Nutrition

Vitamin D deficiency is an Asian problem too (despite the sun)

Dispatches from Vitafoods Asia 2011

Vitamin D deficiency is an Asian problem too (despite the sun)

By Shane Starling

Campaigns against vitamin D deficiency have gained prominence in the western world but the dietary issue is just as relevant in Asia, according to supplier DSM, even if sunlight hours are greater than most regions.

Health claim substantiation rules are tightening in China

China set to slash approved health claims by a third

By Shane Starling

Amendments to 2009 laws that saw 27 health and nutrition claims approved in China will see the number reduced to 18, as momentum grows toward a European Union-style emphasis on human clinical data.

Australian government backs infant formula research

Australian government backs infant formula research

By Shane Starling

The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) will continue a 15-year collaborative period with Australian food company Clover Corporation, by engaging in a new initiative to develop encapsulation techniques for infant and medical...

General Mills on open innovation, product failure and trust

General Mills on open innovation, product failure and trust

By Shane Starling

General Mills is throwing more and more resources behind an ‘intellectual outsourcing’ project that has significantly reduced its product fail rate. But gaining the trust of start-ups has not been easy, says Kamel Chida, associate director of its Worldwide...

India is investing in probiotic research

India calls for probiotic research for women-children

By Shane Starling

The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) is calling on researchers to submit projects investigating probiotic benefits in women and children, and has set an August 15 submission deadline.

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