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Krill sustainability backed in 18 month review

Aker's krill trawler, Saga Sea. Backed by MSC. Photo: Bjørn Krafft

The Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) has backed the sustainability of Norwegian firm Aker Biomarine’s Antarctic krill fishing activities, with improved scores.

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‘Small but significant’: Antioxidant vitamin supplements may support healthy arteries

Daily supplements of vitamins A, C, E, and beta-carotene may reduce the risk of arterial stiffness, with effects most notable in healthy, young individuals, says a new systematic review and meta-analysis.

TSI: We meet new UK glucosamine import standards

Montana-based glucosamine supplier TSI Group has affirmed its wholly-owned Chinese facility meets strict new importation laws of the joint health nutrient.

Study shows curcuminoids/piperine combo reduces knee osteoarthritis symptoms

Curcumin in combination with piperine is a safe and effective means of ameliorating the debilitating effects of knee osteoarthritis, according to a new study.

Fonterra and Beingmate unveil China infant formula partnership

Fonterra is prepared to pay NZ$615m (US$514m, €390m) for a 20% stake in Chinese baby food manufacturer Beingmate in its latest attempt to expand its presence in China’s lucrative infant formula market.

Destination China for Australian hemp

China might be one of the world’s biggest producers of hemp, but the quality of the crop is low compared to Australian imports, according to one of the first hemp farmers Down Under.

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Report suggests India’s baby food market is set to soar from FoodNavigator-Asia.com

A combination of demographic, social and economic factors is helping grow India’s baby food market, which is set to cross the US$250m mark in 2014, a new report has said. 

Grape bi-product pellet reduces methane emissions and feed costs from FeedNavigator.com

Feeding trials are demonstrating that a pellet developed from grape marc and lucerne ‘offal’ by researchers at the University of Adelaide in Australia, could be an economically viable route to reducing methane emissions in ruminants.

Added sugar labeling could compromise trade secrets, says NCA from ConfectioneryNews.com

The National Confectioners Association is concerned that added sugar declarations on the Nutrition Facts Panel would force confectioners to give away recipe “trade secrets”.

Older consumers want ‘natural’ rather than ‘organic’ food, says Canadean from FoodNavigator.com

Consumers over 55 associate ‘natural’ products with healthy lifestyle and diet and prefer it to ‘organic’ food, according to a report from Canadean.

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Russia food ban amended: Dietary supplements excluded

Russia removes dietary supplements from import ban list

Russia has amended its ‘total embargo’ on western food imports to exclude dietary supplements, vitamin and mineral mixes,...

Omega-3 foods linked to Lou Gehrig disease risk reduction

Omega-3 foods linked to Lou Gehrig disease risk reduction

Eating foods high Omega 3 fatty acids may reduce the risk of developing the incurable neurodegenerative disease...

European minerals market soars on high-quality supps boom

European minerals market soars on high-quality supps boom

A desire among European consumers to spend more on superior quality nutraceuticals has fuelled a boom in...

Muscle Kitchen launches healthy meals-on-wheels concept

Start-up Muscle Kitchen launches healthy meals-on-wheels concept

Start-up company Muscle Kitchen has launched a personalised cooked meals delivery service for fitness conscious clients around...

Patients fail to disclose dietary supplement use

Half of hospital patients fail to disclose dietary supplement use

A study in Singapore has found that over half of hospital patients do not disclose they are...

Indevex NGC Preload shake may aid satiety and weight loss

Indevex touts protein-fiber shake for weight loss

Swedish biotech firm Indevex is hoping for clinical trial success with its patented preload blend after early results suggest...

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