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.