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September 20, 2012
Royal DSM has announced that it is working to acquire Cargill’s cultures and enzymes business, a global manufacturer of cultures and enzymes for the dairy and meat industries with manufacturing operations in Wisconsin (USA) and France. Its…  Read More »
September 20, 2012
We really are what we eat, according to new research from Horsham, PA-based SAI Marketing Inc., which described how food has become a class marker separating consumers into two distinct groups: Food Elitists and Food Realists. Bill Melnick, director…  Read More »
September 19, 2012
Naturex, a France-based manufacturer of natural specialty ingredients has acquired Massachusetts-based Decas Botanical Synergies, which specializes in cranberry extracts and powders for use in nutraceutical tablets, capsules, soft gels, soft chews et…  Read More »
September 18, 2012
A mother’s consumption of vitamin D during pregnancy has been found to have a lasting influence on their baby’s brain development, mental and motor skills, according to a study published in the journal Pediatrics.   Researchers in Sp…  Read More »
September 18, 2012
Throughout the recession and its aftermath of frugal spending, the nutritional supplements market has held steady as Americans embraced supplements as less costly alternatives to pure-play medical options such as doctor visits and prescription medica…  Read More »
September 13, 2012
About 700,000 Germans are afflicted with the forgetfulness, disorientation and reduced mental capacity of Alzheimer's disease. Recent research out of the University of Ulm and led by epidemiologist Professor Gabriele Nagel and neurologist Profess…  Read More »
September 11, 2012
The Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN) has issued a statement urging consumers not to be swayed by the meta-analysis titled “Association Between Omega-3 Fatty Acid Supplementation and Risk of Major Cardiovascular Disease Events” publ…  Read More »
September 10, 2012
High dietary intake of vitamin D has been associated with a lower risk of developing Alzheimer's disease among older women, according to a new study published in the Journal of Gerontology: Medical Science. Operating on the hypothesis that low vi…  Read More »
September 7, 2012
Consistently eight out of ten U.S. adults describe themselves as “extremely healthy” or “very healthy,” but only one-in-five adults have what is considered to be a “most healthy” diet and 65% of adults’ body…  Read More »
September 7, 2012
Increased dietary intake of algal DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) in school-aged children with low reading levels demonstrated “significant improvements” in reading performance and behavior, according to a new clinical study conducted at the U…  Read More »
September 5, 2012
With half of the planet expected to be 50+ by 2030, it’s high time that marketers stop looking at the aging population as one homogenous consumer segment, according to Natural Marketing Institute (NMI).     "It’s necessary…  Read More »
September 5, 2012
New research picked up and publicized by the national news has added more fuel to the fiery organic versus non-organic food debate. The research, conducted by Stanford University and published in the Annals of Internal Medicine, systematically review…  Read More »
September 5, 2012
Nutrition Capital Network (NCN) has released its list of Top 15 M&A and Financing Transactions for the first six months on 2012. These include Pfizer’s $360-million acquisition of Alacer in supplements, DSM’s $540-million purchase of…  Read More »
September 4, 2012
The Natural Products Association has submitted supplemental comments in response to the Food and Drug Administration’s New Dietary Ingredients Draft Guidance. NPA Executive Director and CEO John Shaw and Senior Vice President of Scientific and…  Read More »
September 4, 2012
In the decades before antibiotics became generally available, sunshine was used to treat tuberculosis, and patients were often sent to clinics to soak up the sun's healing rays. Now, for the first time scientists have shown how and why heliothera…  Read More »

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