Argentina to develop GM crops, despite criticism
There are no concerns that GM products have a negative impact on
health, a government offical was keen to stress this week.
Herbal Association refutes recent ginkgo study
American Herbal Products Association and the National Nutritional
Foods Association have heavily criticised the findings of a new
study that links colchicine to natural ginkgo.
Cola steps up functional drinks competition
Functional drinks battle continues between Cola and Pepsi as Cola
targets Ocean Spray/ Nantucket Allserve company.
Soy linked to kidney stones, new research
New research indicates that soybeans and soy-based foods may
promote kidney stones in those prone to the condition, recent
research in the US suggests.
Ginkgo compound may harm placenta
Harmful compound colchicine has been found in the placental blood
of women taking Gingko biloba.
GM fish labelling for S.Korea
South Korea will label genetically modified (GM) fish products from
September 1, the Ministry of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries said on
Numico denies selling out-of-date vitamins
Numico denied on Tuesday that its food supplement unit GNC
deliberately sold expired products in the United States
Iron supplements to help coughs
Iron supplements may be a simple remedy for the common dry cough
associated with ACE inhibitor drugs.
Nutrigenomics - the future of health
Our burgeoning knowledge of the interaction between genes and
nutrition has led to a greater understanding of diet on specific
health conditions, or to put it another way, nutrigenomics.
GRAS status for DMV Lactoferrin
DMV International announced this week that the American FDA has
given its milk derived Lactoferrin Generally Recognized as Safe
Australian organics aims for $1bln sales target
The Australian organic industry aims to quadruple production in the
next five years reaching $1 billion in domestic and export sales by
2006, reports IndustrySearch this week.
Hot lemon tea as skin cancer prevention
According to a new study by American scientists, drinking hot tea
with citrus peel could protect the body against skin cancer.
Quitting coffee improves heart conditions
A new study from Norway has found that coffee drinkers who quit
drinking caffeinated filtered coffee cut their blood levels of
cholesterol and the protein homocysteine, which are known risk
factors for heart disease.
Drink milk, not soft drink
According to a new study published in the American Journal of
Clinical Nutrition, women are drinking soft drinks in record
amounts and this daily habit may be wreaking havoc on their bones.
GM monitoring preferred - study suggests
According to a new Canadian federal study, a chief safety officer
should be appointed to oversee the safety of genetically modified
(GM) foods in Canada.