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Givaudan leverages AI for ‘next generation’ product development

By Katy Askew

Givaudan’s flavour business, Givaudan Taste & Wellness, is launching a new tool that leverages artificial intelligence for the ‘next generation’ of product development. “Success comes from combining the output of the tools with the sensitivity and...

Aker BioMarine said McDonald's meals in Norway are already being served on trays made from plastic recycled through its new business unit called AION.  Aker photo.

Aker BioMarine forms new business unit aimed at plastic recycling

By Hank Schultz

Krill oil supplier Aker BioMarine has formed a new business unit called AION that is aimed at capturing plastic waste and recycling it into new products such as grocery shopping baskets and food service trays, in what the company calls a ‘circularity...

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Sensus expands chicory root production

By Nikki Hancocks

To keep up with the rising demand for prebiotic food products, global chicory root supplier Sensus has committed to 'significant' expansion of its production capacity starting in 2021.

Aker's new ingredient is built on new research about how DHA crosses the blood brain barrier.  Aker BioMarine photo

Aker debuts new ingredient that breaks ground in brain, eye health

By Hank Schultz

Aker BioMarine has debuted a new ingredient developed from krill oil. The new product, which features EPA and DHA bound to a lysophosphatidylcholine (LPC) backbone, is based on cutting edge research and breaks ground in the area of brain and eye health,...

NutraCast Podcast: Mantra Labs on Chrononutrition

NutraCast Podcast: Mantra Labs on Chrononutrition

By Danielle Masterson

Taking care of ourselves is more important than ever. Two major pieces to the self-care puzzle are sleep and nutrition. However, that may not be enough. Research is mounting to suggest that there are very real and important implications for when we eat....

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ANVISA grants novel food certification for Levagen

By Stephen Daniells

Gencor’s Levagen, a clinically studied form of palmitolethanolamide (PEA), has been granted novel foods certification by Brazil’s National Health Surveillance Agency ANVISA.

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Lonza takes issue with warning about L-carnitine metabolite

By Hank Schultz

Swiss L-carnitine supplier Lonza has said focus on a lone metabolite that has a poorly understood relation to cardiovascular disease presents an incomplete picture of the benefits of the ingredient. The warning about the metabolite figured into a recently...

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Could 2021 be THE worst year in memory for botanical supply?

Experts sound alarm over 2021 botanical supply challenges

By Stephen Daniells

As sales of dietary supplements and natural products remain high – and many companies report record sales – the strain on the supply chain is immense, and for botanicals in particular, and that means a difficult 2021 could be on the horizon.

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Gut simulation expands health benefits of HMOs in adults

By Stephen Daniells

The potential health effects of human milk oligosaccharides (HMOs) for adults may extend beyond just promoting the growth of beneficial Bifidobacteria to also impacting immune function and the gut barrier, says a new study.

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