Jun 05

What does Alltech do for the average consumer?

What does Alltech do for the average consumer? Janeal Yancey
Last week I was invited to attend the Alltech Symposium. Alltech is a global agricultural company that produces a variety of products used in several segments of food production. Other than their beer (which was quite tasty), bourbon, and coffee products, a big portion of what is produced by Alltech is sold to others within agriculture. The average consumer probably doesn’t even know the company exists. So, that got me thinking. When people ask me where I was last week; why I left my kids and my husband for 5 days to attend a symposium hosted by a global agriculture company, what will I tell them? How do I relate what Alltech does to them and their everyday lives?

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Jun 04

Our food chain is blindly starving us of essential DHA – How to avert this public health crisis with algae

Our food chain is blindly starving us of essential DHA – How to avert this public health crisis with algae Philip Wilkinson, 2 Sisters Food Group, Harrowgate, Yorks., UK, explains Omega-3 DHA and its importance.
The bad news: DHA deficiency has been shown to increase the risk for the development of cardiovascular disease and age-related cognitive decline. DHA stands for docosahexaenoic acid, and is an omega-3 fatty acid that is essential for proper human development and health. Notably, it plays critical roles in heart, eye and brain function. Unfortunately recent shortages in oily fish supplies have led to a decline in the DHA content of fish that we find commonly in our grocery stores. Because fish is the most prominent source of DHA in the human diet, DHA intake concerns are nothing new.

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Apr 16

How to Optimize Your Omega-6: Omega-3 Ratio

How to Optimize Your Omega-6: Omega-3 Ratio
Functional foods have become a hot topic in the food industry due to the push for healthier food products on supermarket shelves. According to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, a functional food is defined as “A food that provides additional health benefits that may reduce disease risk and/or promote good health.” In short, functional foods provide added value to the consumer – more health benefits in each bite.

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Mar 20

Alltech Algae: Improving Your Health with DHA-Enriched Foods

Alltech Algae: Improving Your Health with DHA-Enriched Foods Click for larger image.

Healthy brain and eye development. Improved behavior and memory. Enhanced reading skills. What if children could receive these benefits from their scrambled eggs or the milk poured on their cereal?

Now, through the process of naturally enriching food products with DHA microalgae, they can.

The Problem: A Dietary DHA Deficiency

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