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Solbar highlights efficacy of Solgen ingredient

Israeli company Solbar Plant Extracts (SPE) has released details of two sponsored clinical studies which it claims show the beneficial effects of soy isoflavones -...

New findings take the biscuit

Manufacturers on the quest for the perfect biscuit will find comfort in a discovery coming out of the UK this week that explains exactly why...

Full breakfast makes for fit brain

Girls need a more satisfying breakfast than boys if they are to perform at their best in the classroom, according to a new university of...

Scientists lead call for better tools to beat FMD

Millions of animals could be needlessly slaughtered and billions of euros lost from economies, unless the world backs an international science team to develop new...

UK government conference enjoys GM-free picnic?

Former UK environment minister Michael Meacher is urging consumers to oppose US plans to use World Trade Organisation rules to force GM food and crops...

Fat not fiction

Predicting the amount of fat in the human body is the focus of new research from UK scientists and engineers who are working on a...

Smooth roots beet heavy costs

Scientists in the US have developed two new breeding lines for smooth root sugar beet that could pave the way for more efficient processing methods...

New weapon for obesity research

Recent discoveries made by German scientists tinkering with genes linked to fat metabolism join the growing armoury in the battle of the bulge. A team...

Building on food research

A new body designed to ensure better coordination of and support for research and science in farming and food has been welcomed by the UK...

Food scientist loses patent battle

A patent battle has ended with a US court giving chemicals giant DuPont the commercial rights for a patented gene that could one day lead...

Black tea beats inflammation

Black tea extracts show promise as both topical and orally-active inhibitors of inflammation, according to research from Rutgers university to be presented at the Worldnutra...

Men eating fewer trans-fats

Advocates of a cut in trans-fat consumption will find hope this month in the form of a study by researchers at the university of Minnesota...

E.coli crackdown shows results

A drive in the US to reduce the foodborne disease E.coli could be paying off with fresh data from the department of agriculture (USDA) showing...

Understanding ageing in food emulsions

The ageing of gel-like materials composed of tiny water-born oil droplets that weakly adhere to one another is the focus of new research at the...

Is cheese a threat to men?

Men who eat a lot of cheese could be at a higher risk of contracting testicular cancer, Canadian researchers conclude in a new study. Scientists...

GM-free dairy labels a clear bonus for consumer and manufacturer

Good news for food manufacturers and ingredients companies involved in the dairy market with findings from a recent study in the US revealing that many...

Consumer central to traceability action

With tough new rules on food traceability entering into force in Europe by 2005, determining the means of achieving full traceability is a priority for...

Functional food network for Europe

Europe has launched a new functional food network for the European food industry in a bid to strengthen innovation in this burgeoning area. Functional foods...

Firm gels for perfect flans

Our glimpse of imminent product launches at the upcoming Food ingredients Europe exhibition in Frankfurt this November continues with UK starch business National Starch launching...

Acrylamide tests continue

Concern over acrylamide levels in foodstuffs arose in April 2002 when scientists in Sweden discovered unexpectedly high levels of this potentially carcinogenic compound in carbohydrate-rich...

Cerestar pushes organic

Recently passed into the hands of US agribusiness Cargill, French starch derivatives company Cerestar answers rising market demand for organic ingredients with a new grade...

Giant ambitions for humble soybean

US scientists have released the first giant vegetable soybean worldwide by the glorious name of Moon Cake. The vegetable giant is the latest in a...

New addition to prebiotic portfolio

As prebiotic know-how increases in Europe, suppliers continue to launch new additions to their ranges. A new formulation from pioneering inulin company Sensus joins the...

Consumer has designs on nutrition labels

Calls for clearer labelling as new survey from UK food agency finds that consumers agree that it is important to have nutrition information on food...

Danisco promotes pectin

Danish ingredients company Danisco continues on the innovative trail with the launch this week of its latest pectin for yoghurt applications. Grindsted Pectin SY 640...

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