All news articles for December 2012

If I watch TV and eat crisps, I wonder if I'll get fat...

Bad science: The studies we didn’t cover in 2012…

By Caroline Scott-Thomas

Every day FoodNavigator scans a heap of scientific journals to bring you all the latest research news relevant to your industry – but there’s a lot of dodgy research out there.

Neptune hit with shareholders' rights lawsuit

Neptune hit with shareholders' rights lawsuit

By Hank Schultz

Neptune Technologies and Bioressources has been hit with a shareholder rights lawsuit over the Nov. 8 explosion and fire that destroyed the company’s production facility and a resulting steep decline in the company’s share price.

2012: Takeovers, health claim make overs and botanical endgames

The big industry and regulation stories of 2012

2012: Takeovers, health claim make overs and botanical endgames

By Shane Starling

Business consolidation, battling stalling economies and the belated activation of the dreaded (by most) EU health claims register – these are just a few issues that have defined the 2012 EU nutra space.

DSM broadens its range (again) with oat beta-glucan

DSM buys Swedish oat beta-glucan brand

By Shane Starling

A day after confirming the €500m acquisition of New York-based blends specialist Fortitech, Royal DSM has concluded the year by buying beta-glucan brand Oatwell from Swedish Oat Fiber (SOF).

Symrise inceases Probi stake; formalises R&D partnership

Symrise-Probi partnership to deliver probiotic goods in 2014-15

By Shane Starling

German fragrance and flavours house Symrise has just last night inked a deal with Swedish probiotics firm Probi to develop a stand-alone R&D project with oral probiotic supplements the most likely product out of the pipeline in 2014-2015.

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