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DuPont's Asia nutrition boss: Dow merger will make us faster, flexible and more efficient

In the first of a two-part interview, DuPont’s Asia president for health and nutrition Dr Li Yongjing discusses the initial turbulence created by the ongoing merger with Dow, and explains why he believes the new relationship will make the firm better equipped to deal with Asia’s fast-moving emerging markets....

Officials at the opening of DuPont's new Singapore HQ earlier this year.

One-in-three Australian adults will be obese by 2025, new modelling predicts

Obesity among adults in Australia will reach 35% by 2025, up from its current 28% level, according to a new model formulated by researches.

Probiotics to help drive 44% rise in APAC functional foods market by 2026

The functional food ingredients market in Asia Pacific is being tipped to rise from $2.85bn at the end of 2016 to $5.04bn in 2026, with probiotics projected to be the fastest growing segment over the forecast period 

‘Plant insulin’ from bitter melon backed for fight against diabetes

A commercially available ingredient containing bitter melon peptides could help manage blood sugar by binding to insulin receptors, say researchers.

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China’s extensive regulatory changes under the spotlight at SupplySide West

The U.S.-China Health Products Association (USCHPA) is staging a free seminar at next week’s SupplySide West show to provide the lowdown on the latest regulatory changes in China’s nutritional ingredients and dietary supplements market.

Algae omega-3 wins €1m+ Oz research boost

Scientists are using metabolic engineering to scale up omega-3 rich algae production in Australia.