All news articles for July 2011

Danisco buy-out fails to dent DuPont Q2 earnings

Danisco buy-out fails to dent DuPont Q2 earnings

By Shane Starling

Dupont, which earlier in the year warned that its May $6.49bn acquisition of Danisco would dent its yearly profits, has defied expectations in second quarter results published today.

Sunshine vitamin under the spotlight

Sunshine vitamin under the spotlight

By Stephen Daniells

Sun, sun, and more sun: For many the summer months are about being outside and enjoying the sunshine. And this means vitamin D! As summer really kicks in, we look back at this year’s big vitamin D news so far.

Kemin launches water-extracted green tea powder

Kemin launches water-extracted green tea powder

By Elaine Watson

Kemin Health has launched a green tea powder for the dietary supplements market it says retains the composition and antioxidant profile of brewed green tea and provides an alternative to solvent-based extracts.

Left to right: Bernie Landes, Dr Bruce Ames, Dr John Repine

Dormant antioxidant has ‘unparalleled’ benefits

By Elaine Watson

A Beverly Hills-based biotech firm is planning to launch a series of supplements and functional foods containing ergothioneine, an antioxidant it claims has “unparalleled” benefits that has hidden its light under a bushel for almost 100 years.

Fortification drives consumer definition of ‘healthy’

Fortification drives consumer definition of ‘healthy’

By Caroline Scott-Thomas

Fortification and added healthy ingredients are stronger factors in driving purchases of foods perceived as healthy than absence of less healthy ingredients like sugar, saturated fat and sodium, according to the results of a new survey.

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