Once used by ancient civilizations as offerings to their gods, cacao has a long and colorful history. Cacao beans – which are actually the seeds of the Theobroma cacao tree – are native to South America and the West Indies.
The biotech company Senomyx creates novel flavor enhancing compounds for the processed food industry in order to make foods and beverages that taste good while reducing sugar and salt content. Customers include Pepsi Co., Ajinomoto Co. (the maker of aspartame and meat glue), Nestlé and others Continue reading →
The market for the powers of ancient Chinese medicine has been growing. Now, more than ever, it seems that people are looking for alternatives to the traditional Western method of treatment involving pharmaceuticals and surgery. To many, it represents a natural, holistic response to an ailing body that has worked for generations. In fact, almost 20% of Americans have reported Continue reading →