewing gums with dental benefits to the world's
More evidence of black tea benefits
According to a recent study, a cup of black tea, with an apple and
a chunk of chocolate may help protect against heart disease.
Western health supplements trendy in Asia
According to a recent survey, Asians are increasingly switching
from traditional medicine to Western health supplements.
DMV signs agreement with US meat packers
Lactoferrin ingredients giant DMV International announced this week
a joint venture agreement with US beef packing company Farmland
National Beef Packing Company L.P.
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.
Capsugel extends vegetable capsule line
US capsule manufacturer, Capsugel, has extended its line of liquid
filled vegetable capsules to include a lecithin filled capsule.
NZ Dairy Foods demands stronger competition measures
According to NZ Dairy Foods, additional measures are needed to
protect competition in the domestic New Zealand milk sector.
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.
Croda reports profit loss in 2Q
Croda, the UK chemicals company, said its move to focus on
higher-margin oleochemicals had cushioned it against the sharp
downturn that has affected most chemical groups in the first half
of the year.
Soy may reduce breast cancer risk
Antioxidant compounds found in soy foods have been shown to reduce
levels of hormones associated with breast cancer risk in women. A
new study suggests that other factors associated with soy may also
play a role in lowering cancer...
Bunge's shares fall
The American agribusiness group Bunge Limited became a public
company on August 2 with the start of trade on its newly issued
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.
Phytonutrient range moves into UK supermarkets
Galaxy Nutritional Foods, a US producer of plant-based dairy
alternatives, announced on July 30 that distribution of its Rice,
Veggy, and Soymage dairy alternatives are going into large UK
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.
Saputo Q1 results up
Saputo Inc, the largest dairy processor in Canada reported on a
first-quarter profit climb of a third compared to the same quarter
last year as the price of cheese shot up.
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.
Milk nutrients may prevent Alzheimer's
According to a recent study published in the medical journal
Neurology, elderly persons who consume low levels of vitamin B-12
and folate may have an increased risk of developing Alzheimer's
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
Omega-3's Alzheimer's benefits identified
Increased intake of the omega-3 fatty acid docosahexaenoic acid
(DHA) may boost the production of a protein known to destroy the
plaques associated with Alzheimer's disease, reports a new study.