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From carbs to cancer: Gut bacteria linked to colorectal cancer mechanism

A carbohydrate-rich diet may be kick-starting certain gut microbes to produce chemical signalls that drive abnormal cell growth and increase the risk of cancer, according to new research in mice.

#AskProfPost: Highlights from FoodNavigator twitter Q&A with lab grown meat pioneer

On Wednesday 23rd July FoodNavigator hosted a twitter Q&A session with Professor Mark Post, the pioneering researcher behind the first ever lab grown meat. Don't worry if you missed the Q&A, you can read our highligts right here.

Additives and carb backlash stumps bread innovation, says Mintel

Packaged bread innovation has been complicated by a consumer backlash on additives and carbohydrates, but manufacturers can still generate interest with healthy, artisan ingredients, says Mintel.

‘New chapter’ in sourcing: Ritter controls supply chain with own cocoa plantation in Nicaragua

Ritter Sport has purchased land for a cocoa plantation in Nicaragua to eventually cover 30% of its cocoa needs and give it greater control of its supply.

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Q2 ‘wrap’: Grupo Bimbo sharp profit rise, PepsiCo profits dip from BakeryAndSnacks.com

Grupo Bimbo’s Q2 net profit surged 72.6% on the previous year as sales rose slightly, whereas PepsiCo’s net profit dipped 2% despite steady sales.

BEVERAGEDAILY BASEMENT TAPES: TYLER BALLIET, SECOND GLASS

'People don't throw chairs and break windows': Second Glass boss on starting US Wine Riots from BeverageDaily.com

Dubbed the 'Prince of Boston's Wine Revolution' by Stuff magazine, Second Glass founder Tyler Balliet tells us how to start a wine riot and his excitement about speaking at Wine Vision in London this November. 

Bimbo Bakeries USA notes ‘surprising’ decline in private label from BakeryAndSnacks.com

Bimbo Bakeries USA (BBU) saw a 7% dip in US private label packaged bread sales in its Q2 results.

Culinary trendwatching

Jams, jellies go beyond smearing on toast from FoodNavigator-USA.com

Whether it’s bringing bold heat, blending unusual flavors, adding a punch of superfruit or cleaning up the label, Millennials are driving food trends on the supermarket shelf and shaking up the longtime pantry staple of jams and jellies in the process, says Portland, OR-based Trailblazer Foods, one of the largest...

FSA defends campylobacter ‘name and shame’ U-turn from FoodManufacture.co.uk

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) has defended its decision, made at yesterday’s (July 23) board meeting, to reverse its decision to ‘name and shame’ retailers and processors that sell chicken contaminated with high levels of campylobacter.

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Taste genetics: A new way to look at policy and segment consumers?
Dispatches from IFT 2014

Taste genetics: A new way to look at policy and segment consumers?

Can new research in to the genetic basis of taste could help manufacturers and policy makers better...

UK political party rules out sugar or fat tax, but takes aim at advergames

UK political party rules out sugar or fat tax, but takes aim at advergames

The UK Labour party will has ruled out the possibility of taxes on sugar or fat, but...

Delicious disasters: Marketing expert warns manufacturers on 'disruptive innovation' and learning from mistakes
Dispatches from IFT

Delicious disasters: Marketing expert warns manufacturers on 'disruptive innovation' and learning from mistakes

Everybody is chasing innovation and the next big idea, but when it comes to developing a succesful...

Palm oil plantations threaten water quality, warn researchers

Palm oil plantations threaten water quality, warn researchers

The expansion of oil palm plantations may also pose a threat to water quality in fresh water...

Merging industries: Top chefs and the food companies can learn a lot from each other, says chef
Dispatches from IFT 2014

Merging industries: Top chefs and the food companies can learn a lot from each other, says chef

While there are some differences between high end catering and the large scale manufacturing of food, there...

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