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Your trade association not a luxury; it’s an extension of your company

By Steve Mister, president & CEO, Council for Responsible Nutrition

In this guest article, Steve Mister, president and CEO of the Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN), discusses the importance of joining a trade association to support the industry and your company's growth potential.

The North American nutritional markets for omega-3s stabilized during 2017. Image: © Getty Images / redstallion

Guest article

The Year in Omega-3s

By Adam Ismail, Executive Director, GOED

Optimism and uncertainty seemed to define the omega-3 universe in 2017, which may seem strange since these two attributes are seemingly at opposite ends of an emotional spectrum. However, when an industry has gone through the type of turbulence the omega-3...

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Probiotic crusades and other energetic and organized campaigns concerning probiotic issues

By George Paraskevakos, Executive Director of the International Probiotics Association

Despite the connotation of medieval military expeditions when one speaks of crusades, the one which IPA has taken on the last year has not resulted into any blood being spilt. On the contrary, the probiotic crusades have been constructive, open and accepting...

“We’ve never seen consumers as confused” (about what is ‘good for you’), said PepsiCo Chairman and CEO Indra Nooyi.

"The consequence of this is a fundamental blow to the belief in health claims as a magic bullet."

Consumers are food confused...Are you helping?

By Peter Wennstrom

Consumers have never been more confused about food, argues Healthy Food Marketing chief Peter Wennstrom in this guest article. The food industry needs to step up...

Special edition: 25 years of functional foods

Functional Foods 2.0: Beyond the nutritional shoehorn...

By Julian Mellentin

Products such as probiotic pizza, probiotic snack bars, high-fibre chicken or fish-oil fortified yoghurt may seem bizarre, says market expert Julian Mellentin in this guest article, but since 1990 thousands of products like this have been launched – and...

Blame game: Supplements have been fingered once more for a doping infringement but are the facts surrounding the case contaminated?

On the spike: The curious case of a contaminated sports supplement

By Shane STARLING

‘Don’t take sports supplements, they can’t be trusted’ was the takeaway message from Welsh track stars Rhys Williams and Gareth Warburton after the recent UK Anti-Doping (UKAD) tribunal agreed steroids got into their blood streams via contaminated sports...

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