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Infant formula with fat blend benefits intestinal flora

Infant formula with fat blend benefits intestinal flora

By RJ Whitehead

A new Israeli study, published in the Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition, claims to have demonstrated for the first time that InFat advanced lipids, a high beta-palmitate fat blend, provides beneficial effects for the health and well-being...

Saudi bans Brazilian beef

Saudi bans Brazilian beef

Saudi Arabia is the latest Asian country to suspend beef imports from Brazilian. It is now also the biggest country to stop purchases after the South American country confirmed a case of atypical mad cow disease in 2010.

Evolva will reduce the cost of its new yeast-derived resveratrol, it says

Evolva pays €550,000 for Fluxome resveratrol business

By Shane Starling

Swiss biotech firm Evolva has bought failing Fluxome’s, yeast-derived resveratrol business for about €550,000 in cash and shares, but says it has no interest in the remaining omega-3 business being sold by sealed auction.

Jacob de Lichtenberg, head of Aktiefokus China

INDUSTRY VOICES: HEAD OF AKTIEFOKUS CHINA, JACOB DE LICHTENBERG

Tsingtao scales up beer operations in China’s bustling Henan province

By Jacob de Lichtenberg

In this guest article, Jacob de Lichtenberg, head of Aktiefokus China, gives BeverageDaily.com readers the lowdown on Tsingtao Brewery’s plans to build a brewery in Henan province, where beer production is booming.

A still from the Pepsi Special ad campaign

Experts don't buy new Pepsi’s fat-busting claims

By RJ Whitehead

“I know what people are thinking as they head out for a Big Mac, large fries and cola: why not make it a lighter meal and opt for diet- or zero-calorie Coke—or now, a Pepsi Special?” reasons Rashi Chowdhary, a Dubai-based nutritionist. 

Apac driving demand for global vegetable oils market

State of the industry

Apac driving demand for global vegetable oils market

By RJ Whitehead

A combination of factors is expected to drive demand growth in the vegetable oils market over the next few years, with demand from the food sector being led by a number of emerging economies, most prominently in the Asia-Pacific region.

Fortitech: Sold to DSM for €495m. Don't expect more of these kinds of buys from DSM in the near future

DSM buys Fortitech for €495m; “We are done for awhile”

By Shane Starling

Rampant nutrition business acquirer, Royal DSM, has splashed the cash for the ninth time in two years – this time to the tune of €495m ($634m) on US-based multinational nutrient blending giant, Fortitech (€212m/$270m annual turnover).

COMSTECH food safety seminar in Pakistan

COMSTECH seminar aimed at food safety

COMSTECH is holding a seminar on food production and processing technologies aimed at bring different industry voices together to optimise food safety.

Q3 wrap: Nutrition stars for DSM and Naturex

Q3 wrap: Nutrition stars for DSM and Naturex

By Shane Starling

Royal DSM saw Q3 sales slip 7% to €2.3bn across all divisions with polymer intermediates performing worst, but as has been the case in recent quarters, the Dutch firm’s nutrition cluster held firm with 1% organic growth in difficult economic times.

Foreign investment needed for Australasia to become Asia’s food bowl

Foreign funds needed for Oceania to become Asia’s food bowl

By Ankush Chibber

The agri-food sector in Australia and New Zealand will have to overcome a host of barriers if it is to tap the opportunities presented by rapidly developing Asian countries, and the biggest of these hurdles is capital.

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