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"The consequence of this is a fundamental blow to the belief in health claims as a magic bullet."

Consumers are food confused...Are you helping?

Consumers have never been more confused about food, argues Healthy Food Marketing chief Peter Wennstrom in this guest article. The food industry needs to step up...

Vitafoods investment hunt: 14 start-ups on menu

14 nutrition start-ups are formally seeking investment and partners the day before Vitafoods Europe officially opens next week in Geneva.

"More and more the food industry realises consumer education is the key to success – not claims."

Welcome to the era of Nutrition. Are you ready for it?

The moment you realise that every nutrient you eat today will build your body of tomorrow, then you realise you will become what you eat. Couple that with the fact that most...

Special edition: 25 years of functional foods

Functional Foods 2.0: Beyond the nutritional shoehorn...

Products such as probiotic pizza, probiotic snack bars, high-fibre chicken or fish-oil fortified yoghurt may seem bizarre, says market expert Julian Mellentin in this guest article, but since 1990 thousands...

SPECIAL EDITION: 25 YEARS OF FUNCTIONAL FOODS

Ancient grain potential: Looking to the past for future functional foods

From chia and quinoa, to teff and einkorn, there is a resurgent interest in re-discovering ancient varieties of grains as functional food ingredients. But what are they, and why are...

SPECIAL EDITION: 25 YEARS OF FUNCTIONAL FOODS

Delayed reactions and industry in-jokes: The psychology of functional foods

According to Euromonitor International, fortified or functional food and drink sales jumped by 25% between 2008 and 2013 to reach $267.6bn (€249bn). But what does this industry term really mean...

Plant-based protein targets ‘no meat athlete’ movement

Indigo Herbs has launched a range of plant-based protein powders targeting the growing number of active vegans part of a ‘no meat athlete’ movement.

SPECIAL EDITION: 25 YEARS OF FUNCTIONAL FOODS

Companies need to address 'serious' health claim ignorance

With 93% of consumers saying they don’t trust product health claims, naturally functional foods have instant appeal – but if companies highlight the science and regulation behind claims all stand...

Four bright nutrition ideas looking for crowdfunding

We scoured the internet to find some of the brightest nutrition ideas looking for crowdfunding.

NutraIngredients Awards evening: Will you be joining us to celebrate?

On May 6th, the biggest and brightest stars in the nutrition galaxy will come together to celebrate the industry at the NutraIngredients Awards. Will you be joining us to applaud...

Eastern promise: The untapped health potential of Japanese cuisine

The Japanese diet can rival the Mediterranean diet for both health benefits and consumer pulling-power – with the added bonus of 'undiscovered' ingredients waiting to be developed by Western food manufacturers.

Friend of the Sea certified omega-3 tally climbs to 76 companies

Friend of the Sea has now certified 76 companies from 23 different countries producing fish oil, fish meal, fish feed and omega-3 supplements.

40% Brits want calcium and vitamin D enriched products

There is substantial interest in calcium- and vitamin D- enriched products for improved bone health in the UK. But young people still don’t see the importance, says Canadean....

Regulation squeezes digestive health NPD out of EU

The percentage of food and drink launches carrying digestive health claims has fallen from 2.4% in 2009 to 2.2% in 2014 in the EU, says Innova Market Insights.

Exclusive discount on registration for prebiotic and probiotic event

Probiota Americas 2015: NutraIngredients reader discount for probiotic and prebiotic event

NutraIngredients-USA.com and NutraIngredients.com are offering a 10% discount on registration for our prebiotic and probiotic event held on 3-5 June 2015 in sunny San Diego.

What does ‘responsible innovation’ really mean?

Many food firms talk about the need for ‘responsible innovation’, but what does this buzzword actually mean to the consumer and the industry?

Supplements for autism - can the science match market demands?

Brain boosting supplements for autistic children are ‘an open opportunity’ and the science is promising say industry insiders and marketers – but autism experts have questioned their efficacy.

Dispatches from Food Vision, Cannes

‘What I already drink – but better!’ What can functional beverages offer consumers?

Consumers are keen to learn more about beverage ingredients, which is good news for the functional drink category, suggest beverage entrepreneurs. 

“The new EC has spoken of better regulation and growth so we trust them to consider our position and argumentation."

IPA gathers forces in Brussels; seeks EC ear

The just-formed European iteration of the International Probiotics Association (IPA) has met for the first time at its new Brussels base with Danone, Dupont-Danisco, Chr Hansen, Yakult, Probi and Lallemand...

Shifting demands: Where will the growth in healthy foods come from?

With an ever increasing consumer demand for healthier food products, many within the industry are asking where the growth in healthy foods will come from.

How has social media changed food marketing?

The rise of social media has led to a shift in the way consumers view food brands – and the way that food brands interact with their customers, according to...

Protein powders added to UK’s ‘basket of goods’

Protein powders have been added to the UK’s ‘basket of goods’ – a list of staple products and services used to calculate UK inflation.  

Mérieux NutriSciences makes sixth acquisition in less than a year

Mérieux NutriSciences Corporation has acquired ABC Research Laboratories in Gainesville, Florida to take its total of acquisitions to six from July last year.

Looking into the food future at Food Vision 2015

Is personalised nutrition about to go public in a big way?

Nutrigenomics – the idea of optimising nutrition via individualised and/or pooled genetic data – is one that has long promised to revolutionise how we eat – not to mention keeping...

Who is responsible for battling the big issues in food?

From obesity to malnutrition and water scarcity, the world is facing an ever-growing number of food-related problems. But how responsible is the food industry for fighting back against these issues?

Key Industry Events

Vitafoods Asia 2015

Hong Kong / Conference and exhibition

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Food Vision USA 2015

Chicago, IL / Conference

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