Is diabetes really on the up? A new study suggests that the
increase in the prevalence of diabetes may be due to better
detection and people surviving longer with the disease not an
increase in new cases.
Heart-friendlier products may be one of the benefits from new corn
varieties developed by US scientists at the US department of
agriculture's chief scientific research agency and Iowa State
university (ISU). The 14 new lines...
Danish enzymes company Novozymes continues on a high this year,
despite a slight fall in food enzyme sales for the quarter,
resulting in an overall boost to 13 per cent for its forecast for
net profit increase for the full year.
GTC Nutrition is to distribute Finnish company Finn Cereal's
specialty oat bran in North America. The product contains a minimum
of 15 per cent oat beta-glucan, said to be three times the amount
normally found in oat products.
Sales at Weider Nutrition fell 14 per cent during fiscal 2003 and
the supplement maker failed to cut 2002 losses. But divestments of
non-core activities will start to make a difference next year,
claims the company.
The US functional food industry could almost double in value by
2007, according to a new report, which estimates sales of the
health products will be more than $37.7 billion by 2007, compared
to $20.2 billion in 2002.
With just three weeks remaining until the Cancun meetings, the EU
and the US yesterday presented a joint framework to relaunch
agricultural negotiations. Focusing on three areas, domestic
support, market access and export competition,...
The plant extract guggulipid, widely used as an alternative to
cholesterol-lowering drugs in Asia, has turned out to be no more
effective than a placebo in clinical trials, report researchers in
the latest edition of JAMA.