Connecticut's attorney general has launched an investigation into claims by Coca-Cola Co. and Nestlé SA that a new green-tea-based soft drink they are marketing burns calories, saying he is concerned the assertion may be misleading and based on "voodoo nutrition."
Consumer advocates and others have complained bitterly in recent years that the Food and Drug Administration has veered from its scientific roots, making decisions on controversial matters such as the emergency contraceptive "Plan B" on political rather than scientific grounds.
SABMiller Plc and Molson Coors Brewing Co. said they have signed a letter of intent to combine the U.S. and Puerto Rican operations of their respective subsidiaries, Miller and Coors, in a joint venture to be called MillerCoors.
The Council for Agricultural Science and Technology (CAST) is releasing a new paper, "Probiotics: Their Potential to Impact Human Health," as a contribution to the scientific literature on the important topic.
University of Maryland food chemists said they had found ways to enhance the antioxidant content of whole-grain wheat pizza dough by baking it longer at higher temperatures and giving the dough lots of time to rise.