Functional ingredients industry chatter

Food fight
"What is becoming more evident every day is that while Republicans reward their base, Democrats kick theirs to the curb."

— David Murphy, founder and director of Food Democracy Now!, about the Obama administration's so-far unsuccessful attempts to fill the position of Under Secretary for the Food Safety and Inspection Service with a real reformer, rather than someone with close ties to the food industry

They are a changin'
"The scale of change is huge. Across all food and beverage categories and all eating occasions, people are demanding healthy natural choices as the norm. It's a lifestyle decision. The PureVia Reb-A story is only just beginning."

— video on the PureCircle web site

That's more like it
"We support the results of the work on these issues and support their adoption. The drafts finally agreed upon endorse a number of comments made by IADSA, and we welcome the progress that has been made."

— IADSA chairman Byron Johnson, commenting on the adoption by the Codex Alimentations Commission in July of five key issues for the food-supplement industry, including a 'solid framework for the potential future application of the risk-assessment method by Codex for the use of vitamins, minerals and other substances in food supplements.'

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