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Is 2013 the year that CLA breaks through in foods and beverages in the US?

Special edition: New trends in weight management

Is 2013 the year that CLA breaks through in foods and beverages in the US?

By Stephen DANIELLS

After years of relative success in the supplement zone, and a couple of small scale food and beverage launches, 2013 promises to be a ‘breakthrough’ year for CLA (conjugated linoleic acid)  in the US food & beverage sector.

Dr David Jacobs: “It seems that the presence of more phytochemical-rich plant foods rather than the complete absence of animal foods is what makes a vegetarian diet so successful.”

Dispatches from the 6th International Congress on Vegetarian Nutrition

Veg congress day one: The fact vegetarians are healthier than meat-eaters is ‘one of the most consistent findings of nutritional epidemiology’

By Elaine Watson, Loma Linda, California

People on a plant-based diet are consistently slimmer and healthier than meat eaters, with a lower risk of cardiovascular disease, cancer and diabetes, according to research unveiled at the 6th International Congress on Vegetarian Nutrition (ICVN).

The number of new product reports in Datamonitor’s Product Launch Analytics database featuring the word ‘diet’ in the brand or product name continues to drop

Special edition: New trends in weight management

Datamonitor: ‘Marketers are avoiding the word ‘diet’ like the plague’

By Elaine WATSON

While obesity in America has reached epidemic proportions, manufacturers seeking to help us battle the bulge are avoiding the word ‘diet’ like the plague; cutting sugar, fat and salt by stealth; and instead promoting more positive messages about food...

Buying botanical extracts: Is your purchasing model obsolete?

Buying botanical extracts: Is your purchasing model obsolete?

By Tom Winn, sales and marketing manager, Phytochem International Inc, Ontario CA, USA

I'm relatively new to the botanicals industry, but I’ve been puzzled by the lack of attention that nutraceutical companies pay to the relationship between prices and harvest time.

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