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Turkey: Education needed to boost functional food sales

“The most important goal of [Turkish] functional food manufacturers should be to teach and educate consumers...

Gender, age, education, class – and taste – all influence functional food consumption say Turkish researchers who recommended the country of 75m people does more to educate its citizens about the potential of fortified foods.

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Study compares 8 probiotic products' efficacy

Probiotics professor clarifies findings of efficacy study

A soon-to-be-published UK study has questioned the efficacy of several on-shelf probiotic products after testing eight including giants Yakult and Danone – but the lead author tells us its key findings have been distorted in the press.

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. 

Canadian firm Solarvest signs up German partners to produce organic algal DHA oil

Canadian algae technology firm Solarvest has entered into agreements to produce its omega-3 algae products in the EU. The products will comply with both USDA and EU organic certification requirements, a company official said.

Fermented milk product containing probiotics 'improved' IBS: Danone research

Danone Nutricia Research and the French National Institute for Agricultural Research (INRA) have publishing findings they claim show the “beneficial” effect of fermented milk products containing probiotics on gut microbiota.

Blackcurrant nectar shows exercise benefits for college students: Study

Daily consumption of blackcurrant nectar for eight days may reduce muscle damage and inflammation after exercise, according to a new study from scientists at the University of the Incarnate Word in San Antonio, Texas.

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Opportunities in protein-enriched 'everyday food' for the elderly: Fonterra

The elderly needn't make significant dietary changes to boost their daily intake of protein and could instead rely on enriched "everyday food", research by Fonterra suggests.

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Bootstrapping, brand-building & Fresh & Easy’s quest for what's ‘fresh, unique and new’: A day at the Food & Beverage University from FoodNavigator-USA.com

From how to keep control of your trade spending to presenting the perfect pitch to investors (spoiler alert: ‘Let me get back to you on those numbers’ will not inspire confidence), food & beverage industry veterans and financiers took to the podium at the BevNET’s food & beverage university event...

Elliott Review: Food Crime Unit underway

Food Standards Agency budget slashed by £22M from FoodManufacture.co.uk

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) will have seen £22M cut from its budget from the beginning of the horsemeat scandal to the end of the 2015/16 financial year.

MCT oil may act as antimicrobial while boosting performance of piglets and chicks from FeedNavigator.com

Medium-chain triglycerides (MCT) oils can help control salmonella in piglets and may lower the incident of campylobacter in chicks, says a scientist, as US firm, Horn Animal Wellness, releases an infographic to show the functional benefits of the ingredient for various species.

Food type, not just calories, may play vital role in type 2 diabetes risk from FoodNavigator.com

The type of food we eat, and not simply how much we eat, could play an important role in the risk of type 2 diabetes by influencing circulating metabolises and the makeup of our microbiota, say researchers.

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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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