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Where lies coffee's stimulant?

Last week we reported on a study that suggested the buzz we get from coffee may not, unlike the widely held belief, actually be from...

Green cows? Pull the udder one!

We reported yesterday on recent research carried out by scientists in Australia on genetically modified sheep capable of producing more milk than their non-GM sisters....

Chubby GM sheep produce more milk

The first research of its type in Australia has concluded that genetically modified sheep grow bigger and faster, produce double the amount of milk, can...

Acrylamide platform calls for findings

Since a Swedish study send a shudder of fear throughout the food industry earlier this year, scientists have been fervently investigating the presence of the...

Hands up for B vitamins!

Folic acid could dramatically reduce the risk of heart disease, deep vein thrombosis and stroke if levels of homocysteine (an amino acid) were reduced, according...

Go-ahead for chocoholics

Chocolate may actually be good for you, suggests new research which confirms previous studies showing the benefits of flavonols found in certain chocolates and cocoa...

Need a kick? Take a decaf

People who enjoy the occasional decaf latte may be getting more of a fix than they realise, report Swiss scientists this week. The scientists reported...

Non-GMO traceability in Brazil

European companies continue to make inroads into South America as German-based GeneScan Europe announced this week that it has opened a new laboratory in Sao...

Peanut allergies rising, reveals UK study

As the EU discusses new , much tougher, legislation on the labelling of potential allergens on food products, a new study from the Isle of Wight,...

The burden of heart disease

More news to suggest that governments in Europe must continue to curb the growing tide of obesity as the burden of heart disease, long linked...

Tea total pregnancies

Numerous studies have demonstrated the dangers of drinking alcohol during pregnancy, particularly binge and heavy patterns of drinking. However, increasing evidence indicates that moderate drinking...

Novozymes intensifies biotech research

Danish enzymes company Novozymes has linked up with a major breeding ground for food scientists, the Technical University of Denmark, to set up the 'Novozymes...

New flavours: the taste of summer

Convincing our taste buds that summer is, in fact, an all-year event has long been the challenge of food scientists. A new range from flavour...

Danisco targets women

The American arm of Danish ingredients company Danisco announced this week that in order to capitalise on the most influential segment of US shoppers in...

Good news for coffee drinkers

High coffee consumption could be associated with a reduced risk of type 2 diabetes, suggest Dutch researchers in a letter in this week's issue of...

Good news for coffee drinkers

High coffee consumption could be associated with a reduced risk of type 2 diabetes, suggest Dutch researchers in a letter in this week's issue of...

Food technology: vacuuming the trans fat

A new method for frying snacks is keen to tap into the current trend towards healthy eating. US company Harvest Bay has come up with...

Diet: moving Europe to Asia

A Mediterranean-style diet could help reduce cardiovascular disease in Asian populations, especially among Asian people living in western countries, according to a recent study in...

Are organics really safer?

Are organic foods better for us? This is the question on the lips of many a consumer, food manufacturer and scientist. For what, exactly, is...

Garlic head to beat cancer?

Consumption of garlic, chives, and other allium vegetables may be associated with a reduced risk of prostate cancer, according to a study carried out by...

Acrylamide: IFT calls for calm

Since Swedish scientists revealed earlier this year that the potential carcinogen acrylamide could be present in high-heated, starchy foods, scientific and government bodies the world...

Carbo's cut the post-partum kilos

Mothers who eat more carbohydrates in relation to fats during the months they are breastfeeding may have higher levels of a hormone known as leptin...

New hydrocolloid for baked fillings

The pace continues for US manufacturer of hydrocolloids TIC Gums with the company this week announcing the launch of a further product - one of...

Crusts - was mother was right?

For centuries Man has chewed on the faithful crust of the land - bread. Produced, in some form or other, in almost every food culture...

Fermenting genomics

Dutch food research institute NIZO food research announced this week that it has teamed up with genomics group Greenomics in order to push forward research...

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