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Entomo Farms rides the edible insects wave: ‘Things really exploded for us in 2015’

2015 was a difficult year for some in the embryonic edible insect ingredients business, with Big Cricket Farms suspending activities due to water supply problems and All Things Bugs facing...

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World’s first EpiCor yeast fermentate lozenge launched in New Zealand

New Zealand ingredients supplier Embria Health Sciences has announced the launch of the world’s first throat lozenge formulated with EpiCor yeast fermentate.

Australia hit by dried oregano fraud findings

Seven of twelve dried oregano samples tested by an Australian consumer watchdog contained other ingredients, including olive and sumac leaves.

China reopens long-abandoned halal regulation debate

Beijing lawmakers are considering a new halal law 13 years after the country’s State Council ordered the legal provision, the council’s legal office has announced.

Sweet & sour: Cherry-infused cookies boost nutritional value, study shows

Cherry extract improves the nutritional value of products like cookies and may be useful for food fortification, a study demonstrates.

An herb to watch: Ashwagandha science growing consumer recognition and sales

Sales of Ashwagandha are booming as the pressures of modern life push consumers to seek out natural solutions to problems like stress, leading suppliers tell NutraIngredients-USA. But what’s next for...

This week Down Under

Ancient genes analysed to protect modern wheat

Scientists in Queensland have been undertaking research into ancient wheats in a bid to ensure the crop’s future.

SPECIAL EDITION: AYURVEDA

Changing conversation around Ayurveda leading to massive growth for herbal products

Disillusionment with allopathic medicine among Americans is driving interest in Ayurveda and other herbal supplements, says Amy Keller, Director of Education and Training at Organic India.

Special edition: Ayurveda

Increasing tide of research floating all Ayurvedic boats, exec says

Increasing research is helping to bake a bigger pie for all Ayurvedic companies, said Natreon CEO Sanni Raju.

Mondelēz, Nestlé, Mars and Lindt pledge to use 'sustainable cocoa' for Australian-made chocolate

Australia’s leading chocolate companies such as Mondelēz, Nestlé, Mars and Lindt have all pledged to source only “sustainable” cocoa for domestically manufactured goods, says the Australian Industry Group.

Omega-3 neglected in malnutrition product formulations: Researchers

Omega-3 content is a neglected issue when formulating products to combat severe acute malnutrition in children, say international researchers.

Curcumin supplement reduces muscle damage post-exercise: Human data

‘Optimized’ curcumin may reduce markers of inflammation and muscle damage following excessive exercise, says a new study.

Special edition: Ayurveda

Ayurvedic expert advocates strongly for using plants in whole form

Ayurvedic principles and ingredients are increasingly accepted in North America among product formulators. But a tension exists: Are these best used in concentrated forms and in isolation or in their...

Singapore

University-developed eucheuma drinks prepare for market debut

A new range of beverages based on eucheuma are being readied for launch following a collaboration between food scientists from the National University of Singapore and a local food manufacturer. ...

Innovation conference

Edible insects: coming to a manufacturer near you

Edible insects are set for mainstream manufacturing success, as their US popularity is repeated on this side of the Atlantic, according to speakers at Food Manufacture’s innovation conference – New...

Probiotic company adds antioxidant claim based on carotenoids produced by spore forming bacteria

Thrive Probiotics is bringing a message of diversity to the probiotics sphere. It’s necessary, the company believes, to increase the number of species in the gut for maximum health.

Australia

Resistant flour could defend against malnutrition and diarrhoea

A low-cost, flour-like substance could hold the key to reducing infant mortality rates from malnutrition and diarrhoea.

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Six-legged livestock: The next ‘bug’ thing

There is only one obstacle between insect-based foods and supermarket shelves: western people don’t like to think of eating them. 

Japan

Scientists find way to make sweetest sweetener taste sweeter

Japanese researchers have devised a method to make one of the sweetest natural sweeteners even sweeter in a development that will be seen as a breakthrough at a time when...

Fortified olive oil may protect against DNA damage: Study

Virgin olive oil enriched with polyphenols compounds from thyme may protect our DNA from oxidative damage, says a new study from Spain.

France needs to boost algae production

France should ramp up its algae production to meet booming local demand for algae foods and nutrients, according to a report.

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Unraveling the reasons behind Taiwan’s ban on GMOs in school meals

The regulation of GMOs in Taiwan is a complex story, as is the case worldwide, and the interplay of politics, science and business behind the scenes constantly modulates legislation, research...

We're just scratching the surface when it comes to the potential of fermented foods, says Farmhouse Culture CEO

We’re just scratching the surface when it comes to unlocking the potential of fermented foods in the US market, says the new CEO of Farmhouse Culture, a Portland-based firm specializing...

Anthocyanin from black rice used to make 'diabetic friendly' bread recipe

A recipe for making bread that could help diabetics better control blood glucose has been developed by food scientists from the National University of Singapore.

Chinese authorities split over antibiotic overuse

China’s top regulator for food safety has said overuse of antibiotics is a “prominent problem” for the country’s meat industry and has called for agriculture and meat processors to do...

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