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IFT 2016: Round-Up

Chicago, IL—The Institute for Food Technologists (IFT) held a busy annual convention in Chicago in July where more than 23,000 food scientists from around...
pulses chickpeas

“Made With Pulses” Seal Launched at IFT

Chicago, IL—Shoppers may now have an easier time identifying foods made with pulses thanks to a new seal launched at IFT by the Global Pulse...
astaxanthin NAXA

UPDATE: First Results from NAXA Verification Program

SALT LAKE CITY, UT—The Natural Algae Astaxanthin Association (NAXA) recently announced the expansion of its astaxanthin verification program to include retail products, and has released some...
Chemical Research in Toxicology, University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) College of Pharmacy, breast cancer, hops

New Findings Suggest Hops Extract Could Prevent Breast Cancer

New laboratory findings published in the journal Chemical Research in Toxicology, suggest hops, a cone-like flower, could reduce the risk of breast cancer. Led by...
Applegate, Hormel Foods Corp., GMO Free

Applegate Plans to Remove GMOs from Entire Supply Chain

As Applegate, a subsidiary of Hormel Foods Corp., launches its first ever Non-GMO Project Verified products, the company also announces plans to remove genetically...
People News

People News: August 2016

Edward & Sons Trading Company, a natural foods company that introduced Miso-Cups instant soup mix and Native Forest Organic Coconut Milk to American consumers,...

NewsBriefs: August 2016

Watsonville, CA-based Nordic Naturals has a back-to-school promotion called, “Buy a Bottle. Help Us Build a Playground!”to benefit Carter’s Kids, a non-profit that builds...
Tip of the Month


Not all retail stores are under pressure. One new chain is expanding. Based on a successful formula, the chain plans to add 100 new...
Supplier Briefs

Supplier Briefs: August 2016

Probi USA Inc. has acquired Nutraceutix of Redmond, WA, for $105 million. Tim Gamble, CEO of Nutraceutix, said in a press statement, “With highly...
Terminalia bellerica

T. bellerica Reduces Uric Acid in Study

New Brunswick, NJ–When the body breaks down purines, it creates uric acid in the process. In most healthy people, this chemical is excreted in...