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Top 10 US functional food trends

The growing popularity of fortified and functional foods – in preference to nutritional supplements – was identified as the top of 10 US functional food trends, according to the Chicago-based Institute of...

Danes back food supplements (even if their government does not)

Despite healthy diets and a lack of government support, food supplement use in Denmark is among the highest in Europe, the Danish Food Institute (NFI) has concluded after a survey.

Food Vision 2014: In pictures

The Food Vision event in Cannes brought together global food and drink industry leaders to tackle some of the biggest issues and key topics directly affecting the future of the...

INNOBEV GLOBAL SOFT DRINKS CONGRESS: FINAL THOUGHTS

‘Functional beverage belief is back’: Zenith International chair

Zenith International chairman Richard Hall tells BeverageDaily.com that he thinks the beverage industry is regaining its faith in functional products. 

Aussie vit market growing faster than Kiwi counterpart, study finds

More Australians are getting into vitamins—and doing so at a faster rate—than their trans-Tasman neighbours, according to new research.

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Scotland to vote for independence: Food Manufacture poll

Scottish nationalists are on course for a landslide victory in the independence referendum on September 18, if the results of a Food Manufacture Group poll are repeated.

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One week to go: FoodNavigator’s Sugar Debate separates the fact from the fiction

Sugar has been linked to everything from heart disease to obesity and cancers in recent months. But is it as bad as all that? Our free-to-attend debate aims to tackle...

India’s natural vitamin E market set to triple by 2020

India’s natural vitamin E market is booming and set to almost triple in six years on the back of growing demand from across the world, a new report has revealed. ...

Future looks increasingly bright for herbal supplements, market researcher says

The economic downturn has had a depressing effect on new product launches in the herbal dietary supplement industry, said Steve French, managing director of the Natural Marketing Institute. But the...

INSIDE...VOLAC

Industry must debunk whey protein bodybuilding myths: Volac

While the whey protein market has evolved from a "bodybuilding-only market" there are still myths associated with its past that the industry must "debunk," says Volac.

Religion, weather and age: The Middle East and its calcium problem

A rapidly aging population, a hot climate and clothing restrictions owing to Islam are making the Middle East the right kind of market for calcium-enriched mineral water, according to one German-based...

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Innocent shakes up smoothies with functional launches

Coke-owned Innocent is launching a functional smoothie range in the UK from April centered on soft health claims - three varieties will use 'defense' 'energise' and 'antioxidant' positioning.

Food Visions: Industry needs to confront its communications crash or lose consumers forever

Food manufacturers, retailers and other food industry players are failing to connect with consumers who are tuning out of mainstream messaging and infesting their own comms channels, says angel investor,...

Special edition: Pre and Probiotics

Probiotic call: Forget health claims (consumers have)

Probiotic players obsessed with winning health claims needn’t bother as consumers don’t value them anyway, a leading consultant says.

Puratos: Wild berry bakery fillings on trend

Puratos has added wild berries to its bakery fillings range to align with consumer interest in nutritional tasty ingredients and move away from watery, cultivated berries.

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What do the eco heretics mean for GM golden rice?

Dr Patrick Moore – Greenpeace founding member and GM defector – represents a fear that lurks in the heart of all ideologists: Am I on the right side of the...

Protein chocolate muscling into mainstream, says Noi Sirius

The booming protein market is starting to move beyond hardcore bodybuilders, according to Iceland’s premier chocolate producer.

DSM leads charge to raise global vitamin E intake recommendations

Global vitamins leader DSM is calling on authorities to raise vitamin E intake recommendations after hosting a workshop and posting a paper on the issue that highlight public health threatening...

Live from Probiota 2014

Data eater: EU probiotic yoghurt market to drop 4.5% by 2018; supplements on the up

The market for probiotic yoghurt in 20 key European Union markets will fall 4.5% in the five years between now and 2018, but the overall sector trend remains positive, Euromonitor...

Special edition: Polyphenols

Polyphenol use rises 69% in 5 years (but do people get it?)

Polyphenol use in functional food and drink marketing has shot up 69% since 2009 even as consumer understanding remains low and approved global health claims extremely limited. But can it continue?

Euromonitor reads 2014 in 5 mega-trends

Backed by a raft of new claims, natural energy and tiredness reduction is the mega-trend of mega-trends for 2014, according to Euromonitor International.

Global probiotic market to add 50% to €33bn by 2018: Analyst

The term ‘probiotic’ may be banned in the European Union – along with its cousin ‘prebiotic’ – but sales remain steady, and the global picture is buoyant, says leading analyst, Euromonitor International.

China’s krill market opening up to newcomers

Canadian biotechnology company Neptune has followed its krill supply rivals Aker Biomarine in receiving New Food Raw Material certification in China, which allows the companies to sell their krill oil...

Goodbye weight watchers, hello weight wellness: Report

Normal not specialist weight management foods (and programmes) are the future for those seeking to lose weight, according to a new report.

Natural dairy the new functional dairy: New Nutrition Business

Dairy will continue its “rebirth as a natural whole food” in 2014 as consumer demand for healthy products such as Greek yogurt drives innovation, according to New Nutrition Business.

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