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Salad days

Salad days

No more browning in cut lettuce, or so scientists in the US would
have us believe following the development of a new technology.
Their discovery could shortly have an impact on the $2 billion
(€1.76) bagged salad industry in the US,...

Can PCBs harm boy birthrate?

Can PCBs harm boy birthrate?

Adding to a growing body of evidence that suggests environmental
pollution may have an impact on the proportion of male births
around the world, a new study from the US states that women exposed
to polychlorinated biphenyls may be...

Kemin supports GMP

Kemin supports GMP

Natural ingredient manufacturer Kemin Foods last week voiced its
support for the US Food and Drug Administration's new initiative to
strengthen labelling, manufacturing and product quality
requirements for the dietary supplement...

Biscuit buyers

Biscuit buyers

Despite an increasingly competitive environment and the impact of a
global economic downturn the biscuits market in Europe is alive and
well, according to a news report from Esmerk.

New blight-resistant chickpea

New blight-resistant chickpea

A new chickpea variety called Sierra has been released by
Agricultural Research Service scientists and their co-operators in
the US. Sierra's high yield and disease resistance to Ascochyta
blight are expected to appeal to the...

Ways to glaze

Ways to glaze

A new alternative to the traditional egg wash for bakery products
has hit the market with ICI subsidiary National Starch &
Chemical launching Versa-Sheen glazing agent.

Sales sweet for Corn Products

Sales sweet for Corn Products

Sales for US food ingredients company Corn Products International
were on target for the first quarter of 2003 ended 31 March 2003
with the company announcing on Tuesday that sales had risen 23 per
cent, lifting earnings and increasing...

EPI extends range

EPI extends range

French dairy ingredients company EPI Ingredients launches new
product, designed for use in high protein foods and supplements,
under its Epilac line of fermented dairy proteins.

Stick to the milk

Stick to the milk

New research presented this week reveals that girls who consume
more calcium on average may weigh less and have lower body fat than
their counterpart.

Diets go nuts

Diets go nuts

How exactly do peanuts contribute to preventing cardiovascular
disease? A new study from the US finds that peanuts may improve
total diet quality by increasing a number of nutrients.

Stick with the pasta

Stick with the pasta

A sweeping review of research on low carbohydrate diets over the
past thirty years casts a shadow over the long term effects of this
immensly popular dietary regime,

Job cuts at IFF

Job cuts at IFF

Giant flavour house International Flavors & Fragrances
continues to reorganise activities after acquiring, and
integrating, Bush Boake Allen with the news this week that it has
axed 150 jobs as part of a savings drive.

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...

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