A reduction in pollution levels in Britain has had one unexpected -
and unwanted - effect. Wheat grown there has far lower levels of
the the essential mineral selenium than its counterparts in North
A dispute which pitted US food giant Kellogg against the somewhat
smaller Green Turtle Bay Vitamin Company over the latter's
trademark vitamin, Sunnie, has ended with a victory for the smaller
Full-year results at US-based pharmaceutical and nutritional
product manufacturer Perrigo were helped by the addition of a
number of exceptional items, but also showed solid growth before
Third quarter sales at Nutraceutical International, the US
supplement manufacturer, rose from $26.7 million to $29.5 million
as a result of good organic growth and acquisitions, while profits
were up from $2.0 million to $4.2 million,...
The low-carbohydrate, high-protein diets which have become popular
in recent years may be good at helping people lose weight rapidly,
but they could also be damaging their kidneys and their bones,
according to researchers at the University...
Concerns about the safety of certain products could overshadow
continued growth in the US nutrition industry, but intelligent
science-based marketing and consumer communication should help keep
sales high, claims a new report.
Eating lots of fruit and vegetables can cut the risk of
smoking-related diseases, finds new research published in this
week's European Respiratory Journal. More evidence to
support the role diet plays in overall health.
Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) has been awarded three US patents for
the use of concentrated isoflavones combined with other
phytochemicals to treat blood-related diseases, cancer and
The US Food and Drug Administration was put under pressure this
week when a US senator attacked the department for refusing to move
on legislation on the herbal supplement ephedra. Trade bodies still
insist however that the herb can...
The Joint Health Claims Initiative (JHCI), an independent UK
organisation created to assess health claims on food, this week
advised the food industry of the option of making health claims for
the inclusion of soya in food products.