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Coffee genome sequenced: Researchers drink to greater caffeine control

Dr Dani Zamir:

Reducing, enhancing or even eliminating caffeine content in coffee plants will be possible in the near future researchers are saying after completing the genomic map of the plant (Coffea canephora).

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Mangos may lower blood sugar in obese adults: Study

Consumption of freeze-dried mango may reduce blood glucose levels for obese individuals, according to researchers. 

Omega-3 may reduce epilepsy seizures

Low doses of omega-3 rich fish oil may reduce epilepsy seizure frequency by around a third, according to research published in the British Medical Journal.

Glanbia buys sports nutrition firm Isopure for £94M

Glanbia has agreed to acquire US sports nutrition business The Isopure Company for $153M (£94.1M).

SPORTS NUTRITION 2014: FOCUS ON CREATINE SCIENCE

‘Get ripped like Rambo and smart like Picasso!’ VPX rips up sports drink rulebook

VPX/Redline CEO Jack Owoc tells Sports Nutrition 2014 delegates how to create a creatine-based sports/energy drink that’s 'omnipresent enough to crush Red Bull, Powerade and Monster'.

DISPATCHES FROM GLOBAL FOOD SAFETY, MADRID

Danone Nutricia: The more we know the more we have to solve

Industry development meaning potential food safety hazards are detected more than ever before is leading to a need to know more, according to Danone Nutricia.

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 as Red Bull and Coca-Cola without some kind of ‘silo vertical’ protection is fruitless.

DISPATCHES FROM INTERNATIONAL WHEY CONFERENCE 2014

Russian embargo impact on Arla whey and lactose interests 'minimal': CEO

The Russian embargo on Western food imports will have little impact on Arla Foods Ingredients' whey and lactose interests, says CEO Henrik Andersen.

Global Industry News

Global food prices hit four-year low from FoodNavigator.com

The FAO Food Price Index continued a five month downward spiral in August, reaching its lowest point in four years.

Trendspotter: coconut inclusions

If it says ‘coconut’, it sells: Trailblazer Foods from FoodNavigator-USA.com

As it ramps up flaked and shredded coconut production in anticipation of another holiday season, private label and branded grocery products manufacturer Trailblazer Foods says the growing popularity of coconut has resulted in a 12% increase in the amount it will package this year.

‘Baby boomers unlikely to buy much 24-pack Pepsi’: Al Carey warns

PepsiCo Americas Beverages boss keen to scrap ‘old industry growth paradigm’ from BeverageDaily.com

PepsiCo Americas Beverages CEO Al Carey says he wants to spend less on soda promotions where sales are declining and more on spurring growth in faster-growing portfolio areas.

Fruit consumption could slash heart disease risk by 40% from FoodNavigator.com

Daily fruit consumption could cut the risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) by up to 40%, according to new research.

Weetabix unveils Alpen bars for Chinese market from BakeryAndSnacks.com

Alpen bars targeting busy professionals are the first Weetabix products to be formulated specifically for the Chinese market, following the UK company’s majority buy-out by Chinese conglomerate Bright Foods in 2012.

Lower saturated fats in new rapeseed strain from FoodManufacture.co.uk

Determined food businesses working to lower fat content could benefit from a new strain of rapeseed that produces oil with lower than usual levels of saturated fat.

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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...

CLA health claim by BASF and Stepan Lipid Nutrition

BASF and Stepan Lipid Nutrition lodge joint CLA health claim

BASF and Stepan Lipid Nutrition have submitted a joint EU health claim to say the firms’ conjugated...

Omega-3 reduces anti-social behaviour in kids: Long term study

Omega-3 reduces anti-social behaviour in kids: Long term study

High-dose omega-3 supplementation can reduce anti-social behaviour in children - and alter parent attitudes - a 2-year...

Franck Riboud to step down as Danone CEO after 18 years

Franck Riboud to step down as Danone CEO after 18 years

Danone patriarch Franck Riboud has stepped down as CEO of the French dairy giant after more than...

Pepsi explores how to make juice as nutritious as whole fruit
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Patent watch: PepsiCo explores how to make juice as nutritious as whole fruit

PepsiCo is seeking to patent a method of adding fiber- and polyphenol-rich co-products from fruit and veg...

‘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...

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