Botanicals

NutraCast: Eat Beyond's Michael Aucoin on sober culture

NutraCast: Eat Beyond's Michael Aucoin on sober culture

By Danielle Masterson

We just entered 2022, and for many, it’s Dry January, which is ditching alcohol in the first month of the New Year to drink less or perhaps "detox" from going a bit overboard with drinking over the holidays. While this is one month for some,...

Biosyntia and Lantana Bio in flavonoid discovery agreement

Biosyntia and Lantana Bio in flavonoid discovery agreement

By Nicola Gordon-Seymour

Danish biotech company, Biosyntia and French counterpart, Lantana Bio, have joined forces to step up development of sustainable flavonoids for use in dietary supplements, food and drink fortification, and personal care.

EFSA submission suggests CBD position statement imminent

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EFSA submission suggests CBD position statement imminent

By Will Chu

The European Food and Safety Authority (EFSA) is expected to outline its position on the safety of cannabidiol (CBD) as a novel food in a move expected to aid in future novel food applications.

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Curcumin: The powerful botanical that could

By Traci Kantowski, Communications Director, Global Curcumin Association

When asked to write this article, the Simple Minds song “Don’t You forget about me” immediately popped in my head. While it’s no longer the exciting new kid on the block, curcumin is the “friend” the industry needs.

European Council adopts 0.3% maximum THC levels

European Council adopts 0.3% maximum THC levels

By Kavitha Sivasubramaniam

The European Council has adopted the new Common Agricultural Policy (CAP), which restores tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) levels of hemp varieties back to 0.3%.

Coffee berries, also known as coffee cherries or the outer layer of the coffee fruit, are a rich source of polyphenols, which may exert brain health benefits.   Image © Bartosz Hadyniak / Getty Images

Coffee berry extract may boost alertness & mood: PepsiCo study

By Stephen Daniells

A single dose of an extracts from coffee berry – the outer layer of the coffee fruit and a rich source of polyphenols – may boost alertness in healthy men and women, with effects still observable six hours after consumption, says a new study.

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Big opportunities in merging nutra and pharma

By Nikki Hancocks

Consumer trends, technological advancements and business strategies are causing the pharma and nutra markets to merge and this opens opportunities for the players in both industries to cater to consumers looking for the ultimate wellness solutions.

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Brainy beverages: The growing market opportunity

By Nikki Hancocks

The global taste and nutrition company Kerry has revealed a new whitepaper with Europe-wide data detailing the opportunity in functional beverages with cognitive health benefits.

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Taste of success: How to fuel recovery at the elite level

By Nikki Hancocks

Providing elite athletes with the nutrition 'edge' is not always about the counting of macros or the science behind ingredients, but it's sometimes as simple as making products and meals delicious, according to a leading health & performance...

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