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In nutrition industry developments this week, a partnership formed in the alternative milk space as Strive Nutrition introduced a line of plant milks formulated with Perfect Day’s cow-free whey protein with essential amino acids. The muscle-building beta amino acid beta-alanine was flagged as largely missing from vegan diets by nutritional science specialist Natural Alternatives International Europe. Meanwhile, the World Health Organization warned about the harmful impact of food marketing on children’s dietary habits.
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) called for an updated definition of “Healthy” and a front-of-pack labeling system to support nutritious diets. Also, the White House held its first Health and Nutrition conference since 1969 and stressed a “food is medicine” approach. Meanwhile, sugar taxes in the UK... Read More
Several health bodies proclaimed their fears that the new UK Prime Minister, Liz Truss, would scrap the soft drinks levy. Meanwhile, the Advertising Standards Authority banned an ad for Gordon Ramsay’s Gin, and the US Department of Justice charged 47 people for defrauding the US government’s Federal Child... Read More
The UK government was described as “taking a step back” on banning certain products which was earlier implied. FrieslandCampina continued its expansion in immune health with probiotics, and Lallemand received recognition from the Canada Health Authority for probiotic strains for infant nutrition.
September is the month dedicated to healthy aging, Shaklee and Kerry provided insights and ingredient information on healthy joints, skin and energy levels. Research this week showed seaweed extract may have positive effects on skin and healthy aging, and a potential link was found between fasting and... Read More
This week’s NewsBite podcast details how mushrooms may help with alcohol addiction, how indigenous and enhanced crop seeds may be key in the fight against world hunger and how sugar may negatively impact the microbiome.
This week’s NewsBite podcast discusses how live microbes may shape dietary recommendations, the fiber gap linked to western diet and that a majority of CBD products in the UK are tainted with illegal substances.
This week's Newsbite podcast details innovations in the “world’s first” bovine lactoferrin, news on the Asian CBD market, and the inflation's harmful effects on vitamin deficiency and malnutrition in Malaysia.
This week’s NewsBite podcast delves into a CBD-infused coffee launch, and US-based Looni's new supplement hitting the market aiming to support menstrual health. Scientists are also calling for reformulation after a study revealed vegetarian diets may increase hip fracture risks.
This week’s NewsBite podcast details how fast food may lessen the nutritional value of breastmilk and explores a new study that may have found a link between red meat and heart disease.
This week’s NewsBite podcast details how the EU plans to cut natural gas usage from August until March 2023, the economic crisis in Sri Lanka has become a humanitarian emergency and taurine supplements may aid healthy aging.
Today’s NewsBite Podcast delves into the potential of probiotics for women’s health, malnutrition fears in the UK and research into vitamin B6 as a nutrition-based intervention to tackle depression and anxiety.
This week’s NewsBite Podcast details DSM’s call for industry action on tackling the micronutrient gap among the elderly. Pharmactive expanded in the sports nutrition segment while FYXX Health unveiled a vitamin-enriched cookie for healthy snacking.
This week's NewsBite podcast continues to report on updates on the US formula shortage as FDA presented a case-by-case framework to fill the supply shortage. The WHO unveiled a strategy to reach nutrition goals, and Kellogg’s lost a UK court case over the country’s high-sugar cereal promotion ban.
This week’s NewsBite Podcast delves highlights the potential of AHCC, an extract from the Japanese shiitake mushroom to clear HPV infection.The US is still trying to get a grip on infant formula shortages with Abbott Nutrition and Bellamy’s Organic imports, while companies are eyeing partnerships, in a bid... Read More
Today’s NewsBite Podcast delves into industry criticism surrounding an FDA knowledge campaign about dietary supplements, accusing it of being too focused on the risks. A study argues vitamin supplements are a “waste of money” while the UK government is eyeing industry education amid a CBD boom in food... Read More
This week's NewsBite Podcast delves into research on the gut microbiome and guidelines to increase diet-microbiome-host connections. Industry is seeing increased interest in psychedelics while the UK government was criticized over its food strategy report.
This week’s NewsBite podcast details steps taken by the USDA to tackle critical infant formula shortages sweeping the US. Meanwhile, a study finds that muscle stem cells have been proven to be resilient to stress from fasting. Researchers have also found that detecting genetics from the placenta may identify... Read More