What’s hot on the restaurant scene are big, bold flavors, which increasingly means crossing paths with the food police’s latest bandit: sodium.

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Acquisitions, new launches, new partnerships, awards, new initiatives and more.

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Acquisitions, new launches, new partnerships, awards, new initiatives and more.

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Supplyside East

Secaucus, NJ—Thousands of natural products ingredients marketers, formulators and suppliers have their calendars marked for SupplySide East 2010, April 26–28 at the Meadowlands Exhibition Center. Here, they will have their choice of four educational tracks and numerous exhibits to visit.

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Immune

Eagan, MN—A branded natural carbohydrate (Wellmune WGP from Biothera, based here) is the subject of a new published study in Agro Food Industry Hi-Tech that indicates it may help improve psychological well-being while decreasing symptoms of upper respiratory tract infection.

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Milk Thistle

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is spending more and more time reviewing reports of liver damage caused by drugs. It is with this backdrop that results from a new Cancer study on a milk thistle-derived ingredient show some promise for maintaining liver health in individuals taking certain chemotherapeutics.

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Anaheim, CA—Six eager companies are waiting to find out if they have won this year’s NutrAward, an annual award that honors firms that have invested in “rigorous and measurable scientific studies to prove the efficacy of their proprietary ingredients or technologies.”

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New York, NY—A raw material traditionally associated with cognitive health now has some research backing for appetite suppression.

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Martek Biosciences Corporation of Columbia, MD, will make its first venture into finished goods manufacturing with the purchase of Amerifit Brands. Martek, the maker of life’sDHA (an algae-based source of DHA), purchased Amerifit for $200 million in cash ($80 million in loans, $120 million from cash reserves).

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Rimouski, QC, Canada—innoVactiv Inc. says it has “statistically significant results” from a new human clinical trial on its carb/starch control ingredient (InSea2).

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