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Interpol: 'The use of doping substances to artificially and illegally boost performance is no longer solely associated with elite athletes, as the Internet has made products such as anabolic steroids available to mass consumers.' ©iStock

WADA & Interpol unite to fight doping - protein peptides included

Interpol has teamed up with the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) to fight the trade in doping products like steroids, hormones and banned performance-enhancing protein peptides that are being purchased usually online by both elite and amateur sportspeople.

Younger consumers actively seek food innovation, says Mintel. © iStock

Pedon pulse pasta rides Europe's protein wave

By Niamh Michail

Dutch consumers' first impression of Pedon's red lentil pasta may have been lacklustre but the Italian pulse processor is unworried as it rides Europe's triple trend wave for healthy protein, flavoured pasta and sustainable pulses.

Sage advice: Grow 'slowly, surely, safely'.  One of Nexira's offerings ©iStock/zeleno

Nexira plots 4-year growth era as it returns to family values

By Lynda Searby

After becoming fully family-owned and independent last week, French botanicals and ingredient player Nexira is chasing sales of €150-€160m by 2020 with acquisition, Asian expansion and boosted health and nutrition activity front-and-centre in its plans.

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