Soy-based ingredients

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Do we need new labeling conventions around fully hydrogenated oils?

By Elaine Watson

Fully hydrogenated oils (FHOs) do not create harmful trans-fats, and could replace partially hydrogenated oils (PHOs) in many applications. However, manufacturers are reluctant to use them because the word ‘hydrogenated’ has become “demonized”, argues...

Probiotics benefit protein absorption but emerging research  is hinting at other benefits for sports performance

Cultured views from Probiota 2015 in Amsterdam

Game on: Probiotics & sports performance

By Shane STARLING

Clinical data is building around the role of probiotics to aid athletic performance – from recovery to muscle development to immune defense. We spoke to a leading researcher at Probiota in Amsterdam this month…

NutraIngredients-USA forum to examine going non GMO in supplements

NutraIngredients-USA forum to examine going non GMO in supplements

By Hank Schultz

Non GMO positioning is becoming an ever hotter topic within the supplement realm.  NutraIngredients-USA will examine the topic in an online forum on Feb. 26 with an expert panel drawn from trade organizations, manufacturers and retailers.

Time has come to consider DRIs for bioactives, CRN official says

Time has come to consider DRIs for bioactives, CRN official says

By Hank Schultz

Evidence for the nutrtional benefits of bioactives is steadily accumulating, and the time has come engage regulators in a process of determining dietary reference intakes (DRIs) for the best-researched substances, said Jim Griffiths, vice president of...

Burcon: Market timing right for pea protein

Burcon: Market timing right for pea protein

By Maggie Hennessy

Functional plant protein supplier Burcon NutraScience Corp. continued its focus on commercializing its “invisible” pea protein isolate Peazazz during the second quarter of fiscal 2014, beginning operations at its semi-works facility, ramping up discussions...

Study questions soy for heart health in older women

Study questions soy for heart health in older women

By Stephen Daniells

Daily consumption of soy proteins and isoflavones may not influence risk factors for heart disease in healthy late postmenopausal women, says a new study from the University of Connecticut.

“America’s influence on the sector may move beyond driving a fibre revolution in Europe to include pushing protein to the fore in the European marketing mix.”

Special edition: Amino Acids and Protein

Plant or animal: A global protein snap shot

By Shane STARLING

From gym powders and shakes to German ‘evening’ breads to ‘brogurt’ – high-protein yoghurt marketed at men – to the rise of Greek yoghurt in the US, protein bars, meat substitutes and good ol’ ‘trad’ dairy – protein is powering right now.

Des Walsh

Worldwide macro trends favor Herbalife, president says

By Hank Schultz

Three mega trends will drive Herbalife’s continued expansion, said president Des Walsh.  The world is getting fatter, it’s getting older, and in the hangover from the 2008 financial crisis economic expansion still lags in much of the world leaving many...

Oregon lawmaker plans to introduce federal GMO labeling bill

Oregon lawmaker plans to introduce federal GMO labeling bill

By Hank Schultz

Rep. Peter DeFazio, D-OR is working on a bill that would make the labeling of foods containing genetically modified organisms a matter of federal law, a spokesperson confirmed yesterday. If passed, the bill, which is still in its early formative stages...

Isoflavone supplements may reduce breast cancer risk

Isoflavone supplements may reduce breast cancer risk

By Stephen DANIELLS

Women taking supplements containing isoflavones may have a lower risk of breast cancer, with high content supplements consistently linked with reduced risk, says a new analysis from Canada.

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