Californian nutraceutical developer Metagenics is firming up its
presence in Europe with the acquisition of Biodynamics, which
helped it make its first inroads into the Benelux countries as a
distributor to health care professionals.
The world's largest ingredients firm Cargill has agreed to discuss
its soy production facilities in Brazil's Amazon basin with
Greenpeace, after a co-ordinated activist attack caused mayhem at
three Cargill International...
BASF's fine chemicals division is bolstered by higher sales volume
of aroma chemicals and vitamins A and E for animal nutrition, but
the pressure over vitamin C and lysine has not abated, dragging
down the division's profitability.
DSM Nutrition has reported five per cent growth in both sales and
operating profits in Q1 2005 - a result that sits well with an
excellent picture for the group overall and could point towards
another positive year.
The European inventors of a process for deriving higher yields of
DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) from microalgae have licensed the patent
to Advanced BioNutrition - a deal that could ultimately impact the
human nutrition market for DHA.
At this weekend's Supply Expo, Embria began speaking for the first
time about its new immunity supplement, EpiCor - a high-metabolite
immunogen born out of decades of experience and observation in the
animal nutrition field,...
Plummeting prices for the animal feed ingredient lysine and the
costs of restructuring pressurized vitamin C production virtually
eliminated profits at BASF's fine chemicals division this year,
reports Dominique Patton.