Vitamins, minerals and other so-called essential nutrients are substances that the body needs to function but cannot make, or cannot make in sufficient amounts. Therefore, by definition, an adequate supply of these substances is essential for good health; a shortage must eventually lead to dysfunction or disease. This is why governments spend large sums of money to develop dietary guidelines and recommended dietary intakes for individual nutrients.If nutrients are so obviously important, then
Leaders from government, academics, non-government, and universities gathered this week in Stuttgart Germany at Hohenheim University to address micronutrient deficiencies globally. The goals of the organizers of the International Congress of Hidden Hunger were to create awareness and get the issue of inadequate intakes of essential micronutrients on the agenda of key opinion leaders from government, academics, and industry.As emphasized by Stephen Tanda, Managing Board Member of DSM, […]
Thirty percent of adults report avoiding gluten, and interest in gluten-free menu items at restaurants is also growing, according to a new NPD report.