MINNEAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Bioenergy, Inc., the world's leading developer of pharmaceutical and nutritional applications for ribose, a naturally occurring pentose sugar and source of cellular energy, announces that its BIOENERGY brand Ribose(TM) has gained GRAS ("Generally Recognized As Safe") status under rules of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. As the first ribose to achieve GRAS status, BIOENERGY Ribose is the preferred source for food and beverage manufacturers seeking this energy-producing ingredient to capitalize on the growing consumer demand for energy-enhanced products.