Soup-To-Nuts Podcast: Trendspotting at Expo West reveals upticks in keto, MCT oil, plant-based protein and better-for-you snacks & kids’ foods

As illustrated by the diverse range of products with CBD launching at the show, the ingredient clearly has a lot of potential in applications across categories, including functional beverages, snack bars, sweets, supplements and beauty products. But it also has significant hurdles that may have some players slamming on the brakes and looking for other […]

What’s the Skinny on the Keto Diet?

Photo illustration by The New York Times; AP (Halle Berry, bottom left), Getty Images (Alicia Vikander, Al Roker, Vanessa Hudgens, Tim Ferriss) Uptick is a periodic feature that investigates fads, follies and fetishes new and old that are spurring conversation. The hype: Who would have guessed that a high-fat diet that encourages you to double-down […]

Dispensed: New Theranos footage, an e-cig crackdown, and the pharmacy powering DTC companies like Hims

Hello, It was another busy week on the healthcare desk here at Business Insider, with news that National Cancer Institute director Dr. Ned Sharpless will be acting FDA commissioner when Dr. Scott Gottlieb steps down. We were also following developments from Silicon Valley startups, both new ones, and one whose founders have since faced criminal […]