The health effects of soy in post-menopausal women are to be
explored at the Keck School of Medicine of USC in a trial sponsored
by the National Institute of Health, to see whether soy is a viable
alternative to current hormone therapy.
US food giant General Mills is to increase wholesale prices on
several categories of foods in response to rising raw materials
costs. The increase is thought to be between two to nine per cent
on selected lines.
Despite cheaper alternatives to cocoa butter on the market and new
European rules allowing vegetable fats in chocolate formulations,
uptake for the replacers has been slower than expected as reticent
food makers and marketers stick...
Food safety concerns rise in the UK as the Food Standards Agency
launches an investigation into the apparent failure by the meat
hygiene arm of the food watchdog to test some casualty cattle aged
between 24 and 30 months for BSE before...
The bakery sector is keeping up the pace as the fastest growing
market in food enzymes in the US, although recent controversy over
genetically modified organisms is set to eat into market growth as
food makers think twice before investing...
In a bid to gauge the popularity and concerns of new European rules
on food allergens the UK's food watchdog has launched a public
consultation on the regulations that will mean food labels will
have to list certain potentially...
As the food industry answers consumer health concerns expanding the
use of soybean-derived ingredients in food formulations, volatility
in price for the crop is set to continue with few signs that
supplies will improve this year.
As rising cereal prices continue to squeeze profit margins for food
industry participants, food technologists in the US are working on
teasing out new functionalities from the cheap, easy to grow, and
resilient crop sorghum, reports...
A new Europe-wide project will devote a £12 million budget to
investigating the added-value that organic farming could bring to
food products. The qualitative approach will give a boost to an
industry starting to slow down in pace.
As food makers in the developed world face ongoing collisions with
consumer groups over their choice of certain food ingredients and
additives - notably salt and potentially GM ingredients - a new
study from the US finds that undernutrition...