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Researchers present health, egg research

A symposium taking place today at the USDA offices in Washington, DC as an educational forum for scientists will see the results of recent egg...

Vitamins to reduce homocysteine may help cognition

Elderly people could gain some protection against cognitive decline by taking B vitamins to reduce levels of homocysteine, an independent predictor of cognitive function, report...

Ghana: second largest cocoa producer

Ghana is now the second largest cocoa producer behind the Ivory Coast on the back of new figures that show the country has pulled in...

Brazilian farmers to go against the grain?

Farmers in southern Brazil are urging the government to pass an emergency to allow use of GMO soybeans in the coming 2003-04 season (October-September), reports...

Bunge dives deeper into Indian oils

Only months after buying Unilever's Indian fats business Hindustan Lever, US agri-giant Bunge carves deeper into the Indian oils market acquiring the India-based assets of...

Price margins squeeze figures for Danisco Q1

Price competition in texturants put pressure on Danisco ingredients results for the first quarter of 2003/2004 but flavours and a long, hot summer go some...

Dramatic increase in eye disease raises demand for preventive treatment

A new study showing a significant increase in common age-related eye disease among older Americans in the last eight years, demonstrates the need for preventive...

Vitamin C targets osteoporosis, finds lab study

Antioxidant supplements, such as vitamin C tablets, could become the new remedy for osteoporosis, say researchers in the UK. The need for such treatment is...

Food scientist loses patent battle

A patent battle has ended with a US court giving chemicals giant DuPont the commercial rights for a patented gene that could one day lead...

US consumer opposes ban on GM foods

Americans' knowledge of genetically modified foods remains low and their opinions about its safety are just as divided as they were two years ago, according...

Black tea extracts may possess anti-inflammatory potential

Black tea extracts show promise as both topical and orally-active inhibitors of inflammation, according to research from Rutgers University to be presented at the Worldnutra...

Children's bones weaker; diet to blame?

An increase in children's consumption of soft drinks together with a decline in that of milk may be the cause behind a marked increase in...

Childhood nutrition protects mental health

An infant's diet, known to be important for early mental development, may also play a significant role in the risk for mental illness or criminal...

Genetic engineering may lead to vitamin E-rich crops

Scientists claim to have discovered a method to increase the vitamin E content of corn seeds by up to six times, with future research to...

Cheese linked to risk in testicular cancer

Men who eat a lot of cheese could be at a higher risk of contracting testicular cancer, Canadian researchers conclude in a new study. Scientists...

Food scientists that fit the bill

Freshly elected officials for the 2003-2004 season at the American Association of Cereal Chemists (AACC) will be inaugurated at the organisation's annual meeting this month....

Liquorice extract reduces male hormone levels

New findings suggest that chemicals in liquorice, used as a remedy for gastrointestinal disorders, could have an effect on testosterone levels. New research, presented at...

Campaign to educate women on bone health

A new campaign is launching today after a survey by the American Dietetic Association revealed women are confused and uneducated about the recommended daily amount...

Foods to fight asthma

An Australian study appears to support previous evidence linking diet to asthma outcome. Young adults whose diet included whole milk and fruits including apples and...

Study reveals how St John's wort reduces drug efficacy

Long-term use of the herbal St John's wort may reduce the efficacy of at least 50 per cent of drugs taken by Americans, owing to...

Scientists speed up B12 analysis

A new faster method to measure quantities of vitamin B12, both in foods and in dietary supplements has been developed by scientists at the US...

GM-free dairy labels a bonus

Good news for food manufacturers and ingredients companies involved in the dairy market with findings from a recent study in the US revealing that many...

No sale, says Danisco

Danish food ingredients group Danisco has denied rumours circulating in the local press that it is in talks to sell its stake in US biotech...

NFPA supports industry role in health initiative, says Cady

John R. Cady, president and CEO of the National Food Processors Association (NFPA), yesterday declared his support for government, industry partnerships to educate consumers on...

World trade talks fail

Global trade talks collapsed at the weekend with rich and poor countries in a clash over farm aid as developing nations held out for a...