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Food security forecasts investigated

In this paper written for the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) ,Professor Alex F. McCalla, University of California, Davis, and L. Revoredo, University of...

New potato based starches from National Starch

UK starch company National Starch launched two new potato-based starches at the FiE 2001 in London last week. Novation 6600 and National 10270-4 form...

Quest flavours

Flavour company Quest International introduced globally this month its new range of 25 High Impact Taste (HIT) flavours Ingredients or ` Hifi aromatics ' for...

WFP plans large scale food relief for Zimbabwe

The U.N. World Food Programme (WFP) said on Thursday it was planning a massive relief food operation for more than half a million mainly rural...

RSSL launches screen service

UK research centre Reading Scientific Services Ltd is to add irradiation testing to its portfolio of analytical services for the food industry. The company...

Calcium complex from Glanbia

Irish food ingredients company Glanbia ingredients presents at the FiE show in London this week a natural milk mineral complex. Called TruCal the ingredient is...

Britons turn to comfort food, National Food survey reveals

Britons snack more, drink more and eat out more in a rush for comfort food that could set waistlines bulging, a survey said on Monday....

Consumer supports Scandinavian organic market

Revenues relating to the Scandinavian market for fresh organic vegetables are forecast to double in the near future as consumer demand for organic foods continues...

Colon cancer drops but obesity rises

Colon cancer rates in the United States have been dropping in recent years, and although many Americans are changing their eating habits there are more...

Black raspberries to prevent cancer

A handful of black raspberries a day may help keep oesophageal cancer at bay, US researchers report this week. Scientists from Ohio University claim to...

Osteoarthritis unaided by Vitamin E, new evidence

Vitamin E may not be effective against osteoarthritis, a new study from Australia suggests. A study published in the October issue of Annals of...

Phospholipid in eggs to combat cholesterol

A compound in eggs, a lecithin, can reduce the absorption of cholesterol, US researchers reveal this week. The research by scientists at Kansas State University,...

Vitamin C fights cell death in heart failure patients

Vitamin C can aid congestive heart failure patients by suppressing the signal for cell death within blood vessel linings, French and German scientists reveal this...

Complex carbohydrate regulates plant growth

Twenty-five years ago, Alan Darvill and colleagues described one of the most complex carbohydrates found in nature. Called rhamnogalacturan II or RG-II, it is found...

Genes of food poisoning bacterium mapped

US scientists have mapped and sequenced the genome for a bacterium that is a leading cause of food poisoning worldwide: Salmonella typhimurium. The sequence...

Caffeine to keep the forces awake

Caffeine can help increase reaction time and improve performance for military service men and women who must perform complex tasks or who need help staying...

Zinc and antioxidants combat AMD

High levels of antioxidants and zinc significantly reduce the risk of advanced age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and its associated vision loss, US researchers report this...

Consumers still confused about lactose intolerance

Results of a recent survey reveal that people in the United States who have dairy digestive problems are still confused about their condition. Although...

Breakfast bars should not replace breakfast, warns Commission

Breakfast bars could be a nutrition nightmare according to a survey published this week by the Food Magazine , the printed publication for the UK...

Chocolate beats cholesterol

Diets high in flavonoid-rich cocoa powder and dark chocolate have a favourable effect on LDL ("bad" cholesterol) when compared with diets that limit or exclude...

Coffee increases bone loss in elderly women

Bone loss in heavy coffee drinking elderly women may be greater than their non-drinking friends, a new study suggests. As part of a larger...

Surfaces to combat harmful bacteria

A combination of materials can make surfaces permanently lethal to several types of bacteria on contacts, US scientists reveal this week. Researchers from US...

GBI launches new magnesium supplement

Israeli ingredients company Gadot Biochemical Industries Ltd. announced this week that it has developed a new, highly bioavailable, soluble magnesium supplement based on citric acid....

Quest International launches chicken flavour system

A team of chefs and application technologists is leading the launch and roll-out of a new, chicken flavour system from flavour specialists Quest International. ...