All news articles for December 2002

Removing fear from oysters

Removing fear from oysters

This week people across the world will be indulging in one of the
wonders of nature's waters - oysters. Unfortunately, for a handful
of people each year the pleasure can be disastrous if they become
infected by a deadly bacteria...

Metro opens Japanese store

Metro opens Japanese store

Metro, the German retailer, this month opened its first Cash &
Carry outlet in Japan, a market where it sees great potential in
the years to come. The store is a joint venture with Japan's
Marubeni Corp.

Antioxidants vs genes

Antioxidants vs genes

Scientists at the University of Southampton in the UK have received
funding to study whether genes can influence the benefits gained by
some people from dietary antioxidants. The team is hoping to find
out why some people benefit...

Draft for rice genome

Draft for rice genome

A collaborative global effort has resulted in the completion of an
advanced draft, or blueprint, of the rice genome. Officials at the
US Department of Agriculture (USDA), the National Science
Foundation (NSF) and the Department of...

Contaminants workshop

Contaminants workshop

Food contamination is a major issue that the European, and global,
food industry faces today. A one day seminar in the UK will examine
how the industry can respond to the challenge and devise a strategy
to cope.

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