Commonly used EU and US-approved artificial sweeteners and sport supplements can damage gut microbes, according to a new paper published in Molecules by researchers at BGU and Nanyang Technological University in Singapore.
Despite enormous advances in nutrition science and a deepening understanding of the role of nutrition as a disease trigger, a global epidemic of lifestyle diseases rages around us. Why do we have this knowing-doing gap in the translation of nutrition science to the control of lifestyle diseases? asks Swaminathan Subramaniam.
As the global nutraceuticals industry prepares to converge on Singapore for the 2018 edition of Vitafoods Asia, leading players say that by harnessing the latest advances in nutritional science the natural sector is transforming ideas about health and wellness.
Upcoming conferences in Brazil and Singapore will shine a spotlight on food fraud, and ways to prevent it. Organic and eco-labelled products are at high risk from food fraud because they command a premium, says the organiser of the events, Ecovia Intelligence.
Beer lovers may soon have a gut-friendly drink to raise a toast to, thanks to the creation of a novel probiotic sour beer by a team of researchers from the National University of Singapore (NUS)
Ecovia Intelligence (formerly Organic Monitor) its Sustainable Foods Summit format to Asia.
Indian organic and deli food startup IOrderFresh has received an undisclosed amount of funding from the Singapore Angel Network (SGAN), the investment arm of the Thakral Group of Companies.
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Organic sales at Leclerc up 22%, retailer targets 200 Le Marché Bio store openings
January 18, 2019 Jim Manson
Organic sales at French supermarket chain Leclerc grew by an impressive 22% in 2018 to be worth €930 million, reports the Linéaires.
Fix the World and Make Money the Dr Bronner’s way
Family owned natural soap brand Dr Bronner’s is the subject of an episode in a new documentary series Fix the World and Make Money, titled ‘Soap for World Peace’, which launched today on the filmmakers’ website.
Natural Products YouTube channel relaunches with Organic Pioneer series
An all new-look Natural Products YouTube channel relaunches this week with a series of ‘Organic Pioneer’ videos filmed earlier this month at the Go! Organic Festival.
Watch: Natural & Organic Products Europe in pictures
The ‘official’ photos are all in from last weekend’s action-packed and effortlessly upbeat Natural & Organic Products Europe in London. We’ve edited the cream of the crop into a snappy 60-second video. If you couldn’t get along to the show, here’s what you missed!
From bongs to baby food – how to navigate the South African market by a man who’s done (and still does) it all
September 21, 2018 Jim Manson
Founder and owner of one of South Africa’s leading natural and organic distributors, and publisher of the country’s top trade magazine for the food and beverage industry, Bruce Cohen is that rare breed, an entrepreneur- influencer – both deal-maker and commentator. Plugged in to the South African natural products scene in a way few others […]
The neuroscientist and science writer Matthew Walker describes lack of sleep as a “slow form of self-euthanasia”. His best-selling book Why We Sleepis a wake-up call for all of us, writes Jim Manson
Changing the debate on natural health in New Zealand
A campaign last year by natural health advocacy group the New Zealand Wellness Association (NZWA) played a pivotal role in seeing off divisive new legislation proposed for the regulation of the supplements and natural remedies in the country. Here, NZWA’s co-founder and general manager, Joanne Bisset, talks to NPG about the group’s on-going mission to […]
Climate change ready: Growing organically in a water stressed world
The time for debating climate change is over, says US organic farming pioneer Bob Quinn – it’s already happening, and we need to adapt fast. That’s why he has turned his attention to developing climate change ready organic crops that will thrive in hot, water stressed conditions, writes Michael Wale.
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Age-defining Eye Saviors: A new clinical study of XanMax®
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Pomella®, Bacognize® and Longvida®: Benefits for Active People
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