Silk has long had a reputation as a luxury item but there is much
more to it than simply a fine material. Silk, like all other animal
and vegetable matter, contains protein, and this can be used as a
dietary supplement and as an ingredient...
First quarter profits at natural and organic food retailer Wild
Oats Markets reached $668,000 (€729,332) on sales of $233.0
million, up 6.2 per cent compared to the previous year. In the
first quarter of 2001, the company posted losses...
People who have suffered from heart attacks could live longer if
they drink plenty of tea, according to new research from Israel.
The antioxidants in tea are thought to be the key to prolonging
life after the attack.
A 28 per cent drop in first quarter net profits has prompted Dutch
nutritional foods and vitamins producer Numico to warn that full
year results for 2002 will not reach the same levels as 2001,
surprising most analysts who had predicted...
The Pakistani Ministry of Food and Agriculture (MINFAL) has
introduced a new scheme designed to promote the production of
medicinal herbs and spices as crops as a means of increasing the
income of the country's farmers.
Young babies with a history of colic are more likely to
re-experience some of the symptoms of colic after drinking apple
juice than after drinking white grape juice, according to research
published in the May 2002 issue of Pediatrics,...
The controversial debate surrounding the supposed health benefits
of organic food took a new twist last week with the publication of
a comprehensive review of international studies in New Zealand. The
report found that there were...
Sabinsa, the producer of botanical extracts, has completed the
construction of a new supercritical CO2 extraction facility at
Bangalore, India. The plant belongs to Sabinsa's SAMI Labs
Two new products from Fighting Weight Nutritionals are designed to
help individuals who want to lose weight but who are concerned
about the potential adverse effects of the stimulants that many
such products contain.
Californian group Spectrum Organic Products has sold its organic
ingredients division to a company called Acirca for an undisclosed
sum. Spectrum will now focus on its core nutritional supplements
and edible oils businesses.
The decision this week to remove a provision from the proposed US
Farm Bill which would have made nutritional supplements more widely
available to those people with the lowest incomes has been strongly
criticised by industry association...