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'We’re using a set of novel strategies, including trying to engineer probiotics with certain capabilities, which is a controversial subject. This is the next generation of probiotics,' says UK researcher. ©iStock/ChrisGorgio

UK-China probiotics centre plans GM research

By Eliot Beer

The UK-China Joint Centre for Probiotics Research is focusing on specific probiotic applications, and plans to use GM techniques to engineer highly targeted microorganisms to fight specific pathogens.

Mintel's Yogmaya Chatterjee

India’s food trends: What’s hot and what's not

By Gary Scattergood

Indian consumers are increasingly aware that all fats are not bad, are demanding more products that offer “complete wellness” and are becoming increasingly opening to exploring alternative proteins and natural sugars.

New Zealand study: Boysenberries help improve lung function

New Zealand study: Boysenberries help improve lung function

By Gary Scattergood

New research from New Zealand suggests that regular boysenberry consumption may improve lung function by reducing symptoms associated with inflammation of the airways, which can cause conditions such as asthma.

At four hours, lactic acid for native Okara was 2.45 fold higher than the control fructo-oligosaccharides. ©iStock/alffoto

Soybean by-product tipped as alternative prebiotic

By Annie Harrison-Dunn

By-product Okara, otherwise known as ‘soy pulp’ or ‘tofu dreg’, is a promising novel prebiotic, according to researchers testing the ingredient in a human gut model. 

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Sun-drenched Australians still in need of vitamin D supplementation

By RJ Whitehead

Guidance by an independent British committee of experts that advises everyone to take the so-called “sunshine vitamin” whatever the weather has been well received in Australia, where up to 58% of people suffer from vitamin D deficiency in spite of its...

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