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Sustainability

Just as with mainstream foods and beverages, the environmentally sustainable production of functional foods and food supplements is no longer a luxury, rather an imperative. From waste stream nutrient sourcing to land and water use and supply chain traceability and accountability - every action counts.

Special Edition: Sustainable Sourcing

IFFO RS looks to make new fishmeal and fish oil sourcing standard fit for purpose

The aim of the revised IFFO RS, version 2.0, launched today, is to ensure the relevancy and credibility of the marine raw material standard, which, up to now, has mainly...

Functional potential: Spanish team backs melanoidins as functional ingredients

Melanoidins are found in many thermally processed foods, but researchers in Spain say they could be better utilised as functional ingredients.

Eight companies chosen for PepsiCo Nutrition Greenhouse

PepsiCo announced today the eight European nutrition start-ups it has chosen for the first Nutrition Greenhouse programme, offering one winning company €100,000.

Europe reacts with anger as Trump dumps Paris Agreement

Europe's politicians, academics and business leaders have strongly condemned US president Donald Trump's decision to withdraw the US from the 2015 Paris Agreement on climate change.

VITAFOODS 2017

Seaweed swell: European interest turns tide in superfood’s favour?

Long considered a staple food in the Far East, seaweed and algae may finally be making gains in Europe with consumers eager to sample a nutritionally superior food with strong...

VITAFOODS 2017

Responsible fishing: Sustainably sourcing the marine’s treasure trove

A growing demand for fully traceable sea-based products has placed the spotlight on the marine supply chain, encouraging retailers and manufacturers to further disclose their sourcing methods.

Winners revealed: Find out who won out at the NutraIngredients Awards 2017!

Leading members of the functional food, supplements, and healthy nutrition industry gathered in Geneva this week to celebrate huge successes ... and find out who won out in the battle...

Horsemeat close to becoming staple Spanish food, study claims

Horsemeat close to becoming part of the national Spanish diet, says author of report showing link between environment where horses bred and omega-3 levels.

Disease-fighting broccoli nutrients thrive under alternate nitrogen source

Controlling the nitrogen source used by plants can increase the nutrient profile of commercially valuable vegetables like broccoli, reducing the use of pesticides in the process. 

VITAFOODS 2017 PREVIEW

Sustainable and water dispersible plant sterol launches in EU

A new water-dispersible and palm-free plant sterol could save manufacturers time and money in production, says Lipofoods ahead of the new ingredients launch.

Insect nutrient battle: Asian crickets pack more essential fatty acids than European mealworm

There are more essential fatty acids in the lipids of two species of crickets and a grasshopper from Asia, compared with the yellow mealworm larvae, which is widely reared in...

European Parliament votes in favour of strict new palm oil measures

Today the European Parliament voted to implement tough new palm oil resolutions, which if enforced would see its elimination from use in biofuels and enforce stricter regulations on production and...

Europe needs 'proper' cannabidiol regulations for foods and supplements, says association

The European Industrial Hemp Association (EIHA) says there is an “urgent need for proper legislation” in a position paper asking for Europe to recognise cannabidiol (CBD) and hemp as safe ingredients in...

NutraIngredients Awards: Readers' category open ... YOU decide who wins!

Have your say and vote to decide who will win Readers’ Ingredient of the Year and Readers’ Food Supplement of the Year at this year’s NutraIngredients Awards.

DSM opens new Dutch biotechnology centre

Global food and nutritional ingredients supplier DSM continues its €100 million investment in R&D with the opening of a new biotechnology facility near its Delft HQ for food.

Bloody good idea? Could 'wasted' animal blood be alternative protein source?

Waste blood from the meat industry has the potential to be collected and processed to generate high-added-value food ingredients, say researchers … who outline it’s ‘exceptional’ nutritive and functional properties.

Omega-3 canola oil supplier filing for regulatory approval in Australia, US and Canada

Omega-3 canola firm Nuseed has filed for regulatory approval in Australia, with submissions for Canada and the US set to be lodged later this month.

Your Voice Matters

Have your say today: NutraIngredients state of the industry survey

Which consumer trends will be important for your business? Are European markets too fragmented? What is in store for your category? How are EU rules affecting your prospects? To gauge...

Scottish Fisherman’s Federation labels haddock sustainability rating 'vandalism'

The Marine Conservation Society (MCS) has downgraded Scottish haddock in response to shortages in the North Sea, prompting fury from fisheries who say the MCS’ actions are unscientific and amount...

38 finalists will battle it out in 13 categories

Finalists announced: Find out who made the NutraIngredients Awards 2017 shortlist

NutraIngredients is pleased to announce the shortlisted finalists for the 2017 edition of the NutraIngredients Awards, ... with the winners announced at our exclusive awards evening in Geneva on 10th May. Will...

Slavery at sea prompts calls for new ethical seafood labelling

Ongoing labour abuses at sea have prompted research into a possible ‘social sustainability’ scheme for seafood in Europe.

Organic is a single part of a sustainable food system, and only works in certain contexts: study

Organic may be less sustainable and less beneficial to consumer health than previously thought, according to new research.

'Caviar oil' omega-3 supplement set for UK debut with Holland & Barrett

An omega-3 supplement made from herring caviar oil will hit the shelves of Holland & Barrett in the UK and Ireland after success in Asia and UAE.

Wasted value: Tomato waste backed for development of ‘nutrient rich’ ingredients

Agricultural tomato wastes could be used to produce valuable functional ingredients as part of a sustainable strategy that uses sustainable extraction methods and contributes to a bio-economy, say researchers.

University of Guelph nears launch of research alliance to boost DNA testing for botanicals

The University of Guelph in Canada is launching the NHP Research Alliance to provide global leadership to advance the use of DNA testing and molecular diagnostics in quality assurance QA...