Commodity food prices are not going down anytime soon according to
the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), though it
expects them to plateau as preventative measures are implemented
and markets stabilize.
Lonza is building the technological basis of its nutrition business
with the acquisition of assets from Canada's SAM Electron
Technologies, plus the license for innovative and ecological
vitamin K production technology.
Omega-3 fish oil manufacturers have been feeling the crunch as
their crude oil suppliers have upped prices by about 15 percent in
the past year, which could in turn spike prices for formulators as
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 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,...
Having largely escaped the wrath of Hurricane Katrina and
vigorously strengthened its position in the pectin, lecithin and
flavor sectors, Cargill has reported a two percent rise in first
quarter 2006 net earnings.
Demands for both the US and Canada to take responsibility for
genetically modified (GM) food contamination and sign up to the
Cartagena Biosafety Protocol are likely to be frustrated, writes