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New forum showcases the benefits of pulses

A networking forum to help manufacturers understand the nutritional value of pulses has been created by McGill University in Montreal, Canada.

Guest article

Leaders ripping apart the black box

It’s hard to care when you don’t know the real supply chain picture, argues Scandinavia-based analyst Virpi Varjonen in this guest article.

Seaweed market boosted by NPD surge

Food and drink product launches with seaweed flavours, including kombu, nori, and wakame, grew by 147% in Europe between 2011 and 2015, according to latest figures.

Special edition: Gender-specific nutrition

Protein bars are from Mars, fat burners are from Venus: Gender-specific sports nutrition

As sports nutrition makes gains in the mainstream, the emergence of the fitness-minded female is driving manufacturers to reconsider the typically male-dominated image of the sector.

Canadean Dairy Summit - Amsterdam 2016

Canadean points to daypart marketing and other dairy trends

Targeting different parts of the day, snackifying, and alternative milks are some of the developing trends in dairy, according to research company Canadean.

SHOW PREVIEW

Vitafoods Europe: nutrition show marks 20 years

Celebrating its 20th anniversary, this year's Vitafoods will be the biggest yet.

INTERVIEW

Venture capital fund seeks start-ups: Must be sustainable, innovative & ready to make money

New Crop Capital is a venture capital fund that only invests in sustainable start-ups developing cultured and plant-based meat, dairy and egg products. But it's not just about saving the planet: “There...

The ultimate taste test: Insect burger, plant burger or meat burger?

The Belgian researchers' battle of the burgers threw up an interesting result: Although meat came out top, consumers liked the insect burgers more when told they contained mealworms, putting it...

Special edition: Omega-3s

Within troubled picture for world's oceans, omega-3 fisheries judged to be healthy, well-managed

Sustainability has been a constant concern within the omega-3s industry. While questions remain, the general consensus is that the fisheries that supply most of the world’s servings of long chain...

Vitafoods Europe 2016, Geneva, Switzerland, May 10-12

Vitafoods to showcase nutrition innovation boom

92% of 800+ ingredient and product exhibitors that attended Vitafoods Europe in Geneva last year said they would launch at least one product in the following year.

“It is effectively the Maria Sharapova problem"

Caffeine abuse common among English Premier League footballers

Follow-up investigations to recent widespread doping allegations  attached to a UK-based doctor have found caffeine gel and pill abuse common among professional footballers in England.

Innovation Conference

Personalised nutrition ‘really works’: new research

New EU research shows that diets targeted at an individual’s specific needs –personalised nutrition – can improve health more than general nutrition advice, but the results are not improved by...

Food Vision Asia: Be part of a unique EU delegation

Are you looking to explore the Asian market for new business opportunities? Food Vision Asia is looking for individuals who are interested in forming a delegation to represent Europe’s trade...

Is cactus water worth the hype? Why tea company Steaz chose to use it for new infused drink

Cactus water is gaining traction in the plant-based water market, and US company Steaz has spotted an opportunity to blend cactus water with ready-to-drink tea in its new beverage line.

Food Vision Asia 2016

Unveiled: Final programme for Singapore event

The final programme for Food Vision Asia event has been announced ahead of its inaugural edition in the region, which takes place in Singapore from April 27-29.

INTERVIEW

UK supplier brings insect protein to Europe: “We are laying the foundation on which to build the industry,” says Mophagy founder

FoodNavigator talks insect innovation and EU regulation with the founder of UK insect start-up, Mophagy, that has just landed official European distribution rights for Entomo Farms. 

Comment

Tesco's NutriCentre failure speaks volumes about the food-medicine divide

'Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.' Nice idea, one uttered by Greek doctor Hippocrates centuries ago, but best not mention it at the next Tesco future...

High-protein ice-cream company taking part in US Thrive technology program

UK high-protein ice-cream company Wheyhey has been chosen to take part in Thrive – an eight-week food-technology accelerator program based in Silicon Valley.

China

Vitamin A prices set to continue to soar

After more than a year-long slump, China’s important vitamin A market is finally starting to rebound, with prices expected to continue to grow until the second-half 2016, according to market analyst CCM ....

Coca-Cola is ‘Relentless’ as it redesigns energy drink

Coca-Cola has redesigned its Relentless energy drink, launching an additional flavour called Passion Punch and a 4 x 500ml multi pack in the brand’s best-selling Origin flavour.

Inaugural meeting of micronutrients and health group

UK MP to lobby for folic acid action

A UK member of parliament (MP) will lobby for folic acid strategies including supplementation and/or fortification of flour following the inaugural meeting of a parliamentary group on micronutrients and health....

Made FOR China: Probiotic firm takes up UK export challenge

Welsh probiotic company Cultech will use a free-trade deal to tap into the Chinese market, export ambitions that fall instep with the UK government’s plans to switch from ‘Made in...

Consumers willing to pay more for bioavailability enhancements, consultant says

There is an opportunity for companies to use bioavailability enhancement to differentiate their products, even if consumers don’t have a firm grasp of specific technologies, an expert says.

Herbal supplement firm joins ‘1% for the Planet’ movement

UK herbal tea and supplement firm Pukka Herbs has joined the global 1% for the Planet movement, which sees companies donate at least 1% of their annual turnover to environmental NGOs.

Meat substitutes market set to top €3.57 billion by 2016

Heightened health concerns over the consumption of meat as well as increased environmental awareness are likely to fuel the growth of the  global meat substitutes market to over $4 billion...