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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...

Popularity increases for food irradiation

The recent fatal anthrax attacks that have struck in the United States appear to be increasing public support for the irradiation of food, a Rooster...

Argentine organic farmers wait for GM ruling

Argentine organic farmers expect a ruling soon on whether a legal challenge against the state's support of genetically modified (GM) corn crops will go to...

Alcohol consumption soars in Ireland

Alcohol consumption in Ireland, home of the world famous Guinness brewery, has increased by more than 40 per cent over the past decade, while it...

Alcohol problem in Britain paints a bleak picture

Teenagers in Britain are consuming twice as much alcohol as a decade ago, a new report reveals this week. The study also shows a steep...

EU cracks down on vitamin cartel culprits

The European Commission imposed hefty fines amounting to EUR 855.22 million on 8 producers of bulk vitamins for violating antitrust laws. Hoffmann-La Roche and BASF...

Natural vanilla flavour developed

American flavour company GSB Associates has developed a new Natural Vanilla flavour. The new flavour, Natural Vanilla Flavor 2-Fold WONF #5643, is an alternative and...

Ginger supplement to help arthritis pain

Ginger could be an effective treatment for arthritis, US researchers reveal this week.    In a recent clinical trial a pill containing extracts of the root...

UK leads European organic market

Sales of organic food in the UK are rising faster than in any other European country, according to a new report launched on Monday by...

Cargill food ingredients business restructures

Cargill announced this month that its business unit Cargill Nutraceuticals will now be known as Cargill Health and Food Technologies. The decision comes after the...

Egg technology advances with Belovo

According to ingredients company Belovo scientific trials have shown that one can eat as many as two or three of its Columbus Eggs a day...

From filling fats to e-services, Aarhus reveals all

The laboratories of Danish speciality vegetable fats and oils company Aarhus Olie are busy developing new products for the food manufacturer. At the Food Ingredients...

Mind the turkey, risks revealed

US consumer group, the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) Consumer group, revealed this week that the turkey industry does not appear to...