About the Global Probiotics Council:
The Global Probiotics Council (GPC) was established in 2004 through a collaborative agreement between Danone and YAKULT HONSHA CO, LTD. The role of the GPC is to promote and/or advance probiotics in the world, through means such as:
i. Raising awareness of probiotics and their health benefits through science-based education and dissemination of information to health care professionals and the public;
ii. Communicating with government bodies, and other relevant interest groups; and
iii. Building relationships with leading researchers and research institutions and supporting collaboration research in the area of probiotics and intestinal microbiota.
GPC activities began with the establishment of the Probiotics Scientific Board in the United States. The Young Investigator Grant for Probiotics Research program was established to meet these goals by contributing to the advancement of probiotics research in the United States.
About Danone & Danone Research:
Danone is the world's leading producer of yogurt products. These products are sold under the Dannon and Danone brand names. Since its founding, Danone has built its business on product offerings, which combine health benefits and taste. Danone Research is the organization responsible for all Danone R&D activities (1200 employees worldwide). Its mission is to formulate Danone products with health benefits based on scientific evidence. It also studies the effects of food on health and aims to continuously improve the nutritional profile of Danone products worldwide.
Among others, probiotic research is a key expertise of Danone Research. Over the past 90 years, Danone has amassed a collection of approximately 4,00
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