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French consumer has no faith in British food

French consumers believe British food is the most unsafe in Europe, while food produced in France is of the highest quality, according to an poll...

Green Mountain Coffee to meet earnings guidance

Green Mountain Coffee Inc. on Thursday said while fourth-quarter sales growth is expected to be below target, it still expects to meet its previously announced...

Fat to beat stress

Long-term stresses can be dealt easily with proper nutrition and exercise, according to a study conducted by a University nutrition and food professor, HealthWorld reports.   ...

Lime juice to prevent kidney stones

If you have kidney stones, a glass of fresh lime juice each day could be the answer, a report in the Jakarta Post highlights.    Kidney...

Nutrition and weight control roundtable

Canadian nutritional bar company Stella Pharmaceutical announced on Wednesday the U.S. launch of Nutribar, a meal replacement bar.    As part of the launch the company...

World Food summit destination still unconfirmed

The U.N. Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) wants a November 5-9 World Food Summit to be held in Rome as originally planned instead of being...

Dietary supplement helps hot flushes

The dietary supplement Promensil may reduce hot flushing in menopausal women, new evidence suggests.    Scientists Dr Ronald Barentsen and Dr Peter van de Weijer at...

No more than 4 cups of coffee per day for pregnant women

Pregnant women should limit their intake of caffeine to less than the equivalent of four average cups of coffee a day according to new advice...

Iron supplements label-truth tested

Seventeen out of nineteen iron products passed on all parameters, ConsumerLab.com, an independent evaluator of dietary supplements and nutrition products, claimed this week.    Iron supplements...

Earnings leap up for Pepsi Bottling

Pepsi Bottling Group Inc. on Tuesday said its third-quarter earnings jumped 22 per cent, boosted by sales of Aquafina bottled water and Mountain Dew Code...

Omega to soothe migraines

Migraine, a common severe headache that afflicts our society, may be soothed by omega-3 fatty acids.    Epidemiological studies during the 1960s in Greenland concluded that...

Onions to help the heart, more evidence

More evidence to support the view that the dietary intake of onions is of benefit to cardiovascular health and may inhibit human platelet aggregation was...

Bigger teabags boast better tea

It is the size, not the shape, that matters for teabags, claim South African researchers. Round of square makes no difference, bigger bags are better...

One million UK children to eat free fruit

A million infant school children in England will get free fruit every day. A total of £42m from lottery money will be used to fund...

Afghanistan air strikes impact on Middle East food trade

Air strikes against alleged terrorist sites in Afghanistan have increased risks for traders but the impact on Thai trade is likely to be slight, the...

Japanese traders welcome Starbucks

Starbucks Coffee Japan Ltd is set for a solid debut in one of the most keenly awaited listings in Tokyo this year, as individual investors...

Takeaway's show sugar and fat overdose

Takeaway food is laden with unhealthy levels of fat and sugar, new research carried out in the UK suggests, the BBC reports this week.    Researchers...

Byrne visits US to discuss GM food

David Byrne, European Commissioner for Consumer and Health Protection is on an official visit to the United States from 7 to 12 October to discuss...

Nestlé buys bouillon in Western China

Swiss food giant Nestlé S.A. has signed an agreement with Haoji, the second largest chicken bouillon producer in China, to form a joint venture.    Sichuan...

Dietary fibre and insulin - data analysed

Human insulin resistance is increasing worldwide and is associated with common diseases in modern societies. Scientists in the United States recently investigated a variety of...

First mad cow case confirmed in Slovakia

Tests from a German laboratory confirmed Slovakia's first case of mad cow disease on Thursday, proving fears that the brain wasting affliction has spread further...

Dairy and calcium intake to reduce obesity in kids

New research presented this week at the American College of Nutrition annual symposium reports that calcium from Milk Group foods may help children maintain a...

Pocket device for food poisoning detection

A new gadget to rapidly predict food poisoning is now available for food processing companies. Called ImmunoFlow, the machine is no bigger than a personal...

Garlic to prevent and cure colds

A clove of raw garlic has long been a traditional home-cure for colds. UK scientists this week reveal strong evidence to suggest that people who...

DSM launches web site for wine world

Dutch-based life-science product supplier DSM Food Specialties recently launched a new website for the wine world. www.DSM-Oenology.com is designed to function as an on-line technical...

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