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March 2, 2011
Honest Tea and The Coca-Cola Company announced today that The Coca-Cola Company has exercised its option to acquire the remaining portion of Honest Tea.  Read More »
March 1, 2011
A new meta-analysis published in the scientific journal Prostaglandins, Leukotrienes, and Essential Fatty Acids shows that the maximal LDL-cholesterol reduction achievable with plant stanol ester is double that seen when plant sterol ester is used.  Read More »
March 1, 2011
While research conducted by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) shows that 81% of Americans have had or know someone who has had a direct experience with a nurse practitioner (NP), many are still not sure exactly what role these healthcare practitioners play in the healthcare paradigm, according to the Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN), Washington, D.C.  Read More »
February 28, 2011
The Netherlands-based Royal DSM N.V. has successfully completed the subsequent offering period to its all-cash tender offer to purchase all of the outstanding shares of common stock of Martek Biosciences Corporation at a price of $31.50 per share.  Read More »
February 28, 2011
Food safety is moving quickly to the top of agendas of food law regulators, as new and evolving regulations are adopted around the world, according to international food policy consultancy EAS.  Read More »
February 25, 2011
While soy milk continues to dominate the growing dairy-free market in most countries of the world, there are signs that newer alternatives are emerging into the mainstream grocery sector, using alternative ingredients such as rice, oats and, more recently, almonds.  Read More »
February 24, 2011
The Codex Committee on Fats and Oils has adopted a proposal from Switzerland to begin new work developing a standard for fish oils, according to the Global Organization for EPA and DHA Omega-3 (GOED), Salt Lake City, UT.  Read More »
February 23, 2011
The global market for amino acids is forecast to reach $11.6 billion by the year 2015, according to a new report from Global Industry Analysts, Inc.  Read More »
February 22, 2011
The Cornucopia Institute has filed a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission alleging that Hearthside Food Solutions, which manufactures Peace Cereal, is misleading consumers by suggesting that its “natural” breakfast cereals are grown and processed without pesticides.   Read More »
February 17, 2011
Two out of 10 turmeric products recently selected for quality testing by ConsumerLab.com, White Plains, NY, were found to provide only 7.7% and 14.7%, respectively, of expected curcuminoid compounds.  Read More »
February 16, 2011
Zinc administered within 24 hours of onset of symptoms reduces the duration and severity of the common cold in healthy people, according to an updated review published in the Cochrane Library.  Read More »
February 15, 2011
Dietary fiber may reduce the risk of death from cardiovascular, infectious and respiratory diseases, according to research recently published in the Archives of Internal Medicine.  Read More »
February 15, 2011
A review of energy drink consumption among children, adolescents and young adults, published in the journal Pediatrics, concludes that long-term research should aim to understand the effects in at-risk populations, toxicity surveillance should be improved and regulations of energy-drink sales and consumption should be based on appropriate research.  Read More »
February 14, 2011
Growing market sizes, heightened attention on product safety and the continuing harmonization of food supplement regulations show a global trend toward more regulation, according to the International Alliance of Dietary/Food Supplement Associations (IADSA).  Read More »
February 14, 2011
A spike in investment activity is expected in the European organic food industry as market growth rates rise and capital becomes more accessible, according to Organic Monitor.  Read More »

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