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Nestlé invests €9m in microbiome research

By Lynda Searby

Nestlé and Imperial College London (ICL) are kicking off their new nutritional science partnership by investigating how fibre consumption can improve metabolic health, mental performance and digestive health in seniors.

'Probiota’s achievements record and the IPA’s powerful membership make this the industry’s must attend event.'

May 31 to June 2 2016, Chicago, Illinois. 270+ signed up

IPA & Probiota Americas partnership set to break records this week

Chicago will witness the biggest ever meeting of experts from the global pre- and probiotics industry, running today (May 31) until Thursday (June 2). The combined IPA World Congress and Probiota Americas event will unite more than 270 academics, business...

Global omega-3 market set for 5% growth in next years according to GOED. © iStock

Special edition: Omega-3s

Omega-3 hits €28bn in 2015 – growth predicted

By Shane Starling

The global omega-3 finished product market was worth €28 billion in 2015 and is set for pan-sector growth in the coming years to add €5bn by 2018, despite sustainability and scientific challenges.

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‘Natural viagra’ ruling makes a mockery of NHCR

By Lynda Searby

The Italian advertising standards body has pulled up Forsamax, a supplement for treating erectile dysfunction, for misleading advertising - providing further proof that the European Nutrition and Health Claims Regulation (NHCR) has no weight in Italy,...

The International Probiotics Association (IPA) now counts 58 companies as members – up from 42 back in April 2015. © iStock.com / pvachier

dispatches from vitafoods 2016

IPA 'rebirth' sees probiotic membership surge

By Annie Harrison-Dunn

The International Probiotics Association (IPA) has seen a membership swell this year as old faces return and new faces come on board.

Bottling it? Probiotic marketing is banned in the EU based on the opinions of 'ill-equipped' experts, according to professor Reid. © iStock

Probiotics expert: 'Disband EFSA' and end destructive category confusion

By Lynda Searby

A leading probiotics academic has called for EFSA to be “disbanded” saying that the effect of the EU’s central food science agency’s treatment of probiotic claims has been “confusion in Europe”, and that the EU could learn from the Canadian approach to...

'We are trying to take the sleaze out of libido and focus on health ageing,' says the supplier behind Testofen and Libifem. © iStock.com / aquatarkus

special edition: gender-specific nutrition

How to take the sleaze out of libido supplements

By Annie Harrison-Dunn

The market for male libido supplements dwarfs that for women – but positioning products as healthy ageing supplements may help shake the sleaze from this niche segment, says one bawdy botanical supplier.

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