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Scientists claim improved ‘on the spot’ sibutramine testing

Scientists have provided ‘proof of principle’ that a type of spectroscopy can rapidly detect the presence of the banned substance sibutramine – the most prolific adulterant in weight loss food supplements. They say it can be a game-changer for the border detection of the compound.

Dispatches from Euro Fed Lipid Congress, Montpellier

The road to fish-oil equivilent GM camelina

Rothamsted Research has achieved omega-3 levels comparable to fish oil in its first GM camelina harvest, something which has been surprisingly well received by the public, its senior researcher says. 

South Korea

‘Straightforward’ claims process gives Korea advantage over neighbours

South Korea’s probiotic segment has been growing at around 30% over the last two years, and according to one international bioscience major, this lightning rate should continue for another year.

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School milk programs 'catalyst' for dairy market growth: Tetra Pak from DairyReporter.com

School milk programs continue to serve as a “catalyst” for milk and dairy market growth in developing nations, says Tetra Pak.

Australia

Australians more intent on low-fat diet than reducing cholesterol from FoodNavigator-Asia.com

Australians have become less concerned with their cholesterol levels and more likely to try to eat less fat and additives, new consumer data suggests.  

What would a Scottish vote for independence mean for food? from FoodNavigator.com

As Scots head to the polls today, FoodNavigator asks, how would an independent Scotland affect the food industry there and in the UK as a whole?

NutraIngredients-USA Digestive Health Forum: One week to go! from NutraIngredients-USA.com

Leading minds from the world of digestive health will join NutraIngredients-USA’s Stephen Daniells for an hour-long discussion of the sector, from science and claim substantiation, to market sizing and key consumer demographics.

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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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