Wednesday, February 05, 2003

Lebanese winter dishes ­ the perfect recipe to fight the cold
[This article about Lebanese winter dishes includes a reference to "the famous aynar drink made of herbs and spices, the essence of carnation, and loose tea leaves. “Aynar is very healthy and is usually used to fight colds and coughs,” Maya Khoury, a 30-year-old dietitian, explains. “And if a mother is breast-feeding her child, drinking aynar helps her increase her milk.”” [Hmm, colds and coughts, I wonder if Aynar contains fenugreek? - JC]]

icCheshireOnline - Mothers' gifts of life Cheshireonline,
Feb 4 2003,

By David Charters, Daily Post Staff,

"IN THE touch of their tiny hands and their wide smiles the 'Billy Boys' today offer a picture of hope, love and faith.

But the moving story of the twins, James and Curtis, could not have been told if it had not been for the expertise and dedica-tion of staff at the Special Care Baby Unit at Arrowe Park Hospital, Wirral.

And now their parents, Elisé and Mark Billy, are thanking them by raising money to provide the unit with a bank of mothers' milk, often vital to the survival of premature babies...." [Every hospital should have a human milk bank. - JC]
Kentucky site likely for Martek expansion,
By Julie Bell,
Sun Staff,
Originally published February 5, 2003

"Martek Biosciences Corp. said yesterday that it plans to spend more than $30 million expanding manufacturing capacity to keep up with demand for its infant formula supplement, which gained U.S. approval last year.

Chief Financial Officer Peter L. Buzy said the latest expansion, to begin this year and be up and running next year or in 2005, most likely will be located in Winchester, Ky., home of its current plant.... Martek already has spent more than $25 million over the last 18 months doubling the capacity of its Winchester plant and building a separate packaging and administrative building. That work is expected to be completed in the next couple of months, giving Martek and its contract manufacturers the capacity to make enough supplement to bring the company $120 million to $160 million in annual revenue.

The company reported $46.1 million in revenue for the fiscal year that ended Oct. 31. [ $160M, That's a lot of baby formula.. - JC]