Articles by Greg Aldrich, PhD

Beet pulp

It's good for the gut
Sugar beets (Beta vulgaris var. altissima) are grown around the globe and are a valuable option in modern crop rotation strategies. Last year, US farmers harvested 29.9 million tons of sugar beets on 1.3 million acres. Over the past 10 years, sugar beets accounted for more than 53% of US sugar production.
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Cellulose

Fiber to the max
Cellulose is the structural carbohydrate that provides strength and rigidity to trees, blades of grass, stalks of wheat, bolls of cotton and is one of the most abundant biological polymers in the world. It is where most of the carbon from the photosynthetic conversion of CO2 to O2 is deposited. 
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Chondroitin in petfood

How is this ingredient most effectively managed in the diet?
An increasing number of petfoods and pet supplements are targeted at joint stiffness or lameness in the aged dog and cat, or at those dogs engaged in highly strenuous activity. Most of these products contain chondroprotective agents such as chondroitin sulfate and/or glucosamine hydrochloride.
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Corn gluten meal

Consumers wonder: What exactly is it?
In 2002, much of the 1.35 million tons of corn gluten meal was consumed by the livestock market. However, a fair amount was used in petfood.
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0511ethoxyquin

Ethoxyquin

A defining choice for petfood marketers
Paper or plastic? Republican or Democrat? Chevy or Ford? Evolution or Intelligent Design? These and many others are "defining choices" we face in everyday life. For many petfood companies, synthetic or natural has been a defining choice that has dictated which side of the fence (market) that they will participate
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