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VIDEO: From earthquakes to sourcing strife - the challenges to open the world’s newest omega-3 fish oil refinery

VIDEO: From earthquakes to sourcing strife - the challenges to open the world’s newest omega-3 fish oil refinery

Omega-3 fish oil supplier SeaDragon overcame a raft of challenges to open the world's newest refinery, with the firm now hopeful it can start recouping some of its NZ$11m investment.

Published: 10-Apr-2017

Nutraceutical innovation around boosting or reducing nitric oxide

Nutraceutical innovation around boosting or reducing nitric oxide

Industry interest in boosting nitric oxide, a potent vasodilator, has been increasing, with companies exploring the potential to boost levels for heart health or sports nutrition products.

Published: 24-Mar-2017

Milk protein producer not ready throw in towel to whey

Milk protein producer not ready throw in towel to whey

Milk proteins continue to carve out a strong niche in sports nutrition despite’s whey protein’s dominance, supplier Milk Specialties Global said.

Published: 22-Mar-2017

Just Thrive Probiotic chosen for HIV trial, company says

Just Thrive Probiotic chosen for HIV trial, company says

Thrive Probiotic has gathered data on the company’s Just Thrive Probiotic supplement and its effect on leaky gut syndrome. The results, which have yet to be published, were compelling enough that researchers have approached the company to do a trial on HIV patients, a company officer said.

Published: 21-Mar-2017

Synbio ingredients have vast market penetration, new list shows

Synbio ingredients have vast market penetration, new list shows

Synthetic biology, or GMO 2.0 as some are calling it, has vastly more penetration in the marketplace than was previously believed. That’s the takeaway from the assembly of the first list of such ingredients.

Published: 17-Mar-2017

FOODVISION: Trust and ethics key to reaching consumer hearts and minds

FOODVISION: Trust and ethics key to reaching consumer hearts and minds

Erin Boyd Kappelhof

Managing Partner - Eat Well Global

Trusted sources of food and nutritional advice are being overlooked in preference to instant, real-time interactions with celebrities and bloggers, according to a communications expert.

Published: 14-Mar-2017

FOODVISION: DNA testing just ‘one part of the jigsaw’

FOODVISION: DNA testing just ‘one part of the jigsaw’

Andrew Steele

Head of Product Development - DNAFit

Advances in DNA testing mean deeper insights can be made into how people use food for fuel, or how fast a nutrient is metabolised.

Published: 13-Mar-2017

Subscription snacking: How Love with Food is gathering consumer opinions through its products

Subscription snacking: How Love with Food is gathering consumer opinions through its products

Aihui Ong

CEO - Love with Food

Love with Food is a subscription service that allows food companies to gain consumer feedback on their products.

Published: 08-Mar-2017

From marketing to taste: How virtual reality will change the food industry

From marketing to taste: How virtual reality will change the food industry

Virtual reality has arrived and is set to change the way the food industry engages with consumers and even the way consumers taste food by creating multisensory experiences, according to one digital marketing expert.

Published: 07-Mar-2017

Is pharma interest in probiotics a challenge or opportunity?

Is pharma interest in probiotics a challenge or opportunity?

The probiotic category continues to grow rapidly on a global basis. And with growth comes increased interest probiotics and microbiome modulation therapies from the pharmaceutical sector. But is this increased interest a good thing for the traditional probiotic players?

Published: 06-Mar-2017

Food Vision: Insights and highlights from day one in London

Food Vision: Insights and highlights from day one in London

Food Vision kicked off yesterday with insights from innovation specialists and trailblazing startups. Join our team of editors as we discuss the key take-away's and highlights from the first day.

Published: 02-Mar-2017

Probiota Insights: Which probiotic formats hold the most exciting future potential?

Probiota Insights: Which probiotic formats hold the most exciting future potential?

There is a huge focus on finding 'the next big thing' in terms of probiotic delivery formats. But which ones do our Probiota community think hold the most potential?

Published: 01-Mar-2017

Probiota Insights: Is a probiotic EFSA claim possible?

Probiota Insights: Is a probiotic EFSA claim possible?

We've seen hundreds of rejections in the past 10 years. But industry remains bullish that an EFSA-approved health claim is not only possible ... but getting very close. 

Published: 24-Feb-2017

Probiota Insights: What have the last five years taught us about probiotics?

Probiota Insights: What have the last five years taught us about probiotics?

There has been a revolution in technology. But what do we now know about probiotics that we didn’t know five years ago?

Published: 23-Feb-2017

Can prebiotics rival drugs for exercise-induced asthma?

Can prebiotics rival drugs for exercise-induced asthma?

Dr Neil Williams

Lecturer in Exercise Physiology and Nutrition - Nottingham Trent University

The ability of prebiotics to reduce exercise-induced asthma – a common ailment among elite and amateur athletes – is exciting the research and sporting worlds alike as a powerful drug alternative or adjunct. An ad hoc trial has already been undertaken by British Olympians.

Published: 22-Feb-2017

All mouth and some action: Oral probiotics still in infancy but promise is there

All mouth and some action: Oral probiotics still in infancy but promise is there

Dr Mette Kristine Keller

Assistant Professor - University of Copenhagen

The emergence of probiotics in oral health has led to an acceleration of research into these friendly bacteria as a potential functional ingredient in gum and mints. 

Published: 21-Feb-2017

Making a deposit: Faecal biobanks have ‘great potential’

Making a deposit: Faecal biobanks have ‘great potential’

Dr Tom Van de Wiele

Associate Professor - Ghent University

The interest in stool transplants or faecal microbial transplants has gathered momentum in recent years giving rise to the concept of faecal biobanks.

Published: 17-Feb-2017

VIDEO: Meet Ms Ugene, the state-of-the-art Singapore robot testing TCM and food products

VIDEO: Meet Ms Ugene, the state-of-the-art Singapore robot testing TCM and food products

No errors, no mood swings, no sick leave, and she can process three sets of microbiological tests in 14 minutes. Meet Ms Ugene, Singapore’s first two-armed robot microbiologist helping Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), food and nutrition firms ensure the quality of their products.

Published: 16-Feb-2017

Microbiome manipulation proposed as way to ‘engineer’ health

Microbiome manipulation proposed as way to ‘engineer’ health

Ihab Boulas

CEO - Unibiome

The advent of synthetic biology, to essentially enhance microorganism capability is the radical approach being proposed to address micronutrient deficiencies and ‘engineer’ health.

Published: 16-Feb-2017

Probiota Insights: Does the prebiotic definition need reworking?

Probiota Insights: Does the prebiotic definition need reworking?

Professor Bob Rastall

A debate is brewing over what exactly constitutes a prebiotic, and whether the established definition needs to be updated. NutraIngredients spoke with leading researcher Professor Bob Rastall to find out more.

Published: 13-Feb-2017

Döhler Cactus Pear-Kiwi functional gummie equivalent to one-and-a-half cups of espresso

Döhler Cactus Pear-Kiwi functional gummies

Antonia Kauter

product manager - Döhler

Döhler has launched a range of gummies and jellies based on 100% ingredients from fruit such as pectin from apple, juice concentrate, and fruit sugars instead of sucrose or glucose syrup.

Published: 06-Feb-2017

'20 to 30 elite sportspeople/teams' involved in ketone research

 ketone research attracts  elite sportspeople teams

Kieran Clarke

Professor of physiological biochemistry - University of Oxford

Oxford researchers behind a novel performance-enhancing ketone drink get around an email a day from sports teams hoping to buy the product – and another 20-30 unnamed professional teams have already been involved in research trials with the product.

Published: 21-Dec-2016

Could energy drinks be cut out of the EU caffeine claim loop?

Could energy drinks be cut out of the EU caffeine claim loop?

Maria Thijssen

Regulatory affairs manager - Nutritional GSK

The European Specialist Sports Nutrition Alliance (ESSNA) is lobbying for two different solutions to the EU caffeine claim hold up, one of which could see use of the claims limited to sports supplements only.  

Published: 20-Dec-2016

Alt-protein: Movement answers the call for more protein choice

Alt-protein: Movement answers the call for more protein choice

Tony Askins

Founder - Next Step Foods

With worldwide demand for protein set to reach new heights, what protein alternatives are robust and innovative enough to satisfy consumer appetite?  

Published: 08-Dec-2016

Unilever revamps margarine packaging to promote active plant ingredients

Unilever revamps margarine packaging

Unilever has partnered with Design Bridge design agency to change its Flora ProActiv spread packaging to promote a premium, healthy lifestyle message.

Published: 05-Dec-2016