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Chamomile harvests - yields and quality - are being challenged by climate change.   Image © jessicahyde / Getty Images

Botanical yields fall as climate change affects harvests

By Stephen Daniells

Extreme weather events from heat waves and droughts to ‘hundred-year storms’ happening every two years, the impact of climate change is obvious. And few industries are witnessing the impact as much as botanical supply chain.

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GC Rieber VivoMega reveals $75m expansion plans

By Kavitha Sivasubramaniam

GC Rieber VivoMega, which supplies omega-3 concentrates globally, has announced plans to build a new facility in Norway as part of a $75 million five-year investment strategy.

Therapeutic relief for BV on the horizon: study

Therapeutic relief for BV on the horizon: study

By Nicola Gordon-Seymour

A combination of antibiotics and therapeutic intervention can restore the natural balance of vaginal microbiome and prevent bacterial vaginosis (BV) linked to an increased risk of sexually transmitted diseases, HIV, and premature birth, according to US...

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New materials and technologies helping improve dairy alternatives

By Jim Cornall

DairyReporter recently had the opportunity to find out from ingredients company ADM what some of the trends are in the dairy alternatives space. We have a Q&A with Katie Kolpin-Gustafson, principal scientist, creation, design and development at ADM...

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Four companies that are driving sustainability

By Danielle Masterson

The alarming UN climate change report was put out over a week ago, but UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres’ “code red for humanity” message still haunts many as humans continue to cause much of the extreme weather by emitting greenhouse gases.

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NEWS IN BRIEF

Calanus rebrands as Zooca

By Will Chu

Norwegian biomarine company Calanus is to rebrand under the new name ‘Zooca’ in a move designed to strengthen product identity as part of the firm’s expansion plans into other regions.

Pacha de Cacao is one of the first brands to bring the healthy cacao juice to a wider market. Pic: Pacha de Cacao

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A peek behind the scenes of an innovative start-up: Pacha de Cacao

By Marika van Santvoort

Pacha de Cacao is a 100% natural and nutritious cacao juice made from the fresh pulp of the cacao fruit. Marika van Santvoort founded the company in 2020 and she explains how she was introduced to this most nutritious by-product - and how, as an entrepreneur,...

Aker BioMarine said McDonald's meals in Norway are already being served on trays made from plastic recycled through its new business unit called AION.  Aker photo.

Aker BioMarine forms new business unit aimed at plastic recycling

By Hank Schultz

Krill oil supplier Aker BioMarine has formed a new business unit called AION that is aimed at capturing plastic waste and recycling it into new products such as grocery shopping baskets and food service trays, in what the company calls a ‘circularity...

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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.

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96% of the globe may have insufficient access by 2100

Could climate change cause DHA omega-3 from oceans to plummet?

By Stephen Daniells

Warming oceans may deliver a crushing blow to the production of DHA omega-3 by algae, which would ripple up the food chain and slash the global availability of this critical nutrient by 2100, says a scientific paper. But could rapid advances in plant...

Last chance saloon: NutraIngredients Awards 2020 deadline TODAY

Get your entries submitted by today ... or miss out!

Last chance saloon: NutraIngredients Awards 2020 deadline TODAY

By Nathan Gray

It is time to pick a category and submit your entry to the NutraIngredients Awards 2020. Make sure you get your submission to one of our 12 categories in before the the end of today (Friday 7th February).

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