Senomyx granted patent for sweeter food
Senomyx, a developer of novel flavor ingredients for the packaged
food industry, has been granted a patent for a technology that
makes foods taste sweeter, the US Patent and Trademark Office has
UK proposes CO2 labelling for products
In a bid to push processors and other manufacturers to reduce their
greenhouse gas emissions, the UK government yesterday unveiled a
proposal to put "carbon footprint" labels on all products.
Obesity white paper gives 3 years for self-regulation impact
The European Commission yesterday adopted a white paper setting out
a European strategy on nutrition, overweight and obesity, including
plans to review progress in three years.
Sugarcane production rises as beet harvest falls, USDA
US sugarbeet production will decrease, while sugar cane production
is forecast to increase during fiscal year 2008 compared to 2007,
according to statistics released by the USDA
CCFRA reviews children's food choice triggers
A new review of what influences children's food choices will help
food companies develop and market appealing products - and aid
bodies that regulate marketing practices, says publisher CCFRA.
GM progress being made in Europe, says Monsanto chief
Europe is edging slowly towards GM acceptance, according to
Monsanto CEO Hugh Grant, who underscored the continent's strategic
importance and said his company is laying the groundwork should a
policy-change come to pass.
Food and drink prices on the rise
Prices for food and drink have risen sharply in the UK over the
last year, in a sign that higher input costs are increasingly being
passed down the supply chain.
Ready-meals going local, says Datamonitor
Consumer interest in eating locally-sourced produce is encouraging
food manufacturers to develop ready-meals made with ingredients
sourced from the same region in which the product is sold, says
Novozymes centralises procurement to free R&D funds
Novozymes is centralising its procurement facility in a bid to
ensure transparency and consistency, and make savings that it plans
to plough into more research and development.
Novozymes looks to sway US biotech views
Novozymes has expanded its presence in the US, opening an office in
Washington DC, the Danish biotechnology group announced this week.
Sarkozy threatens veto if trade talks dont suit farmers
French president Nicolas Sarkozy has reinforced his position that
the outcome of trade talks must be in the interests of French
farmers, and if they are not he plans to veto them.
Cows can make skimmed milk, say scientists
Cows could be bred to produce only skimmed milk within the next
five years, researchers have said, offering a new way of meeting
consumer demand for lower fat dairy.
Cactus pear pads linked to lower diabetes risk
Prickly pear cactus pads, consumed regularly in Mexico, could
reduce blood sugar rises after a meal by up to 50 per cent,
suggests a new study that may have implications for diabetes
Hawaii to lead on tropical fruit research
The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) has opened a research
center in Hawaii aimed at finding new ways to grow tropical crops
Plant extract combos boost shelf life of encapsulated oils
The shelf life of microencapsulated high oleic sunflower oil can be
boosted by combining natural plant extracts like broccoli sprout,
citrus and rosemary, new research suggests.