• Aventis Settles One StarLink Suit, Gains Another
    Aventis Settles One StarLink Suit, Gains Another DES MOINES, Iowa--Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller announced in a press release that Aventis CropScience signed an agreement with 17 states to mitigate losses due to growing StarLink corn. Aventis and the farmers' legal ...More
    March 1, 2001 Posted in Articles
  • Caucus for CAM, Natural Foods Being Formed
    Caucus for CAM, Natural Foods Being Formed WASHINGTON--In a move to inform Congress about complementary and alternative health practices, as well as natural foods, the Complementary and Alternative Medicine and Natural Foods (CAMNF) Caucus is now at their disposal. Sens. ...More
    March 1, 2001 Posted in Articles
  • Senators Urge OMB to Move Forward on GMP Regulations
    Senators Urge OMB to Move Forward on GMP Regulations WASHINGTON--Sens. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) and Tom Harkin (D-Iowa) have asked the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to expedite its review of FDA's proposed regulations of Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs) for the ...More
    March 1, 2001 Posted in Articles
  • Penton Closes Exchange Portion of Healthwell.com
    Penton Closes Exchange Portion of Healthwell.com BOULDER, Colo.--New Hope Natural Media, based here, laid off 30 employees Feb. 8 as it discontinued the development of the "exchange" portion of its Healthwell Exchange Web site. Penton Media, owner of New Hope, ...More
    March 1, 2001 Posted in Articles
  • Integrating Supply Chain Management Through Technology
    Integrating Supply Chain Management Through Technology by Len Monheit If your products were contaminated with animal byproducts, pesticides or heavy metals, would you know? If you were required to provide proof of ingredient identity and origin, could you? Under current ...More
    March 1, 2001 Len Monheit Posted in Articles
  • Melatonin May Play Role in Seizures
    Melatonin May Play Role in Seizures NEW YORK--Researchers from Columbia University here found that low melatonin levels may lead to seizures in epileptics, according to a study in the Dec. 12 Neurology (55, 11: 1746-8). The study's authors, led by Carl Bazil, M.D., Ph.D., ...More
    March 1, 2001 Posted in Articles
  • "Functional" Foods Must Substantiate Claims
    "Functional" Foods Must Substantiate Claims WASHINGTON--The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) sent a letter to "functional" food manufacturers in early February stating that foods and beverages must follow the guidelines mapped out under its Food, Drug ...More
    March 1, 2001 Posted in Articles
  • Australia Penalizes Vitamin Monopoly
    Australia Penalizes Vitamin Monopoly MELBOURNE, Australia--Roche Vitamins Australia, BASF Australia Ltd. and Aventis Animal Nutrition (formerly Rhone-Poulenc Animal Nutrition) have agreed to collectively pay $26 million (AUS) to settle price-fixing lawsuits brought by the ...More
    March 1, 2001 Posted in Articles
  • Opta Acquires Canadian Harvest, Looks For More Opportunities
    Opta Acquires Canadian Harvest, Looks For More Opportunities BEDFORD, Mass.--In January, Opta Food Ingredients ( www.opta-food.com ) announced that it had acquired privately held Canadian Harvest in Cambridge, Minn., for $12 million cash. Canadian Harvest is a manufacturer ...More
    March 1, 2001 Posted in Articles
  • Reuters Releases Nutraceuticals Reports
    Reuters Releases Nutraceuticals Reports LONDON--Reuters Business Insight has released two reports examining the nutraceuticals market, "Targeting the 14-34 Market" and "Targeting the 35+ Market." According to Reuters, the 14-34 age group represents ...More
    March 1, 2001 Posted in Articles