All news articles for May 2011

Producing DHA from canola oil would be cheap and sustainable, says Dow

Dow: DHA from canola oil still ‘some years away’

By Elaine Watson

Dow Agrosciences and Martek Biosciences (now part of DSM) are progressing well with plans to develop canola oil containing the coveted long-chain omega-3 fatty acid DHA, but are still “a number of years” away from bringing something to market.

Supplements may bridge the gap... or fortify more foods...

Food insufficient for Canadian vitamin D intakes

By Stephen Daniells

Vitamin D fortified foods are not enough to ensure an adequate intake of the vitamin, and one-quarter of Canadians are not meeting the Recommended Dietary Allowance (RDA), says a new study.

Lutein and zeaxanthin ingredients new from Cactus

Lutein and zeaxanthin ingredients new from Cactus

By Mike Stones

Shanghai-based Cactus Botanics is targeting the United States market with two new lutein and zeaxanthin ingredients for dietary supplement, food and cosmeceutical formulators.

Want to Go Less? Frutarom has the answer...

Frutarom: Bladder control is huge untapped opportunity

By Elaine Watson

The market for supplements to tackle an overactive bladder could be huge, but would only realise its potential if firms invested more on educating consumers about a problem believed to affect 25m+ Americans, according to Frutarom.

Densia: Did not impress the French ...

Bone health food launches double, but market value remains flat

By Elaine Watson

There has been a sharp rise in the number of functional foods and drinks launched on a bone health platform over the last five years, but the retail value of the global market has nevertheless remained stubbornly flat at around $2.1bn over the same period.

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