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DSM:

DSM and Merck form high-end folate alliance

By Shane STARLING

DSM Nutritional Products (DNP) is not abandoning its folic acid (vitamin B9) offering but has added a high-end, folate form aimed at global supplement and food makers in a deal with Merck in Switzerland.

DSM Q2 nutrition profits slip 11% as key markets struggle

DSM Q2 nutrition profits slip 11% as key markets struggle

By Shane STARLING

Sales slipped 6% and net profits 11% in Q2 for DSM’s human and animal nutrition arm as adverse currency movements, a slow US vitamins and omega-3 food supplements market and the Asian botulism infant formula scare affected earnings.

Breast is best: Punjab gov sets new infant formula labelling rules

By Annie Harrison-Dunn

Labelling of infant formula sold in the Pakistani department of Punjab must now include the warning “mother’s milk is the best food for your baby and helps in preventing diarrhoea and other illnesses,” according to new prohibition and guidance rules released...

'Health food' too broad for effective supplements regulation

China

'Health food' too broad for effective supplements regulation

By RJ Whitehead

The US-China Health Products Association has once again urged regulators to replace the term “health food” with “dietary supplement” in a submission to food authorities concerning the recent draft reform of China’s food safety law.

New Naturex CEO Olivier Rigaud:

Naturex appoints Olivier Rigaud as CEO

By Shane STARLING

26-year food ingredients veteran Olivier Rigaud is the new CEO of French herbal extracts leader Naturex, moving from tate & Lyle, where he has been the chair of Specialty Food Ingredients since 2010.

Mary Ellen Sanders:

Japanese dairy backs bifidobacteria

By Anne Bruce

Scientists have called new discoveries from leading Japanese dairy product company Morinaga Milk Industry on popular probiotic genus bifidobacteria, “an interesting first step”.

Scientists link poor nutrition with chronic diseases for first time

Australia-China

Scientists link poor nutrition with chronic diseases for first time

By Richard Whitehead

International research involving the University of Adelaide has shown for the first time that poor nutrition, including a lack of fruit, vegetables and whole grains, is associated with the development of several chronic diseases over time.

Scientists hit back at multivit study for ignoring decades of research

Australia

Scientists hit back at multivit study for ignoring decades of research

By RJ Whitehead

With the argument over the pros and cons of multivitamin use raging in Australia following the publication of a series of contradictory studies on the subject, the Complementary Healthcare Council of Australia has welcomed a printed response by four leading...

Scientists make brain breakthrough with long-term omega-3 potential

Singapore

Scientists make brain breakthrough with long-term omega-3 potential

By RJ Whitehead

While research suggests the DHA omega-3 fatty acid is good for the brain, little has been understood about how it is absorbed. But now a new study by researchers in Singapore seems to have identified a transporter protein that is used to carry DHA from...

Researcher hopes emu oil may cut bowel cancer

Australia

Researcher hopes emu oil may cut bowel cancer

By RJ Whitehead

A Perth-based researcher is conducting groundbreaking research to investigate whether emu oil can be taken orally to treat bowel diseases that can lead to the onset of bowel cancer.

Spockumentary: MicroWarriors explores probiotics and the human microbiome in highly logical detail

Exclusive documentary preview: MicroWarriors Special edition

MicroWarriors: Exploring probiotic power (and the powers that be)

By Shane STARLING

NutraIngredients went to LA recently to question two leading probiotic academics about probiotics and the microbiome and which we present exclusively here. The interviews form part of a new documentary to be narrated by Leonard Nimoy, better known as...

Two cups of coffee a day keep deadly liver cirrhosis at bay

Scientists SUGGEST USING COFFEE AS 'THERAPEUTIC AGENT'

Two cups of coffee a day keep deadly liver cirrhosis at bay

By Ben BOUCKLEY

Scientists say coffee could be used to treat liver cirrhosis, after finding that drinking two or more cups per day cut death risk by 66% among Chinese subjects when the disease was caused by non-viral hepatitis.

Frutarom jumps into the omega-3 sea

Frutarom jumps into the omega-3 sea

The health division of Swiss ingredients player Frutarom has launched omega-3s for the first time with the company noting their potential in heart, brain and eye health along with inflammation and general well-being.

Time to renovate your probiotic toolbox? IPA workshop explores how

IPA World Congress, May 9-11 2014, Athens, Greece

Time to renovate your probiotic toolbox? IPA workshop explores how

By Shane STARLING

Companies that manufacture probiotic products can learn much from other fast-moving-consumer-good (FMCG) firms like shower gel, pharmaceutical and smoothie makers in NPD, an expert says.

Combining natural extracts that promote weight-loss in cereals holds opportunities, says Datamonitor

DIGGING INTO INNOVATION & NPD WITH DATAMONITOR CONSUMER

Green tea cereal: The next big nutritional punch at breakfast

By Kacey Culliney

Green tea has migrated from hot drinks into other foods over the years but has particular promise in breakfast cereal where manufacturers can pack nutritional punch into weight-loss products, says a Datamonitor researcher.

Photo Credit: Allow Golden Rice Now

What do the eco heretics mean for GM golden rice?

By Annie-Rose Harrison-Dunn

Dr Patrick Moore – Greenpeace founding member and GM defector – represents a fear that lurks in the heart of all ideologists: Am I on the right side of the fence? Am I the goodie or the baddie? 

Photo credit: The Golden Rice Project

GM golden rice: Tables turn on Greenpeace

By Annie-Rose Harrison-Dunn

A dissident Greenpeace founding member claims the environmentalist group has become “a force for evil” in its campaigns against GM golden rice.

Professor Gregor Reid will chair Probiota 2014 in Amsterdam on February 4-5. Expect to be challenged...

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

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 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...

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