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'Today’s multi-agency operation demonstrates how seriously the NFCU takes the illegal sale of DNP in the UK.' ©iStock

#DNPkills: ‘if you are selling DNP online or offline we will find you’

Dangerous weight loss pill dealers busted in Northern Ireland

By Shane Starling

Authorities in Northern Ireland have shut down two operations selling weight loss products containing the dangerous industrial chemical DNP (2,4 dinitrophenol) as part of a broader sting.

'If [the UK government] cuts funding, you might find smaller areas like nutrition will be squeezed for bigger areas of science,' says senior nutrition researcher. ©iStock/MarianVejcik

UK criticised over EU research funding shortfall pledge

By Annie Harrison-Dunn

The UK government’s promise to underwrite EU research funding post Brexit is welcome, but ultimately too short term, director of Newcastle University’s Human Nutrition Research Centre has said.

SMEs will be forced to shoulder the extra costs in the short-term. Photo: iStock / Evgeny Gromov

Brexit briefings

Big Brexit headache for small business

By David Burrows

With the pound on its knees, frozen yoghurt lolly maker Claudi and Fin is staring a 13% price rise in the face next month. “In the short-term we expect to shoulder all of that,” said co-founder Meriel Kehoe.

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Industry split on Brexit business impact: Poll

By Shane Starling

Brexit is generally regarded as bad for business, NutraIngredients readers have said, but some see positives in the UK’s decision to leave the European Union.

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