26-Apr-2013 - TruHealthMD, a manufacturer of nutritional solutions targeted at specific disease conditions, has entered into a development agreement with a Manitoba research consortium.
25-Apr-2013 - A bill requiring the labeling of GMO ingredients has been introduced at the federal level by Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-CA and Rep. Peter DeFazio, D-OR. Even though the bill’s chances of passage are uncertain, observers see it as a watershed moment.
24-Apr-2013 - Combining pea protein with oat fiber or apple pectin may help reduce cholesterol, with the effects being additive, suggests new results from the University of Milan in Italy.
12-Apr-2013 - Adding boiled barley kernels to the diet may increase levels of hormones linked to satiety and reduce subsequent energy intakes, says a new study from Sweden.
08-Apr-2013 - Daily supplements of soluble fiber may improve metabolic measures and slim waistlines in type-2 diabetics with the metabolic syndrome, says new data from Brazil.
08-Apr-2013 - Higher profits and margins in the human nutrition portion of the company helped Penford Corporation swing from a loss to a profit, according to the company’s recent second quarter earnings statement.
04-Apr-2013 - Adding flaxseed to the diet may decrease insulin resistance in pre-diabetics and help reduce the risk of developing type-2 diabetes, suggests new data from the US and Canada.
28-Mar-2013 - SOHO Flordis International, an Indonesian/Australian supplement and pharamceutical company, is bringing a fat-binding dietary supplement to market in North America under the Calorease brand name. It promises to do what Olestra couldn’t, that is, cut absorbed calories by husbanding undigested fat molecules through the intestinal tract without nasty side effects.
27-Mar-2013 - The well-established heart health ingredients will remain kings of the castle for the foreseeable future, but there are some pretenders to the crown emerging, according to formulation experts at Fortitech.
19-Mar-2013 - The Brazilian functional and fortified packaged foods and dietary supplements markets have hit almost US$10 billion, says data from Euromonitor International.
15-Mar-2013 - Network selling giant Amway has launched an integrated weight management program based on genetic testing. The program uses a simple test kit to help consumers determine which of several weight loss regimens will work best for them.
25-Feb-2013 - With some of the nation’s biggest organic brands already among its customers, Kamut International is anticipating even more growth as it expands the science behind its ancient grain to target heart health, diabetes and sport nutrition.
08-Feb-2013 - Supplements of the beta-glucan based ingredient Wellmune WGP may help stressed women stay healthy by reducing coughs and colds, says a new study.
08-Feb-2013 - Acquisitions have helped Ingredion insulate itself from price swings on high fructose corn syrup (HFCS), according to a company official during the company’s fourth quarter earnings call.
30-Jan-2013 - Yeast beta-glucan increases the body’s ability to fight pathogens, and showed a 25% better record of cold-fighting compared to placebo in a new German study.
30-Jan-2013 - Prebiotic fibres like oligosaccharides can help ease gut ‘dysbiosis’ common among the obese and overweight, say Belgian researchers.
14-Jan-2013 - Cargill has reported a more than 300% increase in year-over-year second quarter net earnings, from $100 in 2012 to $409 million in 2013. The only blemishs on the earnings report were lingering effects from the 2012 drought in the US and overcapacity in the agricultural sector related to US policies to promote the product of ethanol for fuel.
10-Jan-2013 - The compound believed to one of the ‘active ingredients’ in a high-fibre diet could have clinical potential to control the progression of prostate cancer in patients diagnosed in early stages of the disease, suggest researchers.
08-Jan-2013 - Italian researchers have uncovered zinc food supplements thought to treat eye problems from a shipwreck off the coast of Tuscany.
04-Jan-2013 - Supplements of the beta-glucan based ingredient Wellmune WGP may reduce symptoms and severity of ragweed allergy, and boost overall ‘quality of life’, says a new study.