All news articles for July 2019


Inside Europe’s booming and chaotic CBD market

By Shane Starling

Europe’s cannabidiol food and supplements market was on display at a recent CBD expo in Berlin, with CBD supplement and cosmetic manufacturers reporting impressive margins in a controversial category defined by booming sales and baffling regulations.

Hackathon champs Max (2nd left) & Kristin (3rd left) are joined by Nutrition Hub founders Lia Schmökel (far left) and Dr Simone Frey (far right) and mentors Dr Mariette Abrahams (2nd right) and Nard Clabbers (3rd right). The winners received a 3-month residence at Food Tech Campus for their data-savvy conscious shopping app prototype. All photos:, IG: @granzottophoto.

Getting personal: Berlin hacks personalised nutrition

By Shane Starling

Berlin’s budding Nutrition Hub showed what can be achieved in rapid time at its recent Nutrition Hackathon, where teams had just two days to crunch their personalised nutrition ideas into practical and science-backed app and product prototypes.

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Public in the dark about gut health, survey reveals

By Nikki Cutler

What does the general public know about the importance of their microbiome, where do they go for information and what do they do to improve their gut health? A survey on 1,000 adults has answered these questions and more.


Study boosts microbiome fitness and diet quality link

By Will Chu

Researchers continue to link diet with gut health as a US team find fruit, vegetable and whole grain consumption results in higher beneficial bacteria whilst diets that include fat, alcohol, and added sugar result in higher harmful bacteria numbers.

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