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DEFRA gives GM camelina omega-3 project go-ahead

The UK government’s Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) has granted permission for field trials of genetically modified (GM) camelina plants that accumulate omega-3s in their seeds.

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Danes back food supplements (even if their government does not)

Despite healthy diets and a lack of government support, food supplement use in Denmark is among the highest in Europe, the Danish Food Institute (NFI) has concluded after a survey.

Whey protein’s benefits for improved body composition supported by new meta-analysis

Intake of whey protein as a supplement or in combination with resistance exercise, or as part of a weight-loss or weight-maintenance diet, may boost body composition for men and women, says a new meta-analysis of data from 14 randomized controlled trials.

MSM added to sports nutrition safe list in the UK

A form of joint health and sports nutrient, MSM (methylsulfonylmethane) has made it onto the approved list of UK third party testing service Informed-Sport, a “big league” promotion according to an American supplier.

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Danone 2014 First Quarter Sales

Watch out Chobani! Danone claims parity with Greek yogurt rival from DairyReporter.com

Danone has grabbed a 33% market share of the US Greek yogurt market, and cheekily claims it has pulled even with bitter rival Chobani. 

Dystopian drinks? ‘Beverages that beep, bleep, yell and waft scents at shoppers’ from BeverageDaily.com

Manufacturers will spend more on designing packages that ‘blink, beep, yell and waft scents at shoppers', according to food packaging expert Joe Kerry from University College Cork.

Food Vision 2014: In pictures from FoodNavigator.com

The Food Vision event in Cannes brought together global food and drink industry leaders to tackle some of the biggest issues and key topics directly affecting the future of the industry and the profitability of businesseses. FoodNavigator and the Food Vision team bring you the highlights in pictures.

Fake duck blood investigation leads to more Chinese consumer anger from FoodNavigator-Asia.com

The exposure by a Chinese newspaper of a family-run business that has been selling fake duck blood laced with artificial additives has brought about a fresh wave of concern among consumers in the country.

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Nutricia India at ‘risk of non-compliance’ with IMS Act: Danone
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Nutricia India at ‘risk of non-compliance’ with IMS Act: Danone

The Danone Group has acknowledged that its Nutricia India business is still at “risk of non-compliance” with the Infant...

BELFRIT leads Europe in botanicals harmonisation as Italy affirms 1000-strong list

BELFRIT leads Europe in botanicals harmonisation as Italy affirms 1000-strong list

Italy has legally adopted a harmonised list of about 1000 approved botanicals for use in food supplements,...

Lost in translation: Parlez-vous health claims?

Lost in translation: Parlez-vous health claims?

Cross-border communication must be provided to combat the confusion caused by the 24 subtly different language versions...

Natural astaxanthin group’s questioning of synthetic astaxanthin quality met with strong DSM defense

Natural astaxanthin group’s questioning of synthetic astaxanthin quality met with strong DSM defense

The Natural Algae Astaxanthin Association (NAXA) has again questioned the quality and regulatory status of DSM’s synthetic...

French watchdog: Over 50% of eye health supps contain illegal meso-zeaxanthin

French watchdog: Over 50% of eye health supps contain illegal meso-zeaxanthin

Over half of eye health supplements on the French market fraudulently contained meso-zeaxanthin, a cheaper and unauthorised...

Glucosamine could increase lifespan by mimicking effects of 'low-carb diet': Animal data

Glucosamine could increase lifespan by mimicking effects of 'low-carb diet': Animal data

Supplementation with glucosamine could increase longevity by up to 10%, according to new animal research that suggests...

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