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VALORIE: TNO invests in high-value algae refining

Dutch research organisation TNO is working with industry partners on a pilot scale algae refining plant with potential in omega-3s, proteins and antioxidants.

Meta-analysis offers ‘cautious optimism’ for efficacy of probiotics for functional constipation

Probiotic supplements may help people with constipation by improving stool consistency and transit time, but the benefits appear strain specific, according to a new meta-analysis of 14 RCTs.

Morocco’s argan oil story: Feminism, food and encroaching deserts

The Moroccan government and export markets are finally sitting up and paying attention to the country's argan oil production, according to the founder of a network of all-female co-operatives.

Malaysia

Halal certifier: We could cover medicine, but only if there's no panic

Although Malaysia’s halal certification is pretty much the only such standard that is accepted across the world, the body behind it continues to refuse to allow the accreditation of medicines to avoid causing life or death cases of panic.

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Southeast Asia

How has RSPO responded to deforestation from palm oil plantations? from FoodNavigator-Asia.com

Having completed a review of RSPO, Gary Paoli of Daemeter Consulting outlines how the sustainable palm oil certifier has fared in addressing key market demands. 

FIC regulation: Lost in translation? from FoodNavigator.com

Pan-European food companies could be prone to major translation blunders as they look to implement new food labelling rules, says translation expert Richard Brooks.

US group unveils new protein blends to combat whey price hike

Calves managed aggressively for growth will produce more milk as two-year-olds: Land O'Lakes from FeedNavigator.com

US group, Land O’Lakes, as it unveils new protein products for calves, says it is aiming to get producers to feed calves more frequently and at a higher plane of milk nutrition to boost their health and growth.

India

Indians getting sweet on chocolate thanks to Cadbury revolution from FoodNavigator-Asia.com

Largely due to Cadbury’s marketing nous, India’s chocolate market has changed dramatically since the ‘Nineties, with consumers eating more and different varieties, a new report has highlighted.

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Arsenal FC: We can’t get the sports nutrition products we need
NutraIngredients Sports Nutrition 2014 round-table debate

Arsenal FC: We can’t get the sports nutrition products we need

The nutritional needs of professional athletes and the general sports playing population are clearly not the same...

Probiotic/vitamin C blend cuts kids’ school absence by 30%

Probiotic/vitamin C blend cuts kids’ school absence by 30%

Daily doses of probiotics plus vitamin C can reduce flu incidence and missed school days by more...

GM camelina matches fish oil omega-3 levels
Dispatches from Euro Fed Lipid Congress, Montpellier

The road to fish-oil equivalent GM camelina

Rothamsted Research has achieved omega-3 levels comparable to fish oil in its first GM camelina harvest, something...

The power of babble: Communication, globalisation and consumer connection
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The power of babble: Communication, globalisation and consumer connection

In today’s complex global marketplace, the patchwork of regulatory standards, cultural variations and logistical realities of time...

Scientists develop healthier spaghetti while increasing wheat yield
Australia

Scientists develop healthier spaghetti while increasing wheat yield

Researchers in Adelaide believe they have found a way to increase yield of the wheat central to...

Empty stomach: Probiotics professor clarifies findings of efficacy study
Study compares 8 probiotic products' efficacy

Empty stomach: 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...

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