Potent LDL cholesterol-lowering activity and other
anti-inflammatory, antiviral and neuroprotective properties have
been shown in animal studies and human clinical trials of a class
of phytochemicals extracted from sugar cane wax.
After a round of tests on the safety of unapproved StarLink corn as
animal feed, the Japanese Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and
Fisheries has found no evidence of health risks from pigs fed on
the biotech product.
The U.N.'s world food body said on Thursday that it had launched a
fund with an initial target of $500 million aimed at combating
world hunger and will lobby this weekend's Group of Eight summit in
Genoa to back it.
US food giant Sara Lee Corp. on Thursday said it is voluntarily
recalling about 13,600 pounds of Sara Lee and Quality Packing
sliced, packaged lunch meats because the products may contain the