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Scientists unravel wheat genome

Entente cordiale between leaders in France and Great Britain may well have been strained in recent weeks over the war in Iraq, but elsewhere, in...

Diets go nuts

Eating peanuts on a regular basis has already been shown to help prevent cardiovascular disease. But a new study reveals that this may not be...

UK to nurture scientific progress

The European Commission has welcomed new measures announced by the UK government designed to boost private investment in research and development. Presenting his 2003 budget...

Stick with the pasta

Researchers have expressed the need for long-term studies on the effects of low-carbohydrate diets. A review of this currently popular regime suggests that although successful,...

IFF's breath of fresh air for flavour industry

International Flavours & Fragrances (IFF) is to launch CoolTek, a high-intensity cooling technology claimed to impart a "unique taste sensation for a clean, refreshing, energising...

Algaecide offers new way to fight off-flavour in catfish

Catfish farmers made sad and blue by blue-green algae that cause 'off-flavours' in their fish may soon get some relief. Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists...

The new product market for sterols

In 2000 sales of margarines containing plant sterol and plant sterol esters were disappointing but despite this raw material suppliers of these products arestill optimistic...

Organic farming as viable as conventional, new study

The debate on the yield superiority of traditional crops over organic crops is set to continue as a recent study reveals that corn and soybeans...

FSA jury finds GM foods 'not guilty'

The Food Standards Agency citizens' jury rendered its verdict yesterday afternoon, narrowly deciding that GM foods should be available to buy in the UK. Confidence...

Health benefits of fruit compromised

A correlation between high fruit and fruit drink consumption and risk of Parkinson's disease has been found by researchers in Honolulu, believed to be due...

Tackling heart health in Asian populations

Last week we reported on a new study that highlighted, once again, the benefits to our health, in particular for diabetics, of regularly consuming oily...

Mad elk disease, a reality?

The death of three hunters from Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease is likely to heighten fears that people in North America are contracting a new form of the...

Raw broccoli to curtail cancer?

Earlier this week we reported on news on the powerful selenium-sulphoraphane duo in preventing disease. New research in the same domain suggests that gene silencing...

IT in food

ITAFE 2003 - the international congress on information technology in agriculture, food and the environment - will take place from 7 to 10 October in...

Functional foods from Kikkoman

Japanese food manufacturer Kikkoman made further moves into the functional food market with the news this week that it has selected sensory science company TIAX...

Growth goes nuts

Israeli researchers claim to have significantly improved peanut yields through the use of the plant hormone ethylene. Regulating the flowering of the peanut plant reportedly...

FAO fights for food chain

Food safety is once more in the limelight this week with the United Nation's Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) on Monday advocating a new approach...

Diabetics to up fish consumption

The merits of eating fish regularly are highlighted once again in a new study from the US that reveals diabetic women could considerably reduce their...

Take two

New research from UK-based Institute of Food Research reveals that two food components recognised for their ability to fight cancer are up to 13 times...

Understanding Vitamin A

US researchers, trying to understand why vitamin A helps fight certain diseases and not others, say that the vitamin influences the types and amounts of...

Fishing for health

Moves to further investigate the impact of fish consumption on heart health have been undertaken in a new study by Edinburgh university in Scotland. The...

Our amazing internal world

New insights about the foundations of our health could soon be revealed thanks to the recent completion of the genome sequence of one of the...

Fish to help food safety

Improving food safety 'the natural way' would certainly appeal to the increasingly health vigilant consumer. Scientists in the UK have been looking at a variety...

GM trials, wasted time?

Are recent trials in the UK on genetically modified crops a sham ? A new analysis published by environmental group Friends of the Earth yesterday...

The perfect weight

Dieting and over-eating - two potent issues at the heart of today's health driven society. One slice of the population - women - is particularly...

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