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November 3, 2011
Continued research into their potential health benefits and disease prevention abilities is significantly boosting awareness and usage of functional foods within the Asia Pacific (APAC) region, according to new analysis from Frost & Sullivan.  Read More »
November 2, 2011
Global sales of natural and organic beauty products are projected to reach $9 billion this year, according to a new report from U.K.-based Organic Monitor.  Read More »
November 2, 2011
Cargill, Minneapolis, MN, and BASF Plant Science, Limburgerhof, Germany, have joined forces to co-develop a new dietary source of EPA/DHA.   Read More »
October 31, 2011
Can lactose-free milks and lactase enzyme supplements provide help to the millions of Americans with lactose intolerance?  Read More »
October 27, 2011
The Natural Products Association (NPA), Washington, D.C., responded to a recent article in the Wall Street Journal about the benefits of vitamins, calling it “irresponsible” and “inaccurate.”  Read More »
October 27, 2011
The Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN), Washington, D.C., has submitted comments to FDA regarding the agency’s proposal to amend the regulation authorizing a health claim on the relationship between phytosterols and reduced risk of coronary heart disease (CHD).  Read More »
October 26, 2011
Healthcare reform, an aging population and growth in the number and variety of dietary supplements offered will boost revenue for the Vitamin and Supplement Manufacturing industry at an average rate of 4.5% annually to $34.7 billion in the five years to 2016, according to IBISWorld, publisher of industry research.  Read More »
October 24, 2011
Federal agencies should develop a new nutrition rating system with symbols to display on the front of food and beverage packaging that graphically convey calorie counts by serving size and a "point" value showing whether the saturated and trans fats, sodium and added sugars in the products are below threshold levels.  Read More »
October 24, 2011
Strengthening its offering in the nutraceutical, pharmaceutical, and personal care markets, Naturex, Avignon, France, will acquire Burgundy Botanical Extracts, a French manufacturer and supplier of plant extracts.  Read More »
October 20, 2011
Increased barriers to trade and less consumer choice will be the likely effect on the food supplement market if the European Food Safety Authority’s (EFSA) article 13.1 claims evaluations become law, trade association EHPM has said.  Read More »
October 19, 2011
Something is mostly missing from Fruit Roll-Ups, Fruit by the Foot, and Fruit Gushers, according to a complaint filed late last week in federal court in California: fruit.  Read More »
October 17, 2011
A new survey of 566 moms reveals that many have a lack of understanding about Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) and 90% would want GMO foods clearly labeled.  Read More »
October 14, 2011
Dietary supplements with SAMe (S-adenosyl-methionine) are used to treat osteoarthritis as well as depression, but only seven out of 10 SAM-e supplements recently selected for testing by ConsumerLab.com met all quality criteria.  Read More »
October 14, 2011
Over the past two decades, obesity rates for children and adults have grown to epidemic proportions, according to a new report from the Hudson Institute, New York, NY.  Read More »
October 12, 2011
The U.S. market for edible fats and oils is thriving, boosted by a wave of new product introductions, which capitalize on consumers' growing knowledge that not all fats are bad for you and, in fact, some are important to good health.  Read More »

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