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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.

The folic acid message must move beyond the taboo of ‘trying for a baby’

We must tackle the taboo around folic acid supplementation if we are to tackle the rising rate of neural tube defects in Ireland, says public health body.

The challenges of selling insects in Europe

EU regulation is confusing but with growing consumer demand, it's still an attractive market. FoodNavigator spoke to five companies about the challenges of selling insects in Europe.

Fatty liver disease is a major untapped opportunity for nutraceuticals; platform established

Research, focus and regulatory cunning will be needed if the nutraceutical industry is to tap into the relatively unexplored area of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), says the consultancy firm...

Private label nutrition equal to national brands

There are no major differences in nutritional content between private labels, national brands and hard discount goods – although private labels come out top for nutrition labelling, according to a French...

Quinoa's protein potential: From healthy whole food to versatile ingredient

After years in the making, quinoa protein concentrate will be the latest plant-based protein to be commercialised, competing with the likes of whey, soy and pea.

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...

UK ketones firm contacted by pro cycling teams

Ketones get rough ride at Tour de France

The use of potentially performance enhancing ketones at the Tour de France cycling race has raised questions about their efficacy, legality and scale of usage.

€143 per person per year can end chronic hunger globally

€143 (US$160) directed to people living in extreme poverty over a year can end world hunger in 15 years, the United Nations (UN) has said.

News in brief

GOED Exchange 2016 seeks to ‘shape the future of the industry’

The Global Organization for EPA and DHA Omega-3s (GOED) has opened registration for its GOED Exchange 2016 conference aiming to ‘foster the exchange of ideas and bring the industry together...

Insect protein market has enthusiasm & sustainability – now it needs a business plan

The insect protein market has been relying on its youthful enthusiasm and faith in sustainability but it needs a solid business plan to move forward, says Invenire as it seeks...

Comment

Fitness food is not mainstream, so stop selling it like it is

We’ve all been there – reached for a high protein, fiber dense, fatty acid-rich snack as a healthier option. But did we all hit the gym that day to compensate?...

Energy drinks ride out tough economic times

Different flavours, artificial caffeine alternatives and a place in everyday life give energy drinks the staying power to survive the recession, says a Canadean report.

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...

Special edition: Immune support

Researchers prescribe more red wine to give Kiwis immune boost

Auckland employers should be encouraging their staff to drink red wine after research from the city linked one of wine's key compounds with fewer sick days from work for the...

Special edition: Immune support

Presenteeism: A new window of opportunity for immune supplements?

Presenteeism - or showing up for work despite being ill - is on the rise. Could this be an opportunity for immunity-boosting supplements, or is it a trend to fight...

Special edition: Immune support

Easy-win immune claims are vampires on tricky co-ingredients

Adding in ingredients like vitamin C to make legal immune health claims may sell products short term, but this sucks the blood from more challenging ingredients like probiotics and botanicals,...

How food industry can boost milk’s value: fortify it

Fortified milk could help to boost the value of milk sales, despite supermarket price war slashing the price of the white stuff to as little as 89p for a four...

Making baobab famous: Taking an African superfood to the European mainstream

Aduna aims to create sustainable African businesses by using little-known local crops – starting with baobab – says its co-founder, Andrew Hunt.

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.

Food firms ‘to face higher costs after EU exit’

Food and drink manufacturers would face higher long-term costs if Britain quits the EU, but the move would have less impact on business than some “scare-mongering” reports suggest.

Benecol enters China

Finnish food-agriculture giant Raisio has launched its cholesterol-lowering, plant stanol-based Benecol brand in China in a powder form via mostly medical channels in its big coastal cities.

Dispatches from Vitafoods Europe

US market is faster, but not lower quality or less ethical than Europe, consultant says

In the wake of the New York Attorney General affair, one question that has been raised is whether barriers to entry in the US market are too low, and give...

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.

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