Edinburgh, Scotland—Scottish rural affairs secretary Richard Lochhead announced genetically modified crops would be formally banned, saying that the move will help preserve Scotland’s “clean, green status.”
Chicago, IL—The Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) hosted its 75th conference in Chicago, IL, boasting 1,000 exhibiting companies. Four overarching themes tied together many of the new launches and applications on display on the tradeshow floor.
Chiba, Japan—Following previous research suggesting potential applications in the field of cognitive health, results from a new study suggest that lion’s mane mushroom (hericium erinaceum) may be able to alleviate depression by lowering levels of certain inflammatory markers.
Redmond, WA—A recent study from Diabetes Care has found that the daily consumption of a branded L. reuteri probiotic (ATTC strain SD-5865 from Nutraceutix, as BIO‐tract tablets) “enriches human gut microbiota and modifies gut production of protein factors that increase insulin secretion,” according to a press release issued by the company.