Alert to food packaging threat
On August 13, Danish researchers are to reveal a new threat to the
health of European consumers with evidence of dangerously high
levels of carcinogenic substances in packaged foods ranging from
cheese to chocolate to pasta sauce.
Joint venture for corn sweeteners
China-based corn processor Global Bio-chem Technology Group Co Ltd
said last week it had signed an agreement with U.S. multinational
agribusiness giant Cargill Inc to form a joint venture to make corn
Folate may alleviate drug side-effects
According to researchers, patients taking a drug usually prescribed
for rheumatoid arthritis can lower their risk for drug-related
liver damage by taking folate supplements.
Soy Symposium for November
The Fourth International Symposium on the Role of Soy in Preventing
and Treating Chronic Disease is to take place in San Diego on 4-7
BSE: meat industry accused of witholding facts
The UK food industry has been accused of withholding information
crucial to calculating the vCJD risk to UK consumers dating from
Milk protein hope for PKU sufferers
A dairy scientist in the US has developed a milk protein powder
that aims to dramatically expand the food choices for people with
phenylketonuria - more commonly known as PKU - a genetic disorder.
Argentine might resume beef exports to Europe
Argentine's Agriculture secretary Marcelo Regunaga announced that
Argentina would be able to resume meat exports to Chile and Europe
Eat soy, live longer - study suggests
According to a report in a Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions
publication, diets containing soyfoods have contributed to the
longevity of people of Okinawa.
FSA pleased with new Policy Commission
The British Food Standards Agency welcomed the announcement that a
Policy Commission on Farming and Food would be set up.
EC clears acquisition in the dairy market
The EC has approved the proposed acquisition of Nutricia Dairy and
Drinks Group (NDDG) by Friesland Coberco Dairy Foods Holding N.V.
No public inquiry on FMD
The British government rejected calls for a public inquiry into its
handling of the foot-and-mouth crisis by announcing a
GM crop sites will be revealed
The location of GM crop trials in Australia will be published on
the Internet after a regulator on August 10 rejected applications
to keep the sites secret from anti-GM activists.
Carlsberg increases presence in Poland
On August 9, the Danish brewing group Carlsberg acquired 3 small
local Polish breweries.
Ambev records rising earnings
Ambev ignored a slump in consumer confidence in South America to
record a 58 per cent rise in net earnings in the second quarter.
Increased fear about food safety
According to a recent survey, consumers are losing faith in
supermarkets, with only one in six trusting them to sell safe food,
and 75 per cent of people are more concerned than ever about the
safety of the food they buy.