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Protein trends: Saturation point or just the tip of the iceberg?

Protein trends: Saturation point or just the tip of the iceberg?

Does the huge demand for protein have the legs to last? And if so, where will it take us in terms of new sources and consumer demands?

Published: 06-Aug-2015

Tiny plants with huge potential: Introducing two new players to the plant-based protein market

Tiny plants with huge potential: Introducing LENTEIN Plus and mankai

Two firms that generated a lot of buzz at the IFT show this year were Parabel and Hinoman, which are both selling brand new nutrient-packed ingredients from tiny aquatic plants. But do they have what it takes to give more established players in the plant-based protein category a run for their money?

Published: 03-Aug-2015

New gut models facilitating microbiome research

New gut models facilitating microbiome research

The understanding of what happens within the human digestive system has always been hampered by the inability to observe that system in action, leave alone the imperfect understanding of one of the major components of the system, the gut microbiome.  But new models are being perfected that offer a more accurate and more detailed look at how the gut microbiome affects the overall organism, experts say.

Published: 24-Jun-2015

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

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 bad actors too much room to maneuver.  But an expert on the supplement trade in Europe says barriers to entry on not much different there, it is more a matter of differences in the entrepreneurial culture.

Published: 10-Jun-2015

Blackmores: We wanted to see krill sustainability with our own eyes

Blackmores: We wanted to see krill sustainability with our own eyes

Richard Henfrey

Chief Operating Officer - Blackmores

Blackmores, the leading supplement brand in Australia, has taken the unusual step of sending a company representative on a two week-long trip to verify the sustainability practices of Aker BioMarine, the world’s largest harvester of krill used to supply krill oil for omega-3 supplements. A major shift in the worldwide omega-3s supply picture provided the impetus for this major undertaking, said Richard Henfrey,  Blackmores chief operating officer.

Published: 02-Jun-2015

Marine resources: Ireland looks for its whey powder of the sea

Marine resources: Ireland looks for its whey powder of the sea

The Irish government has invested €5.2m to capitalise on the country's untapped marine biodiversity. 

Published: 01-Jun-2015

Top three energy tips for food firms

How food firms could save energy

Food manufacturers could cut their energy costs by operating more energy efficiently, avoiding production during expensive peak demand periods and working more closely with their energy providers.

Published: 27-May-2015

Key trends in food and nutrition: Naturalness, NPD and more co-branding?

Key trends in food and nutrition: Naturalness, NPD and more co-branding?

After a few years of negativity, the industry has a spring in its step again. But with renewed optimism comes the question of where the future successes lie.

Published: 26-May-2015

How to succeed as a start-up in Europe (and not get swallowed by Big Food)

How to succeed as a start-up in Europe (and not get swallowed by Big Food)

Julian Mellentin

Director - New Nutrition Business

Start-ups have faced tough times along with the rest of the European food industry in recent years as a tight economy and ever tighter regulations have bitten deep.

Published: 26-May-2015

The making of a brand: Contract manufacturers share secrets to success

The making of a brand: Contract manufacturers share secrets to success

The firms that manufacture healthy food and supplement products do much more than just make products – they are integral partners in product development, regulatory compliance and much more…

Published: 21-May-2015

The ins and outs: Are firms shifting to vertically integrated supply chains?

The ins and outs: Are firms shifting to vertically integrated supply chains?

Outsourcing. It's no secret it can bring big financial and logistical gains. But in an age when traceability and accountability carry increasing value, are we now seeing a shift towards a new concept of insourcing?

Published: 21-May-2015

Outsourcing science: Where does the future of industry research lie?

Outsourcing science: Where does the future of industry research lie?

An trend for outsourcing science and research may be good news for contract research organisations (CROs) and open innovation partnerships, but does it mean that internal R&D is suffering?

Published: 20-May-2015

What does ‘responsible innovation’ really mean?

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?

Published: 13-Apr-2015

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

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.

Published: 09-Apr-2015

How has social media changed food marketing?

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 experts speaking on the side lines of Food Vision in Cannes.

Published: 08-Apr-2015

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

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

Radek Sali, CEO,Swisse Wellness;

François Scheffler, head, BASF human nutrition; - Loren Israelsen, president, United Natural Products Association (UNPA); Mandy Saven, head, food, beverage and hospitality, Stylus

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 us healthy and out of hospitals. Are converging technologies about to deliver on its promise?

Published: 07-Apr-2015

Who is responsible for battling the big issues in food?

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?

Published: 07-Apr-2015

Newly available oilseed species features 'game changing' SDA content

Newly available oilseed species features 'game changing' SDA content

A new, more efficient form of plant-based omega-3s is coming to market in the form of Ahiflower, the branded name of a special strain of an oilseed species that has been developed by British firm Technology Crops International to contain high levels of steriodonic acid (SDA), an important constituent of the metabolic pathway by which EPA is synthesized in the body.

Published: 16-Mar-2015

Biased by industry? Do academic and business collaborations work?

Biased by industry? Do academic and business collaborations work?

Like many areas of nutrition research, probiotic and prebiotic science relies on strong collaboration between academic experts and businesses. But there are some who say such links create biased science.

Published: 02-Mar-2015

Expert insights: What is the future for probiotics and prebiotics?

Expert insights: What is the future for probiotics and prebiotics?

Probiotics, prebiotics, and microbiome science are big business, and already generate a great deal of scientific and commercial interest. But what does the future have in story for the sector?

Published: 26-Feb-2015

Game on: Probiotics & sports performance

Game on: Probiotics & sports performance

Dr Ralf Jäger

Co-founder and partner - Increnovo

Clinical data is building around the role of probiotics to aid athletic performance – from recovery to muscle development to immune defense. We spoke to a leading researcher at Probiota in Amsterdam this month…

Published: 18-Feb-2015

6 years of hurt: Probiotic heavyweights debate the EU’s health claim blockade

6 years of hurt: Probiotic heavyweights debate the EU’s health claim blockade

Yakult and leading academics expressed frustration at what they see as unfair and opaque scientific requirements around probiotic health claims in the European Union – but how much is industry to blame and could social media be a data-sharing saviour?

Published: 17-Feb-2015

Does the edible bugs trend have the legs to succeed?

Does the edible bugs trend have the legs to succeed?

Not a week goes by without media headlines talking about the potential of insects to help feed the world. But where does that potential really lie?

Published: 23-Jan-2015

Is low GI too complicated for consumers?

Is low GI too complicated for consumers?

As pressure on the food industry to reduce sugar in products increases, is the science behind that reduction getting lost?

Published: 22-Dec-2014

Happy Holidays 2014 from William Reed Business Media!

William Reed Business Media Holiday video

The holidays are fast upon us, so let’s put ‘business’ to one side and get into the festive mood. To keep in the spirit of things, we’ve got a ‘gift’ for you – enjoy. Happy Holidays!

Published: 18-Dec-2014

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