Thai government to stop Jasmine rice patent
The Thai government has hired two US lawyers to represent the
country in a lawsuit aimed at preventing American rice breeder
Chris Deren from patenting a new rice variety developed using
genetic material from Thai jasmine rice.
Deadline extended for energy drink producer
French food group Danone on Thursday extended by two weeks the
deadline on its takeover offer for New Zealand drinks firm Frucor
Beverages Group Ltd , but held firm on the price.
Strong growth for health & wellness products, market analysts reveal
Despite a worsening US economic outlook and the impact of the
September 11 attacks on consumer confidence, shoppers continue to
buy organic milk, veggie burgers and other health and wellness
products, market research reveals.
Organic company receives first Bord funding
Simply Organic, a new organic vegetable company is the first fresh
organic produce enterprise to receiving funding under the Irish
Bord Glas Business Support Programme.
Botanical extract company launches new Red Clover product
Linnea, Swiss manufacturer of botanical extracts, announced this
week the launch of a new Red Clover extract.
Herbal products association defends Ephedra
Evidence that the popular dietary supplement Ephedra may be
effective and safe in weight loss arrived recently in the form of
two published studies.
Dietary supplement linked to liver damage
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warned consumers this
week to stop using the dietary supplement Lipokinetix®.
Argentine organic farmers wait for GM ruling
Argentine organic farmers expect a ruling soon on whether a legal
challenge against the state's support of genetically modified (GM)
corn crops will go to trial, the group's president said.
UK consumers lose control of their weight
Half of all Britons are beyond their ideal weight, a UK survey has
found and more than one in two overweight women felt their size had
a negative impact on their relationships.
Ginger supplement to help arthritis pain
Ginger could be an effective treatment for arthritis, US
researchers reveal this week. A pill containing extracts of the
root spice has proved to be as effective as conventional
Mayo Clinic acknowledges power of soy
Researchers do not yet know everything they would like to know
about how nutrition affects your heart, the US Mayo Clinic says,
but as research continues into the role of soyfoods, the
``results appear promising.''
Cargill food ingredients business restructures
Cargill announced this month that its business unit Cargill
Nutraceuticals will now be known as Cargill Health and Food
Vitamin price fixing, an update
German fine chemicals company BASF AG does not know when the
European Commission will make a decision based on its investigation
into vitamin price fixing.
Survey confirms shoppers faith in food
American consumers believe that the food they eat can make a
significant difference to their health, but many admit that their
own diet needs improvement, according to a new survey released this
Herbal medicine on the brink of ban
Germany is considering forbidding the sale of products containing
more than tiny amounts of the herbal medicine kava kava.