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Understanding Vitamin A

Understanding Vitamin A

Why can vitamin A help immune systems to fight back when under
attack by some food-poisoning organisms but not, for example, the
common cold? Researchers in the US try to unravel the mystery.

Our amazing internal world

Our amazing internal world

New insights about the foundations of our health could soon be
revealed thanks to the recent completion of the genome sequence of
one of the most prevalent bacteria that live in the human intestine
- Bacteroides thetaiotaomicron.

The perfect weight

The perfect weight

Dieting and over-eating - two potent issues at the heart of today's
health driven society. One slice of the population - women - is
particularly bombarded by images of the ideal weight. But exactly
how much energy do they actually...

US ingredients for CSM

US ingredients for CSM

Dutch ingredients company CSM completes the acquisition of Carpro,
increasing its market penetration in North America. The acquisition
of Carpro - a US manufacturer of bakery supplies in the United
States - brings the H.C. Brill and...

Pectin power

Pectin power

Food ingredients giant Danisco invests further in Mexico, and
pectin, with the announcement this week that is to construct a DKK
40 million production plant for speciality pectin in Tecomán,
Mexico.

Cognis F&S to Japan

Cognis F&S to Japan

Nutritional ingredients business Cognis continues to concentrate on
core activities with the announcement this week that it has sold
its Fragrances & Specialties business (Cognis F&S) to
Japanese speciality chemicals business...

Acatris attracts men

Acatris attracts men

Food and health ingredients company Acatris will use this year's
Vitafoods exhibition in Geneva, Switzerland as a platform to tackle
men's issues with the launch of its new product, LinumLife.

US takes the biscuit...

US takes the biscuit...

Confirming reports from the European Commission yesterday that the
European consumer is sceptical about food-related biotechnologies,
are the findings of a joint UK-US study into GE biscuits.
Researchers found European shoppers to...

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