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CRN announces four new members

The Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN) has announced the addition of three new voting members and one associate member.

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Global survey reveals shoppers' probiotic perceptions

By Nikki Hancocks

Shoppers believe probiotics provide great health benefits and they want to consume them through food and drink beyond the refrigerator aisle, according to a new survey of more than 11,000 consumers across the world.

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Researchers develop database to disentangle microbiota web of information

By Danielle Masterson

In order to bring microbiome research to routine clinical practice, there must be a standard report that allows an individual’s microbiome to be compared to the expanding knowledge base of “normal” microbiome data. Researchers say their Fecal Biome Population...

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Prebiotics group concurs with $5.5 billion figure on global market

By Hank Schultz

Growing consumer awareness along with demand in animal nutrition is driving the overall growth of prebiotics, which a trade group says will account for $5.5 billion in sales in 2019. Better messaging can help maintain that momentum, the group says.

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