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EU herbals: Creative escape routes out of botanical claims limbo-land

With around 2000 botanicals claims on-hold whilst the European Commission comes up with a solution, individual countries and supplement companies are taking matters into their own hands.

The EU's botanical health claim situation is slowly moving to resolution. ©iStock

Probiotics may ease severity of multiple sclerosis: Study

Patients with multiple sclerosis (MS), whose diets were supplemented with probiotics, demonstrated a reduction in the severity of their condition as well as improvements to mental health.

Strategic task force to help insect firms navigate novel food regulation

The International Platform of Insects for Food and Feed (IPIFF) wants workable and consistent rules for insect producers across the EU and is setting up a strategic task force to help manufacturers navigate their way through EU regulation.

Danish Food Cluster grows 'entrepreneurial ecosystem' to ferment food innovation

The CEO of the Danish Food Cluster - and two members - tell FoodNavigator of their mission to make the Danish food industry a by-word for entrepreneurial and tech innovation.

Root 66? Spearmint’s phenolic matrix mapped

Mass spectrometry techniques have shed light on spearmint’s complex phenolic matrix, according to ‘tentative’ findings from Italy.

Aker's ITC case against Rimfrost et al. shows that krill wars aren't over yet

The krill wars have resurfaced in a big way with the filing of a patent infringement action before the International Trade Commission by Aker BioMarine against competitor Rimfrost and two of its partners.

Probiotics to help drive 44% rise in APAC functional foods market by 2026

The functional food ingredients market in Asia Pacific is being tipped to rise from $2.85bn at the end of 2016 to $5.04bn in 2026, with probiotics projected to be the fastest growing segment over the forecast period 

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DuPont's Asia nutrition boss: Dow merger will make us faster, flexible and more efficient

In the first of a two-part interview, DuPont’s Asia president for health and nutrition Dr Li Yongjing discusses the initial turbulence created by the ongoing merger with Dow, and explains why he believes the new relationship will make the firm better equipped to deal with Asia’s fast-moving emerging markets....