• Heritage Grains are Making a Comeback

    September 28, 2012
    Ancient grains – or heritage grains – were highly prevalent before modern farming methods introduced hybrids. More nutritious, better for the environment and often locally grown, heritage grains meet current consumer needs for grain-based…

  • Metagenics Forms New Personalized Lifestyle Medicine Institute

    September 28, 2012
    Metagenics, Inc., a nutrigenomics and lifestyle medicine company focused on improving health and reversing chronic illness, has announced the foundation of a new organization, the Personalized Lifestyle Medicine Institute (PLMI). The not-for-profit o…

  • Creative Edge Nutrition, Inc. Acquires A-Z-Nutrition.com

    September 27, 2012
    Creative Edge Nutrition, Inc., of Madison Heights, MI, has acquired A-Z-Nutrition, a wholly owned subsidiary of SCD Enterprises, a vertically integrated nutritional supplement holding company. A-Z-Nutrition.com is the second acquisition made by Creat…

  • ConsumerLab.com Evaluates Energy Drink Ingredients

    September 27, 2012
     B vitamins are the largest segment of the U.S. dietary supplement industry after multivitamins and sports supplements, with sales of $1.46 billion in 2011 (Nutrition Business Journal). Energy shots and drinks are packed with B vitamins but what…

  • Kellogg Company Partners with Wilmar International for China Joint Venture

    September 27, 2012
      Kellogg Company and Wilmar International Limited today announced a 50:50 joint venture for the manufacture, sale and distribution of cereal, wholesome snacks and savory snacks in China. Wilmar's wholly-owned subsidiary in China, Yihai Ke…

  • New Applications to Drive Growth in the Chitin and Chitosan Market

    September 26, 2012
    The world chitin and chitosan market is projected to exceed 118 thousand metric tons by 2018, according to a new report from GIA. Penetration into new fields represents the key growth driver. Opportunities from emerging markets in the Asia-Pacific re…

  • Antioxidant-Rich Foods Cut Heart Risk, Supplements Do Not, Say Researchers

    September 24, 2012
    Researchers at the Karolinska Institutet in Sweden have declared that a diet including seven servings of antioxidant-rich fruit and vegetables per day can decrease a woman’s risk of heart attack by 20-29%. The findings were based on data that c…

  • AHPA Joins GMA in Request to FDA for Facility Registration Guidance

    September 24, 2012
    The American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) has joined the Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) and 19 trade organizations that represent the food industry in submitting a letter to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to request prompt rele…

  • DSM in Talks to Acquire Cargill’s Cultures and Enzymes Business

    September 20, 2012
    Royal DSM has announced that it is working to acquire Cargill’s cultures and enzymes business, a global manufacturer of cultures and enzymes for the dairy and meat industries with manufacturing operations in Wisconsin (USA) and France. Its…

  • New Analysis Reveals What We Eat Defines Who We Are

    September 20, 2012
    We really are what we eat, according to new research from Horsham, PA-based SAI Marketing Inc., which described how food has become a class marker separating consumers into two distinct groups: Food Elitists and Food Realists. Bill Melnick, director…

  • Naturex Acquires Decas Botanical Synergies

    September 19, 2012
    Naturex, a France-based manufacturer of natural specialty ingredients has acquired Massachusetts-based Decas Botanical Synergies, which specializes in cranberry extracts and powders for use in nutraceutical tablets, capsules, soft gels, soft chews et…

  • Vitamin D Lauded for Fetal Brain Development

    September 18, 2012
    A mother’s consumption of vitamin D during pregnancy has been found to have a lasting influence on their baby’s brain development, mental and motor skills, according to a study published in the journal Pediatrics.   Researchers in Sp…

  • Solid Growth and Diverse Demographics for Vitamins and Supplements

    September 18, 2012
    Throughout the recession and its aftermath of frugal spending, the nutritional supplements market has held steady as Americans embraced supplements as less costly alternatives to pure-play medical options such as doctor visits and prescription medica…

  • Vitamin C, Beta-Carotene May Protect Against Alzheimer’s

    September 13, 2012
    About 700,000 Germans are afflicted with the forgetfulness, disorientation and reduced mental capacity of Alzheimer's disease. Recent research out of the University of Ulm and led by epidemiologist Professor Gabriele Nagel and neurologist Profess…

  • Industry Discounts JAMA Omega-3 Meta-Analysis

    September 11, 2012
    The Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN) has issued a statement urging consumers not to be swayed by the meta-analysis titled “Association Between Omega-3 Fatty Acid Supplementation and Risk of Major Cardiovascular Disease Events” publ…

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