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Orchard process provides cool solution to heat stressed vines

Evaporative cooling systems are being used in South Australian vineyards as part of a project to protect grapes during heat waves ahead of harvest.

Samuel Adams nitro beers launch across US

Three Samuel Adams nitro beers have been launched, with the brand promising more are to follow in the future. 

‘The beer space is due for disruption’: BrewPublik eyes nationwide craft beer delivery expansion

The world of craft beer has become increasingly expansive and complex, in both flavor and variety. A North Carolina-based startup wants to make the world simpler for the average consumer.

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Probiotics hit the cold brew coffee category

Brooklyn-based cold-pressed juice firm JÙS by Julie has scored an industry-first with the launch of a new cold brew coffee infused with probiotics in original and vanilla flavors.

Asarasi: New carbonated water uses maple trees to filter

To be clear, Asarasi isn’t maple water (sap) and doesn’t claim to be. “Our mission is to redefine sources of pure water from renewable and sustainable resources,” a spokesperson said....

Sugar-sweetened beverages increase visceral belly fat, diet drinks don’t: Study

A daily intake of sugary drinks can lead to high levels of visceral belly fat, according to a recent study from the American Heart Association.

Habitual tea consumption may help reduce arterial stiffness

A recent study has found that habitual consumption of tea may help reduce arterial stiffness.

Entries close Friday January 15th

5-day count down: Last chance to enter the NutraIngredients Awards

It’s not too late to show the nutrition industry what you're made of by entering NutraIngredients’ 2016 Awards. But hurry, entries close Friday January 15th.

Winemaking waste shows antioxidant and anti-cholesterol benefits: Study

Researchers say polyphenols from winemaking by-product red grape pomice has potential as a functional ingredient in nutraceuticals, pharmaceuticals and cosmetics. 

Researchers develop phone app to assess scale of vineyard disease

An iPhone app has been designed to help grape growers make informed decisions over the quality and price of their grapes.

Manufacturers throw weight behind obesity app that displays food & drink sugar levels

A smartphone app that enables consumers to scan the bar code on products to determine their sugar content has been backed by some manufacturers and major UK retailers.

Study: High dose omega-3 protein juice shows muscle wasting benefits

An omega-3, protein and vitamin juice formulated by Norwegian biotech firm Smartfish has become the first nutrition product to demonstrate a positive effect on the disease related wasting syndrome cachexia.

100% fruit juice brand launches bag-in-box for extended shelf life

A premium juice brand is entering the market with specially designed airtight pouches in a bag-in-box system, to create a product with a longer shelf life than its competitors. 

Taurine-like chemical removes Alzheimer’s plaques in mice

Korean scientists have discovered a small molecule that destroys the protein plaques that build up in the brain of those in the early stages of Alzheimer’s disease.  

Moderate alcohol consumption could reduce risk of death from dementia: Study

Moderate drinking could reduce the risk of death for people with early stage Alzheimer’s disease, according to a study published in the British Medical Journal.  

Coca-Cola controversy kills anti-obesity group

A specialist group formed to combat obesity has been binned after it was forced to return a huge chunk of funding to Coca-Cola amid allegations of industry-biased science.

‘Highly stressed’ people may benefit from grape juice’s brain boosting abilities

Including a glass of grape juice in the daily diet may boost memory function and performance particularly for those who lead a stressful lifestyle such as working mothers, suggests a...

Some sugary drinks can help improve endurance: Study

Having more energy for exercise may be as simple as adding sugar to a drink, according to a recent study.

Kickstarter can give firms an edge negotiating distribution, says maker of TRUEnergy

For startup Tru, Inc., a successful Kickstarter campaign is about more than raising funds to launch its TRUEnergy sports shot – it is about proving to retailers and future investors...

Bright blue water: Smart-chimp moves spirulina from supplement section to beverage aisle

The bright blue color of smart-chimp’s water – created by the inclusion of spirulina extract – keeps the beverage in consumers’ minds long after the last sip, according to the...

Diet soda: A key to weight loss?

Low energy sweeteners commonly used in diet sodas may help with weight loss, says a University of Bristol study, adding that confusion among consumers between sweeteners and sugar needs to be...

A ‘mighty moment’: Mighty Squirrel expands its 5g-protein beer brand in the US

Mighty Squirrel – a US beer brand which boasts 5g of protein per serve -  is expanding distribution this month: enthused by the response to its launch in Boston.

Want to live longer? Drink coffee, Harvard study says

Coffee drinkers may be less likely to suffer from some illnesses and premature death, according to a recent study from Harvard.

Probi files 13.5 health claim: 'Lactobacillus plantarum 299v increases non-heme iron absorption.'

Iron absorption probiotic marks ‘new approach’

Swedish company Probi has put its full weight behind a new probiotic product targeting iron absorption with a health claim application and the publication of promising study results.

Novel food regulation to be written into EU law books

A vote this week from the Council of the EU means the updated novel food regulation will soon be written into EU law books.

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