A paper that concluded that DNA barcoding techniques were more cost-effective than traditional practices for identification of vegetation species has been retracted after the lead researcher – Dr Steven Newmaster – failed to respond to questions about...
Female athletes have been ignored to a shocking degree when it comes to sports nutrition studies and it is time for new guidelines to assist researchers to fill this worrying gap, according to an expert in the field.
The European Federation of Associations of Health Product Manufacturers (EHPM) has created a manifesto and regulatory proposal detailing significant legislative changes needed in order for the food supplements sector to reach its full potential to aid...
The National Research Council (NRC) is conducting an "independent, objective examination of what has been learned since the introduction of genetically engineered (GE) crops, based on current evidence".
The Council for Responsible Nutrition has bolstered its science staff with the addition of Andrea Wong, PhD, who joins the organization in the role of vice president of scientific and regulatory affairs.
The Amercan Botanical Council has announced that Vitatech Nutritional Sciences, a California-based vitamin and supplement formulation company, has adopted cinnamon (Cinnamomum verum) through ABC's Adopt-an-Herb Program.
Leading bitter orange/ p-synephrine supplier Nutratech has countered a report from the German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR) over concerns about the ingredient’s safety, noting it is at odds with the scientific literature.
From the scientific controversy around DMAA to a major resveratrol research fraud scandal, plus all the latest developments in gut health, omega-3 and vitamin science; 2012 has been an eventful year for research in the health and nutrition arena.
There is huge potential in producing food ingredients from traditional and natural sources. These ingredients may deliver health benefit or offer functions in processed foods, removing the need artificial chemicals, says Dr Martin Wickham, of Leatherhead...
We're delighted to announce the new date for the NutraIngredients Antioxidants 2010 Conference is confirmed for 30th June 2010. This one-day conference is a must for senior and middle managers, scientists and marketers of multinational manufacturers...
Antioxidants are big business. The term resonates with consumers but what does the future hold for antioxidants? The NutraIngredients Antioxidants 2010 Conference lifts the lid on current successes, ongoing challenges, and future opportunities.
Companies active in the probiotics field are aiming to expand scientific knowledge of the relationship between probiotics, gastrointestinal microbiota and the body, with two new $50,000 research grants.
The US Food and Drug Administration estimates that it will receive only one nutrient content claim notification and two health claim notifications per year, according to a notice to be published in the Federal Register.
Nutrition studies of beverages funded solely by industry are four
to eight times more likely to report favourable conclusions for the
sponsors than studies with no industry funding, say researchers
from the US.
The FDA has responded to criticisms made by the Union of Concerned
Scientists (UCS) that the regulation body is under pressure to
exclude or alter technical information on scientific reports that
could affect the safety of products.
One cannot envy the chief executive faced with a scientific study
that casts doubt over the efficacy or safety of his core product.
But avoiding a sales slump, media vilification and even charges of
fraud means squaring up to such...
Illinois ingredients company PharmaNutrients is offering customers
a value-added service which it says will reduce both the risks of
developing new products and the time it takes to bring them to
market, reports Jess Halliday.
We take a look at the freshly elected officials for the 2003-2004
season at the American Association of Cereal Chemists (AACC) - to
be inaugurated at the organisation's annual meeting later this
Researchers are advising pregnant mothers not to eat soya after an
animal study found that genistein, a phytoestrogen present in soy,
severely damaged the sexual development of infant rats. A report on
the findings in this week's...
New research published in New Scientist this week suggests
that diets high in refined starches such as breads and cereals
increase insulin levels. This affects the development of the
eyeball and causes short-sightedness according...
Boundaries of science were pushed further recently when scientists,
trying to create alternative food sources for astronauts, revealed
that we could grow meat on demand, without slaughtering fish or
animals, the New Scientist reports...