All news articles for January 2013

DMAA blamed for London marathon death

DMAA in the dock

DMAA blamed for London marathon death

By Shane STARLING

A single dose of the banned stimulant DMAA was the most probable cause of the heart attack that killed Claire Squires in hospital after she collapsed during the final metres of the 2012 London marathon.

Spanish company sponsors ABC’s olive info

Spanish company sponsors ABC’s olive info

The American Botanical Council announced yesterday that Natac, a Spanish natural products company, has agreed to sponsor ABC’s information on olives through its Adopt-an-Herb Program.

Clubmoss (source: Flickriver)

EU novel foods wrap: Clubmoss, omega-3 oils and zeaxanthin

The UK Food Standards Agency is assessing two novel food applications for clubmoss sporopollenin shell extracts and a novel omega-3 and omega-6 oil; while DSM is lauding the official EU recognition of nature-identical zeaxanthin.

Beast of bureaucracy makes logjam hard to avoid

Straight talk

Beast of bureaucracy makes logjam hard to avoid

By RJ Whitehead

If there’s one thing India doesn’t need, that’s more bureaucracy. As the saying goes, the British introduced it, then the Indians perfected it post-Independence. And even as the country celebrated its sixty-fourth Republic day last week, all the form-filling...

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