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Special edition: Algae

Algal omega-3s sustainability message should be additive, not predatory, GOED director says

Algal omega-3s are a growing sector of the market, but companies need to be careful of how they sell the benefits of that source, said one expert.

Germany overtakes US as top energy drink innovator

For the first time Germany has overtaken the US as the top energy drink innovator with the highest rates of new product development (NPD) in 2015, according to Mintel. 

AUD$9m project puts algae under the nutritional spotlight in New South Wales

An AUD$9m (US$6.9m) project to boost the potential for algae in the nutrition, supplement and bio-industry has been launched in New South Wales.

News in brief

Arla Foods urges UK consumers to create new protein-rich breakfasts

Arla Foods UK has launched a breakfast campaign as part of its £100m ($132m) commitment to support healthier eating among consumers.

Fortification, standards and investment: Three priorities for India’s booming food industry

Implementing stringent safety and quality regulations, tackling micronutrient deficiencies and maximising the opportunities from inward investment need to be three of key priorities for the food industry in India, amid...

'there are times when using supplementation is needed'

British dieticians issue safe sports supplement guide

The British Dietetic Association (BDA) has produced a guide to help athletes “from the elite to the exercising public” buy and use sports nutrition products.

Baby food and probiotics driving expectations for a €1.7bn colostrum market within the decade

The global colostrum market is expected to hit a valuation upwards of €1.7bn ($1.9bn) by 2026 with baby food and probiotics leading the way, analysts predict.

Why is food supplement use declining?

Food supplement use appears to be waning, says a study speculating that unmet expectations could be the main reason for users giving up on the pills. 

The future of tea: From hangover cures to tea jellies, Tetley’s top five predictions

From teas enriched with medicines to programmable tea taps, the humble brew could see a dramatic evolution over the coming years, says Tetley. Even the concept of tea consumed as...

Supermarkets identified as main junk-food source for consumers: Study

Improving access to healthy foods may not be as effective in changing dietary habits as previously thought, as a study identifies supermarkets as the main source of junk food among...

Opinion

Supplement shaming wins first Olympic gold medal

It didn’t take long for a dope-busted Olympic athlete to blame a contaminated food supplement for his infringement and sportsmen and sports bodies to jump into the fray with ‘see?...

Global health & wellness investment activity ahead of 2015

The food and nutrition space is vibrant and in rude health according to latest merger, acquisition and investment figures globally.

The internet of nutrition things: Samsung and Nestlé partner for research project

South Korean electronics multinational Samsung and the Nestlé Institute of Health Sciences are collaborating on a digital health platform that brings together the concept of the internet of things and...

Irish dairy campaign packs protein punch in hard times for sector

Ireland’s National Dairy Council has put protein at the heart of its new Powered by Dairy marketing campaign, targeting sports enthusiasts and supporting value-added products such as protein milk.

DISPATCHES FROM IFT

Trends in fats and oils: It's all about minimal processing, novel ingredients & changing the plant's genetic profile

Consumers are confused over the healthiness of saturated fats, worried about chemical contaminants in processed oils and turned off by labels cluttered with additives to extend shelf and fry life. So what...

Balancing the binges: We Are Tea ‘everyday good’ range taps into Millennial trends

We Are Tea is the latest functional tea brand to tap into the Millenial generation's search for products that offset eating indulgences, according to an analyst. 

Frankfurt, November 28, 2016

Game on: New conference spills sports nutrition beans beyond 2017

The multi-billion euro sports nutrition sector is changing faster than you can say ‘millennial buy-in’, but is your firm abreast of the game-changing shifts that matter most?

Here we Tesco again: Holland & Barrett to supplement retail superstores

Tesco will open six in-store Holland & Barrett concessions within the next month as part of a pilot project, just months after closing down its loss-making NutriCentre business.

South Africa sets nutrition goals for 2025

Multiple stakeholders are gathering to tackle hidden hunger and malnutrition in South Africa.

Macronutrient upgrade: Protein-infused food looks to enhance form & function

Mars’ decision back in May to infuse larges dose of protein into its bestselling Snickers and Mars chocolate bars signalled to many that protein consumption had hit the mainstream sector....

Warning: Health is not the top factor motivating functional food purchases

An Italian consumer survey has revealed the factors motivating functional food purchases. The researchers said health function was just one reason on the list, and manufacturers would do well to...

Protein ice cream: The Red Bull of the freezer aisle?

Rising protein ice cream brand WheyHey isn’t stopping at being the 'Red Bull of the freezer aisle'; it wants to provide an alternative to the 'rubbish' food companies are serving...

Special edition: Anti aging

Backing deconstructed collagen molecule with data key to supporting focused benefits

Sometimes the sum of the parts is in fact greater than the whole, and that seems to be the story in collagen, at least for some of its more focused...

Sports nutrition market to reach €36bn by 2020

The global sports nutrition market will grow an average of 8.27% a year to reach US$40bn (€36bn) by 2020, with herbal supplements driving much of the growth, according to a report...

Guest article

Fads in focus: Coconut oil – panacea or artery clogger?

There is barely a food or beverage category that has not been invaded by coconut in some shape or form, says Euromonitor International contributing analyst, Simone Baroke. But is the world...

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