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An effective strategy for public cardio-metabolic health promotion? Resistant starch shows blood lipid and body composition benefits

Using resistant starch-enriched flour in place of regular flour may reduce cholesterol levels in people with metabolic syndrome, report researchers from South Dakota State University.

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Changes to Nutrition Facts panel may have limited impact on consumer perceptions, says Hartman Group

Proposed changes to the Nutrition Facts panel  on food and beverage labels are well-intentioned, but may not have as much effect on how consumers perceive products as policymakers hope, according to Hartman Group.

Capsaicin analog shows weight management potential: Symrise study

Consuming the less pungent capsaicin analog, nonivamide, may reduce subsequent energy intake during a meal, says a new study from Symrise with implications for weight management.

POM v Coca-Cola false advertising spat heads to Supreme Court, but what does this mean for your label?

It’s not quite as dramatic as the Oscar Pistorius trial, but in the world of food law, a false advertising case brought by POM Wonderful against rival Coca-Cola is being followed just as closely. And all eyes will be on the Supreme Court on Monday, when both sides will present...

Food Vision 2014: In pictures

The Food Vision event in Cannes brought together global food and drink industry leaders to tackle some of the biggest issues and key topics directly affecting the future of the industry and the profitability of businesseses. FoodNavigator and the Food Vision team bring you the highlights in pictures.

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Lithuania bans 182 botanicals – or does it? from NutraIngredients.com

Lithuania has sent a list of 182 botanicals it intends to ban in food supplements to the European Commission in a move one major supplier called “a step back” for EU harmonisation and free trade.

Pollution

China in a battle to save its farmland from FoodNavigator-Asia.com

Mainland China has a nation-threatening soil pollution problem, with areas equivalent to double the size of Spain covered in polluted soil, a government survey has revealed.

Rice eaters’ diets more in line with Dietary Guidelines: study from FoodNavigator-USA.com

Consumers who eat white or brown rice every day tend to have better overall diet quality and nutrient intake, according to a study of five-year data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES).  

UK FSA: "If you are interested in submitting a novel food dossier to the EU, we advise you to contact another EU member state..."

UK FSA closes door on novel food applications as austerity bites from NutraIngredients.com

The UK Food Standards Agency is no longer accepting novel food applications, a development one public policy expert says is “alarming”.

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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’

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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