27-Mar-2015 - An EU-funded project is conducting a survey to find out if consumers feel comfortable eating animals that have been fed on insect protein.
27-Mar-2015 - Dutch algae company Nutress has signed its first distribution deal for Germany, Austria and Switzerland with German company Harke Pharma.
27-Mar-2015 - French consumer group Foodwatch has condemned a proposed five-colour front-of-pack nutritional labelling system, calling it an industry smokescreen.
27-Mar-2015 - While the health benefits of following a Mediterranean-style diet are well-known, new research has also suggested that the dietary pattern also leaves less of a carbon footprint than other options.
27-Mar-2015 - Risk assessment of food chemicals usually fails to take into account their effects when combined with other compounds – and these ‘chemical cocktails’ may be harmful to health, says new research from Denmark.
27-Mar-2015 - Thirty varieties of heat resistant beans will be able to survive rising temperatures and keep feeding millions, say scientists.
26-Mar-2015 - Consumer-centric innovation must be coupled with real-world scientific insights that explain how to best deliver nutrition to those that need it, says Lucozade’s senior sports scientist.
26-Mar-2015 - Aiming to source and develop foods that have subtle points of difference from the competition in terms of quality or product offering is the key to innovation and new product development at UK retail chain Waitrose.
26-Mar-2015 - Following the UK dietary guidelines could reduce the risk of heart attacks in middle-aged and older men and women by up to 30%=, say researchers.
26-Mar-2015 - Will ‘sweet’ always be superior in the soft drink category? Or will consumers embrace the whole world of senses and suss out alternative tastes?
26-Mar-2015 - There is little evidence to prove natural sweetener xylitol prevents tooth decay in children and adults despite an EFSA-backed health claim, says a Cochrane review.
26-Mar-2015 - The super-merger of Heinz and Kraft is less about synergies and more about cutting costs, analysts have said.
26-Mar-2015 - Alpro’s use of the term ‘yoghurt variant’ for its soy- and plant-based products is misleading and must be removed, a Belgian court has ruled.
26-Mar-2015 - Colours company DD Williamson (DDW) has announced expansion plans with the opening of a new production site in Cork, Ireland.
25-Mar-2015 - A new enzyme launched by biotech company Novozymes can optimise operations and reduce processing costs for maltose syrups producers, the company said.
25-Mar-2015 - Reducing the salt content of food does not trigger compensation behaviours in consumers, research has found.
25-Mar-2015 - Heinz and Kraft Foods will merge to create the world’s fifth largest food and drink company, after Heinz owners 3G Capital and Berkshire Hathaway agreed to acquire Kraft.
25-Mar-2015 - Big Food needs to care more; start-ups can’t feed a planet housing 9bn people in 2050; and genuine disruptive technologies are spawning and spinning faster than flapping butterfly wings…So, er, stay calm and keep making (hopefully healthy) food.
25-Mar-2015 - Fresh-cut fruit and veg are sold as an instant vitamin boost. But chlorine disinfection, refrigeration and up to three weeks on the shelf mean their vitamin content is often low – so is there any point in buying them?
25-Mar-2015 - When launching a new product, don’t underestimate the power of good design – and make sure you trademark everywhere, says Suzie Walker, founder of The Primal Pantry.