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Colon cancer drops but obesity rises

Colon cancer rates in the United States have been dropping in recent years, and although many Americans are changing their eating habits there are more...

Schweppes has clearance for Orangina purchase

The European Commission has granted clearance under the European Union's merger control law to the proposed acquisition by UK soft drinks company Cadbury Schweppes Plc...

Nutrinova settles acesulfame K patent claim

Leading food ingredients supplier German-based Nutrinova is to settle patent infringement claims against Rit-Chem with respect to unauthorised sales by Rit-Chem of acesulfame potassium (known...

Givaudan accesses profit rise

In a month when companies across all industries have reported a downturn in profits, Swiss flavour and fragrance company Givaudan boasted healthy results this week...

Activated lactoferrin achieves GRAS status

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has designated activated lactoferrin as Generally Recognised as Safe (GRAS). This new status brings the new food safety...

Black raspberries to prevent cancer

A handful of black raspberries a day may help keep oesophageal cancer at bay, US researchers report this week. Scientists from Ohio University claim to...

Osteoarthritis unaided by Vitamin E, new evidence

Vitamin E may not be effective against osteoarthritis, a new study from Australia suggests. A study published in the October issue of Annals of the...

Phospholipid in eggs to combat cholesterol

A compound in eggs, a lecithin, can reduce the absorption of cholesterol, US researchers reveal this week. The research by scientists at Kansas State University,...

Spinal cord found in Dutch imported beef

Spinal cord has been found in beef imported from The Netherlands into the UK, the UK Food Standards Agency reports this week. Bovine spinal cord...

Greenpeace Canada attacks health minister over GMO labelling

Greenpeace Canada lambasted the country's largest grocery chain and Health Minister Allan Rock on Monday for failing to support mandatory labelling of genetically engineered (GE)...

Vitamin C fights cell death in heart failure patients

Vitamin C can aid congestive heart failure patients by suppressing the signal for cell death within blood vessel linings, French and German scientists reveal this...

Complex carbohydrate regulates plant growth

Twenty-five years ago, Alan Darvill and colleagues described one of the most complex carbohydrates found in nature. Called rhamnogalacturan II or RG-II, it is found...

Consumers and producers drive change in food safety policy

A shift in attitudes of both consumers and producers is required if society's expectations of food and agricultural policy are to be met, EU Commissioner...

Cerestar stake sold to Cargill

Italian agro-energy conglomerate Montedison said on Tuesday it is selling its 56-per cent in starch maker Cerestar to U.S. agribusiness giant Cargill for 33 euros...

Degussa sheds a further 1000 jobs as earnings lower than expected

The effects of recent events in the United States continue to reverberate across all industries. Today, fine chemical company Degussa AG warned that in view...

Bioterrorism fears inspire food industry regulations

U.S. consumer advocates hoped fears of terrorism would spur the government to impose new regulations on the food industry, an Associated Press report reveals this...

Amino acid sources must be controlled, states advisory panel

Companies that make amino acids used in pharmaceuticals and vaccines should not use cattle and sheep from mad cow-infected countries as a source, a U.S....

Consumer group calls for more food safety funding

Seafood, eggs, fruits and vegetables accounted for the highest number of foodborne illness outbreaks between 1990 and 2001, a consumer group reported on October 24...

Nutraceutical beverages to drive flavour growth

Demand for flavours and fragrances in the US is forecast to grow 4.6 per cent per annum to $5 billion (5.5 billion euros) in 2005,...

Global trade growth to fall 10 per cent

Global trade growth looks set to collapse to two per cent in 2001 from a 12 per cent high last year and could be driven...

Genes of food poisoning bacterium mapped

US scientists have mapped and sequenced the genome for a bacterium that is a leading cause of food poisoning worldwide: Salmonella typhimurium. The sequence has...

Caffeine to keep the forces awake

Caffeine can help increase reaction time and improve performance for military service men and women who must perform complex tasks or who need help staying...

Nestlé eyes up Haagen-Dazs

Swiss food giant Nestle AG is poised to take control of Haagen-Dazs, one of the best-known brands of luxury ice cream, in a deal that...

Dairy commodity prices deteriorate

The outlook for international dairy commodity prices has deteriorated since the September 11 terrorist attacks on the US and may be slow to recover, according...

Nutrition company reports strong growth

Nutrition research company Clover Corp said that sales for the September quarter were up 53 per cent but its cash burn rate had failed to...

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