'Personalized nutrition' is the way forward, says Euromonitor Commented on: 3 years ago (June 29, 2011)

Care to split the difference? That is, in populations with culture-wide problems -- Asians with vitamin C or African-Americans with diabetes or pregnant women with folic acid -- we fortify. And...

Welcome, new food plate pyramid Commented on: 3 years ago (June 6, 2011)

That's true, Danielle. Do you think the average American consumer now understands that there are good fats and bad fats? How about the idea of a supplements guide pyramid? How would that look?

Medical foods take on the mass market Commented on: 3 years ago (June 1, 2011)

This is a great story because medical foods inhabit a curious gray area in that growing convergence between supplements, foods, and drugs. Omega-3 fish oil is a fine example because it can be all...

California votes to label GM fish Commented on: 3 years ago (May 11, 2011)

This is great if it actually gets signed into law. Once this passes, one would think it would open the way to having *everything* that's genetically engineered labeled as such.

VegNews under fire for using non-vegan photos in magazine Commented on: 3 years ago (April 14, 2011)

Transparency. There are no secrets anymore. Act with integrity or go home.

Guys, follow the ladies’ lead and use sunscreen Commented on: 3 years ago (April 13, 2011)

We use too much sunscreen, to the detriment of vitamin D intake.

Energy ingredients that create winning products Commented on: 3 years ago (March 21, 2011)

There certainly is validity to the placebo effect -- some studies show up to 30%. That said, I wonder how many morning coffee consumers would feel energized in the same way if they were given a...

Cholesterol reconsidered Commented on: 3 years ago (February 14, 2011)

Cholesterol is the cause celebre simply because pharmaceutical companies can create a single molecular entity (known as "statin" drugs) that can lower cholesterol levels. But cholesterol doesn't...

5 top business trends to watch in 2011 Commented on: 3 years ago (January 10, 2011)

Good insights into e-commerce and the integrity ideal -- traceability, transparency and the "product promise."

Surprised to hear the "proprietary ingredients" may go away. Always thought...

New goals for reduced sodium foods Commented on: 3 years ago (December 4, 2010)

I've recently started a relationship with the salt shaker, which I have never really had before, at least from the time I was maybe 16. It's because, as you point out, it's not the salt shaker, it...

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