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Asia Pacific: Henkel, BASF, Solidaridad partner on palm oil project in Indonesia

Henkel and BASF are collaborating with the development organization Solidaridad to support a project in Indonesia and advocate for smallholders and local initiatives concerning...

Americas: Nuts may have inflammatory effects on humans

In a study of more than 5,000 people, investigators from Brigham and Women’s Hospital have found that greater intake of nuts was associated with...

Asia Pacific: Australia to see food with low-THC hemp seeds?

Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) has called for submissions on whether to permit the sale of food derived from the seeds of low-THC...

Americas: Healthy fats lower blood sugar levels, finds study

Eating more unsaturated fats, especially polyunsaturated fats, instead of dietary carbohydrate or saturated fats lowers blood sugar levels and improves insulin resistance and secretion,...

Americas: Eating butter may not be fatal, find researchers

Butter consumption was only weakly associated with total mortality, not associated with cardiovascular disease, and slightly inversely associated (protective) with diabetes, according to a...

Americas: Omega 3 intake lowers risk of fatal heart attacks

Blood levels of seafood and plant-based omega-3 fatty acids are associated with a lower risk of dying from heart attacks, according to a new...

Europe: Barry Callebaut, Tony’s Chocolonely partner on traceable sustainable cocoa

Barry Callebaut has installed a cocoa butter tank in its factory in Wieze/Belgium to produce cocoa butter from traceable beans sourced from Tony’s Chocolonely’s...

Europe: People need to take more vitamin E, finds study

Just 21% of the studies of the examined populations globally reach a serum α-tocopherol concentration of ≥30 µmol/L, according to a study published in...

Americas: Consumers look for healthier oil, says Cargill

After sugar, fat is the second-most important ingredient consumers are monitoring on food product labels, according to Cargill's primary market research data FATitudes. In addition,...

Asia Pacific: Omega Health launches health products in China

Australia's Omega Health has launched its lead products in the China high-quality dietary supplements market. Omega algae and fish oil products are 100% grown,...

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