Numerous university health publications, including the Harvard
Health Letter, report the health benefits and the safety of vitamin
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.
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.
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.
According to a new study, oestrogen with vitamin D increase bone
density in elderly women.
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 KgaA has agreed to sell its chemical division Cognis to a
consortium of financial investors comprising of Schroder Ventures
and Goldman Sachs Capital Partners.
Rutgers University researchers have found a compound in black tea
that may target and kill colorectal cancer cells without harming
surrounding healthy tissue.
According to scientists from the USDA's Agricultural Research
Service, the berries from autumn olive, a shrub, could become an
alternative source of lycopene.
As the organic trend continues to scale new heights US food giant
Heinz has announced the addition of a range of babyfoods.
Hoffman-La Roche and deCODE genetics announced that deCODE
scientists have mapped genes contributing to obesity and clinical
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.
US researchers are investigating a protein in a food-borne pathogen
that could lead to the vaccine development in its common host,
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.
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.