health & wellness

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22 Jan 2020
--- Grapefruit possesses substantial nutritional boosts, but it should not be naively regarded as a quick-fix addition to a healthy lifestyle. This is according to the American Heart Association (AHA), which promotes grapefruit... Read More
22 Jan 2020
--- Although the perfect diet should offer the body all the vitamins and minerals it needs to maintain health, micronutrient deficiencies remain a staple concern among consumers. Supplementation can help tackle these issues,... Read More
22 Jan 2020
--- With Chinese New Year just around the corner, there are some signals that the Year of the Rat could be a fruitful one for US-Chinese nutritional trade. A partial US-China trade agreement will reduce tariffs on some imported... Read More
21 Jan 2020
--- Increased competition in the space of nutritional hard capsules has negatively impacted Lonza Group’s fiscal 2019 profits, although the company reports overall strong sales driven by Pharma Biotech & Nutrition... Read More
21 Jan 2020
--- As legislation around the world concerning various forms of cannabis relaxes, a recent European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) report has revealed the proliferation of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) – the main psychoactive... Read More
21 Jan 2020
--- In a bid to expand its Care Solutions business line with a nutricosmetics component, Evonik has agreed to acquire Wilshire Technologies (Wilshire), a global supplier of phytochemicals and derivatives to the cosmetic and... Read More
20 Jan 2020
--- Vitamins and minerals have long been stalwarts in the supplement space, but they are by no means out-of-date. The market has embraced trends from plant-based and organic to clean label as it responds to demands from... Read More
17 Jan 2020
--- Low-carbohydrate, high-fat diets (LCHF) like the ketogenic diet (keto) may help reduce an endurance athlete’s response to fatigue at a low intensity, but the hypothesis requires more research, according to a recent... Read More
17 Jan 2020
--- This week in nutrition news, the US Chair of the House Agriculture Committee introduced legislation that could provide the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) with the flexibility to allow hemp-derived cannabidiol (CBD) to be... Read More
16 Jan 2020
--- Despite an unchanged product, KIND Healthy Snacks has reduced the labeled calorie count by 10-30 calories on more than 95 percent of its nut snack bar portfolio. This is the result of research led by the US Department of... Read More
16 Jan 2020
--- The next decade could see the commercialization of a new probiotic drink with a specifically engineered genetic element to help fight antibiotic-resistant bacteria. By targeting small DNA molecules called plasmids, a team of... Read More
15 Jan 2020
--- Jennewein Biotechnologie has filed a patent infringement suit with the regional court in Mannheim in Germany, against Nestlé Nutrition and its holding company Nestlé Deutschland. Nestlé offers its infant... Read More
15 Jan 2020
--- Jumping on the bandwagon of the snacking sector’s current market boom, Dutch vegetable breeding company Rijk Zwaan has launched a new snack brand called SN!BS, consisting of small, healthy snack vegetables which can be... Read More
14 Jan 2020
--- Responding to a growing number of adults with food allergies, Taiwan User-Friendly Sensor & Tech (TFT) – led by Taiwan Tech Arena (TTA) – has created a personalized food allergen detection system to... Read More
14 Jan 2020
--- Glucomannan, which is found in the root of the konjac plant (also known as the elephant yam), is set to be added to the US definition of dietary fiber. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will add the ingredient to its... Read More
13 Jan 2020
--- B2B software company LifeBase Solutions will provide a nutrition coaching platform to Lean Kitchen Company, a US-based prepared meals franchise company. The software is touted as simplifying and automating the nutrition... Read More
13 Jan 2020
--- There has been a 29 percent reduction in the total amount of sugar sold in UK soft drinks between 2015 and 2018. This is according to a study from the University of Oxford, which confirmed Public Health England (PHE)’s... Read More
13 Jan 2020
--- Nestlé Health Science (NHSc) and Codexis – a biotherapeutics developer – have signed an agreement to advance the development of CDX-7108, the lead candidate for the potential treatment of a... Read More
10 Jan 2020
--- As people around the world turn away from animal-derived foods as part of Veganuary, the market for meat analogs that look, feel and taste like meat continues to boom. Much of this may be driven by the positive health... Read More
10 Jan 2020
--- In nutrition news this week, Catalent completed the purchase of Biologics Fill-Finish and Oral Solid Dose Facility, while KD Pharma rearranged and expanded its debt facilities, raising €150 million (US$166 million) in... Read More
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