Profiles of the people behind the natural product industry's best companies, ideas, products, and technologies.
Women buy nutrition bars for many reasons. To some, they are a convenient source of energy. To others, they make good meal replacements. Still others eat them to supplement the missing nutrients in their diets. Whatever the reason, it’s clear that natural-products companies are taking notice.
At the World Health Organization’s (WHO; Geneva) upcoming European Ministerial Conference on Counteracting Obesity, which will be held in November in Istanbul, Turkey, many of the world’s leading health experts will convene to develop new plans for dealing with the obesity epidemic. With any luck, functional foods will be one of the strategies that helps makes a difference.
Nutrigenomics, the science of how chemicals in food affect health by altering the expression and/or structure of an individual’s genetic makeup, was chosen to be the premier emerging issue to be addressed by CEIS.
Nanotechnology is moving out of the realm of science fiction and into our buildings, drugs, clothing, cosmetics, and yes, even nudging into our foods, beverages, and dietary supplements. For those of you who are still not really sure what nanotechnology means, the next paragraph will give a short introduction. If you are already “nano-savvy” and just want to know what’s “nano-new” in the food and nutrition world, you can skip to the third paragraph.
Why is there a growing trend in the U.S. vitamin industry to purchase raw materials in China?
As the dietary supplement industry matures and companies become more successful, many businesses find themselves at a crossroads. Should they invest in new equipment and personnel to meet growing demand, or should they hire a contract manufacturer?
More than two decades of contract manufacturing experience have taught Access Business Group (Ada, MI) to be two things: ready and flexible.