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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...

Flavours forge forward

Flavours forge forward

The new merger between Haarmann & Reimer and Dragoco, to be
known as 'Symrise', is thought to be capable of sales of €1,245
million. How does Danisco flavours, aiming to become the world's
number five, plan to compete?

Soy impact on reproduction?

Soy impact on reproduction?

Is it possible that soy foods could influence human reproductive
development? A new study released this week reports that male rats
whose mothers were fed diets containing genistein - a chemical
found in soybeans - developed abnormal...

Natural patents

Natural patents

Last week we reported on a new survey that revealed the growing
popularity of natural colours. Good news for ingredients companies
such as Danish Chr.Hansen who announced this week that the United
States Patent and Trademark Office...

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