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FTC proposes new guidelines to hem in use of fake reviews

By Hank Schultz

The US Federal Trade Commission is proposing an updated set of rules that would attempt to rein in the burgeoning use of phony reviews to hawk products online. They would also work to prevent the suppression of negative reviews

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A.I. platform Canomiks partners with startup accelerator

By Hank Schultz

Canomiks, a startup that filters genomics data through an A.I. platform to drive ingredient development, has entered into a partnership with KiwiTech LLC, an investment platform that provides ‘support ecosystems’ for growth stage companies.

Minafin Group: “For hexane we are the rats”

Minafin Group: “For hexane we are the rats”

By Lynda Searby

EFSA has issued a positive opinion about the safety of methyloxolane in food processing, bringing the industry closer to the prospect of a bio-based alternative to petroleum extraction solvents.

NutraWomen Wednesday: Natasha Dhayagude, Chinova Bioworks

NutraWomen Wednesday: Natasha Dhayagude, Chinova Bioworks

By Danielle Masterson

Globally, 18% of females in college are pursuing STEM studies — compared to 35% of males. While the gender gap in STEM persists, you wouldn't know it at Chinova Bioworks, a New Brunswick-based food technology company with a team that is 90% female....

Nutrition 21 catches pandemic-powered Esports wave

Nutrition 21 catches pandemic-powered Esports wave

By Hank Schultz

Nutrition 21 started developing its award-winning NooLVL ingredient before Esports became such a thriving category. But the ingredient’s particular cognitive-support benefits have helped it catch a wave that has grown bigger through the pandemic’s influence.

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Care/of heads to Target

By Danielle Masterson

Since their launch in 2016, over 6 million people have taken their quiz. Now Care/of is taking their online insights and to a Target aisle near you.

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Brands weigh in on launching immune support in crowded space

By Danielle Masterson

They were already gaining traction pre-pandemic, and now, products in the immune support category are continuing to pop up everywhere—from elderberry water to CBD gummies to dairy-based probiotics. We spoke with a few brands who launched their own immune...

NutraCast: Natural Products Pioneer Paul Schulick

NutraCast: Natural Products Pioneer Paul Schulick

By Danielle Masterson

Very few people can say they’ve worked in the health and wellness industry before it was a ‘thing.’ Even fewer can say they’ve been doing it for over four decades.

NutraCast Podcast: Natures Crops on functional carrier oils

NutraCast Podcast: Natures Crops on functional carrier oils

By Danielle Masterson

Here on the NutraCast, we talk a lot about active ingredients in supplements, but often neglect a very important element: carrier oils. They are often required in formulations to protect, stabilize, and ensure consistent delivery and absorption.

NutraCast Podcast: Gnosis by Lesaffre on biotransformation

NutraCast Podcast: Gnosis by Lesaffre on biotransformation

By Danielle Masterson

Gnosis by Lesaffre is in the business of microorganisms and biotransformation processes such as fermentation, which are used to cultivate nutritional actives, probiotics, as well as nutritional and functional yeasts.

NutraVideo: Clinical studies are key in gaining consumer trust

NutraVideo: Clinical studies are key in gaining consumer trust

By Danielle Masterson

The Coronavirus pandemic was a wakeup call for many, highlighting how conventional medicine may not have immediate solutions. This is driving consumers to look for alternative solutions, but not everyone is convinced dietary supplements are the answer....

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