Medical Nutrition

BASF sells Norwegian omega-3 business to US firm

BASF sells Norwegian omega-3 business to US firm

By Shane STARLING

BASF has sold its Norwegian, “natural fish oils, medium-concentrated omega-3s, and customised bottled fish oil” plant to Pennsylvania firm Marine Ingredients for an undisclosed sum as the German ingredients and chemicals giant switches its focus to high-end...

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Special edition: Functional foods

Phood booed: Why big pharma fails at functional food

By Julian Mellentin

Faced with mounting difficulties in their drug businesses, many pharmaceutical manufacturers are looking at getting into functional foods and beverages, notes food marketing expert, Julian Mellentin in this guest article.

'On our terms': Raisio resumes global control of Benecol

“This is a good move for Raisio. They are the correct parent of this niche brand.”

Raisio brings cholesterol-lowering Benecol home for €90m

By Shane STARLING

“J&J should have sold it 10 years ago,” is one analyst’s appraisal of Finnish agro-food giant Raisio’s buy-back of the licensing rights to its cholesterol lowering, plant stanol-based Benecol brand today, referring to US market difficulties for the...

The global nutrition community is in Rome for the next three days to tackle malnutrition throughout the world. A treaty has been produced with

FAO: "Let us work together to be the generation that made hunger and malnutrition a part of history."

Live from the 2nd International Conference on Nutrition (#ICN2) in Rome: Day 1

By Shane STARLING

For three days this week, the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) is hosting the biggest nutrition congress of its kind to confront the global problem of malnutrition. 170 countries have committed to reduce a problem that affects over 2bn people worldwide...

“A congress like this is a stimulus for organisations to reassess recommendations...”

Academic: "Anybody who thinks the world’s malnutrition problems are going to be solved without industry is dreaming."

Time for a vitamin E intake rethink? Emerging data builds argument

By Shane Starling from the 3rd World Congress of Public Health Nutrition in Las Palmas, Gran Canaria

Emerging research linking vitamin E deficiency with increased risk of Alzheimer’s, miscarriages and fatty liver disease can contribute to an ongoing debate around recommended intakes, a nutrition congress was told yesterday.

EU health claim laws are curbing commercial speech, but separating botanicals won't work, argues author

Guest article: EU law fritters

Author: EU health claims laws cannot be bent for botanicals

By Bert Schwitters

Nutrition author, blogger and harsh critic of the EU’s health claim laws, Bert Schwitters, says any attempt to create separate rules for more than 1500 on-hold botanical claim applications is doomed to failure in this guest article.  

Learning from Japan's healthy ageing market

Special edition: Healthy ageing

Learning from Japan's healthy ageing market

By Shane STARLING

From an €80 million market for anti-ageing placenta supplements to the world’s most innovative (and fad-driven) functional foods and drinks market, Japan’s healthy ageing market is unique and instructive.

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