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Food report welcomed by organic association

The Soil Association, the UK-based organic food promoter, has welcomed the recommendations of a new report on the future of British farming, and in particular...

Drug helps glycaemic control, study shows

The oral anti-diabetic drug (OAD) repaglinide tablets can help improve glycaemic control - the amount of glucose in the blood - according to new research...

Neptune Tech plans big expansion

Neptune Technologies & Bioressources, the Canadian producer of marine-based products, has announced a major new expansion programme. The first phase of the plan will involve...

Red clover tested for oestrogenic activity

New research from a team based at the University of Illinois at Chicago has assessed the oestrogenic and anti-oestrogenic activity of Trifolium pratense L, or...

Technology to play a greater role in designer foods

The constant demand for food which is fresher, more convenient, more flavourful and more nutritious will mean an increase in the use of technology in...

Ontario plans functional food programme

Brian Coburn, Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs for the Canadian province of Ontario, has announced an investment programme of C$646,000 to develop drying...

Vitamins useless for cold-fighting smokers

So-called cold fighting vitamins are ineffective among older men who smoke, according to the findings of a new report. Researchers from the University of Helsinki...

UK calls for ban on pistachio imports

The UK Food Standards Agency is calling for a ban on pistachio nuts imported from Iran following a survey which found high levels of cancer-causing...

Fighting bioterrorism tops FDA to-do list

The war against terrorism in the US has opened up a new front - the food industry. The US Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has...

AHDC launches new website

American Health and Diet Centers (AHDC) has updated its website to include a complete range of consumer health information, a catalogue of products and an...

Echinacea may cause adverse reactions

People using the herbal remedy echinacea to treat allergies may be prone to adverse reactions, according to new research published in the January issue of...

P&G licenses green tea processing technology

Procter & Gamble has licensed the Chinese Wuxi Green Power Bio-Products exclusively for its solvent-free green tea processing technology. P&G claims that its processing technology...

Green tea is anti-inflammatory agent

New research may provide an explanation for the anti-inflammatory properties often accredited to green tea, reports Reuters Health. Studies on animals and other laboratory research...

Nestlé-USA forms agreement with Ocean Spray

The Nestle USA - Beverage Division and Ocean Spray Cranberries, Inc. announced this week that they have formed a long-term agreement which, they hope, will...

Moderate drinking helps keep you sane

Drinking moderate amounts of alcohol can help lower the chances of developing dementia, Dutch scientists said on Friday. Whether it is wine, beer or whisky,...

Don't forget the DHA, mothers told

The importance of calcium and folic acid to the development of infants is well documented, but the benefits of docosahexaenoic acid, or DHA, are less...

Dietary supplements can help dyslexia sufferers

Children with symptoms of dyslexia and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) may behave better and find it easier to think when their diets are supplemented with fatty...

Cholesterol advice from Cheerios

Most American consumers know that reducing their cholesterol level can help reduce the risk of heart disease, but the majority seem to need help in...

Women told diet is fine, but steer clear of alcohol

Alcohol can be a major risk factor for breast cancer but a 'healthy' or 'western' diet does not seem to have any adverse effect. These...

Kava set to become prescription-only in Germany

A German committee that issues advice on prescription drugs has recommended that the government make kava, the popular herbal remedy, a prescription-only product, reports Reuters...

Fatty acids can heal painful inflammation

Long chain polyunsaturated fatty acids (LC-PUFAs) can help improve intestinal damage and inflammation caused by ulcerative colitis, a chronic disease affecting the large intestine and...

Arsenic found in herbal products

Medical officials in Thailand have found dangerous levels of arsenic in popular herbal remedies used to treat nausea and fainting symptoms, The Nation newspaper in...

Europe funds weight reduction research

A new EU-funded project will focus on the effect of conjugated linoleic acids (CLA) on overweight reduction. The overall objective of the new study is...

Organic pledge from Sainsbury

UK supermarket J Sainsbury plc recently pledged to dramatically decrease the amount of imported organic food sold in the UK. In a statement one of...

Synthetic antioxidants the key to fighting diabetes

A synthetic antioxidant that can delay and prevent the onset of autoimmune diabetes in mice could be a useful tool against diabetes , scientists report...

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