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October 23, 2012
The Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN) has called on FDA to reverse its current position that synthetic constituents of botanicals cannot be dietary ingredients. In a letter to FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg, M.D., CRN advised the a…  Read More »
October 19, 2012
The market for gluten-free foods and beverages has continued to grow even faster than anticipated, according to Gluten-Free Foods and Beverages in the U.S., a new report by Packaged Facts. The market will reach $4.2 billion in 2012, fo…  Read More »
October 18, 2012
In the largest clinical trial ever conducted on the popular medicinal herb echinacea, British researchers have concluded that a special Swiss echinacea extract is both safe and effective in helping to prevent symptoms of the common cold. The findings…  Read More »
October 18, 2012
Vision supplements promise to help improve vision and prevent macular degeneration but it can be difficult for a consumer to know which product, if any, is right for them and most economical. To that end, ConsumerLab.com recently purchased,…  Read More »
October 17, 2012
A new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) found “daily multivitamin supplementation modestly but significantly reduced the risk of total cancer” in a large population of healthy male physicians. …  Read More »
October 16, 2012
A network of 13 research centers in Europe is set to begin a €3.8m ($4.8m USD) study on the factors that cause weight gain among Europeans. The project, called “Spotlight,” will look at the physical and social environment which shape…  Read More »
October 15, 2012
A new market report from Innova Market Insights has found that Greek yogurt and Greek-style options represented 8% of the total yogurt global launches in the 12 months to the end of June 2012, up from less than 2% in the previous five years, with act…  Read More »
October 12, 2012
NutraCea, a producer and marketer of value added products derived from rice bran, has changed its name to RiceBran Technologies™ and added two new members to its Board of Directors.   “Coupled with our long-standing tag line - nutrit…  Read More »
October 11, 2012
A health food renaissance is upon us, as the notion of “healthful” is being redefined nationwide, according to the recently released “The New Healthful: Culinary Trend Mapping Report” from Packaged Facts and San Francisco…  Read More »
October 11, 2012
Nexira Group has acquired Tournay Biotechnologies, a European extractor of active botanicals for the nutraceutical and dietary supplements industries. The acquisition enables Nexira to expand its range of ingredients and reinforce its positioning tow…  Read More »
October 10, 2012
A $10 million, three-year study will soon begin testing to see whether or not a specially formulated omega-3 smoothie can influence military suicide rates. The multi-organizational study, funded by the Military Operational Medicine Joint Program Comm…  Read More »
October 10, 2012
Although many people swear by vitamin D to bolster their immune system and stave off colds, researchers from the University of Otago in Christchurch, New Zealand, have found that vitamin D supplementation has no effect on upper respiratory tract infe…  Read More »
October 10, 2012
Opportunities are abundant for businesses looking to enter markets of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) if they tap into regional agreements and are brought to the meeting tables of ASEAN, according to Pushpanathan Sundram, the manag…  Read More »
October 10, 2012
A diet high in lycopene-rich foods and vegetables can decrease the risk of stroke in men, according to a new study published in the journal Neurology. Researchers in Finland studied 1,031 men aged 46-65 and found a total of 67 strokes occurred among…  Read More »
October 10, 2012
Kerry Group, a global ingredients & flavors and consumer foods group, announced the establishment of a Technology & Innovation Centre in Ireland that will serve the Group’s global and regional customers in the EMEA Region. The new flags…  Read More »

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