Breaking News on Food, Beverage & Supplement Development - Asia PacificEU edition | US edition

Headlines > Nutrition

“I get personal because they [EFSA] get personal to me"

Fed up: Probiotic research veteran issues global call to action

23-Jan-2014

Loading...

Veteran probiotic researcher professor Gregor Reid is not a happy man. It’s time the probiotic community fought back against those forces that have for too long denied a perfectly valid body of nutrition science in the form of commercial claims. It’s time to get personal…

“I get personal because they get personal to me,” said professor Reid, from the University of Western Ontario & Chair of Human Microbiology and Probiotics at the Lawson Health Research Institute in Canada, in reference to a European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) rejection of one peer-reviewed study he was involved in.

Earlier, he said the community needed to consider other avenues like direct protest to heighten attention and tension around a health claim prohibition situation that is damaging business, science and public health.

"I am not coming here as a passive speaker, I am coming here to challenge people and if they don't like it then they'll probably tell me...I think it's about time people stood up... We should be telling them [regulators] the decisions they are making are costing jobs, are costing lives, are unacceptable and will cost them votes because that's all they care about - getting into power."

Probiota 2014

Professor Reid will chair NutraIngredients Probiota 2014 in Amsterdam on February 4-5. A few places remain to join him and about 200 pre- and probiotic players from scientists to regulators to formulators and marketeers at the 2-day, 2-stream event.

To know more click here .

Related products

Lifting one child policy could boost whey protein demand: Volac

Lifting one child policy could boost whey protein demand: Volac

Michael Hiron

Commercial Manager, Lifestyle Nutrition, Volac

Fed up: Probiotic research veteran issues global call to action

Fed up: Probiotic research veteran issues global call to action

Veteran probiotic researcher professor Gregor Reid is not a happy man. It’s time the...

Unilever: Healthier food choices must be ‘doable’

Unilever: Healthier food choices must be ‘doable’

Hans Zevenbergen

Cross-category nutrition and health director, Unilever

'Long and tortured' Asean harmonisation process making steady progress

'Long and tortured' Asean harmonisation process making steady progress

Dato' Dr Rajen M

Chief executive, Holista Colltech

Probiotics on a charge in Asia, but players must get organised

Probiotics on a charge in Asia, but players must get organised

Russell Ward

Director of research, Giract

Talking tough on Monsanto GM maize cancer study

Talking tough on Monsanto GM maize cancer study

Dr David Tribe

Senior lecturer, University of Melbourne

Ingredia takes chia to natural-focused China

Ingredia takes chia to natural-focused China

Thierry Foucher

Managing Director for Asia Pacific, Ingredia

Food Vision 2014: Bridge knowledge gaps, overcome change and work sustainably

Food Vision 2014: Bridge knowledge gaps, overcome change and work sustainably

What is the future of food? Simple communication of complex advances will be crucial,...

Global probiotic market to add 50% to €33bn by 2018: Analyst

Global probiotic market to add 50% to €33bn by 2018: Analyst

Ewa Hudson

Global head of health and wellness research , Euromonitor International

'Mood foods' are on the rise, says Mintel

'Mood foods' are on the rise, says Mintel

Laura Jones

Global food science analyst, Mintel

Another BRIC in the weight management wall as sector hits $150bn globally in 2013

Another BRIC in the weight management wall as sector hits $150bn globally in 2013

Ewa Hudson

Global head of health and wellness research, Euromonitor International

Roquette outsources lab to food supplements makers

Roquette outsources lab to food supplements makers

Olaf Häusler PhD

Pharmaceutical project and development manager , Roquette pharmaceutical and cosmetics...

IADSA chair spells out global GMP progress

IADSA chair spells out global GMP progress

Peter Zambetti

Global business development director, Capsugel; , Chairman, IADSA (International Association...

Happy holidays from William Reed Business Media!

Happy holidays from William Reed Business Media!

The working year is almost done, time to pause from ‘the business’ and embrace...

Tetra Pak researches processing methods to tap ‘explosive’ coconut water trend

Tetra Pak researches processing methods to tap ‘explosive’ coconut water trend

Kit Lai, director of Tetra Pak’s Soya- and Coconut Knowledge Centers, discusses the global...

All eyes on what Asia does best: Basic nutrition, says Mintel

All eyes on what Asia does best: Basic nutrition, says Mintel

David Jago

Director of Food Innovation Research, Mintel

Key Industry Events

RSPO event

Medan / Conference and exhibition

Read more

Access all events listing