All news articles for October 2019

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Don't forget the terpenes, hemp expert says

By Hank Schultz

A rush to market for CBD has left the terpenes in hemp out in the cold. An expert in the space said there is much potential benefit yet to be discovered in these fractions of the plant.

Co-founder Dylan Beechey: 'Introducing ready to eat products is one way to familiarize our audience with the raw ingredients'

Farafena looks to take West African foods to a wider audience

By Elaine Watson

The fact that ‘foods from West Africa’ hit Whole Foods’ list of the top 10 food trends to watch in 2020 shows foodies are interested in broadening their culinary horizons, says Vancouver-based Farafena. But incorporating ingredients from fonio and moringa...

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BASF joins the HMO club with 2’-FL launch

By Stephen Daniells

Human milk oligosaccharides (HMOs) are the “hot new thing” said an expert recently, as BASF announced the US launch of its 2’-FL (2’-fucosyllactose) ingredient, which is branded Prebilac.

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FOOD FOR KIDS: Are we making progress on childhood obesity?

By Elaine Watson

Childhood obesity in the US affects almost one-in-five children aged 2-19yrs. Rates vary by age, but are highest among Hispanic and African Americans, and continue to rise. So what can we do about it, and are existing strategies failing children?

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