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Introducing oleogustus: Fat ‘confirmed’ as sixth basic taste

Research demonstrating that fatty acids have a taste sensation that is distinct from other basic tastes ‘confirms’ that fat is the sixth basic taste, say researchers.

The challenges of selling insects in Europe

EU regulation is confusing but with growing consumer demand, it's still an attractive market. FoodNavigator spoke to five companies about the challenges of selling insects in Europe.

Wessanen CEO: ‘A food revolution in Europe is starting and we want to play a leading role’

Netherlands-based food group Wessanen says its strategy to divest 90% of its brands and focus on healthy, organic and sustainable products is working to create a stronger business.

Wholegrain consumption may prevent early death

A high wholegrain intake may lower the mortality rate regardless of wholegrain type or cause of death, say researchers in a 120,000-strong Scandinavian cohort study.

Consumers would boycott ‘unethical’ food manufacturers

More than half of consumers would boycott food manufacturers if they found out they were acting unethically, according to a poll by Mintel.

Breakthrough discovery for lowering arsenic in rice

Researchers at Queen’s University Belfast have made a breakthrough discovery in lowering levels of arsenic in rice.

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