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Is the buzz around insect protein justified?

Is the buzz around insect protein justified?

16 Jul 2018

Insects have been hyped as a potential alternative protein source – but do they really have the potential to enter the mainstream?

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What role do omega-3s play in sports nutrition?

What role do omega-3s play in sports nutrition?

10 Jul 2018

Omega-3 fatty acids have increasingly become part of athletes’ nutritional regime over the past few years but research supporting their role in sports nutrition is still in its early stages.

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Chr. Hansen reports 9% organic growth

Chr. Hansen reports 9% organic growth

6 Jul 2018

Chr. Hansen has reported “solid” organic revenue growth of 9% in the first nine months of 2017/18 (3% reported growth due to adverse currency impacts).

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ADM to pay £185m for Probiotics International

ADM to pay £185m for Probiotics International

5 Jul 2018

ADM is to acquire Probiotics International Limited (PIL), a U.K.-based provider of probiotic supplements for human, pet, and production-animal use. The all-cash transaction will be valued at £185 million.

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Could nature-identical ingredients damage the natural sweeteners market?

Could nature-identical ingredients damage the natural sweeteners market?

4 Jul 2018

Natural sweeteners are a major target for companies looking to make nature-identical food ingredients, but if they are produced in a lab rather than extracted from a plant, will consumers accept them as natural?

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EFSA renews agreement with JRC

EFSA renews agreement with JRC

4 Jul 2018

The European Commission’s Joint Research Centre (JRC) and EFSA have renewed their commitment to work together in a variety of scientific and technical areas.

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McCormick reports 19% increase in sales

McCormick reports 19% increase in sales

2 Jul 2018

McCormick has reported financial results for the second quarter ended May 31, 2018 and reaffirmed its latest financial outlook for fiscal year 2018.

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IFIC study: heart and muscle health are top topics

IFIC study: heart and muscle health are top topics

25 Jun 2018

A new study, conducted by IFIC and supported by Abbott, found that heart and muscle health were the top two health topics that adults over 50 years old are paying attention to.

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Fruit and vegetable powders add clean label nutrition, colour and flavour

Fruit and vegetable powders add clean label nutrition, colour and flavour

25 Jun 2018

Fruit and vegetable powders are appearing in a range of foods and drinks to improve their flavour, colour, nutrition and texture, driven by the trend toward whole foods and consumer desire to boost fruit and vegetable consumption.

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DuPont: protein critical to weight loss

DuPont: protein critical to weight loss

22 Jun 2018

A study, published in the June edition of Obesity Science & Practice, evaluates the effectiveness of incorporating soy protein-based foods into higher protein energy-restricted diet for weight loss.

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What are the smartest botanical ingredients for brain health?

What are the smartest botanical ingredients for brain health?

20 Jun 2018

As the population ages, botanical ingredients to maintain and improve cognitive health are on the rise. What are they, and what evidence is there to support their claims?

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IMCD acquires 100% of Horn

IMCD acquires 100% of Horn

19 Jun 2018

Specialty chemicals and food ingredients distributor IMCD has signed an agreement to acquire 100% of the outstanding shares of Horn. Horn is said to be an excellent fit with IMCD's US activities.

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