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Infant formula sales slump at Biostime but firm bullish over future growth

Sales at Chinese infant nutrition firm Biostime dropped by 14% in the first half of 2016 to RMB1.46bn (US$220m), with the Biostime brand – which accounts for 86% of the company’s sales – down 5.4% and the value brand Adimil down 65.7%.

New infant formula rules come into force in China next year. ©iStock

AUD$9m project puts algae under the nutritional spotlight in New South Wales

An AUD$9m (US$6.9m) project to boost the potential for algae in the nutrition, supplement and bio-industry has been launched in New South Wales.

Could fortified beer and lassi tap into Asia’s soaring protein demand?

Asia’s demand for protein is soaring, but is the Indian market ready for protein-fortified beers and lassi? 

R&D tax boost for Gordagen ahead of US nutraceutical launch

Australian nutraceutical firm Gordagen Pharmaceuticals is preparing to launch its heart health and endurance products in the US by the end of the year.

India’s omega-3 deficiency a potential ‘public health crisis’

India’s “shockingly low” level of EPA and DHA intake is storing up a potential health crisis, especially because life expectancy and therefore the rate of chronic illness is forecast to rise considerably over the coming decades.

India’s food trends: What’s hot and what's not

Indian consumers are increasingly aware that all fats are not bad, are demanding more products that offer “complete wellness” and are becoming increasingly opening to exploring alternative proteins and natural sugars.

Fortification, standards and investment: Three priorities for India’s booming food industry

Implementing stringent safety and quality regulations, tackling micronutrient deficiencies and maximising the opportunities from inward investment need to be three of key priorities for the food industry in India, amid projections of a doubling of production in the next decade.

Ginger nanoparticles could help alleviate inflammatory bowel disease: Study

Edible ginger-derived nanoparticles could alleviate symptoms of Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, the two main forms of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), researchers claim.

Only one-in-four Australian pregnant women adhere to folic acid and iodine guidelines

Australian women are well aware that folic acid (PFS) and iodine (IS) are recommended supplements to take during pregnancy, but only a quarter of them adhere to the recommendations, scientists report. 

Wild Himalayan fruits provide nutritional and nutraceutical opportunities: Study

A study of wild edible fruits found in the Himalayas indicates they are a rich source of antioxidants, with researchers concluding they can help meet the nutritional needs of the local population and play a crucial role in nutraceutical development.