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Iron lacks strength in UK

Leading nutritional experts yesterday called for new initiatives to tackle iron deficiency among young children after a conference heard that one in four infants over...

Understanding 'sweet medicines'

Proteomics technology company Proteome Systems is to work with Swiss food giant Nestle in a bid to investigate 'sweet medicines'. Under a glycoproteomics research programme,...

Fear not the cranberries

The gastronomic delights of Christmas appear to be the focus of current research at the UK Food Standards Agency (FSA). Earlier this week we reported...

Corn fibre into high value, new research

A $2.4 million (€2.4m) research grant from the US Department of Energy (DOE) will allow the National Corn Growers Association, Archer Daniels Midland and the...

Acne: modern diet to blame

Eating too much refined bread and cereal may be one of the causes of teenage acne, according to a team of US scientists reports this...

Yuletide treats given the all clear

As the season of mincepies and Christmas pudding approaches the UK Food Standards Agency (FSA) finds that dried fruit products are within the legal limits...

Oily cheese cuts the cholesterol

Changing consumption of normal cheese to cheese made from vegetable oils can reduce cholesterol levels in some people, according to a new study published in...

Drop in PAHs

Food safety issues may be increasing in Europe but according to a recent study of people's diets, levels of a group of harmful chemicals have...

Cheese under the knife

Hispanic-style cheese made in Mexico may provide US scientists at the Agricultural Research Service (ARS), the chief scientific research agency for the US department of...

Solutions for coeliac sufferers

We reported last week on a group of European scientists that are jointly developing a biosensor for the detection of gluten in food in order...

Eternal youth - role of vitamins

A project supported by the European Commission is studying fat-soluble vitamins A and E and carotenoids in order to assess their role in the human...

Food safety: measuring exposure

A European funded project currently underway will seek to facilitate the assessment of exposure to a range of food chemicals - to include food additives,...

Savoury Treatts

Treatt, the UK flavour ingredients company that earlier this week announced an increase in turnover for the year, has launched a natural celery oil distillate,...

5-a-day? More like one!

It's official - despite massive efforts to promote the 5-a-day message - the average UK consumer is still not eating enough fruit and veg. According...

Cooking oil with health focus hits the shelves

Weight control is in the news again today with US agribusiness giant Archer Daniels Midland announcing the roll out in the US of a cooking...

Cutting the food miles, improving the food supply

As the European Commission proposes a more sustainable form of agriculture with severe changes to the current Common Agricultural Policy, a national study in the...

Thanks to frozen food research

Research into frozen foods that took place more than 40 years ago will be recognised this week in a special ceremony to take place at...

Carbohydrates - a 'simple' or 'complex' problem?

Eating a diet with less fat and more carbohydrates could lead to a modest but significant reduction in body weight - whatever the US fad...

Australia: new centre for food technologies

A new centre for Australian research into food technologies which will aim to produce safer, more nutritious foods, was launched this morning at Food Science...

Veggie combo fights cholesterol

A study by researchers at the University of Toronto and St Michael's Hospital in Canada found that a diet including foods such as soy proteins,...

One-stop cocktail for gluten screening

With the rising tide of food intolerance in consumers, today's society is increasingly turning to science to come up with new tools to tackle the...

Curbing childhood obesity

Obesity - a growing problem, not just in the West, and not just in adults. Governments around the world are increasingly concerned about the rise...

The power of grape juice

Drinking grape juice may be a better alternative to taking supplements, say researchers, who report that concord grape juice's powerful antioxidant effects may offer extra...

Canada extends food irradiation use

Europe may remain reticent over the use of irradiation by food manufacturers but other countries across the world are making steps towards increasing the use...

Peanut butter to cut diabetes risk

Smooth or crunchy? Which ever way you prefer your peanut butter, the ingredients contained within could well keep diabetes at bay. Researchers at the Harvard...