Boost athletic performance with honey
Recently, the US National Honey Board reported the results from
three clinical trials on the use of honey by various athletes.
Tomatoes remain firm through process
At the Fi Europe 2001, DSM Food Specialties will introduce a new
application of its FirmFruit® enzyme system designed to enhance the
appearance and consistency of processed tomato pieces in
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, Mexico's government will promote the production of GM
Gene sequencing for soy sauce ingredient
Kikkoman Corp. and six other food makers have teamed up to sequence
the genome of koji, a fermenting agent used to make soy sauce and
soybean paste, by 2003.
Cut the salt, cut the drinks
According to researchers in the UK, if recommended daily intake of
salt were cut in half, it would cost billions to the drinks
Antioxidant protects against stroke damages
New research in mice suggests that an antioxidant compound called
dehydroascorbic acid can reduce the damage caused by a stroke.
Grant to find new genes in rice
Exelixis Plant Sciences has received a National Science Foundation
award to develop technologies to identify novel genes in rice, with
the aim of improving its production.
Antioxidants against chronic illnesses
In a new book, scientists at the University of California,
Berkeley, reinforce their claim that daily intakes of antioxidant
vitamin supplements help fight against chronic diseases.
Dietary calcium may increase prostate cancer risk
An 11 year study from Harvard researchers reveals that too much
dietary calcium may increase the risk of developing prostate
E.coli survival reduced with lower nisin doses
A reduction of E. coli survival fraction can be achieved with lower
nisin doses than in a single nisin treatment, a study in Argentina
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
GM sugar in coffee - not just yet
Due to its complexity GM sugar will not be commercially produced
for another 10 years.
ConAgra reports increase in sales
ConAgra Foods, the American packaged food group, reported record
first quarter sales and earnings for the period ending August 26,
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 and pollutants.
Postponement of workshop on GM allergy potential
Food allergy and genetically modified (GM) crops experts as well as
other scientists, physicians, and government regulators will meet
at a later date for a workshop, "Assessment of the Allergenic
Potential of Genetically Modified...
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 one time to scent poor quality hay.
Nutrition is key to dental health
Periodontists believe nutrition plays a major role in the status of
Protein ingredients - the market
The European protein ingredients market will grow at a compound
annual growth rate of 4.9 per cent to reach over $9 billion by
Purple potato provides hope for organics
A potato resistant to all fungal diseases could be the new hope for
the organic potato industry, researchers reveal this week.
Restructure for ADM food divisions
ADM announced the restructuring of its Food and BioProducts
Divisions to strengthen the company's global focus on its core food
and feed operations, as well as its functional foods and
Lifestyle plays role in diabetes 2
The majority of type 2 diabetes could be prevented by the adoption
of a healthier lifestyle, American scientists revealed recently.
Stock repurchase for Hain Celestial
The Hain Celestial Group announced that its Board of Directors has
authorised a stock repurchase program.
Nomination for soy industry leaders
The American Soybean Association (ASA) and DuPont, the American
chemical group, are seeking nominees for the 2002 ASA/DuPont Young
Berry extract fights West Nile virus
Findings of a new study in Israel show that the deadly West Nile
virus, which recently killed a 71-year-old Atlanta woman, may have
a natural enemy.
Balchem pleased with FDA ruling on choline
Balchem Corporation commended the FDA's recent decision authorising
products containing qualifying amounts of choline to carry a
nutrient label claim.
Oolong tea fights fat and cholesterol
An experiment by a Japanese doctor showed oolong tea reduces body
fat and rejuvenates internal organs, because it contains a large
amount of polyphenols.
Agreement for Advanced Nutraceuticals
Advanced Nutraceuticals subsidiary, ANI Pharmaceuticals, is to
acquire assets of York Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Boomtime for nutritional oils
Martek Biosciences Corp., a Columbian company that makes products
from microalgae, reported a 166 per cent increase in sales of its
nutritional oils for infant formula.
Wild mushroom linked to muscle failure
A group of French people who ate a popular wild mushroom developed
rhabdomyolysis, a potentially fatal condition in which skeletal
muscle fibres break down, the New England Journal of Medicine
reports this week.
New trendy foods - not always so healthy
According to experts, even nutritious foods packaged in new and
improved ways could be bad for the health in the long term if one
does not carefully read the labels.
Vit. E & cancer prevention - more studies needed
Numerous university health publications, including the Harvard
Health Letter, report the health benefits and the safety of vitamin
Calcium from mutant plants could be a reality
A scientist from the Agricultural Research Service (ARS), the US
Department of Agriculture's scientific research agency, identified
a mutant plant that could provide more calcium to daily meals.
Improved health for India
India's health minister, Dr C P Thakur, last week unveiled the
draft of a new proposed national health policy-the first in 18
years, New Scientist reports this week.
NZ dairy industry supports GM research
Fonterra Co-operative Group Ltd wholeheartedly supports the use of
genetic modified organisms (GMOs) and stressed this week that it
must be allowed in New Zealand.
Denser bones with oestrogen and vit. D supplementation
According to a new study, oestrogen with vitamin D increase bone
density in elderly women.
Cholesterol - vital for the immune system
Excess cholesterol on the blood is a sign that one is at risk of
cardiovascular diseases. However, according to new research,
too-low cholesterol levels could increase the risk of cancer.
Henkel completes sales of Cognis
Henkel KgaA has agreed to sell its chemical division Cognis to a
consortium of financial investors comprising of Schroder Ventures
and Goldman Sachs Capital Partners.
Tea compound effective in targeting cancer cells
Rutgers University researchers have found a compound in black tea
that may target and kill colorectal cancer cells without harming
surrounding healthy tissue.
Shrub berry - more lycopene than tomato
According to scientists from the USDA's Agricultural Research
Service, the berries from autumn olive, a shrub, could become an
alternative source of lycopene.
Heinz boosts organic baby range
As the organic trend continues to scale new heights US food giant
Heinz has announced the addition of a range of babyfoods.
Discovery of obesity gene
Hoffman-La Roche and deCODE genetics announced that deCODE
scientists have mapped genes contributing to obesity and clinical
Look for the 'heart' sign
With activities taking up more time in the evening, no- or
low-preparation snacks and meals may be an easy choice, making the
effort to determine their nutritional value can be exhausting.
Foodborne pathogen protein investigated
US researchers are investigating a protein in a food-borne pathogen
that could lead to the vaccine development in its common host,
Brewer's yeast offers hope against HIV
Could a pint of beer protect you from HIV in the future? The answer
is yes, according to a US company that is aiming to make a cheap
vaccine out of brewer's yeast.
FAO releases 'State of Food' report
Economic growth can be positively influenced by improved nutrition,
the FAO said on September 11 in a special section of its annual
report, The State of Food and Agriculture 2001.
Calcium campaign launched to boost teenage intake
The US National Medical Association (NMA), the professional
organisation of African American physicians, launched a new calcium
education campaign at their annual meeting in August, to encourage
american adolescents to recognise the...
Marine nutraceutical gets GRAS status
Marine-based nutraceuticals company Ocean Nutrition Canada Ltd.
(ONC) announced this week that it had achieved GRAS (generally
recognised as safe) status for its omega-3 concentrated 30:20 EE
complex derived from fish oil.
Parkinson's patients: leave the bean behind
Younger Parkinson's patients are more likely to take alternative
treatments than older Parkinson's patients, new research suggests.
Elderberry's health benefits
Elderberries have been employed in European folk medicine since
antiquity for lots of illnesses from arthritis and asthma to colds