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2010-10-18 10:30:00

CONCORD, Mass. and NEW YORK, Oct. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Welch's, the world's leading marketer of Concord and Niagara grape-based products, today announced it has named Porter Novelli its public relations agency of record. Welch's cited Porter Novelli's experience and proven results working on a broad variety of food, nutrition and agricultural brands. "We selected Porter Novelli because of their keen understanding of not only our consumer, but also their ability to work with consumer...

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2010-10-13 22:12:51

When you think about "wine country," Illinois may not be the first state that comes to mind. But it's actually big business on the prairie. There are 90 wineries licensed in Illinois and 1,500 acres of wine grapes. One acre of wine grapes can bring as much as $8,000 in sales, though more commonly it's $3,000 to $5,000. The largest wineries in Illinois produce 90,000 gallons per year, while many produce 3,000 to 10,000 per year."In many cases, growing wine grapes is supplementary to the...

2010-10-13 07:00:00

IRVINE, Calif., Oct. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- pTeroPure(TM), an ingredients division of ChromaDex Corporation (OTC Bulletin Board: CDXC) specializing in high purity resveratrol and pterostilbene for use in the dietary supplement and functional food markets, announced today that Ingredients Brand Manager Jeremy Bartos, Ph.D., will present as part of the VendorWorks series at SupplySide West 2010 in Las Vegas, NV. Dr. Bartos will discuss pterostilbene, a natural derivative of resveratrol found...

2010-09-15 07:00:00

IRVINE, Calif., Sept. 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- pTeroPure(TM), an ingredients division of ChromaDex Corporation (OTC Bulletin Board: CDXC) specializing in high purity resveratrol and pterostilbene for use in the dietary supplement and functional food markets, announced today that it will participate in a webinar entitled "The Science of Pterostilbene: The Next Generation Resveratrol," as part of a webinar series run by the industry trade magazine, Functional Ingredients. The webinar is...

2010-09-07 07:00:00

IRVINE, Calif., Sept. 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- ChromaDex Corporation (OTC Bulletin Board: CDXC), a natural products chemistry company which provides novel and innovative ingredients to the dietary supplement, food, beverage and cosmetic markets, has initiated a clinical study at The University of Mississippi for pTeroPure(TM) pterostilbene (tero-STILL-bean). The next generation, novel ingredient, is based on the grant of an exclusive worldwide license to all patent rights of...

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2010-08-29 08:54:22

Plant agents show promise in preventing skin cancer Maybe you worshipped the sun in your youth or weren't as meticulous as you should have been with sunscreen. If so, take heart: Scientists at The University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio are finding that certain plant substances, when given in combinations, may suppress damage that can cause skin cancer. The substances, which occur naturally in grapes, berries, walnuts and a number of other plant-based foods, were tested on mice...

2010-07-29 17:17:58

Resveratrol, a popular plant extract shown to prolong life in yeast and lower animals due to its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, appears also to suppress inflammation in humans, based on results from the first prospective human trial of the extract conducted by University at Buffalo endocrinologists. Results of the study appear as a rapid electronic publication on the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism website and will be published in an upcoming print issue of...

2010-07-16 14:12:13

Agricultural Research Service (ARS) chemist Thomas Wang, who specializes in cancer prevention research, has reported evidence that for some dietary compounds, length of exposure over time may be key to whether or not ingestion leads to a beneficial, or detrimental, effect. Scientists do not know exactly why one person develops cancer and another does not. But they do know that certain nutrients might increase or decrease cancer risk. There are "layers" of factors involved in the development...

2010-07-13 09:00:00

PROVO, Utah, July 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Nu Skin Enterprises, Inc. (NYSE: NUS) and its research partner LifeGen Technologies presented their latest research findings on how dietary interventions affect aging and longevity at the First International Congress on Controversies in Longevity, Health and Aging (CoLONGY) in Barcelona, Spain. Nu Skin and its exclusive partner, LifeGen Technologies, presented research on the identification of genetic biomarkers of aging, and how gene...

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2010-06-25 09:31:26

Resveratrol inhibits formation of damaging blood vessels in mouse retina Resveratrol "” found in red wine, grapes, blueberries, peanuts and other plants "” stops out-of-control blood vessel growth in the eye, according to vision researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. The discovery has implications for preserving vision in blinding eye diseases such as diabetic retinopathy and age-related macular degeneration, the leading cause of blindness in...