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Kombucha’s potential reaches beyond millennials

By Rachel Arthur

While the US is the most developed market for kombucha, the category is growing in Europe with the drink’s natural and functional positioning ready to tap into health and wellness trends. But the evolution of the French, German and UK markets shows the...

Cacao, Cafe Mocha and Original will be available exclusively on Amazon.co.uk starting September 18.

Soylent ‘cult following’ in the US leads to UK launch

By Beth Newhart

Popular meal replacement drink Soylent launches in the UK this week, hoping to capitalize on its US success with its first global expansion. With research showing that skipping meals is becoming more commonplace in the UK, Soylent believes it can fill...

Consumers are looking online for insight but are confused by the answers they are finding ©iStock/ArtemSam

Are fragmenting attitudes to health a threat to food brands?

By Katy Askew

New research finds that consumers are increasingly confused by the numerous – and sometimes contradictory – messages about food and health. A loss of trust in traditional sources of information adds to the chaos and stands as a barrier to the development...

'Slower revenue growth, coupled with prolonged business uncertainty, is affecting the industry’s ability to invest' ©iStock/FutroZen

Prices rising, margins falling

Brexit blasts British food industry boldness

By David Burrows

Rising ingredient prices and a fall in product margins since the UK’s Brexit vote have seen confidence levels plummet, according to a new poll of food and drink manufacturers.

'If [the UK government] cuts funding, you might find smaller areas like nutrition will be squeezed for bigger areas of science,' says senior nutrition researcher. ©iStock/MarianVejcik

UK criticised over EU research funding shortfall pledge

By Annie Harrison-Dunn

The UK government’s promise to underwrite EU research funding post Brexit is welcome, but ultimately too short term, director of Newcastle University’s Human Nutrition Research Centre has said.

Kerry Group's Cheestrings sold well in the children's snack market, said the firm

Kerry Group reports growth in business volumes

By Gwen Ridler

Kerry Group has posted a 2.9% growth in business volumes, driven by its Taste & nutrition and Consumer food divisions in first quarter results, thanks partly to its children’s snack product Cheestrings.

The fortifiers and the non-fortifiers - who is doing what when it comes to folic acid and neural tube defects? © iStock.com / eyegelb

Special edition: Gender-specific nutrition

Folic acid fortification: The current global state of play

By Lynda Searby

To date 75 countries globally have implemented mandatory fortification programmes for folic acid with the aim of preventing neural tube defects (NTDs) in babies. Yet despite growing calls from NGOs, health experts and researchers, the 28 EU member countries...

Dr John Pugh MP: “There needs to be some sort of control but the level of control and the type of control exercised by the EU in this case seems to be pointless and damaging...

“They are prepared to surrender higher potency supplements at the altar of harmonisation."

UK politicians urge against EU-led high-dose supplement reform

By Shane STARLING

UK Liberal Democrat parliamentarian, Dr John Pugh, quipped to NutraIngredients that the letter he and other UK MPs wrote to the UK press today in defence of high-dose food supplements, was not about, “protecting strange Bulgarian recipes of doubtful providence...

Food supplements are safest foodstuffs: Report

Food supplements are safest foodstuffs: Report

By Shane Starling

Food supplements and herbal products are the safest bodily inputs with the risk of death of using them less than 1 in 10 million, about as likely as being struck and killed by lightning, according to a report from the Alliance for Natural Health International...

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