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The popularity of prebiotics in dairy

By Jim Cornall

With today’s consumers increasingly aware of the need to look after their digestive health, it is no surprise that one in four new product launches in dairy are now focused on digestive wellness promotion (Mintel GNPD 2019).

Scientists have investigated the interactions between starter and probiotic cultures in fermented dairy products for years. Pic: DuPont Nutrition & Biosciences

Delivering the cells of probiotic success

By Jim Cornall

Probiotic dairy products are all about the cell count from beginning to end of their shelf life. But every bacterium needs a good buddy to keep it alive and kicking.

The clinical study on children at risk of atopic dermatitis is a collaboration between Evolve BioSystems, Inc. and Janssen Research & Development, LLC. Pic: Getty Images/panida wijitpanya

Evivo study on atopic dermatitis reduction

By Jim Cornall

Evolve BioSystems, Inc. has announced a collaboration with Janssen Research & Development, LLC, one of the Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson, to conduct a clinical study in children at risk for developing atopic dermatitis.

Rabobank is lowering its 2020 US demand growth projections from 0.8% to 0.5%, as consumers quarantine during the COVID-19 pandemic. Pic: Getty/Chinnapong

The ripple effects of COVID-19: A look into global dairy

By Beth Newhart

Rabobank assesses how the ‘corona hangover’ will impact global dairy markets in its latest report. Demand in China is already starting to bounce back after its virus exposure seems to have peaked, while the US will suffer in the coming months as cases...

Clover Sonoma’s new packaging will be available on shelves this summer in its organic half gallon and quart milk cartons.

Clover Sonoma debuts fully renewable plant-based milk carton

By Beth Newhart

California-based dairy Clover Sonoma is making sustainability strides with the launch of a new milk carton made entirely from plant materials. It’s one of the first of its kind in the US and will hit shelves this summer.

Sproud has about half the sweetness of oat beverages and five-times the protein of soy and almond.

Swedish pea drinks make North American debut

By Beth Newhart

Following the worldwide success of oat drinks from Sweden, beverage company Sproud is looking to make peas the next big milk alternative protein source. After the postponement of Natural Products Expo West, it hits the North American market next month.

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