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Algatech: Functional food on astaxanthin horizon

Algatech: Functional food on astaxanthin horizon

Israeli firm Algatechnologies will work towards gaining approval for its astaxanthin as a novel food and beverage ingredient in Europe, but first it must meet existing demands and cut prices, it said.

Published: 01-Apr-2014

Food Visions: Industry needs to confront its communications crash or lose consumers forever

Food Visions: Industry needs to confront its communications crash or lose consumers forever

Mike Greene

Former CEO and owner - HIM!

Food manufacturers, retailers and other food industry players are failing to connect with consumers who are tuning out of mainstream messaging and infesting their own comms channels, says angel investor, business mentor and philanthropist, Mike Greene.

Published: 20-Feb-2014

Fed up: Probiotic research veteran issues global call to action

Fed up: Probiotic research veteran issues global call to action

Veteran probiotic researcher professor Gregor Reid is not a happy man. It’s time the probiotic community fought back against those forces that have for too long denied a perfectly valid body of nutrition science in the form of commercial claims. It’s time to get personal…

Published: 23-Jan-2014

Industry concerned about data abuse as EFSA fans transparency wings

Industry concerned about data abuse as EFSA fans transparency wings

Euros Jones

Director of regulatory affairs - European Crop Protection Association (ECPA)

As the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) welcomed a broad range of stakeholders to its Italian HQ today to debate data and process transparency, the food industry asked at what point openness brakes innovation and competitive advantage?

Published: 03-Oct-2013

Unilever: Healthier food choices must be ‘doable’

Unilever: Healthier food choices must be ‘doable’

Hans Zevenbergen

Cross-category nutrition and health director - Unilever

The food industry came under attack last week at the International Congress of Nutrition (#ICN20) for not doing enough to improve the healthiness of its portfolios…unfairly, says Unilever.

Published: 24-Sep-2013

Capol CEO: Supplements will be a second business pillar for growth

Capol CEO: Supplements will be a second business pillar for growth

Matthias Seemann

CEO - Capol Group

German confectionery coatings firm Capol plans to venture into the supplements sector to establish a second business pillar for growth and gain technological knowledge, its CEO says.

Published: 21-Feb-2013

‘Mini gut’ technology aims to make probiotic research more efficient and cheaper, says TNO

‘Mini gut’ technology aims to make probiotic research more efficient and cheaper, says TNO

A new technology that utilises intestinal stem cells to grown mini gut structures in the lab promises to help probiotic researchers achieve efficient and cost effective research, according to TNO.

Published: 20-Feb-2013

New technologies and academic collaborations will drive evidence and market growth for probiotics

New technologies and academic collaborations will drive evidence and market growth for probiotics

Greater collaboration from both within the industry, and between industry and academics, will help to drive forward promising scientific developments in probiotics, according to experts at Probiotech and Microbiota 2013.

Published: 08-Feb-2013

The data jungle: Matching gene content to probiotic traits could offer industry fresh hope

The data jungle: Matching gene content to probiotic traits could offer industry fresh hope

The probiotic industry is fighting several big fights at the minute, not least in the battle to win the first EFSA approved health claim in the market. But are the masses of data industry already has being properly utilised to achieve this goal?

Published: 05-Feb-2013

Re-forming resveratrol: Bioavailability issues are no more as researchers reveal metabolites regenerate

Re-forming resveratrol: Bioavailability issues are no more as researchers reveal metabolites regenerate

Metabolites from the break-down of resveratrol have been shown to come together and regenerate the compound inside living cells, leaving researchers questioning whether worries over bioavailability are relevant.

Published: 04-Jan-2013

Is the ‘red wine compound’ tag damaging to resveratrol?

Is the ‘red wine compound’ tag damaging to resveratrol?

Is the association between resveratrol and red wine beneficial for the compound, or could the link to alcohol be the cause of more harm than good in the long term?

Published: 18-Dec-2012

BASF nutrition president on high-end omega-3, Equateq and the phood “white space”

BASF nutrition president on high-end omega-3, Equateq and the phood “white space”

Walter Dissinger

President - BASF nutrition and health

BASF is moving en masse into omega-3 - especially if its bid for Norwegian player Pronova is approved - but it is technology gained from its May acquisition of a high-dose omega-3 start-up on a remote Scottish island, that is exciting the German giant.

Published: 13-Dec-2012

Resveratrol and cancer: The study behind the headlines

Resveratrol and cancer: The study behind the headlines

Last week saw widespread media coverage of research suggesting resveratrol – often referred to as ‘the red wine compound’ – could help to cut cancer risk by half. NutraIngredients caught up with the researcher behind the study to find out more about the headline grabbing study.

Published: 11-Dec-2012

Assessing the oral ecosystem: New research consortium aims to define the ‘healthy’ mouth

Assessing the oral ecosystem: New research consortium aims to define the ‘healthy’ mouth

Dr Bart Keijser

project leader - TI Oral Health consortium

Defining what constitutes ‘healthy’ is a difficult task for any nutrition researcher. And when it comes to oral health in particular, very little is known about what influences a normal healthy mouth, according the co-ordinator of a new research consortium that aims to break new ground in defining the oral ecosystem.

Published: 22-Aug-2012

Pharma-food gap will be bridged, but taste is always key: Nestlé

Pharma-food gap will be bridged, but taste is always key: Nestlé

Dr Thomas Beck

head of the Nestle Research Centre - Nestle

The gap between pharmaceutical ‘treatments’ for disease and the role that foods and supplements can play in health will grow ever smaller, but as ever, taste is the key to success.

Published: 12-Jun-2012

Omega-3 suppliers must know their consumers

Omega-3 suppliers must know their consumers

Omega-3 suppliers must get to grips with their manufacturing customers and with consumers if they are to market their products successfully, according to Virpi Varjonen, executive consultant at commercialisation agents Invenire.

Published: 11-Jun-2012

New research unit will help Nestlé quest for health claims gold

New research unit will help Nestlé quest for health claims gold

Rafael Crabbé

head of Clinical Development Unit - Nestlé

Nestlé is now  'better armed' to gun for EFSA approved health claims approvals, after the company centralised its clinical research efforts at a new unit in Lausanne, Switzerland.

Published: 07-Jun-2012

EndoSeaRch: A new way to modify gut health?

EndoSeaRch: A new way to modify gut health?

Professor Simon Best

CEO - Aquapharm

A new approach to modifying gut bacteria via orally delivered minerals has been gaining a lot of interest from probiotics players, says Aquapharm.

Published: 30-May-2012

Ocean Spray backed research reveals cranberry polyphenols in human urine

Ocean Spray backed research reveals cranberry polyphenols in human urine

Professor Jeffrey Blumberg

Director, Antioxidants Research Laboratory - Tufts University

New research identifying type-A proanthocyanidins (PACs) from cranberry juice in human urine could help to take future clinical trials to the next level, say researchers.

Published: 22-May-2012

The father of nutraceuticals: “The placebo effect is real”

The father of nutraceuticals: “The placebo effect is real”

Dr Stephen de Felice

Founder and chairman - Foundation for Innovation in Medicine

Veteran researcher Dr Stephen de Felice invented the term ‘nutraceutical’ in 1989 and ever since he has been imploring the sector to design and conduct better human clinical trials to back the medicinal potential of bodily nutritional interventions.

Published: 20-Apr-2012

Aker on Antarctic krill fishing: “All we have been doing is geared toward building a sustainable industry”

Aker on Antarctic krill fishing: “All we have been doing is geared toward building a sustainable industry”

Hallvard Muri

CEO and president - Aker Biomarine

In this podcast, Hallvard Muri, CEO and president of krill giant Aker Biomarine talks about the company’s heritage in fishing, evolving markets in the US, Europe and Asia, and why sustainability is driven by a company ethic that has fishing, “in our DNA”.

Published: 06-Apr-2012

WWF backs krill fishery as new data and better harvest methods surface

WWF backs krill fishery as new data and better harvest methods surface

Karoline Andaur

Head of the marine programme - World Wildlife Fund Norway

The fact phospholipid-rich food and feed source krill are sourced in the Antarctic has brought a level of scrutiny few fisheries have had to face.

Published: 04-Apr-2012

DRI president leads 2012 dairy charge to spotlight ‘total nutrient package’

DRI president leads 2012 dairy charge to spotlight ‘total nutrient package’

Gregory Miller PhD

President - Dairy Research Institute (DRI)

Reflecting on a successful last year in research terms, US Dairy Research Institute (DRI) president Gregory Miller told Dairy Reporter.com about the key challenges facing the industry in 2012.

Published: 18-Jan-2012

Ingredient suppliers grasping opportunity inside Asia’s many markets

Ingredient suppliers grasping opportunity inside Asia’s many markets

Bram van Hulsen, regional director, Asia Pacific, Danisco BioActives

Henning Villadsen, sales director, Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa, Health and Nutrition Division, Chr Hansen

Intra-regional finesse is a necessity not a luxury when it comes to doing business in the many markets of the Asia-Pacific, as leading suppliers Chr Hansen and Danisco relayed at the recent Vitafoods Asia trade show in Hong Kong.

Published: 29-Sep-2011

Three gut types may have functional differences, says researcher

Three gut types may have functional differences, says researcher

Jeroen Raes

professor of bioinformatics and systems biology - University of Brussels and Flemish Institute of Biotechnology, Belgium

Earlier this year, an international team of scientists identified three distinct varieties of gut microflora. NutraIngredients caught up with the lead researcher of the project to find out more about the research and its possible implications.

Published: 04-Jul-2011

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