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Genetic research casts doubt on vitamin D's ability to prevent T2 diabetes

Vitamin D supplementation is unlikely to prevent the development of type-2 diabetes, according to a genetic study from the University of Cambridge.

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DSM backs natural zeaxanthin with exclusive deal

DSM, previously focused on synthetic zeaxanthin, has launched a natural version sourced from longtime carotenoid partner Kemin.

Nestlé sells German baby food brands in infant formula refocus

Nestlé has agreed to sell its Alete and Milasan baby food brands to focus on its infant formula interests in Germany and Austria.

Top advisor slams scientific shortfall at FSA

A row has erupted about the threat to scientific expertise available within the Food Standards Agency (FSA) caused by government budget cuts, which critics argue have left the agency seriously short of the skills it needs within its science and policy teams.

Global Industry News

Hershey settles pot candy case from ConfectioneryNews.com

Hershey has agreed a settlement with Colorado-based firm TinctureBelle, which it had accused of passing off cannabis-infused candies such as Hashees Peanut Butter Cups as Hershey products.

Board member: "We were stupid enough to accept. We should have said no.”

Swedish meat supplier fined for faking export papers: ‘We applied every year, but the agency was weak at negotiating’ from FoodNavigator.com

Swedish meat supplier Sten Davidsson has been fined more than €45,000 after Taiwanese authorities discovered it had faked export certificates and stamps.

Negative press could dent energy drink sales from FoodManufacture.co.uk

UK energy drinks consumption has reached record levels, but manufacturers must react quickly to the negative publicity about their products, a leading analyst has warned.

Organic vegetables may help reduce pregnancy pre-eclampsia risk: Research from FoodNavigator.com

Pregnant women who eat organic vegetables regularly may face a lower risk of pregnancy complication pre-eclampsia than those who don’t, according to a Norwegian study.

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GM camelina matches fish oil omega-3 levels
Dispatches from Euro Fed Lipid Congress, Montpellier

The road to fish-oil equivalent GM camelina

Rothamsted Research has achieved omega-3 levels comparable to fish oil in its first GM camelina harvest, something...

Insider view: European food supplements market set for €2bn jump
Special edition: Inside Europe's food supplement markets

Insider view: European food supplements market set for €2bn jump

The western and eastern European combined food supplements market will jump from €7bn to €9bn by 2018,...

Contamination in the East: With growth comes responsibility
Special edition: Inside Europe's food supplements market

Eastern European food supplements markets confront contamination issues

Eastern European nations need to take greater actions to combat contamination in food supplements, according to one...

Western functional milk success limited, 'different picture' in Asia
2014 SPECIAL EDITION: HEALTHY AND FUNCTIONAL DAIRY

Western functional milk success limited, but 'different picture' in Asia: Euromonitor

The price and taste of fortified and functional fresh milk products will continue to limit demand in...

VALORIE: TNO invests in high-value algae refining
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VALORIE: TNO invests in high-value algae refining

Dutch research organisation TNO is working with industry partners on a pilot scale algae refining plant with...

We want you: Scientific committee calls for cutting edge science at Probiota 2015

We want you: Scientific committee calls for cutting edge science at Probiota 2015

A newly established scientific committee are set to assess cutting edge research for the Probiota 2015 Scientific...