Detroit 'fat tax' unworkable, claims food industry
Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick's plans to place a tax on fast food
has been dismissed as a cosmetic exercise to help cover the city's
budget deficit, writes Anthony Fletcher.
Cargill forwards health role for functional foods
Cargill argues that food and beverage manufacturers in the U.S. can
positively impact today's rising healthcare costs by developing
products that address specific health and lifestyle issues.
Occasional drink raises cancer risk in postmenopausal women?
Postmenopausal women who consume even moderate amounts of alcohol
may face an increased risk of breast cancer, say US researchers,
particularly if their cancer is fuelled by the hormones estrogen or
Genome sequencing promises better crop protection
The genome sequencing of a disease-fighting fungus used to protect
crops could have cost-saving implications for the food ingredients
High salt diet reduces bone density in girls
White adolescent and African-American girls assimilate salt and
calcium differently, say researchers, claiming this may explain why
races have different rates of high blood pressure and osteoporosis.
Fat in diet boosts metabolism
Fat consumption in the diet can lead to healthy blood levels of
sugar and cholesterol, say researchers.
Kraft puts money into flavor research
Kraft Foods is helping to finance a seat at the Monell Chemical
Senses Center, which should help scientists - and food companies -
to learn more about the intensity and quality of flavors.
Low-fat dairy cuts diabetes risk in men
Dairy food makers looking to drill further into the health benefits
of their primary foodstuffs will welcome new findings that suggest
two servings of low-fat dairy foods a day could reduce men's risk
of developing type 2 diabetes.
Leptin replacement therapy to fight obesity?
Shedding new light on leptin, US researchers find doses of this
appetite-regulating hormone could cut the numbers of obese.
Ice cream makes you happy, say Unilever scientists
After the dank summer and sales of 2004, ice cream makers looking
to boost 2005 figures will find comfort in new research that claims
ice cream actually 'makes you happy', reports Lindsey
Med diet with exercise reduces risk markers
Health benefits of the Mediterranean diet continue to gain credence
with yet another study showing a diet rich in fruit, vegetables and
olive oil could reduce the risk of heart disease.
Obesity meeting with a soy focus
The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, US will host a
forum next month to examine the role that soy foods can play in
managing a person's weight.
Senomyx-Kraft to work on dessert flavour modifier
Work on novel flavor enhancers at food giant Kraft will continue
after Senomyx announces an "expansion and extension" of the
Refined soybean oil not an allergen, say food scientists
Highly refined soybean oil does not cause reactions in people who
are allergic to soybeans, claim US food scientists at the
University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
Month shelf-life for fruit with vitamin - mineral coating
A mineral and vitamin mixture that cuts the browning and extends
the shelf-life of sliced apples could encourage consumers to eat
more fruit, say researchers, Lindsey Partos reports.