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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...

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,...

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...

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...

AVEBE and Aventis in joint venture

Research into the commercial use of genetically-modified potato starch has been agreed in Germany by Aventis CropScience in a joint venture with Dutch cooperative AVEBE,...

New concepts from WILD

German ingredients company WILD presented new concepts for the confectionery, bakery and ice cream industries at this year's FIE in London this month. The...

Education, the key to a healthy diet

A recent study in Denmark supports the view that social class and education can play an active role in dietary habits. Scientists from the...

Fish oil fights depression, more evidence

Remember your mother telling you: "Eat your fish. It's good for your brain." She may just have been right. Scientists think they have evidence...

Cranberries, the top antioxidant source

The little red berry, the unremitting companion to our Christmas turkey, may be better for us than the accompanying broccoli , US researchers report this...

WTO trade talks, a challenge for agriculture

The successful launch of the new round of world trade talks is good news for the economies of the UK, the European Union and the...

Moderate drinking helps arteries

Further evidence to support the view that the odd tipple may help, rather than harm, the body was presented this week by the National Institute...

ANZFA launches labelling campaign

Australian health minister Annette King launched on Wednesday an information poster, developed by the Australia New Zealand Food Authority (ANZFA), to help consumers understand new...

Danisco pilot plant for starter cultures

Danish ingredients company Danisco is accelerating the development of starter cultures to the dairy industry and other food industry customers with the opening of a...