Food safety is making international headlines as the United States
and the European Union continue to take dramatically different
positions over this contentious issue. A food policy think-tank
raises concerns that these transatlantic...
Bone health beverages and fitness waters are at the core of new
product concepts highlighted by the health unit of agri-giant
Cargill at the upcoming Institute of Food Technologists' exhibition
this month in Chicago.
The birthplace of American independence will be the starting place
for 'A Sensory Revolution,' so the organisers describe an upcoming
symposium for sensory scientists, taking place in Boston from 20-24
Agriculture ministers from around the world are gathering in
Sacramento, California today for the start of a three-day
conference on genetically engineered food and farming. With the
breakdown of discussions last week between the...
The innovative world of flavours is experiencing more rapid growth
than the overall food industry, giving fresh momentum to the
essential oils and oleoresins market, confirms a new study from
Frost & Sullivan.
Low-saturated fat foods, enhanced flavours, foods without allergens
- all this is possible without any tampering of DNA material. US
company Anawah has received several million dollars to support its
work that combines molecular...
Quite a week for nutritional oils supplier Martek Biosciences. In
the past seven days, the European Commission gave the green light
for the use of DHA/ARA in novel foods, paving the way for a range
of foodstuffs fortified with these...
The Chinese herb gastrodine is at the centre of new findings that
suggest it could improve memory, orientation and language in people
who have mild to moderate vascular dementia as the result of a
US consumers can soon expect to see juices fortified with the
natural ingredient lutein on the supermarket shelves following an
agreement between ingredients company Kemin Foods and the Hain
Celestial group, the US natural foods company.
In a bid to encourage a closer collaboration between citrus growers
and juice manufacturing customers, Cargill Citro Pure - a joint
venture between Cargill Citro-America, a subsidiary of agri-giant
Cargill, and 83 partners - has formed...
As consumer groups in Europe and the US call on food manufacturers
to cut the quantity of trans fats in food products, Swedish
vegetable oils supplier Karlshamns has come up with a cocoa butter
replacer with a low trans fatty acid...
A variety of factors play a role in whether food-borne bacteria
actually make people sick, and a better understanding of the
infection process from food-borne bacteria could certainly lead to
ways to stop such illnesses from occurring,...
Just a few months old, the recently formed alliance between US
agribusiness giant Bunge and DuPont Protein Technologies - Solae -
has already filed a complaint with a court in the US claiming that
the companies Archer Daniels Midland...
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) should require food
manufacturers to limit the amount of the potential carcinogen
acrylamide in their products, said the Center for Science in the
Public Interest (CSPI), a nonprofit US organisation,...
Tyson Foods, America's largest provider of chicken, beef and pork, announced this week the completion of its newly expanded and upgraded laboratory in Arkansas, just south of company's world headquarters.
Despite tension on both sides of the Atlantic over genetically
modified foods, scientists in the US bring a note of optimism - and
common sense - to the debate, reporting this week that, for the
first time, parties on both sides of...
Research continues into the potential benefits that oats and barley
could have on our health with new findings from the US suggesting
that diets high in barley could lower total cholesterol levels, and
could be of particular benefit...
Japanese soy sauce giant Kikkoman is to forge ahead with plans to
expand in the US with the announcement this week that it has
earmarked $100-million (approx. €86m) for the expansion of its
plant in Walworth County in Wisconsin.
Attempts by the United States administration to challenge the EU's
five-year-old moratorium on approval of new genetically modified
crops before the World Trade Organisation suffered a setback last
week when Egypt withdrew its...
US Phytodyne and BASF Plant Science - the plant biotechnology
subsidiary of German chemical giant BASF, have signed a long-term
research collaboration focused on the development of a new soybean
transformation system to accelerate...
With coffee prices at a 30-year all time low, the International
Coffee Organisation and World Bank ended their round table last
week with a call to rich countries to share the burden of the
present coffee crisis.
Indian producers of the synthetic red colouring allura red have won
an antidumping case in the US following investigations from the
United States International Trade Commission (USITC) that resulted
in the USITC ruling in their favour.
Does iron fortification work ? And if so, how ? Scientists from the
US government are working on a new study to investigate the
absorption and utilisation - the bioavailability - of various iron
sources used to fortify foods today.
North American farmers were shaken this week when the Canadian
government confirmed on Tuesday that a cow slaughtered in January
from an Alberta farm had tested positive for BSE (Bovine Spongiform
Encephalopathy), or Mad Cow disease.