Functional ingredients industry chatter

Dr. Oz uses the I-word
"Vitamin D and ginseng are the two things I recommend the most. Vitamin D because it stimulates dramatically the ability of the immune system to respond, and American ginseng because it stimulates these things called Toll-like receptors in the gut."

—Dr Oz, in Esquire November 2009 issue, about protection from the swine flu

Just say no to steroids
"It \[steroid use\] really picks up in the offseason," said Mikey Santini, a junior at Stevenson High School. "I know people who have no idea what's going into their body but they've put on 20 pounds in two or three weeks."

Chicago Tribune, Teens and dietary supplements: an unhealthy mix?

Gen why?
"As the different generations age over the next decade, corresponding changes in their life stage will have a major impact on what and how they eat," said Ann Hanson, author of the report and director of product development at Port Washington, New York-based NPD. "Understanding the effect of ageing on the various generations' eating habits and preferences helps food and beverage companies develop long-range plans in terms of their overall product portfolio, positioning and innovation."

—Progressive Grocer, Supermarket Industry News

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