Science is getting to grips with mad cow disease. Researchers have
designed a synthetic protein (prion) that makes mice display
symptoms similar to those of the brain-wasting condition, as well
as offering the potential for new therapies...
The European Commission has appointed members for three new
scientific advisory committees on consumer products, health and
environmental risks, and emerging and newly identified health
risks, reports CORDIS.
Consumption of fresh fruit is on the rise in the UK, shows new
government data, leading to a notable increase in intake of vitamin
C. But a decline in other foods such as milk means calcium, iron
and other nutrients are still lacking...
Regular consumption of lutein-enriched eggs could provide the body
with protective levels of this antioxidant widely believed to help
fight degenerative eye diseases, suggests a small study from the
Food companies involved at every step of the food chain are obliged
to maintain a clean, safe environment to beat food pathogens, but
food scientists from the US report that strains of the deadly
pathogen Listeria monocytogenes can...
Weak sales of fruit preparations hit European sales for number two
flavours group International Flavours and Fragrances (IFF) with the
firm reporting an overall drop in sales for the region but growth
elsewhere keeps firm on track...
UK confectionery firm Glisten Confectionery has gained a stronger
foothold at the higher end of the confectionery market after food
ingredients business Kiril Mischeff sold its House of York toffee
brand to the Blackburn-based firm.
The benefits of conventionally grown produce over organic foods was
the focus of a recent debate between food technologists with
scientists warning it is too early to reach conclusions, despite
new research that suggests some organic...
The competitive world of xanthan gum saw a new player enter the
already crowded market this week when US chemicals firm Huber
announced it would buy the world's number one xanthan gum supplier
CP Kelco. Huber steps into the leading...
A US cancer prevention expert says that if government required
calcium and vitamin D to be added to foods, it could achieve a 20
per cent reduction in colon cancer deaths and osteoporosis-related