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L. paracasei may alter intestinal microbiota in healthy people: Study

Probiotic administration saw a decrease in Clostridiales Genus Blautia, Anaerostipes and Clostridium among healthy people in the study

Probiotic strain Lactobacillus paracasei could alter the intestinal microbial in healthy populations, but this depends strictly on the ‘ecosystem’ of the individual, according to research. 

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The power of babble: Communication, globalisation and consumer connection

In today’s complex global marketplace, the patchwork of regulatory standards, cultural variations and logistical realities of time and space create an environment in which harmonisation may seem impossible. Not so, argues James C Griffiths, PhD, VP of scientific & international affairs at the Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN) in this...

Cognition & colours among DSM targets at 2-day Swiss open innovation event

DSM Nutritional Products (DNP) wants to engage with commercial, government and academic entities at a 2-day open innovation (OI) summit with selected participants in December.

New Zealand infant formula acquisitions 'key to restoring...trust': Nutricia ANZ

Nutricia Australia New Zealand’s (Nutricia ANZ) acquisition of Kiwi infant formula businesses the Sutton Group and Gardians is “key to restoring" consumer confidence lost as a result of the 2013 botulism scare.

Age is just a number: Huge potential for protein in aging market, says DuPont

The rising aging population in the US presents an underexploited opportunity for food and beverage marketers—particularly in the already massive protein market, as older consumers are just as desperate for sustained energy as their younger counterparts.

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Junk food cravings linked to lapses in brain function, suggests study from FoodNavigator.com

Overindulging in high-calorie snacks may be partly caused by lapses in a specific part of the brain suggested to keep knee-jerk reactions in check, say researchers.

Canadean analyst suggests Coke and Pepsi diversify to shake Vita Coco UK stranglehold from BeverageDaily.com

Canadean says Coca-Cola and Pepsi need time to interest a wider UK audience in coconut water brands Zico and O.N.E but thinks the brands would benefit from greater diversification vis-à-vis market leader Vita Coco.

Scots economic confidence ‘plunges’ ahead of referendum from FoodManufacture.co.uk

The confidence of Scots in their economic future has plunged to its lowest level in more than a year, ahead of tomorrow’s independence referendum, according to retail research consultant Conlumino.

Sugar not the sole cause of obesity: AB Sugar from FoodManufacture.co.uk

British Sugar owner AB Sugar is fighting back against anti-sugar campaigners with the launch of a campaign informing people about sugar’s role in a healthy balanced diet.

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GoodBelly CEO joins R&D and market research experts to talk digestive health
The NutraIngredients-USA Digestive Health Forum

GoodBelly CEO joins R&D and market research experts to talk digestive health

Leading minds from the world of digestive health will join NutraIngredients-USA’s Stephen Daniells for an hour-long discussion...

‘Fish and algal oil are practical sources of DHA, but it’s premature to say if one is better’: GOED VP on new study

‘Fish and algal oil are practical sources of DHA, but it’s premature to say if one is better’: GOED VP on new study

Supplements containing omega-3-rich algal oil were more effective at boosting DHA levels in omnivores than fish oil...

Global hunger is falling, but malnutrition still a big issue, says UN report

Global hunger is falling, but malnutrition still a big issue, says UN report

The number of hungry people has fallen by more than 100 million over the last decade; however...

Turkey: Education needed to boost functional food sales

Turkey: Education needed to boost functional food sales

Gender, age, education, class – and taste – all influence functional food consumption say Turkish researchers who...

Coffee genome sequenced: Researchers drink to greater caffeine control

Coffee genome sequenced: Researchers drink to greater caffeine control

Reducing, enhancing or even eliminating caffeine content in coffee plants will be possible in the near future...

ENSA: Soy-breast cancer study not reflective of ‘state of scientific knowledge’

ENSA: Soy-breast cancer study not reflective of ‘state of scientific knowledge’

The soy industry has hit back at a recent study that suggested soy supplementation could worsen rather...

‘You think Red Bull’s just gonna roll over? It’s not gonna happen!’
SPORTS NUTRITION 2014: A STARK WARNING FOR ENTREPRENEURS

‘You think Red Bull’s just gonna roll over? It’s not gonna happen!’ Expert warns wannabes

Beverage brand development guru James Tonkin has warned wannabe entrepreneurs that going up against established brands such...

EFSA extends consultation on ‘Open EFSA’
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EFSA extends consultation on ‘Open EFSA’

The European Food Safety Authority has extended the period of public consultation on its discussion paper ‘Transformation...

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