Functional foods

Rhodiola rosea is one of nine well-researched adaptogens. Image © iStock / Maasik

Confusion abounds for adaptogens, says expert

By Stephen Daniells

Industry and consumer interest in adaptogens is on the rise, but the list of actual adaptogens may be a lot smaller than many think, says a leading expert.

Consumers are looking online for insight but are confused by the answers they are finding ©iStock/ArtemSam

Are fragmenting attitudes to health a threat to food brands?

By Katy Askew

New research finds that consumers are increasingly confused by the numerous – and sometimes contradictory – messages about food and health. A loss of trust in traditional sources of information adds to the chaos and stands as a barrier to the development...

Ismail to step down as GOED leader

Ismail to step down as GOED leader

By Hank Schultz

After more than 10 years guiding the most successful organization of its type within the supplements industry, Adam Ismail has announced he will step down as the executive director of GOED at the end of February.

Soup-To-Nuts Podcast: Will low-glycemic be the next gluten-free?

Soup-To-Nuts Podcast: Will low-glycemic be the next gluten-free?

By Elizabeth Crawford

Every 21 seconds someone in the US discovers they have diabetes, setting a breakneck pace that is fueling a 6% annual increase in the number of Americans diagnosed with the chronic disease for which there is no cure, but which can be managed in part through...

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