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The Hacker’s Diet: Should we be looking at nutrition like a computer nerd?

The age of Silicon Valley and Digi-everything has seen the dawn of a new diet trend: ‘Biohacking’.

Melon, mocktails and more: What are the top beverage flavours this summer?

Melon is one of this year’s hottest drink trends, with an array of exotic variations ready to tempt consumers, according to Treatt.


Let’s stop talking about ‘sin taxes’ as if they are the saviour of mankind

Stop talking about food taxes like they are some sort of panacea that will alter consumer behaviours overnight, and magically eliminate obesity and diabetes. They won’t.

Sugar tops UK food concerns

The amount of sugar in food is the top food concern for UK consumers, according to a Food Standards Agency survey.

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Food industry fail? Elderly nutrition

The food industry is missing a billion euro trick when it comes to ageing population, says Lauren Bandy, senior nutrition analyst at Euromonitor International.

Two thirds use their senses rather than 'use by' dates

Over two thirds of Brits use their sense of smell, sight and taste rather than the best before or use by date - so should they be scrapped to cut...

Flavour tourism: On the trail of Europe's future trends

What will the next flavour trends be, where does inspiration come from and how can you make sure a trend has some sticking power? FoodNavigator met up with Mintel at IFT to find...

What’s next for protein?

Meat and dairy consumption has fallen from favour in many European countries and consumers are increasingly on the lookout for foods and drinks high in plant-based protein, according to Mintel...

'I won't be back': Schwarzenegger body building product canned in EU

Arnold Iron Dream Concentrated Night Time Recover product will be discontinued in the EU following accusations of DNP content, its official European distributor has said.

Non-GMO labels are on the rise in Europe – but why?

Non-GMO labels are on the rise in European countries – but unlike the US, EU legislation requires all food containing above trace levels of GM to be labelled. So is there even a need for...

Demand for natural colours is going global, finds 5000-strong survey

Asian consumers are fuelling demand for clean labels and natural colourings - and will bolster a trend that has been dominated by western Europeans until now, a 5000-strong global survey has...

A computer game to reduce snacking and lose weight?

A simple computer game could help people reduce snacking and lose weight by associating certain foods with the act of saying 'no', British psychologists have found.

Antibiotic-free - Is this the next ethical food label?

British meat has been found to contain MRSA and consumers are concerned. So would an antibiotic-free label reassure the public,  or are there already enough ethical food labels?

Euromonitor: Liquid breakfasts are overhyped - snack bars are the future

Liquid breakfasts are not truly catching on with consumers as an alternative to cereal-based breakfast options, says Euromonitor International.

Special edition: Immunity

Pre- & Probiotics market snap-shot; ban to cost €1.5bn by 2020 in EU6

The EU’s ban on prebiotics and probiotics as marketing tools has cost the market €500m and will cost a further €1bn by 2020 according to Euromonitor International data – and...

Cool Britannia: British branding can boost appeal in UK and abroad

Safety, quality, nostalgia- there's a buzz about British products both abroad and at home for various reasons – but products need more than just a Union Jack on the label...

Polish supplements market to grow 8% yearly: 2017-2020

Growth has slowed in the Polish food supplemets market as prices have risen following years of solid growth but forecaster PMR expects growth to spike again in 2017.

Reacting to allergies: Is self-diagnosis leading to malnutrition?

Inaccurate home testing and self-diagnosis is leading to unnecessarily restrictive diets and malnutrition, says a report claiming to make sense of allergies. 

Forget extreme sports – it’s about extreme parenting! Energy drinks may market to millennials but parents’ consumption is on the rise

The pressures of raising children, juggling work and home life, and other daily responsibilities mean older millennials are increasingly turning to energy drinks, according to a report from Mintel. 

Emerging markets drive global health & wellness growth (but one size does not fit all)

38 ‘developed’ nations delivered 54% of functional food and supplement and other health & wellness (HW) product sales in 2014, but these same nations will account for only 14% of growth between now and 2019.

UK recommendations fail to educate pregnant women on iodine

UK pregnant women are iodine deficient and they need nutritional education to empower them to make the right dietary choices, say researchers.

Special edition: Innovations in better-for-you confectionery

'Superfood' chlorella has detox potential in chewing gum and gummies, says Roquette

Ingredients supplier Roquette has developed 'detoxifying' chewing gum and gummy bears containing microalgae chlorella.

Which came first, the health or the supplement?

The healthier a person is the more likely they are to take food supplements – which could distort links between the products and health outcomes, say Danish researchers.

Free NutraIngredients and FoodNavigator online event - June 3, 14:00 Paris time

Big debates, big issues: Is the food industry winning the war against weight?

As the ‘globesity’ health footprint grows and power weight management brands struggle to stay relevant in an age where smartphone apps deliver personalised solutions, join us next week for a...

1800 firms operating in sector

8/10 Italians take supplements & eat functional foods despite regulatory threat

The Italian health food market is booming – 80% of Italians consume food supplements or functional foods – but regulation threatens a sector comprised of 1800 firms, a congress has been told.

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