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22 Aug 2019
--- The long-awaited findings of the World Health Organization’s (WHO) assessment of microplastics in the environment have been published, with the organization indicating that the impact on human health appears to be... Read More
22 Aug 2019
--- Dairy supplier Maxum Foods will manufacture and distribute OptiBiotix Health Plc’s weight management technology, SlimBiome, in Australia and New Zealand. UK-based OptiBiotix is a life science business that focuses on... Read More
22 Aug 2019
--- Increasing omega 3 consumption has little or no effect on the risk of Type 2 diabetes, according to research from the University of East Anglia. The World Health Organization (WHO) commissioned this systematic review ahead... Read More
22 Aug 2019
--- Convenience store chain 7-Eleven is launching a new sports drink that contains no artificial sweeteners or high-fructose corn syrup. 7-Select Replenish contains 100 percent of the daily values of vitamins A, E, Niacin (B3),... Read More
22 Aug 2019
--- Scientists from Australia’s national science agency, Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), can now detect gluten in any food and show which grain it comes from. This makes it simpler for... Read More
21 Aug 2019
--- Chilean biotech corporation Atacama Bio Natural Products, a producer of astaxanthin products from the Haematococcus pluvialis algae, will launch a new product, NatAxtinTM at Vitafoods Asia in Singapore next month (September... Read More
21 Aug 2019
--- Australians and UK consumers are favoring foods that are convenient and comforting – but not necessarily nutritious, according to two surveys. An examination of 1,000 Australian adults found that they are spending a... Read More
21 Aug 2019
--- US-based Elanco Animal Health is to acquire Bayer’s Animal Health business in a US$7.6 billion deal. According to Elanco, the move elevates it as a global animal health company, enhances its portfolio of leading global... Read More
21 Aug 2019
--- Omega 3 has moved into the mainstream track of supplements, but it is vital to maintain positive momentum to prevent consumer fatigue, or even apathy. This is according to experts in the field, who note that the robust... Read More
20 Aug 2019
--- US-based start-up Zeno Nutrition is launching its diabetic- and keto-friendly bars in three new flavors – Strawberry Nut, Almond Nut and Cocoa Chip. ZenoBars are marketed by the brand as being the first vegan energy... Read More
20 Aug 2019
--- Fluoride exposure during pregnancy is associated with lower IQ scores in children aged 3 to 4 years in a prospective birth cohort study published in JAMA Pediatrics, a medical journal of the American Medical Association.... Read More
20 Aug 2019
--- Vitamin D supplementation reduces the risk of cancer death by 16 percent, according to a recent study published in the British Medical Journal (BMJ). However, vitamin D supplementation alone was not associated with... Read More
19 Aug 2019
--- Popular front-of-pack label (FoPL) Nutri-Score reflects “false facts” and misleads consumers, according to a report from the German Sugar Industry Association (WVZ). The association argues that as obesity is the... Read More
19 Aug 2019
--- In a meta-analysis of the mouth and gut microbiome, Harvard University researchers found over 45 million different sets of genes, in which over half of these were unique to the individual. With this unique insight into our... Read More
19 Aug 2019
--- Prescription omega 3 fatty acid medication reduces triglyceride levels by 20 to 30 percent among the majority of people who require treatment for high levels of these fats, which elevate heart disease risk. This is according... Read More
16 Aug 2019
--- In Asia, food product recalls are on the rise as regulators step up monitoring and requirements for food traceability, advertising and labeling, reports Charles Breen, an Independent Advisor at EAS Consulting Group, an... Read More
16 Aug 2019
--- A quarter of savory UK picnic foods are dangerously high in salt, while over a third exceed their average salt targets, according to a new survey by Action on Salt, a group based at Queen Mary University of London.... Read More
16 Aug 2019
--- In nutrition news this week, Lonza will be revealing the industry’s first clean label colored capsules for dietary supplement manufacturers at Food Ingredients (Fi) South America. Prenexus Health received a “no... Read More
16 Aug 2019
--- Convenience, taste and work-related stress can significantly impact food choices during the workday, Dan Wainfan, Vice President Brand, Health, Wellness and Nutrition at Aramark, tells NutritionInsight. Aramark collaborated... Read More
15 Aug 2019
--- ZBiotics, a genetic engineering company in the US focused on consumer health, announces today the official launch of the first genetically-engineered probiotic on the market. Zbiotics is a “functional beverage,”... Read More
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