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The medicine hunter: ‘I help to establish trade in plants’

The medicine hunter: ‘I help to establish trade in plants’

By Shane Starling

Chris Kilham is a perennial of the herbals industry, a man who has for more than 20 years acted as a social, anthropological and botanical conduit between indigenous cultures in places like the Peruvian Amazon and western ingredients suppliers.

New flax lignan hits US market

New flax lignan hits US market

By Lorraine Heller

Cactus Botanics has launched a new flax seed lignan ingredient in
the North American market, which it hopes will help address a
growing consumer focus on a number of health conditions, including
prostate and heart health.

Closures at National Starch

Closures at National Starch

Higher raw material costs continue to eat into margins for National
Starch, the starch ingredients arm of ICI, as third quarter figures
bore out last month. It comes as no surprise this week that the
company announced a 'redesign'...

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