NewsBite Podcast (Sep 13-17): “Meat vs. masculinity? Veganism could cut risk of prostate cancer”
This NewsBite podcast delves into how plant-based diets may lower the risk of prostate cancer and erectile dysfunction. Other research pointed to a lockdown-induced consumer focus on beauty and the role of diet. The World Health Organization is looking into new strategies to combat sugar and calorie reduction, while technology is bound to make waves at the Future Food-Tech summit this month.
Bacteria and probiotics were in the limelight this week, with EFSA approving the first next-generation bacterium. Meanwhile, AB-Biotics’ probiotic blend was found to be effective for colicky infants, and Kirin harnessed its probiotic strain in functional foods to entice hesitant Japanese consumers.
Nestlé’s new R+D Accelerator was in the limelight this week, as well as declining trust in the dietary supplement industry. A Kaneka-supported study stressed that ubiquinol plasma levels in plant-based consumers are 23 percent lower than in omnivores, while a Pharmactive study found saffron extract can... Read More
In industry developments this week, MindScopic closed a second seed funding round for its nootropic and natural supplement range. A new study found transplanting microbes from young to old animals could lead to new therapeutic avenues in microbial-based interventions for slowing down brain aging and... Read More
This week, the US Food Labeling Modernization Act was introduced in both houses of Congress, and a study revealed that over a third of caregivers give non-recommended milks to infants and toddlers. This NewsBite episode also details new studies, including one finding that surplus glucose can cause damage at... Read More
This NewsBite podcast details Kraft’s fat-free mayo discontinuation, BASF’s “considerable decrease” in its Q2 Nutrition & Health report and the study-proven stress relief benefits of FrieslandCampina Ingredients’ Biotis SleepWell concept. Additionally, Vitafoods Europe is embracing a hybrid approach.
This week’s NewsBite podcast details how COVID-19 has had a major impact on consumer habits around supplementation, with NPD tackling everything from weight management to immunity. Additionally, Kappa Bioscience investigated the link between COVID-19 outcomes and levels of vitamins D and K2.
Demand for functional food continues to grow with more and more consumers looking for foods with a specific health benefit. Join Swati Kalgaonkar, Associate Director, Nutrition Research Programme at the Almond Board of California and Lu Ann Williams, Global Insights Director at Innova Market Insights as they... Read More
The sunshine vitamin was the center of attention this week as the European Food Safety Authority granted DSM’s calcidiol product a positive Novel Food assessment opinion and also greenlighted Lallemand’s new vitamin D yeast applications. Meanwhile, the vitamin D3 industry called on the European Commission to... Read More
Last week saw experts from ADM and Clasado Biosciences weigh in on the future of the microbiome and prebiotics, respectively. Meanwhile, nearly AU$270 million was poured into Australia’s marine bio-industries to meet growing global demand for plant-based offerings like nutraceuticals and protein.
This week’s NewsBite podcast explores the latest innovations in alternative proteins, as showcased at Future Food-Tech. Kerry revealed that the lines between supplements and functional F&B are blurring amid a pandemic-spurred rising interest in immunity. Meanwhile, Limagrain Ingredients launched a fiber-rich... Read More
The last week saw developments in boosting cellular health with NMN supplements and untangling the connection between COVID-19 mortality and vitamin K2. In the D2C space, Probi is set to provide Swedish cosmetics company Oriflame its first gut health probiotic, while Unilever acquired Paula’s Choice skincare.
As detailed in this week’s NewsBite podcast, Nestlé Health Science’s Vitaflo purchased certain Dr. Schär products, and NextFerm successfully produced yeast-based protein. Also, NattoPharma is set to examine the impact of high-dose vitamin K2 on heart health.
This NewsBite podcast delves into Chr. Hansen and Lonza’s joint venture, Bacthera, receiving manufacturing licenses to start supplying live biotherapeutic products. Meanwhile, Probi partnered on probiotic research for vaginal health NPD targeting the “underserved” market. Also, a Safefood report revealed... Read More
Last week, NutritionInsight dug into various research developments: A new mouse study found beta-sitosterol, a natural food sterol traditionally known to reduce cholesterol levels, can acutely reduce anxiety. Meanwhile, Winclove’s probiotics were found to help prevent antibiotic-associated diarrhea in an... Read More
Mental health and well-being are high on the agenda in this week’s nutrition developments. FrieslandCampina Ingredients revealed its Biotis GOS can provide anxiety relief in young women, while Pharmactive’s saffron ingredient Affron was recognized as an official aid for low mood-related issues in the US.... Read More
There were a host of beverage moves last week, including Nestlé Health Science snapping up Nunn and Eat Beyond’s investment in Daydream Drinks. Also Hofseth BioCare and Catalent teamed up on a delayed-release version of fish oil.
PepsiCo launched Soulboost, a sparkling water beverage range with a “splash of real juice and functional ingredients.” Meanwhile, the international probiotics sector came to a consensus on how to classify postbiotics in contrast to probiotics. In immunity moves, Kemin Industries was granted a US patent for... Read More