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Green tea may contain cure for oral cancer

Green tea may contain cure for oral cancer

5 Feb 2015

A compound found in green tea may trigger a cycle that kills oral cancer cells while leaving healthy cells alone, according to Penn State food scientists. The research could lead to treatments for oral cancer, as well as other types of cancer. Earlier ...

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Mars, IBM establish genomics consortium

Mars, IBM establish genomics consortium

5 Feb 2015

Scientists from IBM Research and Mars have established the “Consortium for Sequencing the Food Supply Chain”, a collaborative food safety platform that the companies say will leverage advances in genomics to further understanding of what makes fo...

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Biocatalysts publishes technical bulletin on yeast

Biocatalysts publishes technical bulletin on yeast

5 Feb 2015

Speciality enzyme development and manufacturing company Biocatalysts has published a new technical bulletin titled ‘The Use of Enzymes in Yeast Extraction’. This, it says, is an in-depth technical document which takes the reader through each stage of y...

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Sprouting grains on the rise

Sprouting grains on the rise

5 Feb 2015

Entrepreneurs have reinvented an ancient food for the 21st century, says New Nutrition Business, tapping into consumers’ desire for “good carbs” and healthier snacks and creating a small but fast-growing niche. “By taking grains and sprouting them befo...

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Dry weather sees Fonterra reduce volume forecast

Dry weather sees Fonterra reduce volume forecast

4 Feb 2015

Fonterra has reduced its milk volume forecast for the 2014-15 season to 1,532 million kgMS, reflecting the impact of dry weather on production in recent weeks. The new forecast is 3.3% lower than the 1,584 million kgMS collected last season. The previo...

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Nestlé to continue childhood study

Nestlé to continue childhood study

4 Feb 2015

The Nestlé Institute of Health Sciences (NIHS) is to continue collaborating with Plymouth University Peninsula Schools of Medicine and Dentistry in the UK as part of what the company describes as a ground-breaking study into how the way we live in chil...

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TIC Gums introduces new stabiliser system

TIC Gums introduces new stabiliser system

4 Feb 2015

TIC Gums has introduced a new stabiliser system for icing and glaze applications. Ticaloid DG 671 is designed to perform similarly to agar at a lower usage level, providing cost-in-use savings and an answer to a shifting agar market. Agar is often the ...

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NIZO: Process Scan could boost infant formula production by 100,000 tons a year

NIZO: Process Scan could boost infant formula production by 100,000 tons a year

4 Feb 2015

NIZO says that its Process Scan enables dairy producers to increase production capacity by 10% on average while maintaining optimum product properties and without increasing fixed costs. It is, says the company, one of the best options available to dai...

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Frutarom acquires FoodBlenders

Frutarom acquires FoodBlenders

3 Feb 2015

Frutarom is continuing to implement its rapid growth strategy and has announced its acquisition of FoodBlenders for approximately US$ 2.4 million (£ 1.6 million) plus an additional sum expected to stand at about US$ 600,000 (£ 400,000), depending on th...

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PureCircle releases sustainability report

PureCircle releases sustainability report

3 Feb 2015

Stevia products producer and marketer PureCircle has released what it claims is the industry’s first comprehensive sustainability report. The report highlights the impact that the company says its vertically integrated supply chain has had on people an...

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Canadean: convenience is key

Canadean: convenience is key

3 Feb 2015

More consumers are feeling time-scarce and view cooking as a chore, believes market researcher Canadean, turning to convenient ready meals to free up more time for themselves and noting that,  to survive in an increasingly health-conscious society, rea...

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OmniActive to introduce ginger fluid extract

OmniActive to introduce ginger fluid extract

3 Feb 2015

OmniActive Health Technologies is to introduce Gingever High Potency Ginger. Non-GMO and allergen-free Gingever is a high-potency super-critical fluid extract with 30% bioactives (min 20% gingerols) made from an FDA-acknowledged GRAS (Generally Regarde...

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