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FoodNavigator predicts top industry drivers for 2015

It’s time to get out our crystal balls and predict the hottest trends in the European food and drink sector for the year ahead. What’s in store for 2015?

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?

Palm oil modelling study may offer benefits for producers

A new oil palm cultivation model published by Australian researchers could help maximise yields while reducing environmental impacts.

Older consumers drive UK’s syrup and spreads market: Canadean

The UK syrup and spreads market is expected to grow by 22.5.% over the next three years, reaching $960mn by 2018 and owes its growth to older consumers, according to a new report from Canadean.

Mistletoe compound could help fight obesity-related liver disease

Mistletoe may be more than the cue for a Christmas kiss, after researchers found that a compound extracted from the festive plant could help battle obesity-related liver disease.

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Carrageenan supply shake up as Indonesia eyes domestic processing

'Dramatic' carrageenan supply chain shake up as Indonesia eyes domestic processing

Indonesia plans to process half of its seaweed domestically by 2020, meaning the carrageenan supply chain could...

EU labelling law adds impetus to the sustainable palm drive

EU labelling law adds impetus to the sustainable palm drive

Changes to European labelling laws meaning the specific source of vegetable oil must be declared on pack...

Naturally opposed? Balancing new technologies with consumer perceptions
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Naturally opposed? Balancing new technologies with consumer perceptions

New technologies are vital to the future growth of the food and nutrition industry, but their future...

Big data: ‘Exhaustive review’ pulls together evidence on food groups and diet-related disease

Big data: ‘Exhaustive review’ pulls together evidence on food groups and diet-related disease

A new and extensive review of the associations between food and drink groups and major diet-related diseases...

Dietitians ‘ambivalent’ about recommending low-calorie sweeteners

Dietitians ‘ambivalent’ about recommending low-calorie sweeteners

Not all dietitians recommend the use of low-calorie sweeteners in weight management, a study published in The European...

EU scrutinises Mondelez-Douwe Egberts Master Blenders coffee deal

EU scrutinises Mondelez-Douwe Egberts Master Blenders coffee deal

The European Commission has opened an in-depth investigation of Mondelez International’s proposed $5bn joint venture with competitor...

No clear benefit of low GI diet for heart health, say researchers

No clear benefit of low GI diet for heart health, say 'surprised' researchers

Using glycemic index (GI) as a guide to healthy food choices may not help improve cardiovascular risk...

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