Scientists at the University of Southampton in the UK have received
funding to study whether genes can influence the benefits gained by
some people from dietary antioxidants. The team is hoping to find
out why some people benefit...
Leading agricultural processor Archer Daniels Midland is to set up
a new business unit for specialty oils and fats, it announced this
week, in a bid to strengthen its position in value-added
The European Commission continues to crack down on unfair
competition and punish the illegal activities with the news this
week that is has fined three companies involved in a food flavour
enhancers (nucleotides) cartel.
European researchers assessing the impact of functional foods have
highlighted six areas where functional foods could have an impact
on health, including the role of probiotics and prebiotics on the
gut, antioxidants for disease prevention,...
Nutritional supplements maker Solanova has launched a
full-spectrum, natural Vitamin E, called TocoSential E. The company
claims its combination of each of the Vitamin E components helps
deliver the optimal antioxidant protection...
Nutraceutical International last week reported net sales for the
fourth quarter rose to $29.3 million from $24.6 million for the
same period last year, despite tough economic conditions. Strong
sales boosted net income for the quarter...
Dutch food retail group Ahold has announced it is to sell its
Netherlands-based health store chain De Tuinen to Holland &
Barrett Europe (owned by NBTY) for €16.5 million as part of its new
strategy of focusing on core activities.
Canadian biopharmaceutical company Forbes Medi-Tech this week
reports on study results showing that chocolate, containing its
cholesterol-lowering phytosterol ingredient Reducol, significanly
reduced LDL cholesterol in people with...