All news articles for November 20, 2014

The Pope said food was susceptible to manipulation by complaints of the economic crisis

Pope Francis: Food has been reduced to a commodity

By Caroline SCOTT-THOMAS

Market pre-eminence has reduced food to a commodity subject to financial speculation, Pope Francis told attendees at a major nutrition conference in Rome this morning.

Special edition: functional foods

Functional Foods: The end of the processed foods era?

By Peter Wennstrom

To understand Functional Foods you must see it as a strategy to add value to processed foods, says the president and founder of the HealthyMarketingTeam, Peter Wennstrom, in this guest article.

Pope Francis is addressing the ICN today

Pope Francis: "The earth doesn’t forgive anything, so take care of Mother Earth, so it does not respond with destruction.”

Live from the 2nd International Conference on Nutrition (#ICN2) in Rome: Day 2

By Shane STARLING

Welcome to our live blogathon from day 2 of the 2nd International Conference on Nutrition. It is 22 years since the Food & Agriculture Organization (FAO) organised the first event of this kind back in 1992. Pope Francis and the Queen of Spain are...

Prune claim rejected for lack of population-specific studies

EFSA health claim opinions

EFSA rejects prunes for kids bowel function; carbs non-characterised

By Shane Starling

The EU’s central science agency has rejected a health claim submission linking prunes (Prunus domestica L) with normal bowel function in under-3s for a lack of infant-specific data. A carbohydrate-based claim was also rejected while zinc and selenium...

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Special edition: Functional foods

Phood booed: Why big pharma fails at functional food

By Julian Mellentin

Faced with mounting difficulties in their drug businesses, many pharmaceutical manufacturers are looking at getting into functional foods and beverages, notes food marketing expert, Julian Mellentin in this guest article.

Clear labelling tops the 2015 food trends

Top five food and beverage trends for 2015

By Nicholas Robinson

Clear labelling and convenience are two of the top five trends that will dominate the food and drink industry in 2015, Innova Market Insights has predicted.

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