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Ireland, vCJD at bay

Only one more person from the Republic of Ireland (ROI) is likely to die from variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (vCJD) as a consequence of eating BSE infected meat, scientists claim this...

GM crops to feed the world?

Hunger is on the rise again after falling steadily during the first half of the 1990s, warns the UN's annual hunger report released on Wednesday. In the same week, a...

Solutions to health pressures

A researcher in Guatemala has been awarded €120, 000 for his work on finding solutions to the public health problems caused by malnutrition.

Processing potassium

Balchem Encapsulates used the FiE exhibition in Frankfurt last week as a platform to launch three microencapsulated forms of potassium for the food and supplement markets to combat processing challenges,...

DHA supplements could reduce postnatal depression

Low levels of the omega-3 fatty acid docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) after pregnancy are associated with postnatal depression, report researchers in a new study.

Cognis plant nears completion

The Cognis Group, a leader in antioxidant and botanical ingredients, announced recently that it is near to completing construction of the world's largest stand-alone manufacturing...

One stop pressure feeds concept philosophy

Health, margins and consolidation came shining through at the FiE exhibition this week as key issues currently facing the food industry. But strategies to take...

UK researchers delve deeper into obesity

Researchers looking at the rising occurrence of obesity in the UK population will present some interesting findings - including the affects of carbohydrates levels on...

Crunchy formulations from whey

The FiE this week was awash with European and American companies offering the market whey protein isolates. In the US, scientists have found a further...

Food innovation: the next step

UK-based research firm Leatherhead Food is launching a series of projects that will provide companies with new opportunities for product innovation. Leatherhead's Food Ingredients &...

Fruit target from WHO

Global stategies to improve the diet of the world's population continue with the World Health Organisation (WHO) and the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO)...

Potassium without the taste

Balchem Encapsulates, a business segment of Balchem Corporation, has launched three microencapsulated forms of potassium targeted at the food industry - dipotassium phosphate (available in...

Cash injection for taste technology

Massive savings for food manufacturers and new formulations for health foods could be just around the corner as ground-breaking research into how to trick the...

Food from cloned animals, the debate goes on

The American Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has released a draft assessment regarding the safety of food products that are taken from cloned animals. According...

Functional milk-drink launched

Finnish food company Valio launched this month a milk-based drink that claims to help lower blood pressure. Research on Evolus, the functional milk drink, started...

Blair responds to scientists' call over GMOs

UK prime minister Tony Blair has responded to a letter sent to him on behalf of 114 scientists, criticising his handling of the debate over...

EU funding to up acrylamide awareness

European research into the potential carcinogen acrylamide has received a massive injection of cash to boost the biggest international project to date on toxic substances...

The best of cereal science

The American Association of Cereal Chemists (AACC) is accepting nominations for a variety of awards to be presented at the group's 2004 annual meeting in...

Chewing the GM cud

If nothing else, the opening decade of the 21st century will go down in the annals of time as the period the world went to war over GMOs. When it...

Why heat appeals, the chilli pepper

As consumers across the globe add fire to their food through the red hot ingredient chilli pepper, the 'pope of pepper' traces the pepper family history and looks at why,...

Hot cocoa bursting with antioxidants

Researchers at Cornell University have shown that the hot beverage cocoa contains more antioxidants per cup than a similar serving of red wine or tea...

Danisco rolls out tropical tastes

Prompted by demand from the Philippines, Danish ingredients company Danisco has designed and launched two new citrus fruit flavours onto the Asian market.

Heart-healthy milk on tap

The milk industry churns over new findings in the US that claims a simple supplement can dramatically boost the content of unsaturated fatty acids in...

UK scientists attack PM over GM debate

A letter attacking the UK government's handling of the debate over genetically modified (GM) crops has been sent to the UK prime minister Tony Blair...

Natural additives block cancers?

Perillyl alcohol (PEOH), found naturally in mint and citrus fruits and also used as a food additive, is a powerful inhibitor of both UVB-induced non-melanoma...

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