Hank Schultz

Managing Editor,
Functional Ingredients and Engredea
Drought withers supplies of 5 botanical ingredients 1
Botanical ingredients are the next victim of the nation's severe drought. Experts weigh in on which crops are most affected and what to expect on shortages, pricing and quality issues.
Inside look into why DSM bought Ocean Nutrition Canada
DSM, already one of the biggest names in the human nutrition business, became the biggest supplier of omega-3s when it acquired fish-oil leader Ocean Nutrition Canada. Here's an insider's look into DSM's strategy.
FDA agrees to issue revised NDI draft guidance 4
FDA has agreed to issue a new, revised New Dietary Ingredients draft guidance after a top-level meeting including Sens. Tom Harkin and Orrin Hatch and Commissioner Margaret Hamburg. No timeline for the new process was immediately available.
Biggest natural products industry deals of 2012 so far 2
Two mergers, two acquisitions and a blockbuster IPO make headlines as the top financial deals in the natural products industry so far in 2012.
Ocean Nutrition acquisition makes DSM world leader in fish oil omega-3s
Royal DSM plans to buy leading fish oil supplier Ocean Nutrition Canada for $532 million. The omega-3 powerhouse is set to take on pharma, but will the deal create competition between its fish and algae omega-3 products?
Is DMAA successor dendrobium legit? 12
With FDA prompting a DMAA exodus from the market, one pre-workout product that features dendrobium extract is benefitting. But while dendrobium might have some advantages over DMAA, experts suspect that some extracts might be spiked.
FDA issues 10 DMAA warning letters 2
FDA has sent warning letters to 10 companies with the ingredient DMAA in their sports performance products, telling them to cease distribution. Is this the end of DMAA in sports nutrition?
Can organic algae sustain the omega-3 market? 5
Algae has great promise as a sustainable source of omega-3s, but up to now it hasn't been possible to certify most algal sources as organic. While that might be about to change, will ingredient suppliers get on board?
Omega-3s meta-analysis didn't look at best studies, experts say 1
A meta-analysis released Monday by the Journal of the American Medical Association concluded that omega-3s intake didn't help patients who already have cardiovascular disease. But industry sources took issue with the study's structure and disagreed with its conclusions.
Omega-3s suppliers dispute conclusions of forage fish report 2
A report from a fisheries task force recommends cutting the worldwide forage fish harvest in half. Sources familiar with the species mentioned in the report that supply omega-3s—anchovies, menhaden and krill—dispute the report's conclusions and say there is enough information to operate these fisheries sustainably.
WWF Norway on its Aker BioMarine partnership
Nina Jensen, head of World Wildlife Fund Norway, talks about the conservation organization’s collaboration with Aker BioMarine.
Krill oil poised for breakthrough in 2012 2
Whole Foods Market's reversal of their sales ban on krill oil removes one of the drags on growth for the category.
GMPs seen as solution to supplements' dry labbing problem 8
Sources say a recent Dateline NBC episode on dry labbing painted an unfair picture of the dietary supplement industry. Are dry labs truly rampant in industry as the show would have you believe?
Is dry labbing the dirty secret of the dietary supplements industry? 11
The practice of dry labbing, or approving test samples without actually doing any tests, has occurred in the supplements industry for years. Now a national TV show on the subject may provide the "seed event" to spur action on the problem.
Engredea: Saturday recap
Hank Schultz of Functional Ingredients magazine gives a recap of the Engredea 2012 show for Saturday, March 10.
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