Tomatoes have long been known to be a good source of lycopene, the
phytochemical which makes them red but which also has significant
antioxidant properties. Now new research has shown that this
antioxidant power can be boosted even...
Corn Products International, one of the world's largest corn
refiners and a major supplier of food ingredients, reported a five
per cent decline in first quarter earnings, with net sales for the
period down from $454 million...
The Australia New Zealand Food Authority (ANZFA) has warned users
of the infant formula Portagen to stop using the product following
the revelation last week that the product was linked to the death
of a premature infant.
Forbes Medi Tech has been offered C$1.6million (€1.14m) by 3824527
Canada for the sale of its pilot manufacturing plant in Amqui,
Quebec. The plant was used for phytosterol extraction and
A new report estimates that there will be significant, sustained
growth in America's natural and organic foods categories for
several years to come owing to the "mainstreaming" of the sector
currently worth $15 billion...
New Zealand's biggest company, the dairy foods processor Fonterra,
is backing a medical consortium to develop milk-based "bioactives",
in the aim of gaining a share in the global functional foods
market, reported the...
A team of cancer researchers at John Hopkins University have
identified a new gene, which could help explain the dietary links
to prostate cancer. The gene could have a vital role in the
breakdown of fatty acids found in dairy products...
Researchers at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center have identified
a protein that enables the body to overcome resistance to the
hormone leptin - the findings could help scientists move one step
closer to creating a drug therapy...
There is controversy in Britain's medical world over the
government's new backing of Heinz canned products, which will be
labelled as counting towards the recommended daily intake of fruit
and vegetables. The British Dietetic...
Novartis, the Swiss pharmaceuticals group, has reported a 20 per
cent rise in first-quarter profits, exceeding analysts' forecasts,
however this was largely a result of strong growth in
pharmaceuticals and US business, while...