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Vox Pop: Consumers had this to say about GMO labeling...

Vox Pop: Consumers had this to say about GMO labeling...

On the heels of President Barack Obama signing into law a federal bill requiring the disclosure of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) on packaged food and beverage products, we at Beverage Daily and FoodNavigator-USA asked consumers at a downtown Chicago farmers market what they thought of GMOs.

Published: 10-Aug-2016

DNA barcoding is still a science project: BI Chief

DNA barcoding is still a science project: BI Chief

The dietary supplements industry has done a great job coming together to address raw material supply in the wake of the New York Attorney General’s action, says George Pontiakos, CEO of BI Nutraceuticals.

Published: 03-Aug-2016

What’s hot in functional beverages? Omega-3s, prebiotics and probiotics

What’s hot in functional beverages? Omega-3s, prebiotics and probiotics

Interest in probiotics is skyrocketing and the friendly bugs are increasingly turning up in functional beverages. But what are the challenges of this delivery system and what are the solutions?

Published: 02-Aug-2016

Will the edible insects market move beyond whole cricket powder?

Edible insects beyond whole cricket powder at IFT

Milled whole cricket powder is probably the best known bug-derived food ingredient aside from red food color carmine. But what other delights might edible insects yield for food formulators? Elaine Watson caught up with bug enthusiast Dr George Cavender to find out.

Published: 02-Aug-2016

It's time to put whey and casein back together, exec says

It's time to put whey and casein back together, exec says

Cutting milk proteins apart has been all the rage in recent years. But Benoit Turpin of Milk Specialities Global said the market is now starting to come around to the idea that Mother Nature did a pretty good job with the original protein and using it in its whole form makes a lot of sense.

Published: 27-Jul-2016

Vox Pop: What does ‘beauty from within’ mean to consumers?

Consumer vox pop on anti-aging ‘beauty from within’ supplements

Stopping several unsuspecting passers-by in downtown Chicago, we gathered some consumer thoughts on the efficacy of “beauty from within” supplements, and what the term means to them.

Published: 21-Jul-2016

Personalised nutrition: Listening to the gut microbiome

Personalised nutrition: Listening to the gut microbiome

Tal Korem

Professor - Weizmann Institute of Science

Personalised diets may provide diabetics with a more natural way of controlling the post-meal spikes in blood sugar glucose that are linked to obesity, hypertension and cardiovascular disease, a study suggests. 

Published: 15-Jul-2016

Personalised nutrition held back by ‘lack of trust and transparency’

Personalised nutrition held back by ‘lack of trust and transparency’

Nard Clabbers

senior business developer, personalised nutrition and health - TNO

The progress of personalised nutrition is being hampered by the food industry’s ‘lack of trust and transparency,’ in product composition and effects on health.

Published: 13-Jul-2016

AFC Ajax look to fine-tune personalised nutrition as club prepare for new season

AFC Ajax look to fine-tune personalised nutrition as club prepare for new season

Peter Res

head of nutrition, AFC Ajax - AFC Ajax

Fine-tuning professional athletes using genetic testing and microbiome analysis may well be the next step in personalised sports nutrition, according to a nutrition expert.

Published: 12-Jul-2016

Probiotics in sports nutrition? Lallemand’s Lafti L10 studied for immune support in athletes

Lallemand’s Lafti L10 may aid URTI symptoms in elite athletes

A double-blind, placebo controlled study on elite athletes found that the dairy-derived Lactobacillus helveticus Lafti L10 by Lallemand Health Soultions can be a beneficial supplement for the reduction of upper respiratory tract infections.

Published: 14-Jun-2016

Probiotics for women health 'needs to be the future': Experts

Probiotics for women health 'needs to be the future': Experts

New research is bringing to light the role microbes in women’s bodies play in the development of a baby’s immune system, and ultimately, the healthy development of children.

Published: 13-Jun-2016

Whole, natural fiber works best to protect gut mucosal layer, researcher says

Whole, natural fiber works best to protect gut mucosal layer

Dietary fiber plays an important role in protecting the gut’s mucosal layer, according to research presented at the recent Probiota Americas event.

Published: 10-Jun-2016

Multispecies approach builds a better probiotic team, Winclove believes

Multispecies approach builds a better probiotic team, Winclove believes

The gut microbiota consists of hundreds of species, and probiotics supplier Winclove believes a multispecies formula is the best way to boost that community.

Published: 09-Jun-2016

Breast milk seen as source of prebiotic ingredients

Breast milk seen as source of prebiotic ingredients

Human breast milk is a novel source of interesting prebiotic candidates, attendees at the recent IPA World Congress + Probiota Americas event were told.

Published: 08-Jun-2016

How to make supplement packaging sexier

How to make supplement packaging sexier

Jeff Hilton

Co-founder - BrandHive

Supplement players need to make their packaging sexier if they are to bat off competition from encroaching healthy food and drink products, says marketing expert.

Published: 01-Jun-2016

Review: B vitamins, the brain (& deficiencies)

Review: B vitamins, the brain (& deficiencies)

Dr David Kennedy

director of the Brain, Performance and Nutrition Research Centre - Northumbria University

B vitamins play a significant role in cognitive performance and neurological functioning but deficiencies are common in too many populations, a Vitafoods Europe congress has been told.

Published: 27-May-2016

Functional & sparking bottled water sales are “very hot in the US,” analyst says

Functional & sparking bottled water sales are “very hot in the US”

Once considered boring by many Americans, water is becoming a go-to beverage of choice thanks to innovative manufacturers that are adding to it carbonation, fruit flavors and functional ingredients that consumers want, according to market research.

Published: 23-May-2016

CV Sciences forges ahead with CBD development despite regulatory uncertainties

CV Sciences forges ahead with CBD development

Ground breaking CBD firm CV Sciences is seeking to shed the stigma of what one executive called “the most controversial plant in the history of our industry.”

Published: 17-May-2016

Work on soil improvement leads to mineral ingredient for supplements

Work on soil improvement leads to mineral ingredient for supplements

Work in organic agriculture led Mineral Biosciences to the development of a “fossil mineral” with a claim to blood sugar management properties.

Published: 16-May-2016

NOW Foods CEO: Transparency is key facet of brand equity

NOW Foods CEO: Transparency is key facet of brand equity

Transparency has become a watchword among dietary supplement companies. Jim Emme, president of NOW Foods, said it is one of the founding principles of his company.

Published: 13-May-2016

The rise of adaptogenic herbs: ‘These herbs help mitigate stress & we live in a stressful environment’

The rise of adaptogenic herbs: ‘These herbs help mitigate stress & we live in a stressful environment’

Interest in adaptogenic herbs is increasing, but how does industry communicate the benefits to consumers, and which herbs work this way?

Published: 11-May-2016

Turmeric, matcha & mushroom among specialty teas that are engaging Millennials and driving sales

Turmeric, matcha & mushroom among specialty teas driving sales

Sales of tea in the US continue to climb steadily, thanks in part to a big push from interest in specialty tea – especially by millennials, according to the Tea Association of America. 

Published: 11-May-2016

FDA’s new dietary supplement office should focus on tainted products, GMPs & NDIs, industry leaders say

FDA should focus on tainted products, GMPs, NDIs

With the recent elevation of dietary supplement oversight from a division to its own office at FDA’s Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition, the agency should renew its focus on reducing tainted supplements, improving compliance with good manufacturing practices and publishing revised new dietary ingredient guidance, industry leaders argue. 

Published: 10-May-2016

How should mainstream retailers merchandise 'natural' foods?

How should mainstream retailers merchandise 'natural' foods?

How best to merchandise 'natural' foods? For some mainstream food retailers, a store within a store is the best option, says David Winter, director of sales operations and sales strategy at SPINS. For others, it makes more sense to integrate them but segment them within each category, with clear signage. 

Published: 06-May-2016

The ‘next generation’ of digestive health drinks? Rhythm tunes into consumer trends

The ‘next generation’ of digestive health drinks? Rhythm tunes into consumer trends

Rhythm Health believes its coconut-based kefir beverages and snacks can be the ‘natural successor’ to the current drinks for digestive health on shelves, because its products also tap into consumer demands such as dairy-free, gluten-free and no added sugar. 

Published: 03-May-2016

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