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Natural foods company expands

Natural and specialty foods broker Maximum Marketing Inc. has acquired Choice Sales and Marketing, a food broker based in Florida. The cash transaction was completed...

Phytochemicals focus of conference

Scientists this week discussed the latest research into phytochemicals, at a 3-day conference, starting in Norwich, England on Wednesday 26 September. The event is jointly...

Omega enriched lamb roast?

In the near future the sizzling Sunday roast could also be a major source of health-enhancing polyunsaturated fats, Australian researchers reveal this week. Dr. Soressa...

Food supplements - EU harmonisation draws closer

Diverging legislation in Europe relating to food supplements made one step towards harmonisation on Thursday when the European Council agreed the proposed Directive on Food...

Increase in consumer's awareness of soy

On September 27, the United Soybean Board (USB) released data from their annual survey showing that Americans changing their eating habits due to health and...

Symposium on GMOs risks and benefits

AFSSA, the French Agency of medical security of food organises a symposium entitled "GMO & food: can health benefits be evaluated?" Debates on GMOs deal...

Armor proteines launched nutritional website

Milk and whey ingredient company Armor proteines launched this week a new web site to focus on the nutritional benefits of milk proteins. The site,...

Dentists warn patients over herbals

Once dismissed as a fad, alternative medicine has become an increasingly popular component of mainstream health care, including dentistry. But patients need to use caution...

Spinach offers hope for AMD sufferers

Spinach may help restore sight in people who are legally blind, US researchers reveal this week. Scientists at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National...

STAR™ increases bioavailability of probiotics

The strategic market consulting group Frost & Sullivan announces that Institut Rosell-Lallemand has been awarded the 2001 Market Engineering Technology Leadership Award for its new...

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...

Whey could prevent cancer - study suggests

While a diet containing a wide variety of fruits, vegetables, grains, and animal products in the proportions recommended by the US Department of Agriculture (USDA)...

Boost athletic performance with honey

On September 24, the US National Honey Board reported the results from three clinical trials on the use of honey by various athletes, reports IMAGINutrition....

Tomatoes remain firm through process

At the Fi Europe 2001, held in London, November 5-7, the Dutch food ingredients company DSM Food Specialties will introduce a new application of its...

Mexico is pro GM crops and foods

According to Victor Manuel Villalobos Arambula, Under Secretary for Agriculture at the Mexican Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, the Mexican government will promote the...

Gene sequencing for soy sauce ingredient

The Japanese food company Kikkoman Corporation and six other food makers have teamed up with the Japanese National Institute of Technology and Evaluation and four...

Antioxidant protects against stroke damages

New research in mice suggests that an antioxidant compound called dehydroascorbic acid, the precursor to vitamin C, can cross the critical barrier between the bloodstream...

Grant to find new genes in rice

The American genomics-based drug company Exelixis Plant Sciences (EPS), a subsidiary of Exelixis, Inc. has received a National Science Foundation award to develop technologies to...

Antioxidants against chronic illnesses

In a new book, scientists at the University of California, Berkeley, claim their belief that daily intakes of antioxidant vitamin supplements, both Vitamin C and...

E.coli survival reduced with lower nisin doses

The Doehlert design and surface response methodology were used by scientists at the University of Buenos Aires in Argentina to study the influence of pH...

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 this week. According to...

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...

Flax for human consumption: seed or oil?

Lately, numerous studies have been published regarding the health benefits of flaxseed otherwise known as linseed, one of the oldest cultivated plants used by man....

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...

Nutrition is key to dental health

According to a poll conducted on the American Academy of Periodontology's web site (AAP), approximately 65 per cent of periodontists report that they believe nutrition...

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