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Food poisoning more likely in organic chickens

Organic broiler chickens are three times as likely as conventionally-bred poultry to be contaminated with a bacterium that causes food-poisoning, say Danish vets, the New...

Butter, cream and chicken - hope for epileptics

Hope for children with epilespy may lie in a high-fat/low-carbohydrate diet, US researchers reveal this week.    Scientists at the Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions in Baltimore...

Trans-fat labelling can save lifes, says heart assoc

The American Heart Association applauded recent steps taken by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to encourage the Department of Health and Human Services...

Probiotics here to stay

Probiotics are gaining in public popularity and are not just a health fad, according to Australian researchers.    Speaking at the Asia Pacific Digestive Week conference...

Numico posts forecast warning

Dutch food group Numico NV said on Monday its third-quarter results were hard hit by the attacks in the United States, throwing its oft-repeated forecast...

Quest launches new vanilla profile

Flavour specialists Quest Food International this week announced the launch of Vanilla Analogs, a recently formulated vanilla flavour profile.   "We have developed sophisticated analytical methods to...

Organic programme to improve awareness

US organic company Horizon Organic Holding Corp. this week announced the creation of the Organic Agriculture Project (OAP), a project designed to promote the benefits...

Phytochemicals focus of conference

Scientists this week discussed the latest research into phytochemicals, at a 3-day conference, starting in Norwich, England on Wednesday 26 September. The event is jointly...

Omega enriched lamb roast?

In the near future the sizzling Sunday roast could also be a major source of health-enhancing polyunsaturated fats, Australian researchers reveal this week.    Dr. Soressa...

Increase in consumer's awareness of soy

On September 27, the United Soybean Board (USB) released data from their annual survey showing that Americans changing their eating habits due to health and...

Armor proteines launched nutritional website

Milk and whey ingredient company Armor proteines launched this week a new web site to focus on the nutritional benefits of milk proteins. The site,...

Dentists warn patients over herbals

Once dismissed as a fad, alternative medicine has become an increasingly popular component of mainstream health care, including dentistry.    But patients need to use caution...

Scottish mad cow case confirmed

The UK Foods Standards Agency (FSA) has been notified by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) that a single case of BSE...

Spinach offers hope for AMD sufferers

Spinach may help restore sight in people who are legally blind, US researchers reveal this week. Scientists at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National...

STAR™ increases bioavailability of probiotics

The strategic market consulting group Frost & Sullivan announces that Institut Rosell-Lallemand has been awarded the 2001 Market Engineering Technology Leadership Award for its new...

EFAs - essential for mother's and foetus' health

According to an expert on dietary fats and oils, pregnant and nursing women must maintain diets rich in essential fatty acids to help avoid certain...

Whey could prevent cancer - study suggests

While a diet containing a wide variety of fruits, vegetables, grains, and animal products in the proportions recommended by the US Department of Agriculture (USDA)...

First exhibition dedicated to green tea

The "World O-Cha Festival 2001" will be held in Shizuoka City of Shizuoka Prefecture, the centre of o-cha (Japanese green tea) production in Japan, from...

Boost athletic performance with honey

On September 24, the US National Honey Board reported the results from three clinical trials on the use of honey by various athletes, reports IMAGINutrition.   ...

Tomatoes remain firm through process

At the Fi Europe 2001, held in London, November 5-7, the Dutch food ingredients company DSM Food Specialties will introduce a new application of its...

Gene sequencing for soy sauce ingredient

The Japanese food company Kikkoman Corporation and six other food makers have teamed up with the Japanese National Institute of Technology and Evaluation and four...

Cut the salt, cut the drinks

According to researchers in the UK, if recommended daily intake of salt were cut in half, it would cost billions to the drinks industry, reports...

Antioxidant protects against stroke damages

New research in mice suggests that an antioxidant compound called dehydroascorbic acid, the precursor to vitamin C, can cross the critical barrier between the bloodstream...

Grant to find new genes in rice

The American genomics-based drug company Exelixis Plant Sciences (EPS), a subsidiary of Exelixis, Inc. has received a National Science Foundation award to develop technologies to...

BSE looms in Sweden

Sweden said on Wednesday that there was a possiblility that two ill dairy cows found on a farm were the country's first cases of mad...

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