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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...

Caffeine helps performance by reducing muscle pain?

Drinking a cup of coffee is more likely to reduce muscle pain during a workout than taking an aspirin, suggests a small study from the...

Melatonin may worsen heart condition

Melatonin supplements, often taken to help insomniacs and jet-lagged travellers sleep, may make it dangerous for those with cardiovascular problems to stand, reported a researcher...

Tax relief for sugar giant

Jobs will be saved as US sugar giant Imperial Sugar receives incentive from the Louisiana state. The company, that filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection...

Firm gels for perfect flans

Our glimpse of imminent product launches at the upcoming Food ingredients Europe exhibition in Frankfurt this November continues with UK starch business National Starch launching...

Lily extract shrinks pancreas, stomach tumors

A plant extract has been found to inhibit tumor growth in laboratory tests. It could be used to target some of the cancers that are...

Cerestar pushes organic

Recently passed into the hands of US agribusiness Cargill, French starch derivatives company Cerestar answers rising market demand for organic ingredients with a new grade...

Giant ambitions for humble soybean

US scientists have released the first giant vegetable soybean worldwide by the glorious name of Moon Cake. The vegetable giant is the latest in a...

Health properties add value to pectin

The common food ingredient pectin may be more valuable than thought as it has significant prebiotic properties, claims a US scientist. Pectin, derived mainly from...

Fish oils could rebuild muscle loss in cancer patients

Fish oil supplements may help to prevent the wasting and weight loss associated with some types of advanced cancer, shows a UK study out this...

ADM: delivery systems for supplements

ADM, a leading supplier of health ingredients, will exhibit a range of products derived from natural sources at the forthcoming Health Ingredients Europe exhibition in...

NIH grant could raise profile of chromium picolinate

The NIH is to fund research evaluating the use of chromium picolinate in people with type 2 diabetes. The findings could significantly boost chromium specialist...

Food supply top priority after 9/11

Two years ago to the day terrorist attacks in the United States struck a nation, leaving it shocked, angry and vulnerable. As the country continues...

FDA warning on star anise teas

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a warning advising consumers to avoid consuming herbal teas containing star anise, following reports that at least...

Fortifying with flavonoids

Adding heart healthy flavonoids to food during processing can improve the taste of some products, despite their bitter profile, claims a US scientist. Increased consumption...

Cancun, interpreting trade distortion

"We have fundamentally reformed our farm policy," and with these words Dr. Franz Fischler, European Commissioner for Agriculture kicked-off his first speech at the WTO...

New building blocks for nutritional pyramid

The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) is to revise daily food intake guidelines, which form the basis for the Food Guide Pyramid, in an effort...

Fine wine discovery

US scientists have identified a new compound in red wine which could be just as important as the antioxidant resveratrol, in fighting cholesterol, they claim....

Taking out trans fats

People are eating less trans-fatty acids than they were two decades ago, finds a new study, which comes shortly after the Food and Drug Administration's...

Time to take tea seriously?

Researchers are developing a new cream composed of compounds found in tea, which they claim will help fight skin cancer, the most common type of...

Cranberry treatment for stroke patients

Cranberries may reduce brain cell damage associated with stroke, researchers claimed at a meeting yesterday. In laboratory studies using rat brain cells exposed to simulated...

Natural sleep aid could worsen asthma symptoms

People with asthma should consider limiting the use of melatonin as a sleep aid, according to researchers in the US, who report that higher levels...

NCCAM searching for new fellow

The National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), has announced the creation of a new NCCAM...