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Gene regulating milk production revealed

Scientists at the food research body MTT Agrifood Research in Finland, in collaboration with University of Liège in Belgium, have located the gene that regulates...

New explanation for connection fat-diabetes

Fat can function as a signal substance in the body and activate a receptor in the cells of organs like the heart and liver, say...

Sustainable fruit shows marked rise in antioxidants

Are organic foods really better for us? The debate continues this week with new findings from food scientists in the US that suggest fruits and...

New ingredient to cut CVD?

Israeli company Enzymotec has launched an ingredient derived from healthy fats for use in food applications. MultOil is based on natural oils enriched with phytosterols...

Controlling FMD in Asia

Moves to tighten biosecurity and to eradicate the highly contagious foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) in South-East Asia are the goals of a new project set to...

Diving for pearls

US supplier of functional colourants Colorcon has launched a new pearlescent pigment system - Pearlicoat - for the confectionery and snack industry. The thin-coat product...

Red wine and blackberries fight harmful HA's

Is there a correlation between the intake of fried meat and the development of cancer in the large intestine, breast and prostate? A new European...

Acrylamide movements

As research in laboratories across the globe continues into the presence of potential carcinogen acrylamide in a variety of foods, the US Food and Drug...

GM debate takes to the road

The national GM Debate is about to get under way in the UK with a series of conferences, debates and meetings organised around the country...

The nose of the matter

One of our most powerful senses - that of smell - remains enigmatic. Of the five basic senses, the sense of smell is the least...

Scientists turn bitter around

From one sense to another - taste. As children, and indeed adults, how many of us have been forced to swallow bitter-tasting medicines ? But...

Heart of the cholesterol problem

More heart healthy food products could be hitting the shelves soon following the claim from US healthy ingredients company Cargill Health & Food Technologies that...

Eggs to beat cancer?It's no 'yolk'.

Women who eat more eggs as teenagers may be less likely to develop breast cancer later on, say researchers this week. The research, published in...

Melon rinds to treat arginine deficiencies

Could a cure to sickle-cell related deficiencies lie in the rind of the honey-like bounty of Mediterranean summers ? Scientists in the US would have...

Impact of coffee litres on pregnant women

Pregnant women who drink eight or more cups of coffee a day run more than twice the risk of stillbirth compared with women who do...

Brain food and fats

Europe continues to assess the role that diet can play in keeping our minds healthier for longer with the launch of a new study in...

Innovation and trends: getting it right

In the mature and stable food and drinks industry innovation is often seen as the lifeblood of growth, writes market analysts Datamonitor this week. The...

Stable launches rig for pectin and gelatine users

UK provider of texture analysis equipment Stable Micro Systems this week announced the launch of an annular pumping rig for measuring the relative proportions of...

Healthier bread on the way?

Research now underway will provide the means to develop novel forms of bread, and other foods, which contain increased amounts of soluble fibre, making them...

Culture and CVD risk

European researchers are attempting to discover whether moving to a different country and changing diet can alter the risk of developing cardiovascular disease (CVD) using...

Are you a 'supertaster'?

"Tell me what you eat, and I shall tell you what you are," wrote French gastronome Brillat-Savarin, in his 19th century tome, The Physiology of...

Skip the tuna

The UK Food Standards Agency has reiterated its advice to pregnant and breastfeeding women regarding fish intake in a bid to protect against what it...

Banana extinction rumours unpeeled

A plant pathologist with the American Phytopathological Society has largely dismissed rumours that bananas could face extinction within the next decade. The pathologist has spoken...

The natural way...

Speciality chemicals company Cognis announced recently that its agreement with Norwegian firm Natural for the licence to its Tonalin brand conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) went...

Death from foodborne higher than expected

More people may die from foodborne diseases than we think, finds a new study released published in this week's British Medical Journal. Researchers in Denmark...