All news articles for February 2013

Should vegetarians take supplements of EPA and DHA omega-3s?

Dispatches from the 6th International Congress on Vegetarian Nutrition

Should vegans and vegetarians take supplements of EPA and DHA omega-3s?

By Elaine WATSON

If they don’t eat fish, vegans and vegetarians get very little EPA and DHA, the long chain omega-3 fatty acids we are told are key for maintaining cardiovascular and cognitive health. But is this a problem that needs to be fixed? And are algal omega-3...

Forté Pharma sales up 1.5% in 2012

Forté Pharma sales up 1.5% in 2012

By Shane Starling

2012 sales have risen 1.5% at Forté Pharma, the food supplements arm of Spanish player Natraceutical, with weight management products dominating.

IFR takes first step in commercialising model gut systems

IFR takes first step in commercialising model gut systems

By Nathan GRAY

New funding and licencing deals will help the UK Institute of Food Research (IRF) to take a significant step closer to the commercial use of its model gut systems by international food and drug companies.

Nestlé buys Louisiana depression food firm

Nestlé buys Louisiana depression food firm

By Shane STARLING

Nestlé has bought its second brain health-focused medical foods start-up in eight months after snaffling Red River Pharma-owned Pamlab which makes high-dose vitamin supplements targeting depression, diabetes and Alzheimer’s.

Sports legend meets pragmatism as a brand enters India

Gulfood 2013 blog

Sports legend meets pragmatism as a brand enters India

By RJ Whitehead in Dubai

It is hard for a food industry trade show to pack the same level of glamour as, say, the Tokyo Motor Show, so it’s probably best for organisers not to try. But every now and again, in a moment of wild abandon, a celebrity or sports star graces a show’s...

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