All news articles for August 2022

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Gut health: A market on the rise

By Stephen Daniells

The global gut health is variously estimated at around €15-30 billion and predicted to grow by around 8% annually at least to the end of the decade, but what are the opportunities and hurdles for companies wanting to win in it?

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Akkermansia’s immune benefits linked to specific phospholipid

By Stephen Daniells

The potential immunomodulatory properties of Akkermansia muciniphila may be linked to a specific type of phosphatidylethanolamine, says a new paper in Nature that deepens our understanding of how this bacterium supports human health.

NutriLeads key ingredient BeniCaros is upcycled from carrot pomace, a waste product from the manufacture of carrot juice.   Image © Martina Rigoli / Getty Images

NutriLeads appoints new CEO for new growth phase

By Stephen Daniells

Netherlands-based NutriLeads BV has announced the appointment of Joana Carneiro as its new Chief Executive Officer to lead the next stage in the company’s growth.

Is digestive health ‘sexy’? It could be argued that food supporting gut bacteria and healthy bowels are not as easily marketable as other nutrient claims on-pack. GettyImages/tbralnina

How can food and beverage brands make fibre sexy?

By Flora Southey

Supporting gut bacteria and bowel health may not be the most appealing claims to market on-pack, but ingredients experts say consumer perceptions can be changed – if they haven't already.

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Horphag confirms inventory availability despite French forest fires

By Stephen Daniells

Forest fires sweeping the southwest of France are destroying vast acreage of Maritime Pine, the source of Horphag’s famous Pycnogenol pine bark extract. The company’s CEO tells us that raw material supply or production quality will not be impacted.

Chamomile harvests - yields and quality - are being challenged by climate change.   Image © jessicahyde / Getty Images

Botanical yields fall as climate change affects harvests

By Stephen Daniells

Extreme weather events from heat waves and droughts to ‘hundred-year storms’ happening every two years, the impact of climate change is obvious. And few industries are witnessing the impact as much as botanical supply chain.

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