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Former steroids seller finds scant integrity in supplements marketplace

Kirk Radomski came through the fire of the performance enhancing drug scandal of Major League Baseball to a new life as the founder of a supplement company specializing in sports nutrition. The experience has given him a unique perspective on the business, and it hasn’t always left a good taste...

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Vermont GMO labeling bill heads to governor's desk. But can it withstand a First Amendment challenge?

A bill requiring foods produced with genetic engineering be labeled in Vermont has passed the house and the senate, and now just needs Governor Peter Shumlin’s signature to be signed into law. However, legal experts say a First Amendment challenge could be tough to defend.

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Swisse Wellness on US sports nutrition sector: ‘We think there’s an opportunity in this space to make a big impact’

Changing consumer attitudes to health and similar consumption levels in the US and Australia give Swisse Wellness an opportunity to excite consumers with a new sports nutrition range that is not just focused on the muscle men and gym junkies, says Ulrich Irgens, Executive Vice President of Swisse Americas.

Omega Protein continues to push DPA story with presentations at biology conference

Omega-3 supplier Omega Protein Corporation continues to be at the forefront of the developing story on docosapentaenoic acid (DPA) in research to be presented in an upcoming conference in California. The presentation of these two new studies joins news that the company will sponsor an entire symposium on DPA in...

Unilever hints at offloading Ragu and SlimFast brands as food sales fall short

Food and consumer goods giant Unilever has hinted at the sale of brands including Ragu and SlimFast as growth from its food business struggles to compete with better-than-expected Q1 results in other divisions.

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Off side! ESSNA blows whistle on athletes’ doping excuses from NutraIngredients.com

Europe’s sports nutrition sector today launched a stinging attack on elite athletes who blame doping infringements on contaminated sports supplements as happened multiple times at the recent Winter Olympiad in Sochi, Russia.

Chobani secures $750m investment to fund expansion, innovation plans from FoodNavigator-USA.com

Greek yogurt maker Chobani has secured a $750m investment from private equity firm TPG Capital and its dedicated credit platform TPG Opportunities Partners to help fund its expansion and innovation plans.

Hershey plans Reese’s rollout in emerging markets after tough quarter from ConfectioneryNews.com

Hershey is planning to roll out Reese’s peanut butter cups in Mexico, Brazil and China after posting below-par first quarter results.

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Ban yohimbe just like ephedra, says EU sports nutrition sector from NutraIngredients.com

EFSA last year concluded the safety profile of herbal stimulant yohimbe is inconclusive. Ban it anyway, says the chair of the European Specialist Sports Nutrition Alliance (ESSNA) in this guest article.

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Industry experts dispute dietary supplement critic Cohen's call for sweeping new regulations

Industry experts dispute dietary supplement critic Cohen's call for sweeping new regulations

A long time critic of the dietary supplement industry, Dr Pieter Cohen, MD, has called for a...

AHPA's new protein guidance addresses issue that has been percolating for years

AHPA's new protein guidance addresses issue that has been percolating for years

The American Herbal Products Association has set a new policy for how member companies ought to calculate...

Emerson Ecologics says new quality program will boost GMP compliance of brands it carries

Emerson Ecologics says new quality program will boost GMP compliance of brands it carries

Emerson Ecologics, which distributes a wide range of dietary supplements in the practictioner channel, has altered its...

ANVISA: Regulation must catch up to booming South American supplements market

ANVISA: Regulation must catch up to booming South American supplements market

Just ahead of the 2014 Vitafoods Conference in São Paulo, Brazil, a spokesperson for the Brazilian Health...

Omega-3s science is rock solid, but you don't win every game, expert says

Omega-3s science is rock solid, but you don't win every game, expert says

When scientists seek to counteract bad press for omega-3s it is a matter of taking two steps...

Integrated social media strategy drives supplement sampling startup's rapid growth

Integrated social media strategy drives supplement sampling startup's rapid growth

Having a social media strategy as a foundational piece of a business can yield huge dividends in...

InsideTracker CEO: ‘The one-size-fits-all intervention approach to nutrition makes no sense - Personalization is the future’
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InsideTracker CEO: ‘The one-size-fits-all intervention approach to nutrition makes no sense - Personalization is the future’

It may have been said before, but the future of nutrition is through personalization, especially for athletic...

Chromadex CEO: ‘We think Niagen has a much bigger market, like omega-3’

Chromadex CEO: ‘We think Niagen has a much bigger market, like omega-3’

The potential of nicotinamide riboside, the next generation vitamin B3, goes beyond dietary supplements, into functional food...

Canadian group floats plan for algal omega-3s from dispersed bioreactors harvesting agricultural waste

Canadian group floats plan for algal omega-3s from dispersed bioreactors harvesting agricultural waste

Algae promoters usually talk big: Big ponds, banks of bioreactors, chemical process efficiencies and economies of scale. ...

Huge demand for omega-3 liquid products driving delivery innovations: Virun CEO

Huge demand for omega-3 liquid products driving delivery innovations: Virun CEO

Consumers like the delivery of omega-3 fatty acids in a liquid, and many innovative products are already...

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