health & wellness

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16 Jul 2019
--- Over two billion people are estimated to not have regular access to safe, nutritious and sufficient food, with 820 million people not having enough to eat in 2018 – marking an increase from 811 million in 2017. This is... Read More
16 Jul 2019
--- Natural ingredients supplier Nexira is targeting immune health with the launch Immunell, a combination of natural yeast extract and prebiotic acacia fiber. Its main actions include supporting cellular regeneration,... Read More
16 Jul 2019
--- US Greek yogurt brand Chobani has launched a new range of Greek yogurts combined with nut butters, such as almond, hazelnut and cashew. The new Chobani Greek Yogurt with Nut Butters line is packed with protein and a healthy... Read More
15 Jul 2019
--- Restricting calorie intake moderately can significantly reduce the risk of heart attack in people only marginally overweight, a new study from the University of Sydney, Australia has found. In addition to significantly... Read More
15 Jul 2019
--- For the first time, a study has measured antioxidant levels in commercially available edible insects, noting that grasshoppers, silkworms and crickets displayed the highest values of antioxidant capacity – fivefold... Read More
12 Jul 2019
--- Chemical manufacturer Kaneka Europe Holding Company (Kaneka) is looking to pay out €38 million to buy the 60 percent of probiotic company AB-Biotics that it does not already own. Kaneka is offering €5 per share,... Read More
12 Jul 2019
--- In a bid to bring microalgae-based natural solutions for nutrition and wellbeing to market, French company Microphyt has raised €28.5 million (US$32 million) to further develop its portfolio. The funds will allow... Read More
12 Jul 2019
--- In nutrition news this week, Lonza expanded the capabilities of its Tampa site with a US$15 million investment, while DSM upgraded its vitamin C facilities in China. DuPont’s Danisco brand won the legal battle for... Read More
11 Jul 2019
--- Sugary drinks – including fruit juice and soda – may increase the overall risk of cancer, a study published in the British Medical Journal (BMJ) has found. While sugary drinks have already been indirectly linked... Read More
11 Jul 2019
--- Veramis, a joint venture of Royal DSM and German chemicals corporation Evonik, has officially opened a US$200 million manufacturing facility located in Nebraska, US, for the commercial production of omega 3 fatty acids from... Read More
10 Jul 2019
--- University of California, Riverside (UCR) scientists have decoded the genome of black-eyed peas, a legume also known as cowpea, unveiling new potential solutions for feeding Earth’s expanding population. Understanding... Read More
10 Jul 2019
--- The kratom herb, widely used in pain management and in treating opioid addiction, may not be safe to use as an herbal supplement. This is according to a new research from The State University of New York at Binghamton, US.... Read More
10 Jul 2019
--- Baobab arguably falls into the trendy “superfruit” category, with the fruit pulp containing 50 percent fiber, as well as minerals such as potassium, calcium and magnesium. The fruit also offers up to ten times... Read More
09 Jul 2019
--- The impending issue of how to feed a growing population of 10 billion people by 2050 is leading industry to seek less traditional food and nutrition sources – such as algae. Despite challenges in this space, ranging... Read More
09 Jul 2019
--- OmniActive Health Technologies has announced that its CurcuWIN product, an enhanced absorption curcumin extract, is now Non-GMO Project Verified. The results of a human clinical trial showed that CurcuWIN offers 46 times... Read More
08 Jul 2019
--- The 2018 World Health Organization (WHO) draft guidance on dietary saturated and trans fatty acids fails to consider the importance of the food matrix, according to Danish researchers. The guidance recommends reducing the... Read More
08 Jul 2019
--- Global malnutrition is inarguably a pressing issue, yet its burdens on the collective society do not fall evenly, whether geographically or demographically. At present, many food systems are poorly equipped to offer... Read More
05 Jul 2019
--- A network-based machine learning platform which can identify food-based, cancer-beating molecules has been created by Imperial College London researchers. The platform uses artificial intelligence (AI) to process huge... Read More
05 Jul 2019
--- Transnational consumer goods group Unilever is set to buy a 75 percent stake in the Romanian food chain Good People. The move needs approval by Romania’s competition authority before it can take effect, according to... Read More
05 Jul 2019
--- In nutrition news this week, Lonza entered into a binding contractual commitment to acquire a sterile drug product fill and finish facility from Novartis, while Fonterra's NZMP was granted the Good Energy Award for its... Read More
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