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Pungent garlic compound to protect the health

Scientists at the Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel are focusing on allicin, a pungent compound that is nature's way of protecting garlic from insects,...

Low-fat french fries from rice

Scientists at the US Agriculture Research Service (ARS) are cooking up a new kind of french fry for health-conscious consumers who can not resist the...

Frequent meals lower cholesterol levels

Controlling cholesterol levels may be a case of not only what we eat but how often. Men and women who eat six or more times...

Soy nutrition database launched

America's soybean growers are launching a new searchable database that will provide a way to evaluate nutrition research and programs using soy for those living...

Salt levels in UK diet drop dramatically, thanks to bakers

Levels of salt in one of the UK's staple foods have dropped significantly, boosting people's health outlook, according to a study published today by the...

Cancer suspect in human milk

A food chemical known to cause cancer in rats has been discovered in human breast milk, according to a group of Canadian researchers. This is...

Full English breakfast and steaming tea harms the health

The traditional British cooked breakfast and a mug of hot tea in the morning may increase a woman's risk of throat cancer, research suggests.    A...

Parents concerned over misleading health claims for kids foods

Parents are concerned about misleading health claims made for foodstargeted at children, according to research commissioned by the UK FoodStandards Agency.    The Agency looked into...

Proof that British tastebuds changing

The British palate has matured in the past decade from tea and tomato ketchup to more exotic flavours - and the proof is splattered across...

Tests for microbiological quality of raw milk

Simple and inexpensive tests for rapid qualitative assessment of the microbiological quality of raw milk were described in a recent issue of the Journal of...

French food safety agency hosts salt debate

French food safety agency AFSSA is to host an international conference on health and salt in January 2002.    The conference will gather more than 30...

Sandwich-type ELISA method to detect undeclared egg residues

Chicken eggs are used extensively as an excellent source of dietary proteins. These proteins have many functional properties, making them valuable food ingredients. However, eggs...

Science e-journals studied in depth

The rapid spread of electronic journals (e-journals) has affected the ways scientists and physicians use scientific journals. E-journals can provide a variety of features to...

Bacterium enjoy growth in honey-sweetened milk

Bifidobacterium bifidum clearly preferred honey to other sweeteners, new research from US researchers reveals this week.    Scientists from the Department of Food Science and Human...

Scientists suggest allergen link to cot deaths

Allergens such as cow's milk, or other allergens in infant formula, may be responsible for some cases of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), UK researchers...

New starch for intestinal health

Paris-based starch company Cerestar recently launched a new starch to aid intestinal health at the FiEurope exhibition in London this month.    C*Actistar, which acts as...

New ice-cream ingredients range from Quest

Flavour company Quest International continues to develop products for the ice-cream and the dairy industry. The company announced this week a new ingredients range, Sherex,...

Cereal food scientists invite submissions

The Annual Meeting of the American Association of Cereal Chemists (AACC) attracts nearly two thousand participants to discuss the latest developments in functional foods, grain-based...

Nutrition guides for sporty kids

Guides for meeting the nutritional needs of children aged 5 to 11 participating in a range sports have been released in Australia, an industry organisation...

Peptide antibiotics found in food source

Two North Carolina State University researchers, Drs. Edward Noga and Umaporn Silphaduang, have isolated a previously undiscovered family of naturally occurring peptide antibiotics. The antibiotics...

GM foods and ethical issues on the table

Questions about crop and seed production will be addressed at the American Seed Trade Association's (ASTA's) Corn & Sorghum and Soybean Seed Research Conferences on...

Fat production rates linked to obesity

Scientists may have found a reason why some women have a tendancy to put on weight very easily, the BBC reports this week.    They have...

Copper catalyst transforms lactic acid into glycol

An industrial chemical found in antifreeze, de-icing fluids, and liquid detergents could soon stand alongside animal feeds, sweeteners and cooking oil as a commercial product...

GM crops on the cusp

Australia's genetically modified organism watchdog this week confirmed it had received its first application to grow a GM crop.The Office of the Gene Technology Regulator...

Rich isoflavone product launched

Linnea, Swiss manufacturer of botanical extracts, announced this week the launch of a new Red Clover extract.    According to Robin Ward, Linnea Marketing Manager, the...