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October 1, 2008
In a $315 million deal announced at the end of August, Glanbia plc, Kilkenny, Ireland, acquired Aurora, IL-based Optimum Nutrition, Inc. The business is being acquired on a debt-free basis and will be funded through Glanbia’s existing resources…  Read More »
October 1, 2008
Dortmund, Germany-based InterMed Discovery (IMD) and Biotropics Malaysia Berhad, Kuala Lumpur, have entered a long-term strategic agreement to investigate and commercialize products derived from Malaysia’s biodiversity and multicultural traditi…  Read More »
October 1, 2008
Focusing on popular consumer segments that are strong delivery vehicles for functional ingredients, FutureCeuticals, Inc., Momence, IL, and Comax Flavors, Melville, NY, have entered a strategic collaboration to combine flavor and nutritional ingredie…  Read More »
October 1, 2008
Knoxville, TN-based Nutraceutical Discoveries Inc. (NDI) has partnered with brand development company Attitude Drinks Incorporated, Palm Beach Gardens, FL, to create a functional dairy beverage containing Innutria, NDI’s blend of naturally occu…  Read More »
October 1, 2008
Neptune Technologies Bioressources, Laval, Quebec, Canada, has formed an operating pharmaceutical subsidiary named Acasti Pharma Inc., which will carry out the research, development and commercialization of active pharmaceutical ingredients for cardi…  Read More »
October 1, 2008
In response to the need for early-stage capital investment in the nutrition and natural products industry, Nutrition Capital Network (NCN), San Diego, CA, has formed an angel investor group. Members include high net worth individuals drawn from forme…  Read More »
October 1, 2008
Hundreds of studies have examined the purported benefits of various alternative medicine treatments. In Trick or Treatment, Simon Singh and Dr. Edzard Ernst, MD, report on the results. To­gether they conclude, after cataloging the evidence, that…  Read More »
October 1, 2008
GLG Life Tech Corporation, and Weider Global Nutrition, Salt Lake City, UT, have entered a joint venture a­greement called Sweet Naturals Corp., which is dedicated to the sale of dietary and tabletop supplements containing various GLG stevia prod…  Read More »
October 1, 2008
St. Louis, MO-based Anheuser-Busch has created a subsidiary called 9th Street Beverages that will specialize in energy drinks, high-end waters and other non-alcoholic beverages. Currently, non-alcoholic brands from Anheuser-Busch include 180 Energ…  Read More »
October 1, 2008
The Washington, D.C.-based non-profit Center for Consumer Freedom (CCF) claims government and activist warnings about mercury levels in fish unnecessarily denied more than a quarter-million underprivileged children critical omega 3 fatty acids. It…  Read More »
October 1, 2008
Nestlé, Glendale, CA, has introduced Glowelle, a daily beauty-drink dietary supplement for women that intends to protect and hydrate the inner and outer layers of the skin. The proprietary blend of high antioxidant vitamins, phytonutrients,…  Read More »
October 1, 2008
As a struggling economy continues to drain consumers, 52% of U.S. adults report buying fewer organic products and 48% are spending less on health and wellness products overall, according to a new study. Faith Popcorn’s BrainReserve, a cultur…  Read More »
September 1, 2008
Kraft’s Crystal Light Immunity Berry Pomegranate drink falsely claims that its vitamins A, C and E will help “maintain a healthy immune system,” according to the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI), Washington, D.C., th…  Read More »
September 1, 2008
A longtime player in artificial sweeteners, Chicago, IL-based NutraSweet Company has decided to enter the natural sweetener arena with a new tabletop product to be launched next year. Named Natural NutraSweet with Stevia, the new sweetener will be of…  Read More »
September 1, 2008
Low-carbohydrate diets are more effective in contributing to weight loss compared to Mediterranean and low-fat diets, according to a new two-year study published in the New England Journal of Medicine on July 17th. The study compared low-carbohydr…  Read More »

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