August 25, 2003 |
Although soybeans are a top agricultural product in the United States, soy products remain more popular abroad -- particularly in Asia -- than here at home. Many studies have linked soy-rich diets with good heart health, but the effects of soy supplements are less clear. Most are formulated to provide high concentrations of isoflavones -- plant chemicals such as genistein and daidzein that are found in soybeans and behave similarly to human estrogen.
June 14, 2004 |
Health food advocates have long claimed that soy, the little legume used in tofu burgers and smoothies, can protect against heart disease, ward off cancer and combat hot flashes. Those claims are coming under scrutiny now that a soy food manufacturer is seeking government approval to tout on its labels soy's supposed cancer-fighting abilities.
April 28, 1999 |
Mexican food entrepreneur Mark Roth owes his latest product innovation to his cardiologist. After heart bypass surgery in 1992, Roth's doctor told the 60-year-old he should avoid his thrice-weekly breakfast of eggs and chorizo, the tasty but fat-laden Mexican sausage Roth learned to love in his days as a supermarket owner catering to Latino customers in El Monte. No chorizo? It was a life sentence for the guy who founded El Burrito Mexican Food Products Inc.
March 1, 2004 |
Because the early signs of oral cancer -- white spots or red areas in the mouth -- are painless and difficult to detect, diagnosis usually occurs only after the disease has spread to the lymph nodes in the neck. Consequently, patients often need aggressive, disfiguring surgical treatments. Half of those diagnosed will die of the disease.
January 14, 2000 |
DuPont Co., which has been expanding beyond its traditional chemical businesses into agriculture and other industries, and cereal maker General Mills Inc. have formed a joint venture to develop and market soy foods. Terms were not disclosed. Under the agreement, DuPont's Protein Technologies International unit will develop soy foods to supply Minneapolis-based General Mills, which makes products such as Cheerios cereal and Betty Crocker dessert mixes.
November 17, 2000
The Irvine marketer of soy protein products reported a third-quarter net loss of $520,569, or 7 cents a share, compared with a year-ago loss of $2.1 million, or 39 cents a share. Sales increased 15% to $3.8 million.