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The elderly in particular may benefit from plant-based protein

Dispatch from HIE

Ageing Europeans should change protein consumption habits: Solae

By Caroline Scott-Thomas in Frankfurt

Europe's population is getting older, bringing a range of nutrition-related health concerns to the fore, including how to maintain muscle mass as we age - an issue thought to be closely related to protein consumption.

What's new in energy drinks?

Trendwatch: What's new in energy drinks?

By Caroline Scott-Thomas

The energy drink market is the fastest growing segment of the European soft drinks industry, so how are newcomers looking to get in on the action?

World Food Day focuses on raising awareness of poverty and hunger

World Food Day

Food security is an industry issue, says Worldwatch expert

By Caroline Scott-Thomas

The food industry could be a powerful player in ensuring food security - and that makes sense from both an ethical and a business perspective, according to Danielle Nierenberg, director of the Nourishing the Planet project at the Worldwatch Institute.

Probiotics on a charge in Asia, but players must get more organised

Probiotics on a charge in Asia, but players must get organised

With predicted growth of 15 to 20% imminent, probiotics in China and South Asia are destined for big things. But, according to Russell Ward, research director of food analyst Giract, a number of other factors must come into play before the segment reaches...

Solbar ready to power up for growth post acquisition

Dispatches from Vitafoods Europe 2012

Solbar ready to power up for growth post acquisition

By Rod Addy

Solbar is preparing for strong global growth in the wake of its acquisition by farmer agri-cooperative CHS, according to Todd Watson, CHS global protein sales and development manager for food and food ingredients.

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