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NutraIngredients Readers Awards are open...cast your vote!

Have your say and vote to decide who will win Readers’ Ingredient of the Year and Readers’ Food Supplement of the Year at this year’s NutraIngredients Awards.

Report looks at Scottish butter and cheddar markets

Scottish processors struggle to create strong cheese and butter brands that can compete with large multinational processors, according to a recent report. 

myfood24 – the online tool helping researchers get teenage kicks?

An online method of collecting diet data could help unlock intake information for teenagers, a group often neglected in government policy, say UK researchers.

Sugar overtakes calories as number one ‘food villain’

Sugar has overtaken calories as the biggest ‘villain’ when shopping for healthy food, research by Mintel has found.

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Finding hidden wealth in healthy ageing

The world’s population is ageing and people want to be healthy, longer – but can foods, drinks and supplements help? Our free online event  tackles this multi-billion question from multiple angles, tapping...

First EU-wide data offers ‘firm evidence’ of vitamin D deficiency

An estimated 13% of the EU population are vitamin D deficient, an EU-funded project providing the first internationally comparable data has found.

Awareness of state organic logo is 100%, says Danish government

Danish demand for organic food is booming and awareness of the state-controlled logo has never been higher, according to a recent survey.

Nutrigenomics nudge closer to the mainstream ‘but we are not there yet’

As gene-based nutrition research builds and apps launch utilising said research, nutrigenomics appears to be morphing from concept to reality, but more research is required says a leading professor in...

Food Vision Asia 2016: Programme unveiled for event’s Asia debut

Food Vision will arrive in Asia for the first time in April, bringing together senior industry thought-leaders to share ideas, find insights and challenge conventional thinking.

Demand for citrus flavour blends on the rise in Europe, says FMI

Demand for citrus flavour market is set to rise in Europe in the next ten years, says Future Market Insights (FMI) - but which are the most popular flavour blends,...

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Gulfood: Big, noisy, and very intense

Gulfood’s record numbers and fever-pitch atmosphere only tell part of the show’s story – beneath the noise, the exhibition is becoming increasingly important.

Introducing the kakadu plum: Clean label's rising star ingredient that replaces chemical preservatives

Kakadu Plum, an edible fruit produced by trees in the tropical woodlands of Australia, has emerged as a superfruit with antimicrobial properties that could replace chemical preservatives used by the seafood...

Dispatches from Probiota 2016

Must read: Many, many things you need to know about probiotics until 2020

The global probiotics market is worth €32bn according to latest Euromonitor data and analysis presented recently at Probiota in Amsterdam – and that excludes fermented sour milks worth another €5.8bn.

Certified sustainable seafood reaches record numbers

The number of sustainable seafood products certified by the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) has topped a record 20,000 – an important milestone which shows a growing consumer interest in sustainability,...

Innovation and changing shopping habits fuel UK organic sales

The UK organic market is on track to beat pre-recession growth figures in 2016, buoyed by innovation from small manufacturers and a change in the way consumers shop, says a...

Food industry slow to react to demand for natural colours & flavours: Mintel

Faced with a growing wave of consumer demand for products with simpler, natural colours and flavours, food and drink companies have been notoriously slow to respond, says Mintel.

Data spanning 40 years reveals Britain's health conscious drive - as it gets fatter

Data published by the UK government today gives a glimpse into the eating habits of 150,000 UK households from 1974 to 2014, revealing a nation that is increasingly health conscious –...

Nutraceuticals and regulation: 'Please sir, can we have some more', say consumers

Consumers want more regulation on food and further limits on the use of additives and preservatives, but are keen to embrace functional products and nutraceuticals, according to extensive research carried...

Germany asks: When do energy drinks pose a risk?

The German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR) has launched an online forum entitled ‘Energy Drinks: When do they pose a risk?’, which it hopes will raise awareness of the...

Organic trends, innovations & hot topics: What's the buzz at BioFach?

Keep on top of the social media buzz at Europe's leading trade fair for organic product innovation, BioFach in Nuremburg, Germany.

Organic growth set to double – but it won’t feed the planet alone: Study

Sales of organic food and drink are set to double by 2018 but this is not enough to feed the world – a truly sustainable farming system is needed for...

Mars to ditch all artificial colours from its entire global food portfolio

Food giant Mars has pledged to phase out all artificial colours from its global food and drink portfolio in the next five years.

Can Russia's organic industry match Putin's ambitions?

Russian president Vladimir Putin wants Russia to become the worlds biggest supplier of eco-friendly food - but the country still has a long way in terms of organic certification and production,...

Séralini study on GMO toxicity ‘disappears’ after one day online

A study into long-term observational data by Seralini shows that GM Bt176 maize is “most probably” toxic in animals – but the paper has since ‘disappeared’ from the online journal after only one...

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Why do people buy organic? Separating myth from motivation

Sales and demand of organic food have been rising again after an uncertain 2014-15, buoyed on by stronger claims of benefits to health, a more natural way of production and...

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