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Thousands sign petition demanding Holland & Barrett store closures

By Nikki Hancocks

Holland & Barrett staff have set up a petition, signed by thousands of staff and customers, begging the company to close its stores during the coronavirus pandemic as they argue their lives and the lives of customers are being put at risk.

EFSA rejects coffee’s DNA damage-reducing claim

EDITOR'S SPOTLIGHT: SCIENCE AND REGULATION

EFSA rejects coffee’s DNA damage-reducing claim

By Will Chu

European regulatory authorities have rejected statements that claim consuming an Arabica roast coffee blend could reduce DNA damage occurring in white blood cells.

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NEWS IN BRIEF

Nootropic startup removes brain disease claim on ASA ruling

By Will Chu

Motion Nutrition has addressed an Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) ruling which deemed a description of its nootropic supplement as a claim to be able to protect against neurodegenerative diseases.

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Does Europe’s supplements sector have a QC problem?

By Shane Starling

Europe’s food supplement sector makes some of the world’s best, but QC issues around stability and blends threaten its standing, with only 10% of finished products bothering to conduct end-product stability testing, according to an industry player.

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The shifting politics of nutrition: Time for a national uprising?

By Nikki Cutler

With the European elections coming up and Brexit debate sending the UK's government into disarray, Peter Wennstrom, business strategist and founder of Healthy Marketing Team, points out the worrying parallels between politics and nutrition.

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