A substance found in soybeans may reduce the risk of colon cancer,
the third most common form of cancer in the world. Soy
glucosylceramide has been found to be effective in reducing the
formation and growth of tumour cells in the...
Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) - the US' leading food processor - has
reported record third quarter results across all its segment
operations. The company's processing segments benefited from
rallies in corn and soybean futures...
A soy ingredient used extensively in supplements could hold the
power to inhibit the growth of tumor cells, says Chinese biotech
firm American Oriental Bioengineering, announcing new findings for
soybean protein peptides.
On 1 May an historic moment marked the entry of ten countries and
75 million consumers into the European Union. Churchill's 'Iron
Curtain' has been consigned to the history books, heralding
democracy, stability and...
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is reviewing a new petition
for a health claim that suggests the consumption of soy
protein-based foods may reduce the risk of certain types of cancer
including breast, prostate and colon cancer....
Soy protein appears to lower risk of heart disease by increasing
the size of LDL cholesterol particles and reducing dangerous
cholesterol, shows a new study that further examines the mechanism
behind soy's benefits to heart health.
Fearing the invasion of the devasting soybean rust, the American
Soybean Association (ASA) has repeated its call for a temporary ban
on South American soybean imports, despite assurances from the Bush
administration that trade would...
Skimmed milk is the source of a new calcium-rich miso to hit the
market as Japan's Agriculture and Livestock Industries Corporation
(ALIC) teams up with two research bodies to develop a new
functional fermented miso derived from...
Wheat, corn and soybean prices will remain high for much of 2004,
warns the US agency Fitch Ratings, with the industry likely to see
a continual shifting of higher ingredients costs onto the food
manufacturer. But tough negotiations...
Bush administration trade officials were not the only ones to
welcome China's decision to allow a raft of GM products from
biotech giant Monsanto. This week the American Soybean Association
hails the move as 'good news'.
The Solae company has launched a multi-million dollar television
advertising campaign to build consumer awareness of its soy protein
brand and steal sales of meat products, currently increasing with
the popularity of high protein,...
The US-based natural food group Hain Celestial is snapping up
German manufacturer of soy, oat and rice-based drinks Natumi,
expanding its operations in Europe and giving it access to a
non-dairy production facility in the region.
The market for functional food products has grown steadily for
several years now, focusing primarily on the dairy sector. But
other sectors of the food industry, such as bakery and snacks, are
beginning to see more functional products...
The female hormone estrogen has been shown for the first time to
potentially protect against colon cancer. The new research also
found that soy protein may help reduce the number and size of
tumors that do occur.
Red clover isoflavones may help to protect women, recently advised
to stop using HRT, from the risk of osteoporosis, suggests new
research that shows a protective effect of the supplement on the
Millions of euros will be poured into three major
'farm-to-fork?research projects, the Commission said yesterday, to
reinforce R&D co-operation at a European level and bring a
monetary boost to the increasingly complex food...
A Swedish study established to assess the effect of hormone
replacement therapy (HRT) for women with a history of breast cancer
has been stopped early after preliminary results show 'unacceptably
high' risks of breast cancer...
Shemen Industries, Israel's leading producer of edible oils and
soya meals, is in negotiations with US agri-giant Cargill over a
future partnership with its soy isoflavones division, according to
a report in the Globes Online.
Leading isoflavone producer Novogen has launched a research centre
that will provide consumers and the media, increasingly drawing
attention to isoflavone supplements, with the latest information on
the plant-derived compounds.
With increasing numbers of Americans turning to soy-based infant
formulas, a new study finds soy isoflavones do not act like female
hormones in infants, suggests new research from the government's
leading research agency.
Soy isoflavones may not offer the benefits to heart health often
attributed to soyfoods, finds a new study that suggests that
another part of the plant could be responsible for its
The movement of foodstuffs within the European boundaries will be
changed forever once the next step towards an enlarged Europe takes
place. Food and Life Sciences lawyer Raymond O’Rourke takes us
through a detailed look at some of...
Estonian state-owned cooking oil manufacturer Werol Tehased has
announced plans to launch a pilot project for the production
protein derived from rape seed oil. The company is also mulling
over a number of other projects, including...
ADM Natural Health and Nutrition has expanded its range of soya
isoflavone concentrates for use in food and food supplements.
Novasoy 700 has a minimum 70 per cent isoflavone content and
Novasoy 200 is a 20 per cent isoflavone concentrate.
The regional distribution of soybean production and processing capacity in the US has shifted dramatically during the last decade. Citing the impact of emerging markets, a new study claims this change will have important consequences for the US soybean...
With serendipitous coincidence, in the same week that the European
Food Safety Authority delivers its hotly awaited first opinion on a
GMO, bureaucrats and stakeholders have gathered in Brussels under
the aegis of the Commission to...
If traceability is at the heart of new food labelling rules in
Europe then the life blood keeping it beating must be risk
management. On the eve of the first ever risk assessment on
genetically modified organisms delivered by Europe's...
In the wake of terrorist attacks in the US on September 11, 2001
Europe's manufacturing industries have taken a knock but figures
released this week reveal that the food industry is managing the
course, registering a 'light...
The US Agricultural Research Service (ARS) has developed a new
dough formulation to eradicate the musty, 'beany' aftertaste of
some soy-based breads; a problem that has eluded food technologists
since the 1970s.