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World: Orange sweet potato found to reduce diarrhea in children

A new study has found that orange sweet potato (OSP) reduced both the prevalence and duration of diarrhea in young children in Mozambique. The OSP...

Europe: Take more vitamin E with increased dietary PUFA intake, says DSM

DSM has published a paper to further examine vitamin E function and requirements in relation to polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs). The aim of the manuscript,...

Asia Pacific: FSANZ seeks submissions on adding nutrients to beverages

Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) has called for submissions on an application seeking permission to voluntarily add vitamins and minerals to nut- and-seed...

Europe: Fish oil could save €13B a year in EU healthcare costs, finds study

More widespread regular consumption of Omega 3 supplements could save healthcare systems and providers in the EU a total of €12.9 billion (US$14.72 billion)...

Europe: Verifying health claims, Tüv Süd

Pineapple stimulates circulation in the legs. Green tea helps the body to burn fat. Vitamins added to pumpkin-seed oil encourage hair growth. Before the Health...

Europe: Analyst shares tips on successful new functional product launches, finds FNI

Relying too much on a health benefit to differentiate a new food or beverage is the most common reason for failure in functional foods...

Americas: SunOpta sells starch, fiber business for US$37.5M

SunOpta has signed a definitive agreement to sell its fiber and starch business to J. Rettenmaier & Söhne Group (JRS) for US$37.5 million, subject...

Asia Pacific: Region’s market revenue for amino acids, specialty proteins to reach S$11.84 billion...

The increasing prosperity of developing countries in Asia Pacific and the concomitant rise in consumer awareness regarding dietary supplements are propelling the region's amino...

World: ADM buys JV stake from Tate & Lyle

ADM has agreed to purchase several assets of Eaststarch C.V., ADM’s 50-50 joint venture (JV) with Tate & Lyle. Under the terms of the agreement,...

World: Hinoman reveals high-tech farming of smallest protein to FNI

Israeli company Hinoman will launch Mankai, a vegetable whole-protein ingredient with high nutritional value, at IFT, Chicago, US from July 11 to 14, 2015. Mankai...

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