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Binge drinking harms sense of smell

The abuse of alcohol has long been known to have a detrimental effect on the body's organs, but, until recently, all the evidence suggested that...

Five-tins-a-day?

A tin of baked beans has the same healthy eating benefits as a portion of fruit or vegetables, according to a controversial marketing campaign from...

Award for DSM probiotic cultures

The Dairy ingredients unit of Dutch company DSM Food Specialties' has won an award for a recently developed range of probiotic cultures. The unit was...

Japanese scientists to develop astro-noodle

A leading Japanese food manufacturer has announced its plans to make space noodles, reports Ananova.com this week. The company, Nissin Food Products, is about to...

Grape juice to combat breast cancer

Purple grape juice fed to laboratory animals led to significant reductions in both mammary tumour mass and the number of tumours per animal, according to...

Humans have innate hunger for high quality diets

The US based Centre for Global Food Issues said recently that the efficient use of the existing agricultural land base and new technology is key...

Vitamin C to reduce oxidative stress, more evidence

Older adults may be able to combat oxidative stress in their cells that may damage tissues by loading up on vitamin C, claim American researchers....

Food under pressure, IFT award

A US food science company became the 2002 recipient of the IFT Industrial Achievement Award for pioneering the development and commercialisation of high pressure processing...

New pasteurisation technology for food safety

Belgian food science company Leda Technologies announced this week that it is to launch a pasteurisation technology for eggs in shells that should combat the...

Developing GM tomatoes: an uphill struggle

While researchers announced last week that they can genetically engineer a longer-lasting, better-tasting tomato, some former employees of US biotechnology company Calgene greeted the news...

Animal protein protects bones

The bone density of elderly women can be significantly strengthened by animal protein, according to researchers in California. Writing in the latest edition of the...

Micro-encapsulated salt for the food technologist

Salt, traditionally used to enhance and add flavour to foods, can pose certain problems in food manufacturing process. A new system from UK micro-encapsulation company...

Bowl of porridge to beat blood pressure

A new clinical study has found that eating oatmeal and other wholegrain oat cereals can help control blood pressure levels. With growing levels of hypertension...

Gene splicing gives rise to longer lasting tomatoes

Scientists this week report that they have discovered a way to make tomatoes taste fresher and last longer by tinkering with a gene that controls...

Food scientist defends food irradiation

The most common cause of food poisoning in the UK could be successfully and safely killed by food radiation but consumer reticence to this food...

Infrared beam boast fruits sweetness

An Australian fruit company now has the technology to determine the sweetness of its product - with a simple ray of light, reports IndustrySearch.com Back...

US military creates indestructible sandwich

Among the latest weapons designed by the US military is a sandwich which has been designed to stay fresh for up to three years, according...

Womb 'creates' couch potatoes

Couch potatoes may have been set up for a life of slacking and snacking in front of television because they were under-nourished in their mothers'...

Further evidence for fish oil benefits

Eating fish a few times a week significantly cuts the risk of death from a heart attack or other heart problems, according to two new...

Honey used for preservation has health benefits too

Research from the University of Illinois in the US has found that honey's antioxidant qualities can help preserve meat without compromising taste, at the same...

Future in food for canola protein ingredient

US plant protein extraction company Burcon NutraScience Corporation has filed a patent application to cover ten functional properties of canola protein isolate. The company hopes...

St.John's Wort - new study fuels controversy

St John's Wort is a popular herbal treatment used by millions to combat depression, but a new study from the Netherlands suggests that it could...

New funding for BSE research

The UK Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs ( DEFRA ) announced this week that it will release a further £7 million (€11.4m) to boost...

Megavitamin therapies to treat genetic disorders

More than 50 genetic disorders can be successfully treated with high doses of vitamins, according to a recent article by a professor at UC Berkley...

Chocolate: the stuff of nightmares

Chocolate could be aggravating the sleep disorder which causes sufferers to act out violent nightmares, according to scientists in a recent New Scientist report. The...

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