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BASF 'impressed' with Cognis integration, expecting more M&A

BASF 'impressed' with Cognis integration, expecting more M&A

By Stephen Daniells

One year on from the $3.1 billion acquisition of Cognis, Samy Jandali, VP of nutrition and health North America for BASF, told Stephen Daniells why he is impressed with the progress of the integration and why we can expect more M&A in the nutrition...

WWF on krill:

Dispatches from Vitafoods Europe 2011

WWF on krill: "World’s largest under-exploited fishery"

By Shane Starling

Krill provides only a small link in the omega-3 supply chain, but the sustainability of the Antarctic fishery is regularly brought under the spotlight, often unfairly says the WWF.

New dosage forms drive supplements growth but is social media helping?

Dispatches from Vitafoods Europe 2011

New dosage forms drive supplements growth but is social media helping?

By Shane Starling

Traditional food supplement forms are getting a makeover as manufacturing advances permit ever greater possibilities says Jeff Hilton, co-founder of US consultancy the Integrated Marketing Group (IMG). But is your social media strategy helping?

Danisco on probiotic health claims: “We have made great progress”

Dispatches from Vitafoods Europe 2011

Danisco on probiotic health claims: “We have made great progress”

By Jess Halliday

As the world’s biggest probiotic supplier Danisco has a lot at stake when it comes to the European Food Safety Authority’s ongoing refusal to validate the healthy bacteria’s ability to benefit gut health, immunity and more.

Permission to buy: Inside the new healthy consumer paradigm

Dispatches from Vitafoods Europe 2011

Permission to buy: Inside the new healthy consumer paradigm

By Shane Starling

The internet’s freedom of information promise is opening up the value chain behind healthy foods to swathes of transparency-centric consumers armed with a desire to know the back story of the products they buy.

DHA omega-3 may offer sports protection

Dispatches from Vitafoods Europe 2011

DHA omega-3 may offer sports protection

By Nathan Gray

DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) is the critical omega-3 fatty acid in the brain and research backs its ability to boost brain function. But can it slow the onset of Alzheimer’s Disease and help protect sportspeople against concussion?

Oceans may provide ‘new wave’ of natural ingredients

Dispatches from Vitafoods Europe 2011

Oceans may provide ‘new wave’ of natural ingredients

By Nathan Gray

The marine environment may be hiding a bounty of untapped natural ingredients that have potential for use in foods and supplements, says Dr Jon Williams of Aquapharm.

Measure for measure: Cranberry wars rage on

Dispatches from Vitafoods Europe 2011

Measure for measure: Cranberry wars rage on

By Shane Starling

The long-standing dispute within the cranberry industry about the most appropriate way to measure the urinary tract infection (UTI)-battling berry’s active constituents was resolved in France recently when a government body backed a version of the DMAC...

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